|Corsair Vengeance M60 Laser Gaming Mouse|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Input Devices|
|Written by Joey Peng|
|Monday, 09 April 2012|
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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.
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.
+ Slick look with aluminum frame
- Poor functionality support for auxilliary buttons
Final Score: 9.00 out of 10.
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