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CORSAIR DARK CORE RGB Performance Wired / Wireless Gaming Mouse, Black, Backlit RGB LED, 16000 dpi, Optical

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  • Ultra-fast 1 ms 2.4 GHz wireless technology optimized for the best gaming performance
  • Low latency Bluetooth wireless technology for connecting to Windows, OS X, and other Bluetooth 4.0 or higher enabled devices
  • Custom, gaming-grade, native 16000 dpi optical sensor with 1 DPI resolution steps for high accuracy performance
  • Contoured shape and two included interchangeable side grips provide a tailored fit
  • Onboard storage with hardware macro playback to take your gaming profiles with you
  • Up to 24 hours of continuous battery-powered wireless gaming, or plug-in for wired mode to continue gameplay while charging
  • Surface calibration utility for maximizing precision and responsiveness
  • High-performance Omron switches rated for 50 million clicks
  • Dynamic, customizable multicolor backlighting provides nearly unlimited illumination adjustability across all 3 lighting zones
  • 7 fully programmable buttons with optimized sniper button positioning to enable completely custom configurations

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
nope

Pros: dont like it button lay out sucks but works like a champ.

Cons: knocked off two eggs do to button layout. went back to logitech g602

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1/ 5
Nice attempt, learn from it

Pros: - Looks nice?
- Feels Nice?

Cons: - ICue is constantly resetting mouse sensitivity to 1 or maybe that is the broken button?
- 24hrs battery life is not a thing
- Durability 8 months in mouse has already 2 non functioning buttons , guess the switches came from the RMA parts bin
- Best part the serial screen printing on the bottom has worn off, no serial # no returns right corsair? Nice way to get around warranty!

Overall Review: - Wait for them to learn from this and build a more durable product, I have had Logitech mice for decades never had switches die like this 8 months in.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Good Hardware, Terrible Software

Pros: -Looks great
-Ergonomic
-Feels quick and responsive when it's actually connected
-Overall fit and finish makes it feel like a quality product

Cons: -Battery life is sub-par, but it doesn't become an issue often since I always have to use it in wired mode. I will explain why below:

-Connectivity is awful. If you let the mouse go to sleep in 2.4ghz mode, it is almost guaranteed to forget your lighting and dpi settings and will revert back to rgb rainbow. Updating firmware and iCUE versions doesn't help this at all.

-iCUE gives the option to turn off lighting on the different areas of the mouse. Even if it remembers my settings on the activated areas, it forces the rest of the mouse into rainbow, even though I have it turned off in iCUE.

-Usually plugging it in will fix these issues, but recently this has stopped working and plugging it in actually makes it worse, causing the cursor to stop responding to mouse movement altogether. I often have to turn off the mouse and unplug the 2.4ghz receiver to get it to work again. This is beyond irritating, and frankly unacceptable when discussing an $80 device.

Overall Review: I end up using it in wired mode most of the time to avoid the issues listed above, which completely defeats the purpose of buying a wireless mouse. The physical mouse feels great and I want to like it, but the lighting and dpi issues make it unbearable to own, especially considering iCUE has the most cumbersome and awkward GUI I have ever used.

Please Corsair, don't respond to this review with some "We'd be happy to provide customer support" nonsense. If you really want to support your customers, fix your software. That would mean a lot more to me than saying how sorry you are for my experience. It's sad because it seems I'm not the only one having these issues, and it has been going on since this mouse was introduced over a year ago. I really expected more from one of the biggest names in PC peripherals.

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1/ 5
Battery Life SUCKS!

Pros: -Comfortable shape
-Love the pinky rest optional feature

Cons: Battery life sucks! If you got the light feature on, you get 16hrs of battery life. Light feature off, you get 24hrs. I had switched my mouse to "Off" and my battery still got drained!

Not worth the money spent.

Overall Review: -Would not recommend.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hello,

We at CORSAIR aim to provide the best quality tech support and customer service in the industry and we are sorry that you are having a bad experience with a CORSAIR product. I recommend that you submit a ticket at support.corsair.com so that we can troubleshoot the issue. You can also call us at 888-222-4346 to speak to a Technical Support Specialist. Tech Support is open from 8:30 to 5:30 Pacific time Monday through Friday excluding holidays.

Thank you,
CORSAIR Customer Support
CORSAIR Support Email: support@corsair.com
CORSAIR Support Phone Number: 888-222-4346
1/ 5
2 Dark Core mice failed in the past 4 months

Pros: A little heavier than some mice but feels sturdier than most mice I've owned.

Cons: Doesn't last very long.

Overall Review: Corsair products usually last, and are well made. But, I had a Dark Core RGB mouse in which the optical sensor failed within a month of purchase. I replaced the mouse, and the replacement mouse's optical sensors failed after a few months. The mouse cursor started skipping and jumping around erratically, then the cursor stopped moving completely (though the buttons all work). I tried it on different computers with different operating systems, and the cursor-movement is completely dead on all of them. I don't review too many products, but this product is worth avoiding. I've owned off-brand optical mice that have lasted for years, so a premium Corsair product should last longer.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hi Sean,

We at CORSAIR aim to provide the best quality tech support and customer service in the industry and we are sorry that you are having a bad experience with a CORSAIR product. I recommend that you submit a ticket at support.corsair.com so that we can troubleshoot the issue. You can also call us at 888-222-4346 to speak to a Technical Support Specialist. Tech Support is open from 8:30 to 5:30 Pacific time Monday through Friday excluding holidays.

Thank you,
CORSAIR Customer Support
CORSAIR Support Email: support@corsair.com
CORSAIR Support Phone Number: 888-222-4346
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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1/ 5
Not a fan

Pros: + Fairly comfortable
+ Fast twitch speed

Cons: - LED's are always on and bright, need to turn off the mouse to watch movies
- Loses it's place and shoots around when lifted just a bit
- Battery life is awful
- Rest mode does nothing to save it when left on over a workday
- Sniper button is uncomfortable to use

Overall Review: Overall, going from a Logitech Performance Mouse MX to this, I wish I had just bought a new Logitech mouse.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hello,

Please contact our Tech Support at 888-222-4346 or submit a ticket at support.corsair.com and we'll be more than happy to troubleshoot the technical issues.

Thank you,
CORSAIR Customer Support
CORSAIR Support Email: support@corsair.com
CORSAIR Support Phone Number: 888-222-4346
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3/ 5
Almost a great mouse

Pros: If you need a high DPI, wireless mouse, this may be the mouse for you. The Corsair Dark Core RGB mouse is equipped with a 16,000 dpi sensor. The Dark Core can be used in two modes wirelessly: RF 2.4 or Bluetooth. There are two interchangeable side panels. One is vertical and the other has a horizontal wing. The interchangeable pieces are magnetic and they feel solid when attached. They do not feel loose when you are moving the mouse around. The thumb rest and the back of the mouse are textured. After gaming for a short time, my hand was used to the grip.

The array of 9 programmable buttons is usable without being overwhelming. There is a sniper button on the left hand side for your thumb. The design forces your thumb to the center so you do not accidently click the forward and backward buttons arranged around it. All of the buttons give a satisfying click when you push them. The left and right click button switches take a very light pressure to actuate. I was concerned that I might be clicking the buttons by accident during game play because it has such a short action but I had no issues.

The wheel is mounted high enough that it does not get lost between the buttons. The scroll wheel has a solid feel. The resistance to click it is high enough that you will not accidently press it when you are scrolling. The wheel clicks firmly when you spin it.

There are a lot of customization options using the software. You can program macros to the buttons. The colors of the lighting effects are customizable. The fit and finish is top notch. Corsair build quality is second to none and they put a lot into this mouse.
There are multi-purpose indicator lights on the left hand side that alert you to charge level, sniper mode, profile selection and wireless connectivity.
The package also includes the USB wireless receiver, the USB charging cable and a USB female A to micro female adapter.

Cons: Battery life is not what I had hoped for. I got to the point where I felt like I had to charge the Dark Core every time I quit using it. I did not want to run out of juice the next time I was using it. The mouse can be charged with the included, proprietary shaped USB cable. I am concerned how long the cable will last with the daily plugging / unplugging action. The Dark Core is compatible with Qi® wireless charging but a wireless charger is not included.
The forward thumb button is positioned so far forward that it is difficult to use.
The software to customize the mouse is a bit confusing. The software is very detailed but that is where the confusion starts. There is a help feature to remap buttons or construct a macro but something a little more intuitive would be better. I did not get to the point where I felt comfortable remapping buttons. It seemed to be trial and error to get it done.
The scroll wheel does not have horizontal tilt. I have it on my other mice and I find that I missed the feature.

Overall Review: The Dark Core feels very light and moves smoothly thanks to a great set of glides. Corsair has achieved a good balance with this mouse. When you pick the mouse up it, it is not light. If you are accustomed to picking your mouse up to reposition while gaming or such, the weight may be an issue. If you are looking for a new, wireless gaming mouse, you may want to give it a try.

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3/ 5
Corsair "Dark Core" RGB Gaming Mouse

Pros: - Ultra-low latency performance.
- The mouse looks nice.
- Good in-the-hand feel; a godsend for those of us with larger than average sized hands!
- Tons of customization options within the Corsair software too!
- A truly great mouse for the price... in a vacuum. *See cons for where things begin to fall apart*

Cons: -1-year limited warranty. Doesn't inspire much confidence. *WTH Corsair?!*
- The Logi or Logitech *Whatever they're calling themselves these days* G903 RGB gaming mouse is just better, better sensitivity, lighter, supports wireless charging., ETC.
- Compared the competition this mouse just doesn't do enough to justify its price tag in my opinion.

Overall Review: Compared to the competition, there are better options out there for both less and more money, do your research and buy what fits your needs best. Me personally, I went back to my Logitech G903 after testing this mouse for about 3 weeks in creative apps, gaming and general web browsing... Ultimately, it just wasn't for me, and generally, I really enjoy Corsair products. Better luck next time I suppose.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hi Mark,

We are sorry that you are not satisfied with your CORSAIR DARK CORE mouse. All of our mice include a full two year warranty so your DARK CORE comes with two years, not one. If you have technical issues, please contact our Tech Support at 888-222-4346 or submit a ticket at support.corsair.com and we'll be more than happy to troubleshoot them.

Thank you,
CORSAIR Customer Support
CORSAIR Support Email: support@corsair.com
CORSAIR Support Phone Number: 888-222-4346
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