Corsair Katar Pro Wireless, review: wireless mouse review

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Corsair Katar Pro Wireless Features and Technical Specifications

The new Corsair Katar Pro Wireless seeks to be a mouse that we are able to use each on a pc and on different gadgets (cell, pill, console, and many others.) with out counting on cables. To do that, Corsair has supplied this peripheral with connectivity Bluetooth LE 4.2, along with having the everyday connection Slipstream from this producer for the bottom doable latency.

This mouse incorporates a PixArt PMW3325 sensor, which permits us to stand up to 10,000 DPI with wonderful precision. The Polling Rate of this mouse is 1000 Hz and 1 ms, thus acquiring a motion in absolute actual time, with out delays or latencies.

It also needs to be famous that it has 6 programmable buttons to which we may give the utility that we wish, all due to its iCUE software program. In addition, it has a button on the high that can permit us to alter the mouse DPI settings on the fly to regulate every of them to the wants of the second.

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The mouse is powered by one AA battery, so we’re not going to depend upon cables in any respect. Thanks to the battery, and the absence of components that eat rather a lot, comparable to RGB, we are able to obtain as much as 135 hours of use with only one.

This mouse weighs solely 96 grams, which makes it ideally suited for many who want velocity if, for instance, they play sure titles. Its dimensions are 115.eight mm lengthy, 64.2 mm large and 37.eight mm excessive.

Corsair Katar Pro Wireless
Sensor PixArt PMW3325
Speed ​​/ Acceleration 10,000 DPI
Buttons 6
illumination Not
Memory Yes
Cable Not
Dimensions 115.eight mm lengthy
64.2mm large
37.8mm excessive mm
Weight 96 grams
Price 50 euros

Corsair Katar Pro Wireless External Review

This new mouse from Corsair is available in a field just like that of the corporate’s different merchandise. In this field the colours yellow and black predominate, with the ability to see a photograph of the mouse in query on the high, and extra detailed details about its traits on the again.

When we open the field, the very first thing we’ll see will probably be three brochures with the handbook, the protection info and the guarantee information. The most fascinating is the handbook, since it’s going to permit us to know all the weather of the mouse, it’s going to clarify the way it begins up, easy methods to configure it and the that means of the LEDs in accordance with how they shine.

The mouse has a quite simple design, it’s clear that this isn’t a gaming mouse. This one is totally black, and the one factor that stands out is the Corsair emblem on the palm and the central button the place we’ll see an LED.

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The mouse has a dexterous design. On the left aspect we are able to discover two buttons to click on with the thumb, whereas on the correct aspect we is not going to discover something.

The entrance of the mouse could be very easy too. We will merely discover the 2 click on buttons, the wheel and the central button that can permit us to change between the totally different DPI settings.

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The fascinating a part of this mouse is within the palm. We can take away the duvet that comes on this mouse to entry the battery compartment and the Wireless receiver of the mouse. This mouse makes use of an AA battery to work, and Corsair provides us one along with the mouse.

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The wireless receiver is the everyday Corsair “Slipstream” that we’re used to seeing in different peripherals. This has a really small dimension, and permits us to acquire a protected, quick and interference-free communication.

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At the underside we’ll discover the sensor, in addition to a change that can permit us to show off the mouse (within the middle), or change between wireless or Bluetooth.

Corsair Katar Pro Wireless Setup and Performance Testing

This mouse, like all peripherals from this producer, is configured by means of the iCUE program. Through it we are able to join the mouse, configure all its parameters and even replace its firmware. This program will present us all of the peripherals of this producer that we’ve related to the PC. If we choose our new Corsair Katar Pro Wireless mouse, we are able to see the standing (how it’s related), the remaining battery and alter the Polling Rate. We may also have the ability to alter the brightness, save vitality, activate a battery viewer on the desktop, select if we wish efficiency mode, or vitality saving mode, and even search for new variations of the firmware.

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The customization choices for this mouse are fairly restricted since, amongst different issues, it doesn’t have RGB lighting. What we will configure within the first place are the actions, or macros, to have the ability to use them straight from the mouse.

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In the DPI part we will configure the sensitivity that we wish the mouse to have. We will have the ability to configure Four totally different speeds, counting a «Snipper mode». We may give every of the DPI values ​​a unique coloration to determine it. Thus, if we use the central button to change between profiles, we are able to see at a look which one we’ve activated.

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Finally, within the efficiency tab we will alter the velocity of the pointer and if we need to enhance its precision.

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With the mouse configured, we’re going to enter absolutely into the efficiency exams of this. The first of the packages that we’re going to use to see how a lot efficiency it provides us will probably be Enotus Mouse Test. This program permits us to precisely measure the decision, velocity, precision and smoothness of the mouse sensor. We have carried out these exams with Corsair’s personal sensor, with the polling charge at 1000 Hz and the mouse sensitivity set to 2000 DPI.

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As we are able to see, this system tells us that the mouse has excellent decision. However, the velocity is a bit decrease than anticipated and the precision is considerably tighter. Despite this, we’re not going through a nasty mouse, particularly contemplating its worth and the advantages it provides us.

The second of the packages we’ve used to check this mouse is MouseTester. Thanks to it we are able to measure the precision of the mouse in accordance with the sensitivity, or DPI, that we configure. We have performed these exams with the DPI at 200, 2000 and 10000.

As we are able to see, some velocity photographs are detected over time. However, typically phrases, all of the values ​​are inside regular limits, they’re wonderful values ​​for a mouse that, initially, shouldn’t be helpful for gaming.

conclusion

It is obvious that the Corsair Katar Pro Wireless is just not one of the best mouse Corsair has launched available on the market. Nor is it a gaming mouse that’s going to supply us spectacular efficiency in our video games. The goal of this mouse is to grow to be a cheap accent and as versatile as doable, and due to its Wireless + Bluetooth connectivity we will use it with out issues not solely on any pc, but additionally on tablets such because the iPad, gadgets that more and more have higher prominence within the day-to-day lifetime of many customers.

We are going through a kind of small mouse, however fairly comfy to work. Mind you, the aspect buttons aren’t its sturdy level, particularly for bigger fingers. What’s extra, we’ve seen that the rear aspect button can’t be pressed appropriately with the thumb as a result of the duvet is abutting it and it is extremely onerous. If we take away the duvet the button works completely. We don’t rule out that it’s an remoted downside of our unit, so we should always not fear about this side.

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Choosing batteries over battery has its benefits and downsides. The benefit is that when it’s spent we modify it for one more and it’ll work. In addition, over time it doesn’t spoil because it occurs with batteries, however as a drawback is that we’re tied to batteries, and we’ve to hold them at all times with us.

On the opposite hand, it’s a mouse that doesn’t stand out aesthetically, and even some components of it, just like the decrease one, are too “fundamental”. It is obvious that its goal is to permit us to hold this mouse at all times with us, prepared to connect with any PC or gadget. A subject mouse that does not matter if it “seems ugly” from use so long as it really works. It would have been good to see some extra aesthetic element on this mouse as a substitute of one thing so easy, however it’s true that, if it had been performed, it will have grow to be costlier, and Corsair’s aim was to supply us the very best quality on the lowest worth, and in that sense has hit the nail on the top.

For all this, we’ve determined to present the Corsair Katar Pro Wireless our award of gold, and our advice for its wonderful efficiency / worth ratio.