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Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless Gaming Mouse Review

Today, we’ll be taking a quick look at the Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless Gaming Mouse. In our recent podcast, I complained about the high prices of PC accessories such as gaming keyboards and mice, which I think is totally unnecessary. And since my wireless keyboard and mouse died last month, I needed to replace them with something more affordable, so I searched online and found this amazing wireless RGB gaming mouse on Amazon.

Say hello to the Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless Gaming Mouse. This mouse is extremely light-weight, weighing in at only 99g and offers wireless connectivity via a 2.4GHz USB dongle or Bluetooth. It also comes with a 10,000 dpi optical sensor, 6 programmable buttons and dynamic RGB lighting which you can adjust using Corsair’s iCue software.

 

 

More than 20 years of PC performance innovation

Founded in 1994, Corsair has grown from pioneering the high-performance DRAM market to one of the world’s leading providers of enthusiast-grade PC components and peripherals. Our groundbreaking technology and innovation can be found in our high-performance memory, ultra-efficient power supplies, PC cases, PC and CPU cooling solutions, and solid-state storage devices. Under the Corsair Gaming brand, launched in 2014, we provide gaming keyboards, mice, headsets and mouse mats to eSports professionals and anybody who is passionate about competitive PC gaming.

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Corsair hardware is regularly featured in showcase “dream systems,” and we have earned the adulation and respect of the press, professional gamers and overclockers, high-end system integrators, and PC enthusiasts worldwide by delivering leading-edge technology backed by renowned service and support.

Corsair has developed a global operations infrastructure with extensive marketing and distribution channel relationships, and our products are available through leading distributors and retailers in over sixty countries worldwide.

 

Overview

SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY

Slip into the fast lane with SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS, hyper-fast, sub-1ms connection speeds. SLIPSTREAM CORSAIR WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY provides wireless devices with hyper-fast wireless transmission speeds and an ultra-long range, unwavering signal.

CALL THE SHOTS – GET PLAYING FASTER

Simple setup process gets you playing faster – just connect the wireless adapter to a USB port and switch the mouse on or connect with low-latency Bluetooth or USB wired.

SIX FULLY PROGRAMMABLE BUTTONS

Call the shots with powerful macros and remaps for an in-game advantage.

DYNAMIC RGB LIGHTING

Choose from dozens of stunning customizable lighting presets and effects, or create your own.

PLAY ON

Lightweight construction weighs just 99g, so you can play longer without fatigue. Contoured shape and rubber side grips provide long-term comfort and confidence in your grip.

OUTLAST THE COMPETITION

Play wirelessly for up to 60 hours* or plug in for wired mode to keep playing. Ultra-durable Omron switches rated for more than 50 million clicks, and a performance 10,000 DPI optical sensor give you the confidence to make crucial shots when it counts.

Features

  • Play with hyper-fast, sub-1ms slipstream corsair wireless technology, or connect with low-latency Bluetooth or USB wired
  • Lightweight construction weighs just 99g, so you can play longer without fatigue
  • Simple setup process gets you playing faster – just connect the wireless adapter to a USB port and switch the mouse on. On Board Memory: Yes
  • Contoured shape and rubber side grips provide long-term comfort and confidence in your grip
  • Up to 60 hours of continuous battery-powered wireless gaming*, or plug in for wired mode to keep playing while charging
  • Cable: 1.8m Tangle Free Rubber
  • Connect the HARPOON RGB WIRELESS mouse to an available USB 2.0 or 3.0 port on your PC with the USB charging / data cable. Bluetooth 4.0 or higher required.

 

Specifications

For more information, please visit Corsair’s website.


 

The Box and Packaging

The box contains the mouse, a braided micro-USB cable and the usual warranty information.

 

The Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless Mouse

The mouse is light-weight and weighs in at only 99g. It’s comfortable to hold in the hand, and the buttons are easily accessible. I love the contoured rubber grips on either side of the mouse. It makes using the mouse all the better.

There are 6 programmable buttons on the mouse, one of which allows you to control the speed of the mouse pointer, which I think is fantastic (the button above the scroll wheel). The dynamic RGB lighting is shown via the Corsair logo which is located at the the back-end of the mouse. You can use the iCue software from Corsair to customized these settings.

 

A Closer Look

Underneath the mouse, there’s a small compartment which holds the 2.4GHz wireless USB dongle. You’ll also find the switch to toggle between Bluetooth, 2.4GHz wireless and power off.

As you can see on the last photo, the micro-USB port is very narrow. This cable is semi-proprietary, meaning it’s designed for the mouse only. We’ve tried using other micro-USB cable, but the connector does not seem to fit properly.


 

Verdict and Conclusion

For only USD $49 from Amazon (https://amzn.to/3EzlblJ), this mouse is exceptionally good. It’s light-weight, rechargeable, comfortable to use, and most importantly, extremely responsive. I was quite impressed with the smoothness of mouse movement, thanks to the uniquely positioned 4 mouse glides/skates and Corsair’s hyper-fast, sub-1ms Slipstream wireless technology.

The mouse comes with a 10,000 dpi optical sensor, 6 programmable buttons and dynamic RGB lighting which you can adjust using Corsair’s iCue software. According to Corsair, you can get up to 60 hours of battery life from a single charge, but I would say it’s more likely around 30-45 hours, which I still think is more than enough.

 

 

I’ve used many wireless mouse in the past, and I’ve always hated trying to find a way to store that wireless USB dongle. I’ve lost count on how many times I’ve misplaced those dongles! Luckily, the Corsair Harpoon has a small compartment which allows you to store that USB dongle safely. But if you’re not a fan of those USB dongles, no problem … you can just switch to Bluetooth mode. Sorted. Oh one more thing, you can connect the mouse to the included USB cable, and use it as a normal wired mouse too!

You can buy the Corsair Harpoon Wireless RGB Gaming Mouse for around USD $49 from Amazon – https://amzn.to/3EzlblJ, which I think is an amazingly affordable price.

 

Pros:

  • Light weight mouse only 99g
  • 10,000 dpi optical sensor
  • 2.4GHz wireless or Bluetooth
  • Slipstream Technology
  • Dynamic RGB lighting
  • Rechargeable with up to 60 hours of battery life
  • 6 programmable buttons

Cons:

  • Proprietary micro-USB cable

 

Final words

The Corsair Harpoon Wireless RGB gaming mouse is one of those gems that a lot of people  have either overlooked, or don’t know about. It’s extremely affordable and offers decent features commonly found on high-end expensive gaming mice.

 

 

You can buy the Corsair Harpoon Wireless RGB Gaming Mouse for around USD $49 from Amazon – https://amzn.to/3EzlblJ

 

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