Whether you are a fan of big, multi-button mice or not, the Corsair Scimitar is a great looking mouse. It has sleek lines, a unique look and once again, I love the yellow accenting with the black. It is such a fun change of pace from the usual gaming colour schemes that it is worth noting right off of the bat.
The mouse itself is made up of a few sturdy well built panels that sit flush with the overall design. The whole thing is coated in a soft plastic which feels great to the touch and the buttons are built in to the main design. This does mean that they cannot be pressed right from the back, but you can still actuate them from about half way down which should cater to most hand sizes.
Unlike most mice which sport just a couple of buttons on the left hand side, the Scimitar Pro RGB does things a little differently. With 12 buttons at your disposable, on an adjustable slide, it offers a lot more than just forward/back. We will cover that more in the testing section, but suffice to say, that there is no dedicated thumb rest on this rodent – unless you count the small lip at the very rear.
The right hand side is a little more dull, but still features a finger rest with textured rubber for added grip.
At the front end there are the usual left right buttons, with a big, stylish gap between them for the rubber coated scroll wheel. There are two buttons behind it which can of course be remapped, but they are at default set to profile switch and DPI cycle respectively.
The cabling has a protector at its base to prevent shearing over time and ends in a custom USB header, though is entirely nickel plated. The cable itself is braided to a high standard, so should not snag.
The underside of the mouse is rather stark in comparison to many, but it is not the part that needs to look good, so kudos for Corsair for putting effort where it is needed. There are however the usual four PTFE pads for smooth movements and a centrally located optical sensor.
There is also a small screw hole, which you can use the included driver to adjust. It lets you loosen the side-panel button-slider and adjust its position.
A simple push or pull is all that is required and it lets you set the positioning just right for your hand size.