The Corsair Katar is an optical gaming mouse designed for MOBA and FPS, it’s lightweight, ambidextrous and made for absolute precision.
The appearance of the Katar carries Corsair’s signature gun metal grey and black colors, the coated finish. The design is sleek and simple, the rubber coated surface makes it luxurious and comfortable to the touch.
At the bottom the large sized mouse feets are strategically placed and this allows the mouse to glide with little to no friction.
Size wise the Katar far from being the size of the Sabre RGB Laser.
It shares the same USB connector design as the Sabre RGB Laser but the cables are glossy rubber rather than the braided cables.
Below are the specs for the Katar.
The key feature of the Katar would be that it is light weight, coming in at only 85g. The DPI range of the Katar is from 100 to 8000, that’s a huge amount of DPI if you’re the type that lives on insane cursor movement speed. It even comes with 1000Hz polling rate.
Customization can be done via the Corsair Utility Engine, the 4 buttons can be programmed, the red color backlight behavior can be changed and the mouse performance can be tweaked.
With only 4 buttons the Corsair Katar is very limited. If you’re the type that doesn’t change DPI all the time then it’s good as you can assign that button to something else, perhaps profile switch.
The main concern to me would be how the mouse synchronizes with the Corsair Utility Engine. I’ve had times where my assigned button ceases to function and DPI buttons refuse to respond. The solution? Disconnect the mouse and reconnect it.
I took the mouse for a run with League of Legends and it worked great. The Katar fits my palm just perfectly and it’s actually more comfortable to grip compared to the Sabre RGB Laser. Build wise the clicks on the Left and Right mouse button seems loud, it’s more audible compared to the Sabre RGB Laser and even my Logitech G300S. As for the scroll wheel, I have no problem pressing the middle button but I feel that the quality needs a little work as it is somewhat noisy when scrolling, particularly when one scrolls upwards.
The Corsair Katar Optical Gaming Mouse retails at RM 150, it’s a great mouse though with many strong points so I can’t dismiss the product just because of a software problem. Corsair will fix it eventually, this is a great mouse for gaming purpose. For me, I definitely love the size, curve (grip) and weight and the high DPI (8000) available, it’s definitely a great mouse for gaming purpose.
Not everyone requires more than 4 buttons to assign shortcuts, if you need more than 4 then clearly this mouse isn’t the one for you. 😀
The Corsair Katar unit was provided by Buildtron Technology Sdn Bhd, distributor for Corsair’s range of products.