|Corsair Vengeance M60 Laser Gaming Mouse|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Input Devices|
|Written by Joey Peng|
|Monday, 09 April 2012|
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Corsair Vengeance M60 Detailed Features
This section we'll take a closer look at the details of the Corsair Vengeance M60.
The biggest FPS feature going for the M60 is its dedicated snipe button. What they really mean by "sniper button" is a button that can instantly toggle DPI to a much lower setting to set up for aiming and micro adjustments. This could be used in applications like photoshop when making fine adjustments. The true advantage is how easily accessible it is during game.
While not widely advertised, the M60 also has adjustable weights, elegantly placed within compartments at the bottom of the mouse. For easy access a screwdriver is needed although technically you could pry it open with nails. They add some level adjustment but won't be a huge impact like some mice since the metallic shell still has its weight.
The driver available for download at the time of this review was version 2.12 beta. That being said, there are definitely major improvements that can be made in terms of software. At least Corsair has the UI down for the M60 driver.
The first major drawback is that the auxiliary keys are not truly programmable (yet). There's a set of predefined functions related to DPI, multimedia, and general click functions. However the function assignment process is very odd. Even worse, they let you customize the left and right mouse buttons. Because of the confusing UI I accidentally set my left click as something else and could not revert until I plugged in a different mouse.
Under "Manage Performance" you'll find all the common controls, including DPI, polling rate, and lift-height management. One of the more fun tools to play with is the surface quality test. Somehow it was very difficult to get highest quality as even my Steelseries mousepad only generated 4/5 bars.
The mouse also lets you manage different profiles, though given that macro buttons pretty much don't exist, I feel this functionality is more for show. How many people are out there that really use different DPI settings per game?
The Vengeance M60 is a great piece of hardware. However on the software support side it's a little lacking. One could argue that for FPS, macro buttons are not necessary, which is generally true, however it would've been nice to still have that functionality in a $69.99 mouse.