Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro Wireless mouse
In this article, we review the Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro mouse. It’s an optical gaming mouse that was launched on the 7th of April. It’s a new version of the Dark Core RGB SE, which we reviewed 2 years ago. The Dark Core RGB Pro is obviously targeted at gamers, but it should also work more than fine as a regular mouse. This time, the optical sensor is the 18K DPI PMW3392, instead of the 16K DPI PMW3367. It has been optimized for lower power consumption, and it’s possible to change the DPI in steps of 1. Other new stuff includes Hyper-Polling Technology, which communicates with the PC at up to 2000 Hz (twice as fast as the standard).
You also get up to 50 hours of battery life this time, instead of 24. That’s an absolutely huge improvement. The mouse uses a USB type C connector, so you don’t have to think about which way to plug it in. One of the things that stayed the same is, for example, the swappable textured pad on the right side of the mouse, for your pinkie and ring fingers. You get eight programmable buttons, but that shouldn’t be an issue (for being a too low number). The Dark Core RGB Pro has nine zones for RGB colour customization and provides 16.8 million colour selection options for the backlighting. You can adjust this via Corsair iCUE Software (nothing new, right?), where you can also synchronize the effects with other Corsair gear. However, speaking of the software, the Dark Core RGB Pro does come with its own memory, allowing you to store the settings. As for the connectivity, it’s possible to use the options listed below:
- Sub-1ms SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS technology,
- low-latency Bluetooth wireless technology,
- or USB wired.
There is also a SE version available (Qi Charging), for which you need a special mouse pad that lets you forget what the cable is (for charging the battery). The Corsair DARK CORE RGB PRO is available at $79.99/€99.99 and the SE Qi version is priced at $89.99/109.99€. The warranty is 2 years, so that’s pretty standard. Is this product worth its price, given the provided features and functionality? Let’s find out.