The Corsair M75 Air is Corsair’s latest premium line of wireless gaming mouse and is adored by countless of FPS pros.
They say subtlety is key, and the design of the Corsair M75 Air reflects just that. The mouse opts for an all black low profile look that ditches the conventional RGB lighting that we’ve all come to expect from a gaming mouse. Instead, the company’s logo has this glossy look and the most notable feature is the greenish yellow accent that’s present on the scroll wheel.
All in all, I really like the whole look that the M75 Air is going for, sleek and nothing too intrusive.
The M75 Air is marketed to be this ultralight weight gaming mouse, and I gotta say it is indeed as advertised. Weighing at 60g which is lighter than most mouse in the market, the size of the mouse also fits pretty snug on my slightly big hands, which is a good sign.
The texture of the mouse is quite coarse, which means that you won’t worry too much about leaving any sweat marks on the mouse after spending a good 100 minutes in a match of Dota 2 defending against Mega creeps while your opponents flames your team in all-chat. However, the side buttons on the most is glossy and smooth, which is quite a stark difference that I can appreciate.
You don’t need to put in battery in the M75 Air, meaning that you have to charge the mouse once in a while, but you can also choose to use it wired if you prefer things that way. The M75 Air supports three types of connections: wired, 2.4Ghz which you need to use the receiver that comes with the mouse, and Bluetooth connection. The switch is located a the bottom of the mouse, and different coloured LED on top shows you different modes, blue being Bluetooth, green being connecting through the receiver, and red indicating low battery.
The Corsair M75 Air comes with a total of 6 buttons. You have the obvious ones like the left and right click, and there’s two side buttons along with being able to click down the mouse wheel, on top of button located at the bottom of the mouse for you to change the connection mode.
My main gripe with the mouse is the lack of a DPI switch. While there’s some people who can settle with just one DPI setting, but there are still a number of people who prefer using different DPI settings in different situations, and being unable to change between said settings on the fly makes things much harder.
It’s not to say that you can’t change your DPI settings, in fact, the M75 Air uses a 26K DPI sensor meaning that you can go as high as 26,000 DPI. The only way to change your DPI is through the iCUE software. You can also set up a profile with two different DPI settings, but then you’ll have to modify one of the mouse button functions to the DPI switch, which is not worth it in my opinion.
The rest of the mouse does live up to the expectations. It’s lightweight so it makes flicking in FPS games much easier and less constrained, it’s smooth to glide on a mousepad which makes things easier, and the side button is also positioned very well.
One of the best things that the mouse has is that there’s a 2000Hz polling rate setting available for use, which is the frequency of the mouse sending data to your PC, meaning that the higher that value is, the better.
The trade off to that is the battery life, which I personally don’t think is an issue. The M75 Air is advertise to have up to 34 hours of battery life with the 2.4GHz connection, and 100 hours with Bluetooth connectivity, so unless you’re on an unhealthy gaming marathon, you’re good to go.
The Corsair M75 Air Wireless Gaming Mouse is a good one, there’s a lot of good qualities to it that makes it such a good and satisfying mouse to use. It’s light, it’s smooth to glide across the mousepad, the battery life is good, the polling rate is great and it’s just an overall comfortable mouse to use. The left and right click also uses optical switches that are rated at 100M click lifespan, and there’s no delay in clicking.
The M75 Air is more to the premium price range, being priced at $149.99 USD without discount, it’s relatively steep considering it’s lacking a dedicated DPI switch and requires you to download extra software to change it yourself.
If you’re willing to spend the money, the Corsair M75 Air Wireless Gaming Mouse is going to do you wonders, considering it’s well made and it’s going to last you for a long time.