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Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB - Review

Brands are paying special attention to popular games and different styles of games in order to develop products for them. When we talk about high-quality peripherals, good finishes and unique features, one of the brands that comes to mind, without a doubt, is Corsair. Among the Corsair peripherals, today we will review the excellent Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB mouse, designed for MOBA and MMO titles.

It is not just another mouse, far from it, since Corsair has put a lot of care and care in its development, not only using quality materials, but also developing technology and functionalities that make it a unique mouse. The highlight and that we will detail in depth, is that this mouse has twelve configurable buttons, a sensor that can reach up to 16.000 DPI, sensor laser calibration according to the mousepad, a lag of 1ms when we play and internal storage of four profiles .

Corsair has thought of everything in this mouse and it is in the details that the Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB stands out from the competition. The fact that the zone of the twelve macros that are activated with the thumb, is adjustable to adjust it according to the length of our thumb, is not something that we should discard. It has four RGB lighting zones, for greater customization. We do not know if this is the perfect mouse for MOBA and MMO games, but at least, it is very close.

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB

What is a MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game?

MOBA-type games are a style of video games that was born from RTS (Real Time Strategy) games. This type of game is based on two opposing teams, where the players of each of the teams compete with each other and the players control exclusively one character. The difference with the RTS is based on the fact that there is no construction and control is reduced to only one character. An example of an RTS title is Age of Empire, where you control civilizations and develop them, controlling many characters.

These titles are considered to be a combination of RTS and FPS (First Person Shooter). These types of games are also characterized by being massively multiplayer-style games, since it is quite rare that they have offline game modes, as it happens in most games.

This style of games has its origin in the Aeon Of Strife (AOS), which is a mod of the popular game Starcraft. This video game theme has evolved a lot and today, the most representative and most players are Defense of the Ancients 2 (DotA 2) and League of Legends (LoL). The importance of these two games is such that a large number of team competitions are held every year, with great rewards for the winning team, eminently economic.

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We have on the one hand DotA, which was born from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, with DotA being a mod developed from the Blizzard game, so much so that it originally had the same gods as the game. This changed when Valve acquired the rights to the DotA franchise, to get down to work with the development of DotA 2. The names of the gods were the property of Blizzard and when Valve acquired the franchise, they refused to assign the rights, that's why they were forced to change the names in DotA 2.

LoL (League of Legends), for its part, is a version of DotA, since the team of young developers who worked on the title, now owned by Valve, separated, formed the Riot company and released their own version, the League of Legends. Those who developed the LoL were based, in this case on the DotA: Allstars, an intermediate version between the DotA and the DotA 2.

In addition to these, other titles of the same principle are SMITE and Heroes of the Storm, although they have not become as popular as DotA 2 and LoL. MOBA games are usually free to play and micropayments can be made to acquire new skills or enhancements that could not be obtained otherwise or would take a long time to obtain.

What is an MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online)?

MMOs are the origin of MOBAs, in part. These games are based on an open world, where players can participate and interact with other players in a virtual world. Here there are no pre-configured characters, what we must do is create a character, from which we are allowed to select the race, professional, initial weapons to carry, among others.

These games are based on experience. The users must play so that the experience of the character increases and this evolves and has access to new weapons and abilities. This experience is achieved through PVP (Character versus Character) battles, through PVE (Character versus Environment) battles, performing different adventures or missions (also called Quests). The missions are not mandatory, but they usually help a lot to level up and get money and other useful resources for the game.

One of the big differences with respect to MOBAs is that MMOs are usually games in which you have to pay a fee to play. This fee is a subscription, which is usually monthly, which allows access to the company's servers, access to the gaming community and official services and technologies of the developer company. There are also public servers that are not official and are free, but these are usually insecure, we can more easily find users who cheat and problems with stability and operation on the servers when a large number of people connect.

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History and current affairs

Despite the fact that many of the most popular MMO games are paid, it is true that we can find games of this style that are free, not requiring payment of fees. The problem with these games is that there are certain weapons and abilities that can only be purchased by paying with real money in small transactions.

Regarding the origins of the game, these video games are based on traditional ROL games, such as MUDs (Multi User Domains or Multi User Dungeon), among which we find the games Zork, Sherwood Dungeon or possibly the historically most popular, Dungeons & Dragons. The latter is possibly the most played and even today it continues to enjoy great popularity.

Computer science allowed these games to be brought to the digital world and the most representative ones, the ones that caused the great leap were Ultima Online in 1997 and Lineage in 1998, which had enormous popularity in Asia, although they were played all over the world. In the United States, the one that enjoyed the most popularity for years was Everquest. Although the one that has generated the most income and has had the most users has been WoW (World of Warcraft), which at its peak had 12 million users worldwide.

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Corsair has developed the Scimitar Pro RGB thinking about MOBAs and MMOs, therefore it has provided the mouse with a button area to control with the thumb, with twelve buttons or macros. These macros are mounted on a polycarbonate panel that allows its adjustment, allowing a displacement of 8mm, so that we can adjust it perfectly to our thumb.

To prevent it from moving accidentally, it is fixed by means of an Allen screw. Corsair adds a small screwdriver, which we will find inside the box, which will allow us to adjust the panel of the Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB without major problems. When we have it in the right position, we screw the screw back in and this will prevent the panel from moving accidentally.

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB

Programmable buttons to taste

Regarding the buttons, they have been developed to offer an important improvement in the competitive field. They have been designed for advanced players with high resistance characteristics, have a special touch feature and are highly precise and are set for critical moments where we must quickly access them, when we are in extreme 'raids' or when we need a special attack. .

These buttons have been developed with durability in mind, which is why a lot of attention has been paid to them and they have been built to offer a longer life compared to other standard buttons. The columns are easily distinguished, since some are completely smooth and others rough, alternating with the purpose that the user notices the characteristics of the buttons, knows which one is touching and can activate the one that suits him best, without losing the thread.

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These buttons are completely configurable, being able to choose to store the combinations of keys that we want up to a maximum of three. This mouse, so that the user does not waste time configured, if he does not want, has three different profiles already integrated in the mouse memory. If we do not like any of the configurations or we want a key to be different, we only have to change this key to the combination that interests us or we can erase everything and create a new profile.

The profiles have been created and loaded by Corsair thinking about the usual uses of this Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB such as MOBA and MMO games, but it has a third configuration that is based on shortcuts for Windows. Through the software CUE we can change any of the parameters and create profiles to our liking.

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Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB sensor

Perhaps the most interesting feature that sets it apart from other MOBA / MMO mice is the sensor that Corsair has developed for its mouse. Corsair together with the Pixart company have customized the PMW3367 optical sensor, to bring better precision to this Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB. This sensor allows us to adjust the resolution of the DPI, natively reaching up to 16.000 DPI. This sensor has an instantaneous response thanks to the fact that it has a wide range of resolutions, which allows a precision in the tracking above the average, responding at any speed and allowing a high speed of detection of the movement.

This mouse allows us to adjust the sensitivities that best suit us, according to our specific needs or according to the title we are going to play, allowing us to adjust various speeds as we want and accessing them quickly and easily from the mouse itself, using the button that there is just before the scroll. The mouse has several DPI resolutions, these being 800, 1500, 3000, 6000 and 9000, which we can modify as we want, in the Corsair CUE control panel.

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB

Something that has particularly caught our attention of the PWM3367 sensor that incorporates this Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB, is that it detects the surface of our mat and it automatically, without the need for anything else, is calibrated to allow us a better experience, although this experience is intended for Corsair MM200, MM300, MM400, MM600 and MM800 mats, as it has a special calibration setting for them, recognizing the surface of the same and adjusting.

Logically, it also works for non-Corsair mats, although the calibration is no longer automatic and becomes manual, being carried out easily by the user, who accessing the 'Calibration Unit' option in the Corsair software.

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB lighting

Personalization is a fundamental part of Corsair's high-end products and this mouse was not going to be less. The Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB has no less than four zones with RGB LED lighting. The specific areas are the front of the mouse in the cable area, the scroll of the mouse itself, the Corsair logo and the lower area of ​​the mouse. All of these zones can be customized using Corsair software.

It allows various dynamic effects such as the 'Rainbow Mode', which changes little by little between all the colors of the spectrum, the 'Color Race', which is an effect that is seen more and more, passing through the entire color spectrum through all areas of the mouse and the 'Color Pulse', which allows to make it go from dark to bright, also called this mode as breathing.

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB

Something very to keep in mind in this mouse is that the lag has been reduced when we are playing. Normally in most mice this is around 8ms, since communication takes place 125 times per second between the mouse and the computer. This for when we work at the desktop is not important, but when we play it acquires greater importance since fast reactions with very high precision are often required.

Corsair is aware that this is a critical point and has improved the response time to 1ms thanks to a working frequency of 1000Hz, which allows communication between the computer and the mouse of 1000 times per second. This allows us to have high precision, which is something to be appreciated, especially in moments where the game takes a total action point.

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CUE Software for the Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB

The Corsair Utility Engine (CUE) is an excellent customization tool created by Corsair, which allows us to create specific actions for macros, customize lighting, DPI adjustment and many other functions. This software has four profiles, allowing the creation of illumination, allows creating complex actions and macros for each customizable button, changing the color and background of our desktop with a customizable user interface, and unifying all Corsair peripherals in a single utility.

Said software moving through the different possibilities of keyboard customization. The lighting configuration of the different specific areas previously in the review gives us a degree of total customization, choosing in a simple way the color or colors of the areas and if we want to activate any of the available lighting modes. The only point that will have a static color is the area of ​​the DPI adjustment by button, since this will indicate us in the mode we are, to have a visual reference.

The DPIs are fully customizable and adjustable to our liking, jumping in scales from 1 DPI to 1 DPI, allowing maximum adjustment. We can indicate the color that we want it to show us according to the DPI, so that each time we jump, we can visually see the DPI in that way. This allows us to quickly know if the mouse is at 500DPI or 1000DPI, depending on our settings.

We can customize the macro area. Here we can choose between endless possibilities, since it allows us to store a sequence of keys, ideal for which titles, it allows us to store short texts, we can add functions such as CTRL or SHIFT, among others to these keys, it allows something quite curious, such as It is the timing with a time count that can be done in minutes and seconds and finally also allows customization as multimedia keys.

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Conclusion

Those who enjoy MOBA and MMO games have in this Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB the ultimate weapon for their games. Having such a complete mouse, where to store key combinations in such quantity, allows us to enjoy without having to be aware of how many keys we must press manually on the keyboard, with a mouse key, enough. That the zone of the twelve mechanical keys allows us to adjust it to our finger, something that makes it unique.

Having lighting that indicates the way in which we are of the twelve keys is important, since with a glance we will know if we are in the right mode or we should go to another. This function is also for the DPI, with the same purpose, to see what DPI configuration we are in and if it is the one we need or want for the game and if not, find the optimal one according to the color that it shows us.

Given the great features and the great quality that this product offers us, we consider that if it is a product that is worth it, although of course, the price in this type of high-end products is usually high, but it is well worth it. that when we use quality mice, it shows a lot, not only in the game, but also in the fatigue suffered by our limbs.

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Robert Sole

Director of Contents and Writing of this same website, technician in renewable energy generation systems and low voltage electrical technician. I work in front of a PC, in my free time I am in front of a PC and when I leave the house I am glued to the screen of my smartphone. Every morning when I wake up I walk across the Stargate to make some coffee and start watching YouTube videos. I once saw a dragon ... or was it a Dragonite?

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