Corsair Nightsword RGB Gaming Mouse Review: Page 5 of 7

Posted by James Keir on Friday, September 6, 2019 - 8:00am

Software

Like many other Corsair peripherals, the Nightsword RGB can be configured in the iCUE software. If you don’t already have iCUE install on your computer, it is readily available on Corsair’s website with the following link: https://www.corsair.com/icue. Once you run the iCUE software, the Nightsword should be automatically detected and listed in the device list. If you don’t see the Nightsword in your list, it is likely that iCUE is out of date and needs to be updated using the settings menu.

Corsair Nightsword RGB

Looking at the “Actions” menu, you can create macro’s, remap buttons and various other things to any of the Nightsword’s 10 programmable buttons.

Corsair Nightsword RGB

Using the “Advanced Settings” on the action screen, you can configure how your action is triggered as well as if it should be repeated, a second action ran, and if it should retain the original key output.

Corsair Nightsword RGB

The last tab on the actions screen enables you to configure a sound to play when the action is triggered.

Corsair Nightsword RGB

Going to the “Lighting Effects” menu, you can turn off/on any of the RGB zones as well as adjust their lighting effects. The various effects included in iCUE are:

Predefined:

  • Rainbow – Cycling through all the colors of the rainbow
  • Color Pulse – Fading random/alternating colors in and out
  • Color Shift –  Shifting between random/alternating colors

Custom:

  • Static Color – Solid static color that is always on
  • Solid – Solid color that can have the occupancy and lighting time configured
  • Gradient – Gradient of two colors that can have the occupancy and lighting time configured

Lighting Link:

  • Spiral Rainbow – A spiral rainbow type effect over each of the RGB zones.
  • Rainbow Wave – Changing colors in each RGB zone in an alternating pattern using the whole spectrum of colors
  • Color Wave – Alternating colors in each RGB zones and changing color on each cycle
  • Visor – Flashing colors alternated from each RGB zone
  • Rain – A rain type effect
  • Type Lighting – Light up as you use the mouse
  • Temperature – Change color based on various temperature sensors

Corsair Nightsword RGB

Once you have selected an effect, you can adjust various settings such as color, speed and when to start/stop the effect.

Corsair Nightsword RGB

Under the “DPI” menu, you can configure each of the DPI profiles of the mic. Looking at the Nightsword’s DPI profiles, we have Default, Sniper and 2 others; each having individual DPI settings for X/Y. Below the DPI settings, you can also change the indicator colors for DPI and Sniper.

Corsair Nightsword RGB

On the “Performance” menu, you can configure the mouse’s pointer precision, speed, and profile indicator color.

Corsair Nightsword RGB

The next menu item is “Surface Calibration” and it is used to calibrate the surface you want to use your mouse on. The Nightsword RGB is already preconfigured for the majority of Corsair’s surfaces but if you are planning to use another mouse pad, you would want to run the calibration to achieve maximum performance.

Corsair Nightsword RGB

On the last menu item “Weight Tuning”, it detects and displays which weights are installed in the Nightsword and gives you its total/center of mass.

Corsair Nightsword RGB

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