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Corsair Ironclaw RGB FPS/MOBA Gaming mouse

Corsair released several peripherals recently and they have sent us one of their new gaming mouse for a review: the Corsair Ironclaw RGB. It is a gaming mouse built for both FPS and MOBA gamers who are looking for something comfortable and ergonomic without being too obscure with the price. This mouse is ideal for those who have large hands and are comfortable with the claw grip.

Quick Specifications
DPI up to 18,000DPI
Sensor Pixart PMW3391
Mouse backlighting 1 Zone RGB
Onboard memory Yes
Mouse button type Omron
Weight 105g
Dimensions
130.0 X 80.0 X 45.0mm
Cable
1.8m braided cable
Polling rate
1000Hz/500Hz/250Hz/125Hz
CLOSER LOOK
Top view of the Corsair Ironclaw RGB. The mouse has the usual left and right click buttons, a scroll wheel, and two buttons on the center.
Underneath the mouse shows Teflon feet that is very smooth for most surfaces. Here you can also see the PMW3391 optical sensor.
The back shows the RGB zone that can be programmed through the Corsair iCue Software.
On the right side you can see the rubberized grip as well as a view of the hump of the mouse.
On the left side you have two front and back buttons, the DPI selector indicator, as well as the thumb rest and the rubber textured grip.
On the front view of the mouse you can see the ergonomic shape of the mouse. There is also a rubber click/scroll wheel which also has RGB on it’s sides.

 

As you can see, this mouse properly fits with large hands using the claw grip.
Side by side comparison between the Corsair Ironclaw and Logitech G304
Sensor Accuracy test

The Corsair Ironclaw RGB is equipped with a Pixart PMW3391 optical sensor which gave fairly smooth results with the Mouse Tester software. We tested this using different DPI settings: 500, 1500, 2000 and 3000 respectively. There were few irregularities within a few milliseconds at 1000hz polling rate which you can see with the charts below.

Corsair Ironclaw RGB Mouse Accuracy test 18000dpi
Corsair Ironclaw RGB Mouse Accuracy test 3000dpi
Corsair Ironclaw RGB Mouse Accuracy test 2000dpi
Corsair Ironclaw RGB Mouse Accuracy test 1500dpi

 

Corsair Ironclaw RGB Mouse Accuracy test 500dpi
Corsair iCue software

The Corair iCue Software is one of the best implementation of customizing peripherals through software in the market right now. Aside form the usual customization of the lighting effects and saving DPI profiles on the on-board memory of the mouse, the iCue software also has a surface calibration tool to help your mouse adapt to any surface.

Final thoughts

We are giving the Silver Award to the Corsair Ironclaw RGB for the following reasons: it is very comfortable for someone who has a fairly large hand, the weight is pretty  average and the RGB lighting is not too overboard. The build of the mouse is solid and it can be an all around gaming mouse suitable for different genres. I would not hesitate to recommend this mouse to anyone who is comfortable with the clawgrip.

PROS
  • Comfortable to hold and it is not too heavy weighing at 105 grams.
  • Good implementation of the iCue software.
  • Minimalist RGB lighting.
  • The Pixart PMW3391 optical sensor will perform well with any game genre.
CONS
  • Not built for every hand size/grip as this is a fairly large mouse.

Ira James
Editor-in-chief | Tech Journalist | AMD Ryzen and AOC Gaming influencer | PC Hardware Enthusiast |

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