Based on Corsair’s Ironclaw RGB, the Ironclaw RGB Wireless enters the market with an overall similar design that also has a few notable changes. First and foremost is the feature that gives this mouse its name: It has a built-in battery and can be used wirelessly. Corsair also equipped the mouse with a few extra buttons that make it feel somewhat different from the original Ironclaw RGB.
For a product with RGB literally spelled out in its name, this gaming mouse has surprisingly few LED lights. There are a couple of RGB LED light zones on the mouse’s front; one below the scroll wheel, and the Corsair emblem on the palm rest is illuminated with RGB LED lights. There are a couple of lights on the left side of the mouse as well, but these indicate which settings configuration you’re currently using. Most of these lights won’t be visible when the mouse is in use, which makes it a poor choice if you are looking for a mouse that’s a real light show.
At the heart of this mouse rests a Pixart PMW3391 optical sensor that carries an 18,000 DPI rating. This offers higher precision than the Pixart PMW3367 inside the Corsair’s Dark Core RGB SE wireless mouse, and it also carries a better DPI rating than Logitech’s G502 Lightspeed mouse.
The traditional left- and right-click buttons on this mouse use Omron switches that are more responsive than traditional mouse buttons and can last for up to 50 million clicks. This mouse also has a clickable scroll wheel, two DPI buttons directly below the scroll wheel, and five buttons on the left side. All of these buttons can be programmed to perform any function you desire.
Corsair designed the Ironclaw RGB Wireless with a large exterior shell that should fit large hands more comfortably than your average mouse. Mike Epstein indicated in his PCMag review that the overall design felt good to him and that his fingers fell naturally onto the buttons, but as it is one of the larger gaming mice on the market, you should consider something else if you have small hands.
The Corsair Ironclaw RGB Wireless comes with a USB 2.4GHz Wi-Fi sensor that uses Corsair’s Slipstream technology. The company indicates this should enable the mouse to work with a latency of less than 1ms and give it an advantage over Corsair’s Dark Core RGB SE when using the wireless key. It also works over Bluetooth, as well as in wired mode when connected to the USB charging cable. Unlike the Dark Core RGB SE, the Ironclaw RGB Wireless doesn’t support wireless charging.
WIth a competitive feature set and an $ 80 price tag, the Ironclaw RGB Wireless is a strong option for anyone shopping for a wireless gaming mouse. As it lacks wireless charging, it may not be the best solution for everyone.
Logitech’s G502 Lightspeed offers similar performance features and it includes wireless charging, though that mouse is also significantly more expensive at $ 149.99. Corsair’s Dark Core RGB SE is also a strong alternative that features wireless charging and it is currently on sale for $ 69.99, but the wireless charging pad will set you back an extra $ 79.99. All things considered, the Ironclaw RGB Wireless remains a strong option.