Corsair Dark Core RGB SE Wired / Wireless Gaming Mouse, Black w/ Qi Wireless Charging

MX71212 Dark Core RGB SE Wired / Wireless Gaming Mouse, Black w/ Qi Wireless Charging
MX71212 Dark Core RGB SE Wired / Wireless Gaming Mouse, Black w/ Qi Wireless Charging MX71212 Dark Core RGB SE Wired / Wireless Gaming Mouse, Black w/ Qi Wireless Charging MX71212 Dark Core RGB SE Wired / Wireless Gaming Mouse, Black w/ Qi Wireless Charging MX71212 Dark Core RGB SE Wired / Wireless Gaming Mouse, Black w/ Qi Wireless Charging

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Mouse is good, Corsair's iCUE (rgb) software is terrible just like everyone elses, but it's improved (a little)

Submitted on Monday, December 02, 2019
By Dylan
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

Good quality build on the mouse. Wireless charging capable with the mouse pad (not included) Button durability is good Wireless latency is extremely good/low Programmable DPI custom settings inside mouse Programmable RGB lighting effects

Weaknesses of the product

iCUE software (which as stated is horrible) controls the RGB profiles Battery life isn't amazing The mouse going to sleep, corsair doesn't consider turning it off (drains reasonable amount of battery unless you hard turn it off by switch on bottom) Setting up custom DPI profiles and lighting with the iCUE software isn't super intuitive and can be confusing to some people

Additional Comments

The mouse is pretty good, I still use it. The RGB software suite used to be completely a nightmare, it's just poor now after several patches. (the Asus aura sync is far worse) The mouse has 3 on board dpi profiles which are different profiles from the ones you use when it's plugged into your PC using the iCUE software. So if the iCUE software is closed, crashes etc. it will use the lighting profiles and DPI settings hard coded into the mouse (these can be modified by the iCUE software but you have to look hard. The wireless mouse has a reasonable life (especially considering the 1ms polling rate) however letting the mouse idle out and rgb lights turning off, is not off. Apparently you have to turn it off on the back. If you just leave the mouse, and don't turn it off without placing it on a wireless charging pad (Corsair sells a wireless charging pad for around 100$ it's a really good buy) expect to wake up the next day to a dead wireless mouse. If you can work around the tricky software and figure out how to update and connect the mouse the lighting is nice and mouse sensor works well, The wireless charging capability is nice and so far it's been far more durable than the logitech mice this replaced. Over all decent mouse, good quality feel, solid construction. Software flakey as stated before but it's improved to poor/barley usable.. But still usable. At the sale price I'd probably recommend it sub 100$ .. anything above it probably not as buying a high tier product and running into the original nightmare experience of older versions of their horrible software crippled this, it has since been patched. but it's still not my favorite software. Good news, you can program RGB and custom DPI settings and completely uninstall the software if you have issues with it and the mouse still works flawlessly.

Good ergo, bad software

Submitted on Thursday, October 10, 2019
By Fred
From Edmonton

Strengths of the product

Weaknesses of the product

Additional Comments

I bought that mouse about a year ago and that was definitely 1/5 because of the terrible software issues. After half a dozen patches Corsair has improved a bit but it's still not a 100% reliable tool. It freezes, lowers its settings by itself... Quickest fix is to unplug/plug the connection dongle but that sucks. Overall the ergos are god, and the button feel fresh after about a year of heavy use. I won't buy again a corsair mouse tho, and I will go back with SteelSeries or Logitech.

Mr.

Submitted on Monday, February 04, 2019
By James
From Airdrie

Strengths of the product

The mouse has alot of options for customization however the programming to get to the customization would not work properly. Being able to charge it wirelessly on its chargeable pad is nice.

Weaknesses of the product

This mouse just does not work. Right from the box it started having issues. Mainly it will be working for a day or two fine then the next day all the lights are off and it will not turn back on. I have left it on its charger as well and wired it to the computer with no results. Absolutely hate this mouse after 2 weeks of use. I never know when its going to work or not.

Additional Comments

Do not buy this mouse. Corsair has put out a terrible product that obviously has programming flaws.

I wouldn't buy.

Submitted on Sunday, January 13, 2019
By Adrian
From Brandon

Strengths of the product

As stated before

Weaknesses of the product

I have to restart the software 50% of the time and the other 50 I have to restart the mouse. The issue with the mouse sensitivity is not the windows setting and is without a doubt the software or hardware from corsair dropping the settings. The mouse will have a lower sensitivity than what is actually set. Shutting down the corsair software returns the mouse sensitivity to a higher level and with corsair software or mouse power cycle the sensitivity is returned. Wireless charging does not work approx 80% of the time. Come back after overnight charge and the mouse is warm from charging but the mouse has critical battery level still.

Additional Comments

This mouse has been a disappointment for the stated reasons. It's a disappointment as I like the overall design of the mouse and control it offers. The frustration level dealing with it however outweighs the experience. I would not recommend this mouse.

It's nice but....

Submitted on Thursday, January 03, 2019
By Adrian
From Brandon

Strengths of the product

It's precise. You can optimize the DPI to exactly what your preference may be. RGB is not gaudy. Battery life is strong enough for a day with lights. Taking some getting used to get the button positions memorized. Have to look at the mouse on occasion and have to release my grip to reach the back button. It feels like there is zero lag which was becoming annoying on my last mouse.

Weaknesses of the product

Battery life is only one day. Some concern over that as the battery gets older. The really bad is the software from what I can tell. Computer has been set to not go into sleep or hibernation mode. Only the screen shuts down after 15 min. Upon return to the computer the dpi is messed up and on occasion the lighting as well. Sometimes shutting the mouse off by the switch underneath works to reset everything sometimes the iCue software needs to be exited and restarted to get everything back to how it's set. To be fair this could be a Windows® 10 mouse sensitivity control or it could be the iCue software.
Side note: the iCue software sometimes interacts poorly with Asus's Aura software requiring a restart of the software.

Additional Comments

Came from a Logitech Performance MX and I do consider it an upgrade. Unfortunately the iCue software is getting pretty frustrating. Grip is comfortable for averaged sized hands as well as the weight. Love the wireless charging. The charging area on the MM1000 Qi is smaller than the average Qi charger in my opinion, but is still usable.
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