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Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Review

An extra-large, relatively lightweight mouse with decent customization and ease of use features
Corsair Sabre RGB Pro
Credit: Corsair
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Price:   $60 List | $35.82 at Amazon
Pros:  Visual DPI/CPI setting, long cord, many polling rate options
Cons:  Marginal scroll wheel quality, poor software design, so-so performance
Manufacturer:   Corsair
By Nick Miley and Austin Palmer  ⋅  Jun 21, 2022
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RANKED
#11 of 12
  • Performance - 35.0% 7.5
  • Customization - 35.0% 7.2
  • Ease of Use - 15.0% 8.0
  • Buttons - 15.0% 6.3

Our Verdict

The Corsair Sabre RGB Pro is a large, right-handed mouse that is reasonably lightweight given its proportions. The hardware is of decent quality, too, though the manufacturing on the buttons and scroll wheel is not as consistent as we like to see. However, the customization for the buttons is nearly limitless and the DPI/CPI is adjustable on the fly. Moreover, the lights, though limited to two zones, have a vast amount of adjustments and features. All told, this model is a mixed bag that will best appeal to those with big hands in need of a lighter mouse.

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Pros Visual DPI/CPI setting, long cord, many polling rate optionsOptical switches, thumb rest, adjustable scroll wheelOptical switches, supple cableIncredibly lightweight, super supple cord, fine-tuned customization optionsGreat sensor, good for fingertip and claw grip, simple design
Cons Marginal scroll wheel quality, poor software design, so-so performanceA bit heavy, frequent software updatesRelatively limited customizationRelatively loud button, big DPI adjustment stepsRelatively low tracking speed, limited onboard memory
Bottom Line An extra-large, relatively lightweight mouse with decent customization and ease of use featuresThis top-shelf mouse set the bar amongst fierce competition while providing easy-to-use customization softwareA solid mouse at a manageable priceAn incredibly lightweight mouse with top-notch hardware and intuitive software supporting its customization settingsThis economic device boasts elite hardware to get the job done, but you'll have to make up for the lack of supporting features with talent
Rating Categories Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Razer Basilisk V3 Razer DeathAdder V2 HyperX Pulsefire Haste Logitech G203 Prodigy
Performance (35.0%)
7.5
9.3
9.3
9.2
8.7
Customization (35.0%)
7.2
7.9
7.3
6.2
5.7
Ease of Use (15.0%)
8.0
9.0
9.0
9.5
8.0
Buttons (15.0%)
6.3
9.7
9.0
9.7
8.3
Specs Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Razer Basilisk V3 Razer DeathAdder V2 HyperX Pulsefire Haste Logitech G203 Prodigy
Sensor/ Type/ Flawless? PMW 3392/ Optical/ Yes Focus+/ Optical/ Yes Focus+/ Optical/ Yes PAW 3335/ Optical/ Yes Mercury/ Optical/ Yes
Number of Buttons 6 10 (+1 on bottom) 7 6 6
Measured Wire/Charging Cable 6 ft, 10 in 6 ft 7 ft 6 ft 6 ft, 6 in
Measured Weight 74 g 101 g 80 g 59 g 87 g
Polling Rate (Hz) 125, 250, 500, 1000, 2000, 4000, 8000 125, 500, 1000 125, 500, 1000 125, 250, 500, 1000 125, 250, 500, 1000
Software Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RGB Lighting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DPI/CPI (in steps of) 100 - 18000 (1) 100 - 26000 (50) 100 - 20000 (50) 200 - 16000 (100) 200 - 8000 (50)
Tracking Speed (IPS/FPS) 450 650 650 450 200+
On-Board Memory (# of profiles)? Yes (1) Yes (5) Yes (5) Yes (1) Yes (1)
Switch Type (Manufacturer) Mechanical (Omron) Optical (Razer) Optical (Razer) Mechanical (TTC Golden) Mechanical (Logitech)
Handedness Right Right Right Right Right
Size X-Large Large X-Large Large Small
Length 5" 5.11" 5" 4.88" 4.57"
Shell length 6" 6" 5.8" 5.5" 5.25"
Height (max) 1.67" 1.68" 1.68" 1.48" 1.5"
Hump inset, back to hump 2.5" 2.1" 2.5" 2.25" 1.85"
Finger Width 2.33" 2.36" 2.73" 2.2" 2.23"
Waist 2.24" 2.4" 2.22" 2.4" 2.45"
Palm Width 2.6" 2.26" 2.55" 2.5" 2"

Our Analysis and Test Results

Corsair Sabre RGB Pro gaming mouse - the is an average performing mouse that will find fans with those...
The is an average performing mouse that will find fans with those with bigger hands looking for a lighter device.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Likes


Perhaps the thing that we like the most about the Corsair Sabre RGB Pro is how swift and nimble it feels. Part of this is its below-average weight of 73 grams, but it's also that the mouse fits our hands well (the testers for this review are men with above-average-sized hands). We also like that the mouse has a ton of light customization options — although this doesn't affect the mouse's performance, it sure is cool.

Speaking of customization, five of the Sabre RGB Pro's six buttons are customizable. They can be remapped as needed to just about anything you could want. Additionally, there is a DPI/CPI adjustment button on top with a lighted indicator on the left side of the mouse that displays the setting. This is a great feature for FPS games and the like. Building on this feature, the Corsair Sabre RGB Pro allows you to adjust the DPI/CPI in steps of 50 by holding the DPI button and pressing the forward or backward button — this is a unique feature that we thought was pretty cool.

Finally, we think that the side buttons are great because they are big and easy to push.

Dislikes


While there is a good deal that we like about the Corsair Sabre RGB Pro, we have our reservations. Chief among them is the perception of poor manufacturing and concerns about the mouse's long-term durability. For example, our test model had a weird double click sound that we did not observe with other Corsair Sabre RGB Pro mice. In the same vein, the scroll wheel had a hollow feeling that did not inspire confidence in its quality.

Additionally, while we liked the on-the-fly DPI/CPI adjustments, we didn't like that the adjustments were in steps of 50 and that we had to use the software to make fine-tuned adjustments. While we like all the light customization options, it seemed like a bit of overkill considering that there are only two light zones — one on the logo on the shell and one on the scroll wheel.

Finally, the software was poorly designed, making it that much harder to get the mouse set up.

Nick Miley and Austin Palmer
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