Usage & Final Thoughts
I have been using the NIGHTSWORD RGB as my main mouse for the past week or so and I do have to say that I really like it, but I did run into a few issues. First lets just talk about comfort. This is one very comfortable mouse, my hand just sort of sits right on it perfectly every time. The updated rubberized texture on the mouse feels much better than what was on the Dark Core RGB SE Wireless and again, I can’t tell you how much I love the thumb rest. It just makes using this mouse so effortless.
I played mostly FPS games with the NIGHTSWORD RGB like Apex Legends, Battlefield 5, and Fortnite. The experience overall was quite good. As I said the mouse is very comfortable and using the two main buttons felt quite good. The scroll wheel however took me a little while to get used to. It takes far less pressure to activate the scroll wheel press so in games like Apex Legends where you are using the scroll wheel press (to ping) it will take a little while for you to get used to. I was able to use the two top-left mouse buttons no problem, but the side buttons is where I ran into a problem. I could press the two smaller buttons pretty easily, but to actually press the larger sniper button I have to lift and move my thumb, which is not very comfortable. On the Dark Core RGB SE Wireless I was able to press the side buttons without any issues. I have a pretty average-sized hand and I don’t think that’s the real issue, because if I actually move my thumb up to align with the Sniper button the other fingers actually sit off the front of the mouse. In my opinion I think the sniper button should be moved back to be centered below the two smaller buttons. It would be easier to access that way.
One new thing with this mouse is the tunable weight system. I think this is great as different gamers might want either a lighter or heavier mouse. You can change the weight of the mouse from 119g up to 141g and it is noticeable. The weights are easy to install / remove and Corsair does provide a carrying case for them.
If you think about it this mouse is a successor to the Dark Core RGB SE, except is is not wireless. They basically look the same, but Corsair has made some nice upgrades. You have a newer custom sensor from PixArt, updated rubberized textured grips, the tunable weight system, redesigned side buttons, and an updated cable design. Overall Corsair has done a great job, I only had an issue with not really being able to comfortably press the sniper button.
Overall this is a very premium mouse and one that anyone would enjoy using. Right now it is selling at our favorite online retailer for $79.99. ThinkComputers gives the Corsair NIGHTSWORD RGB Gaming Mouse a 9 out of 10 score.
– Premium design and feel
– Tunable weight system
– 10 programmable buttons
– Backed up by iCUE software
– Thumb rest
– Hard to comfortably press the Sniper button