Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Wireless mouse review

Simply the best.

Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Wireless
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.75
  • pro
    Lightweight
  • pro
    Sleek design
  • con
    iCUE software doesn't work with Bluetooth
Georgia Dixon
Digital Content Editor
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November 17, 2021
2 min read

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Quick verdict
If you’re after a wireless gaming mouse that won’t look out of place in the office or set you back too much cash, the Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Wireless is the best of the best. With multiple connectivity options, a high polling rate and a lightweight, comfortable design, we really struggled to find anything wrong with this mid-range powerhouse.
pro
Pros
pro Lightweight
pro Sleek design
pro Comfortable for small and large hands
pro Lots of connectivity options
pro 2,000Hz polling rate
con
Cons
con iCUE software doesn’t work with Bluetooth

Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Wireless price

Depending on what features, connectivity options and polling rate you’re after, gaming mice can hover anywhere between $60 and $300. With an RRP of $169, the Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Wireless is pretty much smack dab in the middle. Some people like to keep separate mice for work and play, but if you want to save some money by opting for a mouse that can do both, Corsair’s offering is a fantastic option.

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Amazon
$169
JB Hi-Fi
$169
Mwave
$169

Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Wireless design

Something Corsair does far better than other gaming peripherals manufacturers is creating products that don’t lean too hard into the gamer aesthetic. It sticks to minimalistic, functional designs, and as a result, much of what it produces looks just as at home in the office as it does with my gaming setup. The Sabre RGB Pro Wireless is no exception, with a sleek, understated design and just one RGB element - the Corsair logo at the base, which is covered by your hand, most of the time.

Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Wireless gaming mouse on a white desk

At 79g, it’s lightweight without being too lightweight, not too big and not too small, nicely textured, grippy and sweat resistant. It perfectly suited my palm grip, but is ergonomically designed to suit claw and fingertip grips as well.

There aren’t too many buttons - just two thumb buttons in addition to the left and right buttons and scroll wheel - which suits my purposes just fine, and all are nicely tactile and highly responsive. You’ll also find a small dots-per-inch (DPI) adjustment button below the scroll wheel with a small RGB light to indicate your chosen preset.

Underneath the mouse, you’ll find four 100% PTFE replaceable glide pads, another DPI button, a switch to toggle between each connectivity mode, and a handy slot to store the USB receiver when not in use.

Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Wireless connectivity and performance

One of the things I love most about the Sabre RGB Pro Wireless is its versatility. You’ve got two wireless options - Bluetooth, which will last you up to 90 hours of battery life, and 2.4GHz wireless (via the included USB receiver), which brings that figure down to about 60 hours.

If you’re using the USB receiver, you can keep track of the remaining battery percentage via the companion software, iCUE, or for Windows users, with an icon in the toolbar. For those who prefer Bluetooth, you’re out of luck - in all my testing, I was unable to get iCUE to work with the mouse when it was in Bluetooth mode.

Speaking of iCUE, it’s also your hub for all things key assignments, lighting effects, DPI presets (it supports up to 26,000 DPI) and other settings, so it’s well worth a download for when you want to make adjustments in wireless or wired mode.

Corsair says the Sabre RGB Pro Wireless is “designed for and tested by top esports professionals”, and given how responsive it is, I have no reason to doubt that claim. It boasts an impressive 2,000Hz polling rate, which gave me a nice edge over my mates in games like Halo: MCC (and a nice edge over my slimes in Slime Rancher).

Is it worth it?

For many people, $169 might seem like a steep price to pay for a computer mouse. But for something as versatile, high-performing, lightweight and enjoyable to use as the Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Wireless, I think it’s worth every cent.

Georgia Dixon
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Georgia Dixon
Georgia Dixon has over seven years' experience writing about all things tech, entertainment and lifestyle, with bylines in TechLife magazine, 7NEWS and Stuff.co.nz. In her spare time, you'll find her playing games and daydreaming about good food, wine, and dogs.

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