The Corsair Glaive is the rationale I spend weeks with each mouse we assessment. Normally the additional time appears like a formality—I can inform virtually immediately whether or not or not I like a mouse. However each from time to time there’s a Glaive, a mouse I strongly disliked at first however (considerably) reversed opinion on over time.

This assessment is a part of our roundup of best gaming mice. Go there for particulars on competing merchandise and the way we examined them.

The design: A rodent linebacker

What’s humorous is the Glaive ($60 on Amazonseems like a reasonably generic mouse. You wouldn’t assume it will take so lengthy to regulate to it, judging from footage.

Take a look at drive one in particular person although, and also you’ll instantly notice how exhausting it’s to evaluate scale from product images. The Glaive is massive. Or reasonably, broad. With the default thumb-piece hooked up (extra on that later) it measures 2.9 inches throughout. With the broader thumb-rest, it’s three.6 inches.

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Numbers solely inform a part of the story. If you happen to examine these measurements to different mice just like the Logitech G502 (2.9 inches) or the Razer DeathAdder (2.eight inches), the Glaive doesn’t appear that hefty.

The distinction is that the G502 and DeathAdder are tapered. Measure them at their widest level and also you get the numbers above, however every narrows significantly because it approaches your wrist, and normally includes a appreciable cutout on your ring/pinky fingers alongside the aspect, too. The G502 hits 2.9 inches with the thumb relaxation included, for example. 

The Glaive is nearly rectangular by comparability. It’s broad on the prime, it’s broad on the backside, it’s broad in between. The domed prime masks this reality a bit, and it actually doesn’t look like (for example) 1984’s actually-rectangular Macintosh mouse. Nonetheless, this can be a mouse with a broad set of shoulders. It additionally makes it a bit troublesome to elevate and reposition, particularly with the Glaive weighing in at four.three ounces.

Corsair Glaive IDG / Hayden Dingman

There are different oddities too. The thumb buttons, for example. Most mice attempt to make the thumb buttons as inconspicuous as attainable, putting them the place (it’s anticipated) you’d grip, then contouring them so that they lie virtually flush with the chassis.