Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Wireless Mouse – Putting Fun in Functionality
It’s a hard ask to tempt me into playing games on PC. As someone born and bred on the Super Nintendo, only to then grow up immersing myself in the exclusives stemming from both Nintendo and PlayStation, I must admit that those who played games on PC seemed a bit unusual to me. I’ve tried to dip my toes in on occasions but the act of playing with a mouse and keyboard never quite resonated, but my biases were being put to the test thanks to Corsair and the Sabre RGB Pro Wireless Mouse, a potential tool in flipping me to the PC side.
Though I rarely dabbled in PC gaming, some slower, more meticulous titles such as Age Of Empires, XCOM, or Gears Tactics always drew me in, because they rarely pushed back against my lack of PC gaming fluency, but modern mice, such as the Sabre, are designed for faster-paced titles, for titles that test your reflexes and demand your best tricks – and so, embracing the occasion, I tested it with some of the finest FPS’ available. Thanks to XBOX Gamepass, I tested myself (just as much as the mouse) on the Halo titles, DOOM Eternal, and many fast-paced shooters that put me through my paces. With a bit of sensitivity tuning early on, it wasn’t long before I was ripping and tearing my way through the legions of demons, or wave after wave of Covenant with a degree of confidence. A level of speed and control, that I’d rarely experienced with a controller in hand made combat sequences easier than they’d ever felt, and the Sabre was enabling it.
As my confidence grew, as did my interest in experimenting with the DPI. The Sabre Pro Wireless has a max DPI of 26000, and while I did feel like I had hit a point of diminishing returns prior to that stage, it wasn’t hard to see how the most hardcore would continue to benefit even more capable players than I. The DPI switch itself is hidden in plain sight well, with its smooth surface reducing the chance of accidental clicks. Though more textured than the DPI button, the sides of the mouse are still a little too lacking, and I did feel myself losing my grip on the mouse from time to time, the mouse is quite light for its size as well, so it feels like it can get it’s getting away from you a bit at times due to that slight lack of extra grip.
As a wireless mouse, the Sabre’s battery life is quite respectful, lasting more than a week at a time before needing a recharge. The Sabre comes with a generously sized USB-C cable, and the charge time itself is seriously small before you can disconnect and get back to business without restraint. Of course, if your games or work can’t wait for your mouse to charge, that’s no matter, with it connecting to your PC and instantly toggling to a wired mode without fuss. Importantly, the buttons, both the two left, and right buttons, as well as those on the mouse’s side all push back just the right amount, no matter the purpose.
Of course, gaming mice, are not only supposed to be functional, but they’re often serving, along with other peripherals, as a fashion accessory, and in this space, the RGB in the Sabre Pro Wireless is a bit underwhelming. It isn’t doing a hell of a lot in this space, and what little it does is often obscured by the player’s hand anyway.
Have I joined the land of the free on the PC side of the fence? Most certainly not, there’s too much that I would still be leaving behind, but my appreciation for those who play with keyboard and mouse has grown exponentially thanks to my time with the Sabre RGB Pro Wireless Mouse. It’s quite basic in a number of ways, but it’s comfortable, has a decent battery life, and fulfils the basic needs of any wireless gaming mouse. It’s just that if you’re looking for something a bit more than the basics, it’s quickly exposed.