The new Corsair RGB series launched recently. Following on from their successful range of mechanical RGB keyboards, such as the K70 RGB which we reviewed, you can also pick up their new RGB series gaming mice. The Corsair Gaming M65 is at my disposal today and sports the new lighting gear, making them (hopefully) an ideal match for the new range of keyboards.
Corsair have had great success with their range of gaming peripherals. I’ve yet to test a Corsair mouse that didn’t impress me in one way or another, so I have pretty high expectations for the M65 RGB. The mouse is very well equipped with a range of features that are sure to appeal to gamers. There’s a high-end laser sensor with a range of 50 to 8200dpi, so we should have impressive accuracy and blazing fast tracking speed. The mouse is lightweight, but also comes with a weight tuning system for those that prefer something a little heavier. The side of the mouse has a sniper button and then we’ve got all the usual features such as internal memory, programmable buttons, three zone RGB lighting and more. The M65 RGB certainly sounds like a capable gaming mouse on paper, so let’s take a closer look at what it has to offer.
The M65 RGB comes hard-wired with a 1.8m long braided cable. The braiding not only looks nice, but should also improve the overall durability of the cable.
The left side of the mouse has a rugged texture to it, perfect for adding extra grip and giving you more control over the mouse while gaming.
The sniper button is slightly recessed into the mouse so you don’t hit it by accident, but it’s always within easy reach of your thumb. The switch is programmable, but by default it is used to quickly drop the DPI when you need absolute accuracy.
Another textured panel on the right side of the mouse provides even more grip. You can also see that the mouse is formed from three separate exterior panels that are mounted onto the aluminium interior chassis; which I think looks pretty cool.
The scroll wheel is covered with a grippy rubber strip and has a strong tactile bump when rotated, allowing for accurate control when toggling between weapons; perfect for FPS gaming. There are two more programmable buttons behind the scroll wheel; by default these are set to adjust the DPI settings.
The aluminium chassis gives the mouse extra strength while also keeping it lightweight. One thing I really like about this mouse is that there are five PTFE surfaces; these should provide a good amount of glide on a wide range of gaming surfaces.
The weight tuning system is easy enough, just unscrew the covers and remove the internal weights. You can adjust the mouse from 115 up to 135.5g.