Corsair Raptor M45 Gaming Mouse Review

/ 10 years ago

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Corsair is one of the best-known brands in the business, countless gamers flock to them for the latest power supplies, chassis, water coolers, memory products and more. They’ve built a sock solid reputation with the gaming and system building communities thanks to their high-end performance and build quality. The same can be said for their peripheral ranges, which cover gaming mice, headsets, keyboards (both mechanical and membrane) and no doubt a few other little gadgets for the desktop. We’ve reviewed a few Corsair peripherals over the years and time and time again they’ve impressed us with their features, quality and performance, so I’m hoping for a similar performance from the Corsair Raptor M45 gaming mouse.

“Corsair Raptor M45 is designed for gaming performance. A powerful gaming-tuned 5,000 DPI optical sensor, fast response time, extra-large PTFE glide pads, and a high-mass scroll wheel put you in command. You can customize it to your play style with the adjustable weight system, and seven programmable buttons put macros and other critical gaming functions just a click away. Instant DPI switching lets you toggle between high sensor resolution for fast motion, and low resolution for super-accurate aiming. And since serious gamers play for hours at a time, the M45 has a comfortable right-handed design with textured and soft-touch surfaces.” –

The M45 is focused on gaming, so Corsair has put in a bunch of extra features such as a customisable weighting system, programmable buttons, DPI adjustments and a whole lot more that should appeal to gamers. More exciting than the feature set is the price tag, because Corsair is cramming all these features into the M45 for just under £40.

  • Game tuned 5000 DPI optical sensor – Highly linear tracking for accurate mouse control in games
  • Advanced weight system – Customize both mouse weight and balance for your style of play
  • 7 programmable buttons – Set frequently used actions, macros or keystrokes to dedicated mouse – buttons for faster access
  • On-the-fly DPI adjustment – Switch dpi with a single click for tight shots and fast getaways
  • Selectable USB response time – Choose between 1000, 500, 250 and 125Hz
  • Adjustable lift height – Five selectable lift height levels
  • Soft-touch surfaces – Outstanding comfort during multi-hour play sessions
  • Onboard memory – Save mouse settings for use on other PCs
  • Corsair Mouse Software – Setup macros, create keystrokes, adjust dpi and save settings directly to your mouse

The mouse comes nicely packed with a good image of the product on the front of the box, as well as a quick rundown of the major features; these include the 5000 DPI game-tuned optical sensor, adjustable weight system and seven programmable buttons.


Around the back you’ll find a more detailed run down of the major features, but we’ll be taking a closer look at all of them in a moment.


The mouse comes hard-wired with a hard-wearing sleeved cable and a durable moulded USB connection. There are no extras included in the box, but drivers can be downloaded from the Corsair website.


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