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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

Testing & Results

Testing Methodology

This mouse was used as the primary mouse over a period of 3 weeks. In addition to producitivty software and everyday browsing, the M60 was tested in several games including: Crysis, StarCraft 2, League of Legends, and Might & Magic VI.

Test System

  • Processor Intel i7-920
  • Video Card: Nvidia GTX 285
  • RAM: 16GB DDR3
  • Monitor resolution: 1920x1080 pixels

Test Software

  • StarCraft II
  • League of Legends
  • Crysis
  • Might & Magic VI
  • Lunia
  • MouseRate
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Test Results

The Corsair Vengeance M60 has one of the most comfortable grips and surface material out there. The rough side pieces allow for a strong grip and prevents sweat. Sometimes the thumb piece will get sticky from usage but the M60 doesn't have that problem.

The Snipe button is also very practical in applications and games. For applications, photoshop is a great example of something that requires pixel perfection, and the sniper button can be activated to decrease DPI significantly for those fine adjustments. In games this is the same. You can keep an extremely high sensitivity for rapid turns and movement but when you need to settle down for aim the sniper button will allow you to do it instantly and get your aim pixel perfect.

Using Mouserate, we can accurately test the actual polling rate of any attached mouse. The results show a stable 1000Hz average when the mouse is in use, in line with the specifications.

The real only complaint I have for Corsair is the software. By the time most people buy this hopefully the final version will be out, but the current beta drivers really suffer some usability issues, and the functionality is also fairly limited. It would be nice to get some extra freebies, or give the auxiliary buttons some extra functionality other than forward and backward for web browsing.



 

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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