Corsair Gaming M65 Pro RGB ReviewManufacturer: Corsair Gaming
UK price (as reviewed): £54.98 (inc VAT)
US price (as reviewed): $59.99 (ex Tax)
Corsair Gaming's M-series mice have used an identical chassis since they were first introduced a couple of years ago. The Raptor M40
, for example, looks the same and sports many of the same features as the M65 RGB
that was released in 2015. It's the same with the mouse we're looking at today - the M65 Pro RGB.
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All three mice have hovered around the £50 mark and sport a fairly short, compact chassis that's noticeably smaller than the likes of the Logitech G402 and QPAD DX-20. This means that it's maybe not particularly suited to palm grip gamers, although its high arching back does mean you can rest your hand on it relatively comfortably outside of claw or finger grip styles.
Like its predecessors, the M65 Pro RGB offers a three weight adjustment system that allows for 20.5g of tweaking, although with its baseline weight of 115g it's already quite hefty. Adding the three weights means it then comes in at 135.5g. Clearly it's a mouse for that that prefer shifting something solid across their desks and we might have started proceedings at a slightly lower level if we were Corsair to appeal to more people.
That said, it puts the weight to good use. The M65 Pro RGB is incredibly solid-feeling with an aluminium base and rigid textured plastic sides. The difference in build quality compared to the likes of the G402 is stark - there's no creaking and flexing at all and the mouse feels sturdy and confident in your palm and finger and claw grip users will absolutely love it.
That's just as well as it appears to be replacing the aging M65 RGB, which seems to be going end of life at a number of retail outlets at the moment, but despite a beefed-up specification, which we'll get to in a minute, the M65 Pro RGB actually retails for a little less than its predecessor at just £55. This makes it relatively competitive, especially against the likes of QPAD's DX-20 and Mionix's Castor.
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As we've already mentioned, the chassis is practically identical to its predecessors and includes a dedicated sniper button like the M65 RGB in addition to the usual two thumb buttons. A number of other mice manage this area a little more comfortably - the M65 Pro RGB's buttons are quite small compared to the dominant sniper button, which is where your thumb likes to rest naturally so finding them quickly can take time to get used to if you're coming from a very different mouse.