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Done with Corsair Peripherals

I have never had PC peripherals fail so consistently. I trusted Corsair since their PC components (power supply, etc) have been rock solid for me. I assumed this level of craftsmanship and reliability would transfer to their peripherals as well. I have either given their components too much praise, or their mice and headphones have fallen short. Either way, I'm never buying another Corsair product.

Before going further, I would like to state that I'm a programmer and IT guy. I'm beyond gentle with my tech. I don't slam mice, or bang on keyboards, or toss headsets or anything like that. That's why lots of my things last a long time.

The Four Failures (band name?)

Fail #1: GLAIVE RGB PRO Gaming Mouse (non-aluminum)

This looked like a sensible choice. The mouse worked for just over a year before the left click button began ghost clicking. It was negligible at first, but soon became a problem when I was working with some modeling software.

Fail #2: VOID PRO wired headset

Another sensible choice, I received it as a gift. This headset lasted about 1.5 years before the cable started faulting.

Fail #3: VOID PRO wireless headset

Fool me once, right? Anyways, I loved how the headset felt and worked, so I purchased the wireless version on the premise that there were no cables to fail. The headset works, but if it's plugged into the PC sometimes it won't register as the correct device. Also, sidetone working/not working on a random basis is also an issue.

Fail #4: Dark Core RGB SE with Qi wireless charging

This was the straw that broke the camel's back. Once again, this mouse lasted just over a year before suddenly, and unexpectedly, it just up and died. No warning. Even still, I was planning to replace it soon anyways because it never really fit my hand correctly.


So help me, I'm going to dig out my old Microsoft Intellimouse 2. Now that was a mouse. Large, one of the best feeling mice of all time, buttons that were where they were supposed to be, top tier optical tracking.

At least, I would if I didn't thing Logitech's mice were so neat. That toggle between solid click scrolling and endless scrolling is amazing.

edit: After careful consideration, I'm going ahead with the Logitech G502 HERO wired mouse. $50 for a solid, tried and true mouse seems alright to me. Considering the wireless option is $120, and I really don't need it, I'm ok sticking with wired for now. Even though LTT's review video sang the praises of the 502 wireless edition, I just don't think I'd be getting an extra $70 out of that version.



I'm a software developer, philanthropist, biker, cyclist, hiker, gamer, drone pilot, photo bug, and all around DIY enthusiast. I like to think I can cook, and enjoy a good game of PUBG/WarZone every now and then.

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