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Corsair Harpoon Rgb Review

True Score

80
83
9

Experts

88
2,586

Consumers

Expert Rankings

The Corsair HARPOON RGB is lightweight and comfortable, with low latency and high sensitivity, making it a worthy and affordable gaming mouse. It has great sensors and grip comfort but has inconsistent tracking, a stiff cable, and unnecessary lighting.

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Overview

The Corsair HARPOON RGB is a high-end wired model that was first released back in late 2016, and it boasts a sleek aesthetic with an ambidextrous shape and is mainly geared toward gamers. Unfortunately, unlike some of the best computer mouse models out today, it doesn’t have a wireless mode. But similar to other highly-rated gaming mouse options, it features six programmable buttons (including scroll wheel) that you can customize using the ICUE software. If you need more mouse buttons, visit our Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE review.

The Corsair HARPOON RGB mouse, as the name suggests, features directly customizable RGB lighting and customizable lighting presets, and the RGB lighting customizations are also accessible from the same ICUE software. Sadly, at 85 grams (including the two-meter-long USB cable), it isn’t very light weight. If you need a lighter mouse, take a look at our Cooler Master MM710 Mouse review.

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our Verdict

Made of matte plastic, the Corsair HARPOON RGB features a light but sturdy build quality, and its rubber side grips make it great for players who use claw grips. Also, its iCUE software suite allows users to customize buttons and RGB lighting. The mouse boasts incredibly low latency, tested at 1 ms, and a sensitivity reaching up to 18,000 DPI.
However, it comes with caveats, such as connectivity issues, scroll wheel rigidity, and loose buttons, which can be frustrating in high-intensity scenarios. Nevertheless, it’s a sensible option for gamers seeking higher performance in FPS games and MMOs. And while it’s affordable and effective for those with small to medium-sized hands who prefer claw grip, those with larger hands may want to explore other options.

True Score

80

Reasons to Buy

  • Good build quality
  • Long battery life
  • Suitable for all hand sizes with a claw grip
  • Excellent sensor performance
  • Lightweight mouse

Reasons to Avoid

  • Not suited for large hands with palm grip
  • The cable feels stiff.
  • Inconsistent and prone to tracking errors
  • Unnecessary lighting
  • The scroll wheel is not very smooth

Specifications

Adjustable WeightNo
HandednessRight-handed
Max DPI10000 dpi
Min DPIn/a
Number Of Buttons6
WirelessYes
Wireless ConnectivityBluetooth, RF

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Product Comparison

Corsair Harpoon RGB Mouse Review

Corsair Harpoon RGB Mouse Review

Logitech G203 Review

Logitech G203 Review

True Score

80
NR
75
NR

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Market Context

The Corsair HARPOON RGB is a high-end wired model that was first released back in late 2016, and it boasts a sleek aesthetic with an…

The Corsair HARPOON RGB is a high-end wired model that was first released back in late 2016, and it boasts a sleek aesthetic with an ambidextrous shape and is mainly geared toward gamers. Unfortunately, unlike some of the best computer mouse models out today, it doesn’t have a wireless mode. But similar to other highly-rated gaming mouse options, it features six programmable buttons (including scroll wheel) that you can customize using the ICUE software. If you need more mouse buttons, visit our Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE review.

The Corsair HARPOON RGB mouse, as the name suggests, features directly customizable RGB lighting and customizable lighting presets, and the RGB lighting customizations are also accessible from the same ICUE software. Sadly, at 85 grams (including the two-meter-long USB cable), it isn’t very light weight. If you need a lighter mouse, take a look at our Cooler Master MM710 Mouse review.

The Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless is a direct successor to the Corsair HARPOON RGB wired mouse. And while the Corsair HARPOON RGB can only be…

The Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless is a direct successor to the Corsair HARPOON RGB wired mouse. And while the Corsair HARPOON RGB can only be used through a single wired mode, the Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless can be used through two wireless modes (wireless dongle and Bluetooth connectivity) and through a wired connection. And the Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless features a significantly better 10000 DPI optical sensor in comparison to the wired unit’s 6000 DPI PMW3325 sensor.

While the SteelSeries Rival 3 RGB gaming mouse comes with an 8500 DPI sensor, the Corsair HARPOON RGB only has a 6000 DPI optical sensor….

While the SteelSeries Rival 3 RGB gaming mouse comes with an 8500 DPI sensor, the Corsair HARPOON RGB only has a 6000 DPI optical sensor. The SteelSeries Rival 3 also has a much more consistent sensor, as the Corsair HARPOON RGB tends to suffer from jittering issues at the max DPI. But the HARPOON does have significantly better ergonomics than the Rival 3, thanks to its textured rubber side grips. In contrast, the HARPOON (85 grams) has a higher overall weight than the Rival 3 mouse (79 grams).

While both are wired mice, the Corsair HARPOON RGB has a significantly faster input latency of just 1 ms compared to the Logitech G203 Prodigy’s…

While both are wired mice, the Corsair HARPOON RGB has a significantly faster input latency of just 1 ms compared to the Logitech G203 Prodigy’s 11 ms. On the other hand, the Logitech G203 Prodigy features a significantly better sensor performance, thanks to its 8000 DPI optical sensor when put against the Corsair HARPOON RGB’s 6000 DPI sensor. And the G203 gaming mouse’s better-performing sensor is also more consistent, as the Corsair HARPOON RGB’s optical sensor frequently suffers from jittering issues.

Adjustable Weight

No

Handedness

Right-handed

Max DPI

10000 dpi

Min DPI

n/a

Number Of Buttons

6

Wireless

Yes

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Score Card

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Expert Score

83

*.75

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Customer Score

88

*.25

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True Score

80

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    A

    Trust Score

    71
    The Corsair HARPOON RGB is good for FPS gaming because it’s lightweight and easy to… read more

    By:

    Kelsey Linhares
  • Tom’s Guide
    C

    Trust Score

    90
    The Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless is an impressive wireless gaming mouse, especially considering its low… read more

    By:

    Unknown
  • Trusted Reviews
    D

    Trust Score

    90
    For the price it’s retailing for, the Corsair Harpoon offers obscene value for money when… read more

    By:

    Unknown
  • Tech Power Up
    D

    Trust Score

    NR
    The Corsair iCUE software, which controls all newer Corsair products, is quite good. I didn’t… read more

    By:

    Vanir
  • Kit Guru
    D

    Trust Score

    80
    The Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless is a solid option for those who want a reliable… read more

    By:

    Dominic Moass
  • Legit Reviews
    F

    Trust Score

    NR
    The Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless gaming mouse offers good wireless gaming performance without sacrificing gaming… read more

    By:

    Meng Vang

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