The Corsair Sabre Pro Champion Series is the non-RGB lightweight version of the company’s palm-grip-oriented Sabre gaming mouse. It weighs just 69g but is quite large.
The Sabre is among Corsair’s lightest mice yet, coming in at 69g – 5g lighter than the RGB version. It’s otherwise a fairly large mouse, though, with a tall, bulbous back section that fills the area under your palm. This makes it ideal for palm grip use for small and medium-size hands but it also works well for other grip styles for medium to large hands.
Its plain black styling is simple without looking cheap and its relatively coarse matt outer surface provides decent grip even for dry hands – something that’s helped by the tall sides that provide plenty of surface area for your thumb and outer fingers.
For features, you don’t get any extra top-mounted buttons but on the underside there’s a DPI button with an RGB indicator LED for showing your current DPI setting. DPI, polling rate and button assignments can be changed in Corsair’s iCUE where you can set up to five DPI levels but annoyingly can’t opt for fewer than three.
The Sabre uses 50 million click Omron switches for the left and right buttons. They feel snappy yet light as do the back and forward thumb buttons. The middle button is also easy to press without moving the wheel, and the wheel itself has a nicely knobbly rubber grip.
The fixed, 2.1m, braided cable is lightweight to make for minimal pushback, but the outer braided sleeve is loose and oversized causing it to look at little messy.
Corsair’s Axon processor powers this mouse, providing up to an 8KHz polling rate and onboard setting recall – so you don’t need Corsair’s software to keep your mouse setup as you like. Meanwhile, the Pixart PMW3392 sensor proved flawless in our gaming tests.
Corsair Sabre Pro Champion Series pros and cons
- Comfortable palm grip design
- Solid gaming performance
- Quite bulky
- Baggy-looking cord braiding
- No RGB!
Corsair Sabre Pro Champion Series specs
The Corsair Sabre Pro Champion Series specs list is:
|Dimensions (mm)||70 x 129 x 43 (W x D x H)|
|Sensor||Pixart PAW3392 – 18,000 DPI, 50G acceleration, 450ips|
|Buttons||5 (left, right, scroll wheel, back, forward)|
|Cable||2.1m, lightweight braided|
|Extras||RGB lighting skirt, DPI button on underside|
Corsair Sabre Pro Champion Series price
The Corsair Sabre Pro Champion Series price is just $45 / £45, making it one of the cheaper gaming mice around.
Price: Expect to pay $45 / £45
Corsair Sabre Pro Champion Series review conclusion
The Sabre is quite large but light, comfortable and more than capable when it comes to gaming. Those with smaller hands or that prefer a fingertip-centric mouse design will want to look elsewhere, but if you like a hand-filling larger mouse shape, the Sabre delivers the goods for a reasonably low price. For our gaming mouse recommendations, check out our best gaming mouse list.
Corsair Sabre Pro Champion Series rating
A capable budget gaming mouse for palm grip users or those with medium to large hands.