Follow up to our June 13th release of the Nightsword RGB, is it’s fraternal twin the M55 RGB PRO.While the Nightsword makes a hard right handed flank, the RGB PRO is capable of a full on blitz. While this ambidextrous multi-grip gaming mouse appeases a broader variety of gamer’s the ergonomic comfort of the Nightsword is missing.
The M55 is a basic mouse. 8 buttons with what we would call the basic mouse layout. Weighing in at only 86g it’s very agile and light.Included are a manual and a warranty pamphlet and that’s about it. The M55 has a braided cord and textured side grips which give a comfortable grip whether you prefer a lose or tighter grip.
Mike-5-5 is more a militarized tool than a sci-fi weapon. Precision motion with a High-Performance 12.4K DPI sensor.
The ambidextrous design has it’s obvious advantages, however if you aren’t used to an ambidextrous mouse you most definitely will feel the difference and we noticed it almost felt that the lack of support on the pinky side, almost felt like our hand was pulling or falling over to the other side while it was adjusting to the feel.
Compatible with Corsair’s CUE software there are a few adaptations you can make to the functionality of the M55. Within the CUE settings you will be able to switch the handedness of the mouse as well as functionalize the additional two buttons on the pinky side of the mouse.
The lighting of the M55 is limited to the Corsair Logo and the DPI setting.
A few hours later
The M55 is a great mouse and over the longer term is actually quite comfortable and you really do get an understanding for the multi-grip notion.
A couple hours of intense Premiere Pro to break in the M55 were nothing but a breeze. A few more buttons would be helpful for shortcuts/macros etc.Coming in at $39.99USD on Amazon. Overall a quality mouse and an average user experience give the M55 some room for improvement, but if you’re just looking for that simple user experience with a little flair, the M55 has you covered, Bronze Seal award.
Build & Composition
The M55 is a good tool for public domains where reliability and functionality are key. Ambidextrous to appease the public but for the more advanced crowd the M55 probably will not suffice.