A Closer Look
Now that the Nightsword RGB is out of the box, we can get a first-hand look of the mouse. The Nightsword has an entirely black body with the exception of the white Corsair logo and has a combination of glossy and matte finishes. Doing a few test glides across a mouse pad it felt great in our hands and slid effortlessly across the surface. Counting all the buttons (including the mouse wheel), the Nightsword contains a total of 10 programmable buttons which can be configured using Corsair’s iCUE software.
The palm of the mouse is completely covered with a soft rubber material that is also dimpled. The material is quite comfy when in hand and should provide excellent handling during your gaming sessions. In the center of the grip, there is also the first of four RGB elements with a white backlit Corsair logo.
Looking to the front of the mouse, we have our left/right mouse buttons with a textured mouse wheel in the center. Below the mouse wheel, are the Nightsword’s profile buttons which enable you to switch profiles on the fly and the buttons to the right, cycle you through the configured DPI settings.
Turning the mouse to its right side, there is another rubberized grip as well as an RGB lit mesh near the bottom.
Moving to the left of the Nightsword we see more RGB backlit mesh in the front and the back with a contoured thumb rest in the center. Also, in the center, going left to right it the multi-purpose LED indicator (used to display the currently selected DPI and profile configuration), forward/back buttons, and the sniper button.
Taking a look at the bottom, the Nightsword is equipped with 5 large gliding pads, two at the front, two and the back, and the last on the bottom of the thumb grip. In the center, we have the 18,000 DPI as well as a removable panel to enable you to add/remove weights from the mouse.
Removing the panel, we find 6 compartments which can be filled with the supplied weights.
You can choose to install each weight into any compartment of your choice give you complete control over the weight distribution.
Like most Corsair’s premium peripherals, the Nightsword includes a branded USB connector and a braided sleeved wire.
Plugging in the Nightsword, the RGB element lights up with our favorite lighting profile “Rainbow”. Out of all the RGB zones, we like the mesh sections at the bottom of the mouse as they really pop whenally seen in the dark.