Peripheral preferences tend to be very personal, especially among gamers. Perhaps that's why Corsair's new Sabre RGB mouse comes in two different flavors. One is equipped with an 8200-DPI laser sensor that promises "ultra-precise tracking on nearly any surface," while the other uses a 6400-DPI optical unit that only commits to "smooth, accurate tracking."
Both versions are wrapped in an ultra-light body that weighs under 3.5 oz (100 g). Corsair's press release doesn't provide dimensions, but the Sabre looks to be on the small side, so it should appeal to folks who prefer to pinch the mouse lightly between their fingertips.
As the RGB moniker suggests, the mouse is infused with multi-colored LEDs capable of producing 16.8 million different hues. The lighting is spread across four independent zones, because having your mouse glow a single color is so 2013. LED colors can be defined with Corsair's CUE software, which also handles mapping assignments for the eight programmable buttons.
The optical version of the Sabre is set to sell for $59.99, while its laser counterpart is listed for $69.99. For the next three weeks, you also have a shot at winning one free of charge. Corsair is giving away five prize packages that include not only a Saber RGB, but also a fancy mouse pad, a GeForce GTX 780 graphics card, and a copy of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. "Complete a social action to enter," the giveaway page reads. Consider yourself warned.