To test the Ironclaw RGB Wireless I will be playing my favorite FPS game CS: GO and doing several rounds of Wingman in wired and 2.4GHz wireless mode. Unfortunately, none of my systems have Bluetooth so I’m unable to test that mode of the mouse. My test system is comprised of:
- ASRock Z370 Tachi Motherboard
- Intel 8700K Processor
- 4 x 4GB Team Group T-Force Delta RGB Ram
- ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2060
- Cooler Master 212 Hyper Black Edition Cooler
- EVGA 750W P2 PSU
- NZXT H700i Ninja
- Corsair MM530 XL mouse mat
Being a palm grip person, I felt right at home the moment I placed my hand on the Ironclaw. I really love its larger size and it’s probably perfect for my medium sized hands. Much like the other Corsair mice, I have reviewed, the Ironclaw RGB Wireless glides effortlessly across the MM530 mouse mat. I did find it a little heavy at first since my current daily driver weighs about 100g and the Ironclaw come in at 130g.
I played the first few sets of matches in wired mode and as expected, the Ironclaw performed beautifully. It was highly responsive and the 2 DPI buttons allowed me to get my DPI just right in a matter of seconds. I did find at first the extra weight took a little while to get used to, but after a few rounds, this became a non-issue. After completing a few matches, it was time to test out the 2.4GHz SLIPSTREAM Wireless mode on the Ironclaw. When switching modes, I purposely did this mid-round to see how long it took to go from wired to wireless mode. Much to my surprise, there was only an extremely short pause before I was back in the action. I’m far from a professional CS: GO player, but if I were to do a blind test of the Ironclaw there is no way could I tell the difference between each mode. The SLIPSTREAM Wireless mode was just as responsive as when I was playing in wired mode. To me, the only real downside to the playing wireless is if the battery were to die mid-match. Even that really isn’t an issue as the Ironclaw changes modes pretty much instantly.
Overall, I was extremely impressed with the responsiveness of the Ironclaw both in wired and wireless mode. Personally, I would always game with the Ironclaw in the 2.4GHz SLIPSTREAM Wireless mode and do away with that wire for good.