Mouse reviews are difficult. In general, they are simple devices, meant to enable you to point and click on things on screen. All that is required is that it be comfortable to use and responsive. These days finding a mouse that is not responsive takes effort; making a bad mouse is nigh impossible. So where do manufacturers add temptation to change your mouse and spend what is increasingly becoming large sums? Adding additional buttons is one, such as the Corsair Scimitar that I use daily on my gaming PC. The other is adding RGB to dazzle fans with their ever-increasing high fidelity unicorn poop. Some like the Model O remove weight by perforating the shell. In the case of Katar Pro, Corsair has developed Slipstream Wireless, a wireless protocol to reduce latency and ensure consistent wireless connection to ensure that the mouse does not intermittently lose connection.
The Katar Pro is a budget mouse, if you can call a R900 mouse budget. While R900 is relatively expensive - relative to everyday necessities and that cheap mouse you picked up for your work laptop - but compared to the price of the Scimitar at around R1,500 or the equivalent Razer Basilisk, it is cheap.
The mouse is simple in terms of industrial design; it’s a standard right-handed mouse (sorry lefties) without the hated RGB. This five-button mouse is a simple one, made for gamers who either don’t want to create custom keybinds and macros or use these sparingly. Sporting the now standard, left and right click and middle scroll wheel/button, the mouse works well as a mouse. On the left-hand side in reach of your thumb is the standard back and forward button. However, all these buttons can be reassigned to different keys or even macros in the iCUE software.
...compared to the price of the Scimitar at around R1,500 or the equivalent Razer Basilisk, it is cheap.
The mouse does use a standard AA battery, one included in the box, but you will probably want to replace it with a rechargeable one.
Grumpy Old Man who still collects toys (THEY. ARE. NOT. DOLLS), PC Gamer lured to the Dark Side of console gaming, comic book reader and fan of all things pop culture.
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1 January 2021
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