Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE Review

Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE is the next-generation wireless gaming mouse. Here is the Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE review. Can the Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE compete with its rivals?

Corsair has revised the entire mouse range in the past few months, be it with updates to existing mice or through the introduction of new models. The present sample belongs to the first category. The Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE is unmistakably following in the footsteps of the Dark Core RGB SE and is intended to further improve it with new features. The test reveals whether this is successful.


The Dark Core RGB (SE) saw the light of day in connection with the manufacturer’s Unplag & Play series. In short, it was a premium mouse that was stripped of the cable. The new Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE, of course, ties in right here but should go one better. And without anticipating too much: Well done Corsair! The optics and housing have remained relatively the same, but there have already been a few adjustments. More on this later. In addition to the slight “optical” retouching, something has also happened under the hood. For example, the sensor was changed. Also, the mouse is now allowed an abstraction rate of up to 2000Hz via slipstream, which has not yet been awarded to any other peripheral from the manufacturer. The same applies to the scope of the lighting.

The mentioned changes to the case basically only affect the left side. In the predecessor, a sniper button was built in, which was flanked by the back and forward buttons. This is no longer the case here. The sniper button has been removed and the other two buttons have been given a more classic layout and are framed by five of the nine RGB zones. Since they are addressable, you can let the light flow here.

Otherwise, everything has stayed the same in terms of housing. The back of the mouse has light knobs and a soft-touch surface, which not only gives the mouse more grip but also a recognition value. What has remained the same is that you can add a finger rest to the right side. A very positive change can also be found at the front. Charging is now done via a USB-C connector. Alternatively, the SE can also be recharged using QI, which is an interesting combination, especially with the Corsair MM1000.


Once again, the software has no surprises in store. Anyone who has ever used iCUE will get by without any problems. The possible settings are of course quite close to the similarly equipped Corsair Nightsword RGB. There are of course differences in the lighting, which is even more extensive with the Dark Core RGB Pro. Otherwise, the typical scope in the programming of the keys is retained. Of course, you also get the options of a wireless mouse, such as setting the energy-saving mode. If you want to perceive the polling rate of 2000Hz, you have to activate this once via iCUE. Then you could use the mouse without software and only with the stored profiles.

Practice & performance

In fact, the Dark Core RGB Pro SE once again showed how subjective the assessment of a mouse can be. In the previous model, the case appeared to be too small overall, which is now after a long period of use of the  Corsair Nightsword RGBis no longer the case. In terms of size and shape, they are quite similar. Of course only as long as you mount the right finger rest. I still don’t really like this one. The mouse becomes a bit too wide for my right hand in the wrong place and feels more sluggish than before due to the enlarged contact surface, as there is more friction. Operation with the thumb has become better. The previous sniper button didn’t really appeal, in contrast to the now-classic orientation. To be honest, I really like the mouse and will replace the Nightsword, even though I’ve never really been a fan of wireless rodents. But the shape, keys and performance are just really successful. And since charging is easy thanks to USB-C or QI, no criticism can be made here either. As an RGB fan, I also particularly like the lighting. But that doesn’t have to be a plus for everyone, I know.


With some mice in the near past, Corsair has rather retouched and, for example, only replaced the sensor, instead of reconsidering the rodents. It looks a little different from the Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE. In addition to the technical updates, the manufacturer has also changed something on the case – and that for the better. We like the omission of the somehow misplaced sniper button, as well as the new arrangement of the thumb buttons. The fact that this step was used directly to drill out the lighting in this area doesn’t have to please everyone, but it somehow also fits the alignment of the mouse. The change to the USB-C socket is still positive.

Technically, the mouse has now been given slipstream, which is the manufacturer’s fast wireless connection. In the test, it works like, for example, with the Virtuoso RGB SE without problems. The strange results when measuring the polling rate should be deliberately excluded here. They simply do not cover themselves with subjective experiences, so that a measurement error makes more sense here. As an SE, the Dark Core RGB Pro has also retained the QI charging function, which suits such a type of mouse very well. Unfortunately, the battery cannot be changed easily.

From a subjective point of view, the handling of the mouse is good as long as the second finger rest is not installed. This makes it a little sluggish. But even without the additional friction surface, the mouse could be too heavy for one or the other.

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Has no known chronic problems.

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