There are few days that can be as terrible as the day that your trusty mouse dies… No not your pet rodent companion Roger which has survived many drops from high shelves and multiple occasions , no, I mean your sword, your weapon, the one thing that stands between you and being taken down by those pesky zombies. Once you can step beyond the the trauma of losing a family member the next step usually is to start looking for your next mouse. And luckily I, FauxFilms, am here to help.
The Corsair M65 Pro, released in 2014, is tailored towards FPS gamers and for it’s R1099.00 price tag, it does not fall short in what it promises to deliver.
The overall build of the M65 Pro is magnificent. The cable is braided and feels durable and the USB port is unique in design, so it will be easy to distinguish between other USB devices.
After some extensive use, there doesn’t appear to be any ware on the mouse, nor any annoying squeaks or sticks to the wheel or buttons on the mouse, which is great considering many of my previous mice that I had all started showing signs of fatigue and ware. The shape of the mouse is tailored towards those who have a flat handed grip over a claw grip. The weight of the mouse can also be adjusted to your liking with three removable weights.
The M65 Pro comes with two programmable buttons as well as a third “sniper” button on the thumb which can switch your DPI on the fly for long range sniping in FPS games or could be programmed as a third programmable if you chose to do so. The scroll wheel feels great and its actuation force and scroll intervals feel close to perfect. The DPI changer is useful too and can reach a maximum of 12 000 DPI. Although I have never met anyone who uses 12K DPI the software allows you to program 5 various levels of DPI as well as the “sniper” button DPI switcher.
The software also allows you to program macros and actions for each button on the mouse, which combined with the two fully customizable RGB lights on each end of the mouse and DPI light, give you functional and aesthetically pleasing customization. The software allows you to save profiles which could be used for various games as well as a surface calibration which slightly improves the mouse’s accuracy although I didn’t notice a big difference after calibrating.
As for the sensor, the M65 Pro uses an optical sensor which I have found very reliable and prefer it over laser, however that is not to say that laser sensors are worse, as the battle between optic vs laser is one of personal preference.
Overall I am really happy with the performance of the M65 Pro and find the sniper button extremely useful in games like PubG and Fortnite. However in games where you can customize your aim down sights sensitivity, it can be used as a third programmable which is also useful. If you are looking for an mouse for FPS gaming and are looking for a mouse around the R1000 price range, I can highly recommend the Corsair M65 Pro.
Special thanks to FauxFilms for writing this review! stay tuned for more future PC content.
Written by FauxFilms
Edited by BigJapester11