Products: Corsair Glaive and MM800
Reviewed by: Antonis Sapanidis
There are four things that all PCs use every day. These are the keyboard, mouse, mousepad, and the monitor. The first three are the ones that we sometimes decide to cut corners with so that we can invest the extra money in a better graphics card, monitor, or whatever else you find more important for your computer. The story changes once you get used to better keyboard, mouse, and mousepad. You then realise how important they are and how after all it might not have been the best idea to try and save some money on the expense of those three.
I will now be taking a quick look at the Corsair MM800 Polaris RGB mousepad, and also at the Corsair Glaive mouse. You can find more info about them on the Corsair website, where I am also taking the pricing from. At the time of writing this review the Corsair MM800 Polaris RGB mousepad is €75 or $60 US dollars, and the Corsair Glaive mouse is priced at €80 for the EU or $70 US dollars. For more info about Corsair products you can click the link here. As I said all the prices are from the Corsair website, so you should be able to find better pricing at your local stores or e-tailers.
Thanks to Corsair for providing the Glaive mouse and the Polaris MM800 RGB mousepad.
Corsair MM800 RGB Polaris mousepad
If you had told me that one day I would be having an RGB mousepad I would have laughed, and suggested you visit a doctor as I would have believed you had clouded judgement. But this is not the first time that I was wrong, and here I am looking at the MM800 RGB mousepad from Corsair.
So let’s take a quick look at the packaging and the contents.
Here is quick look at the front of the box. We can see some of the features that the Corsair MM800 has, and since it’s not just a normal mousepad, it offers a USB pass-through, works with the CUE software, has 15 LEDs, and the cable is braided.
On the back of the box we find more information about the MM800. One thing that is worth mentioning here is that the Corsair MM800 comes with a two year warranty.
On opening the box, you will be greeted with the huge, for my taste, mousepad.
Once you lift the mousepad, underneath you will also find a warranty guide, and the quick start manual as is expected with everything you buy. Notice the placement of the USB connector, and also the cable, an excellent job with the packaging, nothing is loose everything is in their place, and even if you decide to put all back you know where to put everything.
The rear of the mousepad is rubber based and it is non-slippery. I have to say that I did have a hard time trying to move the MM800 in any direction, you can lift it very easily, but sliding it wasn’t an easy task, as it should be, so it’s an excellent job.
A quick look at the edges of the Polaris MM800 and we can see that they are all rounded, which is pleasing to the eye since you don’t have any rough edges but also gives a nicer and more cleaner look when the RGB LEDs are lit.
The Corsair Polaris MM800 had a braided cable, and on the back you will also find the USB port to connect your mouse, this way you won’t have to have two cables going from your desk to your computer, however some cable management will be required to make everything look tidy on your desk.
Now let’s take a closer look on the Corsair Glaive mouse.