Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Wireless Review

Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Wireless Introduction

The Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Wireless is an upgraded version of the corded gaming mouse that I reviewed back in April 2021. The appearance is very similar with some minor tweaks, while internally the wireless version has received several upgrades! The DPI has been increased to a maximum 26,000 (from 18,000 on the Sabre RGB Pro wired) thanks to the new MARKSMAN 26K sensor; users can switch between six stages of DPI adjustment, including one labelled "Sniper". The onboard memory meanwhile allows uers to store up to six setting profiles.

The Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Wireless can be used with a cable, as well as wirelessly over WiFi or Bluetooth. The mouse is ultra lightweight, weighing just 5g heavier than the corded variant at 79g. The RGB illumination is labeled as one zone limited to the Corsair logo on the palm rest, but users can also technically change the color of the DPI switch per mode.

Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Wireless Closer Look

The front of the box is textured with the iconic Corsair alternating triangle pattern, with a clear top view of the mouse. The rear of the box has two more shots of the mouse at different angles, and highlights some of the primary features: 26K DPI, OMRON 50M switches, DPI button, ultra-light 79g with ergonomic shape, hyper-fast SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS, Corsair MARKSMAN 26K DPI optical sensor, QUICKSTRIKE buttons with zero gap input, and wireless or Bluetooth connection. The Sabre RGB Pro Wireless comes with a USB adapter, and a USB-C to USB-A cable for wired connection.

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The Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Wireless has a good shape, but it is also very large. Although it isn't labeled as ambidextrous, I think left-handed users could make do fairly well after getting used to the side buttons. As with most mice, I find that it can be hard to reliably reach the forward side button with a palm grip; while you'll have an easier time reaching both with a claw grip, this in turn makes it slightly harder to reach the rear.

The bottom of the mouse has a compartment for storing the USB adapter which can be handy when traveling! An LED between the pairing button and sensor helps diagnose wireless pairing. A switch at the bottom toggles the mouse between wired, wireless and Bluetooth modes. I am a big fan of the USB-C connection, as it works so effortlessly and smoothly over the other options.

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The Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Wireless mouse looks great with its simple curves and textures, and you can still have fun with RGB illumination settings. The mouse pairs well with the Corsair MM350 Pro Premium mouse pad too.

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Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Wireless Software

We've taken several looks at the Corsair iCUE software, but now there is a new version out that you must use with the Sabre RGB Pro Wireless. The Corsair iCUE 3 was compatible with Windows 7 until version 4.15.153. The mouse works without the updated drivers too, but you just wouldn't be able to change any settings. Corsair iCUE is also supported on MacOS 2015+, while Linux is not supported.

Installation is a simple affair, aided with links to a few different YouTube videos. After installation, the software home screen will show you all of your installed devices that are compatible. At the left are mode selections, scene selections, and sensor readouts. The software now has a tutorial mode to aid beginners. The iCUE software says that you get five memory slots, while the packaging claims three. You can have up to five DPI stages along with a "Sniper" mode, and you can adjust the RGB colors and DPI settings for each stage. There isn't an option yet for adjusting X and Y DPI separately yet, which would be a welcome addition. You can also change the color presets for the different profiles you set up.

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Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Wireless Specifications

Mouse Warranty Two years
Prog Buttons 7
DPI 26,000 DPI
Sensor MARKSMAN 26K
Sensor Type Optical
Mouse Backlighting 1 Zone RGB
On Board Memory Yes
On-board Memory Profiles 3
Mouse button Type Omron
Mouse Button Durability 50M L/R Click
Connectivity Wireless, Wired
Grip Type Palm, Claw
Weight Tuning No
Weight 79g (w/out cable)
Cable 1.8m Drag-Reducing Paracord
CUE Software Supported in iCUE
Game Type FPS, MOBA
Report Rate Selectable 2000Hz/1000Hz/500Hz/250Hz/125Hz
Battery Life 2.4GHz SLIPSTREAM: Up to 60hrs continous use
BLUETOOTH: Up to 90hrs continuous use

Information Courtesy of Corsair @ https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Gaming-Mice/Wireless-Gaming-Mice/SABRE-RGB-PRO-WIRELESS-CHAMPION-SERIES-Ultra-Lightweight-FPS-MOBA-Gaming-Mouse/p/CH-9313211-NA

Conclusion

The Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Wireless gains 5g over the original wired model thanks to the battery, but also has a maximum DPI upgrade to 26K thanks to the Corsair MARKSMAN 26K sensor. The DPI button has an RGB LED you can set to identify whichever profile or DPI setting you're switching to, while the palm grip Corsair logo has a fully adjustable RGB LED. The MSRP of the Sabre RGB Pro Wireless is currently $109.99 USD.

I like that the Sabre RGB Pro Wireless has space at the bottom for storing the wireless adapter, although a small personal gripe would be the cover.  It works fine, but being removable makes it easy to misplace. Another perk is the USB-C support for wired connectivity.

If you're looking for a quality wireless gaming mouse, the Corsair Sabre RGB Pro has you covered!

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