Corsair recently updated one of their wireless gaming mice, the Corsair Dark Core RGB PRO (SE); with the word “Pro” separating it from its predecessor. There are also two variants, an SE and a non-SE. The overall look and design are similar to the previous Dark Core RGB, but there are some changes here and there. The newer Dark Core RGB Pro (SE) is now available on Amazon.com and comes with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $79.99 for the non-SE and $89.99 for the SE variant. Check out more details below and see what’s new with this wireless gaming mouse.
Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro (SE) Wireless Gaming Mouse Launched
One of the key features of the new Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro (SE) is the Slipstream Wireless technology that provides a stable and reliable connection in wireless mode. The Corsair Ironclaw we reviewed before features this kind of connection. Unfortunately, the non-Pro or its predecessor did not come with Corsair’s Slipstream Wireless technology.
And just like the Ironclaw, the newer Dark Core RGB Pro (SE) can be connected via three different ways: via the sub-1ms Slipstream Wireless, or via low-latency Bluetooth, or via the usual USB wired connection. In our experience with the Ironclaw, the wireless connection via slipstream is as responsive as the wired connection.
The sensor on the Dark Core RGB Pro is now a custom PixArt PAW3392 that is optimized for wireless connectivity. It has an extremely low power consumption and a native 18,000 DPI resolution and it is customizable in1 DPI steps.
Corsair is also using their new hyper-polling technology in the Dark Core RGB Pro. This ensures fast response times by communicating with a PC at up to 2,000 Hz. That is basically 2x the speed of standard gaming mice and it will be able to deliver the full performance benefits of Slipstream Wireless, for better-than-wired latency.
The overall shape and ergonomics are basically the same with the old Dark Core RGB. But there are changes, especially on the right side (thumb portion). There are also 9 RGB lighting zones on the new Pro version; including an integrated light bar with four individually addressable LEDs. Just like most of Corsair’s products, you can also control the RGB lighting using the iCUE software; and you can sync it with other devices compatible with iCUE.
You can store up to 3 on-board memory profiles on the new Dark Core RGB Pro (SE), same with the older one. But there are only 8 programmable buttons on the new Pro version, instead of 9 on the older non-Pro version. The newer Dark Core Pro is also a bit heavier at 142 grams, compared to its predecessor with only 128 grams.
Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE vs non-SE
The main and only difference between the SE and non-SE version is that the SE version has a Qi wireless charging feature; while with the non-SE you need to charge it using the USB cable. Also, to take advantage of the Dark Core RGB PRO SE’s Qi wireless charging feature, you’ll need a Qi-compatible device like the CORSAIR MM1000 mouse pad.
Price and Availability
The Corsair Dark Core Pro SE and Dark Core RGB Pro wireless gaming mice are now available and comes with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $89.99 and $79.99 USD respectively. Corsair is also offering a 2-year limited warranty for the said product. For the latest pricing and availability kindly check out the link(s) below.
Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro (SE) Wireless Gaming Mouse latest pricing and availability:
For US: available on Amazon.com here
Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro (SE) Specifications