Corsair M65 RGB Pro$49.99
Design and Ergonomics9.5 /10
Sensor Performance9.5 /10
FPS / RPG Performance10.0 /10
- The exclusive sniper button is a game changer for many FPS players.
- Sensor tracking is TOP NOTCH and M65 RGB Pro is equipped with one of the BEST optical sensors ever!!
- Design and ergonomics are out of this world. Great for Palm/Claw grip players and ultra-comfortable for long term gaming..
- Great CUE Software which is extra user friendly and allows you to customize the hell out of your mouse.
- Fingertip users may not get comfortable with it.
- M65 RGB Pro is produced right-handed only.
Corsair M65 Pro Review
Corsair M65 Pro review was one of those articles that I was waiting impatiently for. It's one of my favorite FPS / RPG specific gaming mice and today I will explain to you why it's a great alternative for your fast-paced assault games or for performance gaming in general. It's the EPIC SNIPING MOUSE which has brought the gaming industry the concept of "Sniping Button". So, it's not your everyday classic $15 gaming mouse. It's above standards...
In our Corsair M65 Pro review, we will explore all the nooks and crannies, all the details which make Corsair M65 a GREAT choice for FPS / RPG / SHOOTER gaming. Eventually, you'll be able to decide without fuss whether this baby is the right one for you or not. I will also include a button at the "Where To Buy It From??" section where you can easily be navigated to buying page where you can easily buy one for yourself 🙂
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Who Is It For??
Corsair M65 RGB Pro is definitely one of the BEST candidates for FPS gamers and people who want to take their gaming to the next level. If you're playing CS: GO, Battlefield, FarCry or any other title similar to these concepts, then you can't go wrong with Corsair M65 RGB Pro...
It's meant for the ones who not only want some quality gaming mouse, but it's for the ones who want TOP NOTCH quality. If you see gamers who use a Corsair M65 RGB Pro, approach them carefully, because they know what they're doing...
- Are you an avid gamer who plays FPS/ RPG / SHOOTER often??
- Are you looking for a gaming mouse which will become your next favorite weapon??
- Do you want a good, and not only good but the BEST TRACKING quality out of an optical sensor?
- Are comfortable and large ergonomics with bumps and curves seem charming to you?
- Would you like an additional "Sniper Button" right under your thumb to provide you with special DPI settings when looking through the sniper scope??
- Do you like sturdy and heavier mice??
- Would you like a gaming mouse which is reinforced with aluminum chassis and the weight of which is adjustable?
If your answer to most of these question is "Yes", then Corsair M65 Pro is the RIGHT CHOICE for you 🙂
Before starting out, I will present you a little pre-review video to inform you about Corsair M65 RGB Pro in general. Some people are appreciating the visual content and I'm trying to do my best 🙂 Here it is:
- Exclusive sniper button positioning
- Wide and comforable pro ergonomics
- 12000 DPI high-accuracy PMW3360 Optical Sensor
- Eight strategically placed buttons
- Aircraft-grade aluminum structure
- Advanced 3-point weight tuning system
- Surface calibration tuning utility
- CUE Software
- High-capacity Omron switches rated for 20 million clicks
When it comes to design, Corsair NEVER LETS ME DOWN... I have experience with other Corsair mice such as the mighty Scimitar and the champion Corsair Glaive RGB, and all of them were AMAZING!!! Not only their mice but ANYTHING that Corsair designs have left me extremely satisfied. Corsair M65 RGB Pro included.
If you like minimalistic yet good looking and effective, user-friendly designs, then Corsair M65 Pro will leave you more than pleased 🙂 Corsair M65 Pro integrates a well designed ergonomic shape, which will make you comfortable during your long gaming sessions, with durable aircraft grade chassis structure, smooth surface materials, and strategical button placements.
It's one of the most ultimate gaming mice for FPS genre that has ever been made. If you want a gaming mouse that will last pretty long and support you with FPS oriented exclusive design, then M65 Pro is one of the best alternatives that you can get. It also has additional bells and whistles under its roof such as adjustable weights, high DPI optical sensor, special sniping button and etc..
Let's check them out in detail...
When you look at Corsair M65 RGB Pro you can instantly spot that it has an eye-catching and outstanding ergonomics. It differs from other standard gaming mice and it wouldn't be wrong to say that it has a unique custom shape of its own. If you like larger and heavier mice, then you will definitely LOVE this baby!
Corsair M65 RGB Pro is a large gaming mouse and is suitable for Claw Grip and Palm Grip users. If you like your palm laying comfortably on your mouse, then Corsair M65 is the right choice for you. As a person who prefers large gaming mice, I'm so happy with the exclusive design of ergonomics of Corsair M65. All the curves and bump of it enables your hand to fit just right in and this custom designed ergonomic shape enables you to game without any frustration for long hours.
Dimensions of M65 RGB Pro are 2.84 x 4.65 x 1.54 in x (7.2 x 11.8 x 3.9). It's larger than average and it weighs 4 ounces (115 grams) without additional weights installed. If you like gaming mice in which you can actually get the feeling of decency, not just some soft plastic toy, then Corsair M65 is for you because it's not a toy. It's a serious gaming weapon...
The surface material is double coated and the layers of Corsair M65 RGB Pro consist of aluminum chassis, primary plastic coating, and top layer smooth soft black material coating. I admit that it feels GREAT!! The surface is so smooth and silky that I don't want to let my hand go. During long hours of gaming, your palms may feel sweaty due to the characteristic of smooth top coating, but this has never been an issue for me. If your hands get sweaty occasionally, I recommend keeping a box of tissues nearby. But it feels GREAT!!
Aircraft Grade Aluminium Chasis
The base chassis is made from aircraft grade aluminum. It's light, durable and looks BADASS!!! Not your everyday plastic gaming mouse... The overall chassis design is integrated with exteriors and it has added a great design detail at lower rear and front parts of the M65 RGB Pro. I ADORE gaming mice with aluminum chassis.
The chassis of Corsair M65 RGB Pro is ROCK SOLID and this durability is just another reason for me to choose Corsair M65 RGB Pro as my weapon. The aluminum base jumps out from the back and front of Corsair M65 and gives a pretty cool look to it. I don't like plastic mice at all, that's why Corsair M65 has once more conquered my heart...
Exclusive Sniping Button
Nw this is the feature that we can't skip in this review because Corsair M65 Pro (or other previous M65 models so to speak) has made quite a bang with its exclusive sniping button. Is it the only one in the vast market of gaming mice? No... But, it's one of those gaming mice which has started or made new trends born! Probably most of the gamers who have at least a little bit history with gaming mice will probably remember the exclusive sniping button first when they hear the name of Corsair M65.
This button is probably the most specific reason which makes Corsair M65 RGB Pro an EXCELLENT candidate for FPS gaming. Sniping button is placed right under your thumb, which feels ultra easy to access. If you're playing FPS/RPG SHOOTER games often then you will LOVE this button because it actually feels like drawing out your sniper rifle and getting ready to spill some blood. It's the actual thing that it does in-game...
The sniping button is designed primarily for sniping purposes in FPS/RPG games. You can do this by assigning a lower DPI macro through CUE software. When you're playing fast-paced action games such as Call Of Duty, Battlefield or CS: GO you usually need two alternative DPI settings for various reasons.
1) For fast-paced mid-range gunfight Article
2) For sniping through long-range sniping scope or any other zoomed scope
Gamers, and I myself, usually prefer lowering the DPI when sniping through the sniper scope to increase the precision. And higher DPI will come in handy while you're not sniping around and engaging with opponents in mid-to-close quarter gunfights, where you will be required to perform fast turns and maneuvers with your mouse.
Now, this is where the sniping button comes in handy... Just by pressing in a matter of milliseconds to this marvelous little red button you can INSTANTLY switch the DPI to your desired pre-set DPI value. This is POWERFULL!!! This little red button definitely brings the advantage, especially when you're playing fast-paced competitive games such as CS: GO...
You don't have to program it for DPI switch only. You can assign any macro you want through the CUE software which is also AWESOME by the way! It allows you to do pretty much everything with your Corsair mouse. We will get to that later in our review.
So, you can use this button for any purpose you want! It sits right under your thumb and it's not a soft button, so you don't have to worry about accidentally pressing the sniping button. I had doubts about it before actually obtaining the chance to demonstrate out a Corsair M65 RGB Pro. It turned out that there was no need to worry.
It fits great with your thumb and it's so easy to reach anytime you want. It only takes a little amount of time to get used to it. My personal advice: Disable it for a week when you first buy it. After getting used to the mouse you can easily program the sniping button for any purpose you want. It feels GREAT after getting used to it!!! It's the EXACT thing you need to have under your palm if you're an avid FPS player...
Weight Tuning System
Yes, that's right. Corsair M65 comes with a weight tuning system which consists of three adjustable weights equating to 20.5 grams when summed up. I can call it "Center of Gravity adjustment system" more than a weight adjustment system because, in my opinion, it is more useful for changing the center of gravity of the mouse.
Corsair M65 RGB Pro is a relatively heavy mouse with a weight of 115 grams without the detachable weights. It leans to the group of "heavy gaming mice", but this wasn't a problem for me at all, actually I liked it more because I prefer heavier gaming mice. 115 grams was just about the ideal weight for me, not too light, not too heavy, just around the optimum point. But if you like your mouse heavier, then you can plug in your additional weights and obtain a 20.5 grams of extra mouse weight, after which you will end up with 135.5 grams under your palm.
135.5 grams is probably one of the heaviest weight values that you can find among gaming mice. SteelSeries Rival 700 is one of those mice which weight more than 130 grams and it's also one of my personal bests...CLICK HERE To Check Out Our SteelSeries Rival 700 Review!!!
There are 3 zones under the Corsair M65 RGB Pro where you can mount the weights. You just have to unscrew the caps and the weight hole will be there waiting for heir weights to be placed inside. You can also change the center of gravity of Corsair M65 RGB Pro by trying out different weight placements between the 3 available recesses.
I like the weight system, but it's not my favorite, to be honest. It could be designed better, maybe with lighter but more distributed and larger in number weights. I like the weight distribution designs of Logitech mice, especially Logitech G502. It's just beautiful... Corsair M65 RGB Pro could also have adopted this kind of a weight plate design, but sometimes you can't just do anything about it.
But when it comes to weight distribution, my personal favorite is the EPIC SteelSeries Rival 600!!! You should DEFINITELY check it out!!!
Want to find out the BEST weight distribution system ever made?? CLICK HERE To Check Out Our SteelSeries Rival 600 Review!
Strategical Button Placement
Every button placement in Corsair M65 RGB Pro is meant to be there. Buttons are placed pretty well and strategically that you instantly understand they are there for a reason and a purposeful design was created specifically for FPS gaming. I felt really comfortable with all the buttons and they are placed in a way that you get used to them really quick. You will develop quick reflexes with Corsair M65 RGB Pro in no time!!
Corsair M65 RGB Pro comes with 8 programmable buttons at your service which are:
- Right / Left Click Buttons
- 2 DPI Switch Buttons
- Scroll Wheel Button
- Two Side Buttons at the thumb area
- Exclusive Sniping Button right under your thumb
We've already talked about the sniping button, that's why I'm not going to write more about it. So, let's talk about other buttons now...
Actually, every button is ROCK SOLID on Corsair M65 RGB Pro, and by rock solid I mean they're sturdy, durable and actually make you feel that you're pressing a button. They're not too hard, but they're not too soft either. It's a GREAT feature that I appreciate on a gaming mouse because I don't usually like soft buttons. I like to actually feel that I'm pressing them and applying at least a little bit pressure on them. Corsair has done a great job with buttons overall and they give me the exact feeling I want out of a gaming mouse.
The click buttons are working pretty fine, they're pretty comfortable to press and work great. Also, the clicks are made from Omron switches, which is pretty much the standard now for many high-end gaming mice, and are rated for 20 MILLION CLICKS of a lifespan!! It's a pretty decent number...
I actually know some other higher end gaming mice such as Razer Deathadder Elite, which is rated for 60 MILLION CLICKS, and Logitech G900, which can last up to 50 million clicks, but this doesn't mean that Corsair M65 RGB Pro isn't up to par with them. 20 million clicks is a decent number, probably just about right for a high-end gaming mouse like Corsair M65 RGB Pro. I didn't have any issues with the clicks and they have cruised many long miles with me and they function GREAT! Corsair always leaves me satisfied with its designs and clicks.
Side clicks which are in the thumb area are sturdier and you feel the tiny amount of resistance when pressing them, which is great. I like my mouse to be at least a little bit solid. The thumb area buttons are placed so well that you can easily reach all of them without any difficulty.
The scroll wheel is specially designed with a heavier metal base wheel structure under the plastic surface to provide a decent feel of scrolling action. It's one more point to the scoreboard! I don't like scroll wheels which are floating around so easily. I want my scroll wheel to at least resists me a little bit. This way I feel more in control of my gaming mouse and Corsair M65 RGB Pro has done a great job in this aspect.
Scrolling steps aren't too large or too tight, just around the optimum scrolling range. Pressing the scroll buttons requires some pressure, which is a plus for me because Iwith some of my previous mice I had the issue of accidentally pressing the scroll wheel button due to the softness of it. This isn't an issue with Corsair M65 RGB Pro and the scroll wheel feels great!
At last, the DPI buttons... There are two DPI switch buttons at the back of scroll wheel and a LED indicator in the middle. These buttons, just like any other button on Corsair M65 RGB Pro, can be programmed as you wish with any kind of macros through CUE software, but they come as DPI buttons by default.
The led indicator shows you the current DPI you're on at the moment and it can be programmed to illuminate with various colors of your choice at specific DPI values. If you're going to assign other types of commands else of DPI to these buttons, I advise you to set them to commands which you're not going to use so frequently because they're harder to reach when compared to thumb buttons. But overall, I'm extremely satisfied with all the buttons that Corsair M65 RGB Pro has!!
Bottom PTFE Friction Reducing Pads
Corsair M65 RGB Pro comes with large PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) which are reducing the friction drastically and enable you to glide like a bird on your mouse mat. The placement of anti-friction pads is also cleverly designed to occupy more surface with less concentration on single points.
Equally distributed anti-friction pads are providing great comfort. It's even better when they're combined with a great mouse pad!! Corsair has manufactured probably one of the BEST GAMING MOUSE PAD ever. It's my personal favorite and also being used by many gamers and gaming professionals worldwide. It can bring your gaming performance to the top and that's why I'm advising you to check out the mighty Corsair MM300 Mouse Pad:
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Corsair M65 RGB Pro comes with two illumination zones which are the rear palm logo and the scroll wheel. You can adjust the colors from 16.8 million RGB color spectrum and you can apply 4 different color animations which are:
- Solid Color
- Color Shift
- Color Pulse
Corsair M65 RGB Pro looks pretty awesome with all the colors flashing and the great thing is that if you are owning other Corsair gaming gear you can tune their RGB settings together with your M65 RGB PRO to work simultaneously.
Technical Side of Things
Corsair M65 RGB Pro comes with a PMW3360 Optical Sensor, which is one of the BEST OPTICAL SENSORS in the gaming mice industry! It's one of the most logical reasons to buy a Corsair M65 RGB Pro and this sensor proves that it's a high-end gaming mouse because usually, the top players in gaming mice industry put this kind of high-quality sensors into their mice.
The PMW3360 doesn't even need to be talked much about, I myself can assure you from my past experiences with this sensor that it's one of the BEST and it will definitely get the job done more neatly than necessary. It's just GREAT and many other major mouse manufacturers such as SteelSeries and Mionix and etc.. also prefer it. You can spot this sensor in SteelSeries Rival 310 and Rival 700, which are top notch and deadly, designed specifically for performance gaming.
The sensor of Corsair M65 RGB Pro enables us to adjust our DPI settings up to 12,000 DPI. You probably will never use this amount of DPI and it's usually a marketing strategy among brands, but it's there if you want to use it.
The tracking is AWESOME!! Just by playing a short session of CS: GO I have witnessed the pinpoint precision of M65 RGB Pro. It put me on a headshot spree after a while and I'm not a guy who finds the chance to play for hours and hours every day to hone my FPS skills... I'm saying again, tracking is AWESOME!! And I LOVE IT. Unless you increase your DPI to unnecessary ultra-high levels, you will be deadly and always remain as a threat to others...
One of the great features that make M65 RGB Pro is the "Surface Calibration Tool" in CUE Software. When you put your mouse on a new surface you can go into the CUE software and adjust your mouse to the new surface by just drawing circles on it. M65 RGB Pro will optimize itself for the best tracking quality on the specific surface.
Technical details are simple and user-friendly. You can adjust them through the CUE Software easily in detail and after finding the right spot for yourself you won't be needing to think about it further.
You can customize your Corsair peripheral by using the epic CUE (Corsair Utility Engine) Software. CUE gives you the power to manipulate your Corsair gear (and not only Corsair mice) in any way you want!! It's one of the most user-friendly and detailed gaming peripheral software that I've ever seen...
You can assign macros to your mouse buttons in ANY WAY you want, you can create specific gaming profiles, adjust your DPI settings, change your performance parameters and do other cool stuff like surface calibration!
Here is a quick overview video of Corsair Utility Engine Software and how you can use it:
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Actions subsection is the place where you can set up your macros and adjust mouse buttons. The whole interface is so simple to use that I don't need to explain you much in detail. But you can possibly do any kind of configuration with buttons that you have in mind. I'm going to share a video with you, but Corsair CUE Software has been updated over time and the interface may not be the exact same when compared to the up-to-date one. I'm sharing it to provide you a general info. Here's another short video from Corsair itself explaining the custom sniper settings:
At the "Performance" subsection you can enable or disable angle snapping, enhance pointer precision, adjust pointer speed and determine the lift-off distance. Pretty much everything you need. Simple and effective. I don't recommend enabling angle snapping because in long term you may be losing the high accuracy precision which PMW3360 optical sensor brings you, but that's up to you.
I don't have to mention about the RGB section because we've already explained about it in the design section of our article.
If you want more detail technical parameters adjustment out of a gaming mouse, you can always check out our SteelSeries Mouse Section or SteelSeries Rival 600 Review!
One of the coolest features of CUE Software is that you can link your profiles to a specific program in your computer. This means that Corsair M65 RGB Pro will be automatically switching its profile to the pre-determined software profile when you open up, let's say Photoshop for example or to your CS: GO setting and etc... This is SO POWERFUL!! And it's a known fact that many top tier industry leader gaming peripheral brands host this feature in their gaming peripherals software.
You can also set a background image of your own taste for CUE Software profiles. Another nice detail.
And that's all for the mouse software.
Where To Buy It From??
As I always state, I buy almost all of my peripherals from Amazon due to great prices and amazing retail service. I happen to find the best prices on the internet on Amazon, especially when it comes to gaming peripherals. I don't even have to mention the amazing customer care. You may even come across great discounts from time to time or during special seasons.
So, Amazon is my personal best (and personal best of millions of other people) place to get my gaming gear. Corsair M65 Pro can be yours for a pretty reasonable price tag which is $44.00!! For an ultra decent mouse like Corsair M65 RGB Pro, it's a beautiful price and making this one hell of a gaming mouse available to get under $50 dollars is a great pricing strategy... Thank you Corsair!!
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What Do Others Think????
One of the best ways to evaluate a gaming peripheral before buying it is to check out other real user reviews. I do this quite a lot before buying a gaming mouse or any other peripheral... In order t provide you with better information and a deeper understanding to help you make that buying decision, I present you the ratings and other real user comments.
Corsair M65 Pro has 4.2 STARS OUT OF 5 and this rating was the average result of 1,248 real user votes and reviews!! Also, you can spot that %62 of voters have voted 5 STARS while %15 of real users rated 4 stars. Which means that %77 of users are EXTREMELY SATISFIED with Corsair M65 RGB Pro!!
Here are some real user comments:
Corsair M65 Pro Review - Conclusion
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