CORSAIR KATAR PRO WIRELESS Review

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅06-10-20
Technical Specifications

Buttons:- 6, remappable
Sensor:- 10,000 DPI PixArt PMW3325 Optical Sensor
Wireless:- 2.4GHz CORSAIR SLIPSTREAM or Bluetooth 5 selectable dual-wireless
Connector:- USB Mini-Dongle for 2.4GHz operation
Weight:- 96g (inc. Battery)
Shape:- Symmetric, RH thumb buttons, claw/fingertip grip
Dimensions (approx):- 116mm x 65mm x 35mm
Mousing feet: Two oversized low-friction pads
Battery: 1 x AA (included), non-rechargable
Battery Life: up to 135hrs (software-configurable power profile)


The PixArt PMW3325 is a workhorse optical sensor capable of up to 12000CPI (here restricted to 10000 for the wireless variant) and has nominal acceleration and maximum tracking speeds of 20 G and 100 IPS (2.54 m/s) respectively. It is considered to be one of the better optical sensors at the affordable end of the spectrum and is present in a wide range of popular mice from multiple brands. Expectations would place it at the entry level of competitive/esports gaming.

About CORSAIR SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS Technology

SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS delivers hyper-fast 2.4GHz gaming grade wireless speed, transmitting twice the packets of previous generation wireless devices, and ensuring your signal stays strong even in heavy wireless traffic with Intelligent Frequency Shift (IFS). Combining the confidence of tournament-ready wireless performance with a robust wireless range up to 33ft, SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS lets you play your way, whether from the desktop or the couch.


CORSAIR claim that SLIPSTREAM is capable of <1ms wireless latency, making it a defining feature in a world where click-to-screen latency is an ever more critical part of the gameplay process. Until recent years wireless mice had the same reputation as wireless networking when it came to gaming - sub-optimal, to put it mildly - and its only proprietary technologies such as this that have made them competitive.

Latency aside, IFS should mean that even wireless environments congested in the 2.4GHz band wont undermine the KATAR PRO WIRELESS' reliability. That will be of particular importance in modern smart-connected homes and university dorms alike, where wireless reception is often abysmal.


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