Page 4 - Conclusion
Visiting the Space Center in Houston was probably one of the highlights of my Texas trip. As I have mentioned in the introduction, the sheer size of Saturn V was not the only thing that made the rocket awe-inspiring, as its sheer feat of engineering was equally impressive. Similarly, while the number of buttons on the Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite may turn heads, it is not the only thing that is noteworthy with this mouse. To start, the build quality of the Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite is quite excellent with a very easy-to-grip surface coating. The rest of the body is comfortable and easy to hold with its grippy sides and concave left side on its number pad. On the bottom, we also have a smooth gliding set of skates underneath to keep the Scimitar RGB Elite moving quickly. Inside, the primary Omron switches hold up well, while the secondary buttons also provide a good tactile feel. In terms of performance, the Pixart PMW3391 behaves very well in gaming and daily operations. Its smooth tracking and reliable handling are exactly what I like to see from a gaming mouse. The button layout also helps in this regard because all of the secondary keys can be made easy to access, especially as the side grid can be adjusted to the user's preference. The body shape and size of the mouse may make it unsuitable for shooter games, but the Scimitar RGB Elite definitely excels in MMO and MOBA games. Configuring everything with Corsair's iCUE software is also straightforward and generally intuitive to navigate. If there is one thing I would have liked to see improved, it is the overly stiff cable on the Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite. At press time, this is priced at $80 USD, which is starting to enter a pricier territory. However, what you get in return is an excellently built product that performs as well. Those looking for a MOBA or MMO mouse with more buttons should seriously consider the Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite.
Corsair provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH Review Focus Summary:
8/10 means Definitely a very good product with drawbacks that are not likely going to matter to the end user.
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks; but should be considered before purchasing.
-- Final APH Numeric Rating is 7.6/10
Please note that the APH Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other sites.
The Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite is a mouse that offers plenty of buttons, turns heads with its MMO and MOBA gaming performance, and excellent build quality.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look - Hardware and Software
3. Subjective Performance Tests