When it comes to gaming mice, my go to type would be the MMO gaming mice. Since I prefer having buttons on the side of my mouse for ease of clicking buttons for MMO and MOBA games. However, I only have a limited selection as peripheral making companies don’t necessary stock their shelves with MMO/MOBA mice.
Corsair has given me the chance to test out their RGB MOBA/MMO mouse, the Scimitar Pro.
Here’s a rundown of what Corsair is offering (on the box) for the mouse:
optimized shape for MOBA and MMO
17 programmable buttons
multiple res points for high-endurance comfort
ultrafast 1ms lag free gameplay
The Scimitar Pro is currently priced at 4,650 php and it does feel like that once you get the mouse out of the box. And it does feel premium on my hands. The Scimitar Pro feels solid on my hands and it’s big enough that it fits snugly on my hand.
I also like how you can adjust the mouse side buttons in comparison to the other MMO/MOBA mice that have them permanently set in the mouse design/layout. As you can see in the design, there’s a big leeway where people can adjust the side buttons for your comfort.
There’s one thing of note that I didn’t like with the design is the way the buttons were made too small for big hands like me. I actually had to remap the mouse side buttons just so I don’t have to keep on mis-clicking during matches in whatever game I have. This in fact
One of the more important factors to look to in a MMO/MOBA mouse is the customization features it can provide it’s users. And there’s no question that Corsair’s Utility Engine allows full customization of the mouse and it’s 17 buttons. With the use of the Corsair Utility Engine, you can easily input not just customized commands, but also pre registered default controls that you can use for the Scimitar Pro.
However, it must be said that while the mouse is pretty customizable, the ease of customizing the controls is a whole new matter. There will be a learning curve as you try to tailor fit the mouse’ functions. But when you finally understand how to program the mouse, you can practically use it for whatever function you have in mind with it.
The day to day experience with the Scimitar Pro has been comfortable to say the least. The design, has great hand feel during the days when I am working on posts and documents, and the customization has made using shortcuts a breeze.
I actually had to adjust my hand posture since I came from using a Logitech G600 MMO Mouse especially since the Scimitar Pro has a lower back arc than the G600. For the day to day though I’ll have to go back to the awkward button 1 size. I’ve been misclicking a lot with the button that even the usual word processing and photo/video editing has been tedious at best. Though of course I was able to make things work since I’ve remapped.
As far as MMOs/MOBA mouse go, the Scimitar Pro is a good choice for people who don’t have huge hands like me. And since I got a gaming mouse for the reason that I need to click on the side buttons for the games so it’s pretty pointless if can’t do it with the Scimitar Pro.
With the price tag, I’ll second-guess in buying the mouse. If however, you’re someone who has small hands then the Scimitar Pro is a good gaming mouse to jump into.