|Corsair Vengeance M60 Laser Gaming Mouse|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Input Devices|
|Written by Joey Peng|
|Monday, 09 April 2012|
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.