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Written by Joey Peng   
Monday, 09 April 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
Corsair Vengeance M60 Laser Gaming Mouse
Closer Look: Corsair M60
Corsair M60 Detailed Features
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Closer Look: Corsair Vengeance M60

The Corsair Vengeance M60 did not come with too much in the package. You get the M60 FPS mouse and a quick start guide. Drivers are available for download only from their website.

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Initial impression of the mouse was great. The design looked great and the construction was solid. Not too many gaming mice feature metallic shells like the Vengeance M60. Also immediately noticeable is the DPI/profile toggler right underneath the scroll wheel, a very intuitive design. Just from the looks itself, the mouse seemed to be worth the money.

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In addition to the main buttons, the M60 also has 3 additional auxiliary buttons on the side. What's great is under normal circumstances, it is almost impossible to accidentally touch them. The contour and shape of the mouse allows a comfortable hold yet easy reach for the additional buttons. Many gaming mice fail to meet usability standards due to the shape of the mouse, placement of the buttons, or resistance for each button. The Vengeance M60 doesn't have any of those problems.

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You won't find a mirroring of the buttons on the pinky side. This mouse is designed for right-handed use. Even for right handed people I've seldom felt that extra buttons positioned on the pinky side were frequently used. They could be used for quick profile toggling but in general it's awkward to use in game, and so omitting them outright is fine. Since this isn't an MMO mouse the need for large amounts of programmable buttons is unlikely.

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The Vengeance M60 is large enough to be a full hand rest, and the buttons and scroll wheel all feel very comfortable to use. The M60 is fairly wide compared to other gaming mice. The exact dimensions are 118(L) x 77(W) x 39(H) mm / 3.6"(L) x 3.0"(W) x 1.5"(H).

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Taking a closer look from the back we see the nice contoured shape for a natural thumb rest. The curvature of the M60 also matches the natural hand shape for maximum comfort. If you look closely at the side pieces you'll also notice that it's a very rough surface compared to the top piece. This is for giving that extra grip as well as giving it some anti-sweat measures.

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The Vengeance M60 has a lot going for it in terms of look and feel. The design has been optimized for right-hand usage and is very comfortable. Positioning and resistance on the buttons is also ideal. In the next section we'll take a closer look at the detailed features and see what else the Vengeance M60 is capable of.



 

Comments 

 
# Corsair mice are OKMergatroid 2012-04-11 15:28
Just wanted to point out that a lot of mice are coming with the "sniper button" now. The first I saw was the RAT line of mice.

The Corsair M90 also has this feature, but it can be programmed into any of the thumb buttons.

Corsair's mouse hardware is quite good. They really know how to make great hardware. However, I agree that their weak spot is actually their software. When I first got the Corsair M90 (MMO mouse)I couldn't get the thumb buttons working at all (and I wasn't alone). It wasn't until about a month later that they released a new software version and an actual manual. The mouse comes with neither, and early adapters were mostly left to guess how the mouse was supposed to work.

Their new software finally works properly, and the instructions available from their website are actually pretty good. The M60 doesn't have many buttons to worry about, but the M90 has lots of buttons, and you have to basically do a little dance to get them working. A visit to the Corsair forums, reading the top post in the mouse forum, should get you up and running.

Personally I find it inexcusable for a company, especially a company like Corsair who is trying to convince people that they make superior products, to not include software and a manual (paper or file) in their packaging.

In my opinion, it being the 21st century and all, it's time to include some flash RAM in the devices that contains the drivers and software so, when plugged in, the mouse automatically installs the driver and software. We're talking expensive mice here (anything over $50). I don't see why, at those prices (and more) they cannot include such a simple feature. Of course, it helps if the software actually works out-of-the-box.
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# That's a sexy mousereeltape 2012-04-15 17:33
Gotta love this mouse wow. I am not a fan of buying things on how they look when it comes to my computer (use a Corsair 550d case now and you can't see anything inside) but I have to say, that this mouse is worth buying on looks alone...it'll definitely look better than my Intel track ball :p (well, that dirty white trash look is kinda hot too)
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# I think i prefer Razers cyborg r.a.t 7Jessica 2012-09-29 13:24
This is a really beautiful mouse but there is something about the cyborg that i like so much more. Maybe its the ability to customize almost everything on it? not sure. Thanks for the read though :)
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# OppsMergatroid 2012-09-29 15:31
Oops. The Cyborg RAT mice (I have the RAT 9) are not made by Razer. They're made by Cyborg/Mad Catz.
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