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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

Corsair M60 Final Thoughts

The Vengeance M60 is a solid mouse, however the software needs some work to really get that experience right. While the M60 lacks real macro capabilities, it should be noted that for most games this is unnecessary. If you are buying your first gaming mouse, there is no reason to spend extra bucks to pick up a mouse with macro functionalities, unless you specifically plays games that require a lot of keys (such as WOW). As an FPS mouse, the M60 is equipped with the functionality you need to dominate.

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Corsair Vengeance M60 Conclusion

The Corsair Vengeance M60 performs great. It can provide accurate tracking across a multitude of surfaces. The included software allows you to test the surface tracking quality so you know exactly where and where not to play your games. The Sniper button is a great feature and auxilliary buttons are placed conveniently but not exposed to accidental touches. This button can allow you to instantly lower the DPI settings for aiming to the pixel. The comfort level is also great for long durations.

The design team of Corsair has rarely failed to deliver beautiful products, and the entire Vengeance series looks fabulous. The M60 specifically has a high-tech gamer look, carved from a single unibody aluminum body and surrounded by matte plastic. The red sniper button and blue LED lighting from the DPI settings and scroll wheel give it that nice last touch.

The unibody aluminum and thick plastic surfaces give the M60 a very solid feel. The construction was all around excellent and no problems were discovered.

Functionality-wise the Vengeance M60's main selling point is the sniper-button. Not many competing mice offer such a convenient way of temporarily decreasing the mouse DPI (most have DPI togglers like the M60, but that can't achieve the instantaneous switch to and from the sniper setting). The most unique feature of the driver is its ability to test surface quality and provide feedback on how well tracking is. The only beef I have for the M60's functionality is the software, which could really use an update to clear out the rough edges and offer some customization options.

At $55.99 Amazon / $69.99 Newegg, the Vengeance M60 is in the middle of the pact for gaming high-end gaming mice. I think the main justifications for this price tag are the M60's design, its sniper button, and the ergonomic shape. Unfortunately most competition now are way ahead of the game w/ programmable keys for similar prices. However for FPS gamers, the three things I mentioned are probably the most important features you are looking for. The M60 is a great buy in that respect.

Pros:Benchmark Reviews Golden Tachometer Award

+ Slick look with aluminum frame
+ Dedicated sniper button for FPS gamers
+ Adjustable weights
+ Very comfortable, good grip, and anti-sweat
+ 1ms response time
+ 5700 DPI laser

Cons:

- Poor functionality support for auxilliary buttons
- Poor software usability for version 2.12 beta

Ratings:

  • Performance: 9.00
  • Appearance: 9.50
  • Construction:9.50
  • Functionality: 8.50
  • Value: 8.50

Final Score: 9.00 out of 10.

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# 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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