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Written by Austin Downing   
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
Corsair Vengeance M90 Laser Gaming Mouse
Closer Look: Corsair Vengeance M90
Corsair Vengeance M90 Detailed Features
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

With fifteen buttons, a 5700 DPI laser sensor, a solid aluminum core, and onboard memory the Corsair Vengeance M90 can be customized to fit almost every users need. However, button counts, high DPI sensors, and unique designs do not automatically guarantee a great product and so each product must be evaluated on its usefulness as a tool and not just raw numbers. So please join Benchmark Reviews as we review the Corsair M90 and evaluate if it is worthy of the legendary Corsair name or if it is simply marketing hype with no substance to back it up.

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Corsair Vengeance M90 Laser Mouse Review

Manufacturer: Corsair
Product Name: Vengeance M0
Model Number: CH-9000003-NA
Price As Tested: $79.99 (Newegg)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Corsair.

With fifteen buttons, a 5700 DPI laser sensor, a solid aluminum core, and onboard memory the Corsair Vengeance M90 can be customized to fit almost every users need. However, button counts, high DPI sensors, and unique designs do not automatically guarantee a great product and so each product must be evaluated on its usefulness as a tool and not just raw numbers. So please join Benchmark Reviews as we review the Corsair M90 and evaluate if it is worthy of the legendary Corsair name or if it is simply marketing hype with no substance to back it up.

The Corsair Vengeance M90 caters to enthusiasts who play MMO and RTS games frequently. The 15 customizable buttons allow for a multitude of combinations designed for many different gaming styles. However, the M90 is not a one trick pony either; its 5700 DPI sensor with on-the-fly adjustments will also quickly vanquish the enthusiasts enemies in quick paced FPS games. The solid aluminum chassis will be able to take a beating and should help this mouse stand up the test of time, while at the same time giving the K90 quite a unique design. Combined with the simple but powerful software it appears that Corsair has the possibility of a real winner on its hands. So without further ado join Benchmark Reviews as we jump into the review of the Corsair Vengeance M90.

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When it comes to testing mice, it is best to not look only at one area or you may overlook flaws that a peripheral has. This is why when testing a gaming mouse it is best to look at many aspects of your daily experience on a computer. This means that you should not only test one type of game but multiple styles such as RTS, FPS, and MMO's along with making sure that the mouse is usable in non-gaming situations such as web browsing or photo editing.

Corsair Vengeance M90 Specifications

  • 5700 DPI Avago Technologies ADNS-9500 LaserStream Gaming Sensor
  • Adjustable DPI in 100 DPI increments
  • 1000Hz/500Hz/250Hz/125Hz - 1msec/2msec/4msec/8msec response time - user selectable
  • Tracking rate of up to 165 inches per second, up to 30g acceleration, automatic frame rate control
  • Adjustable lift distance
    • Five selectable levels to fit your play style
  • Surface quality detection
  • 15 programmable buttons
  • Nine ergonomically placed, side-mounted programmable buttons
  • Comfortable ergonomic design with soft-touch surfaces and grip improving textures
  • Omron left and right click switches rated for eight million operations
  • 48KB of on-board memory for storing up to six "on the go" profiles with active profile LED
  • Aluminum metal frame and base for improved rigidity and mass distribution
  • Solid metal, weighted scroll wheel with rubberized scroll surface for improved finger traction control and feel
  • Ultra Low Friction PTFE pads for smooth performance and accurate gliding
  • USB Connector with gold plated contacts
  • 1.8m lightweight non-tangle cable



 

Comments 

 
# Nice ReviewJosh 2012-04-19 23:48
Thanks for the review... looks like a few too many buttons for my liking but I am going to keep an eye out for something slightly simpler that offers on the fly DPI adjustments - that's something I've been thinking about for a long time.
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# RE: Nice Reviewchuck 2012-04-20 06:05
check out the CM Storm Inferno. there is a review here on benchmarkreviews on page 4 of Input Devices. I've had mine for about a year and its a great mouse and not overly complicated with dozens of buttons.
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# mrPaulNCarter 2012-04-20 00:28
Looks really nice, but it seems like but thumb buttons are further back, and thats where i have trouble hitting them!

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# Vengeance M90 mice Reviewbogami 2012-04-20 13:28
I buy M90 and i can sey good for moust of the fichers on the mouse and a loth of options ,quite comfortable to hold yes , Som butns on side are to stift .we hawe to considr thes is MMO mice and cood preforme as a FPS mice as well.
Onle serius isius are with pad's !! On all my 4 pad's onle on 1 mice respond es shood be normal. Som mouse pod,s do not reflect at all,(no pointer moowmends on my Verbatin,Razer Galiathus'a..)so dont panic if pointer dont rispond.Chek your pod.
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# Pretty good mouseMergatroid 2012-04-20 16:35
I have this mouse in my drawer right now. It's a pretty good mouse even if you have to jump through a few hoops to get it working properly. The thumb buttons are great, and the nice thing is that you don't have to use them all, but just set up the ones that are in the best positions for you. Another great thing is that there is actually a blank spot in the middle of all the buttons for you to place your thumb, something some other mice I could mention seem to have forgotten about. I also like the fact that you can program the "Sniper Button" feature for any of the side buttons. This allows you to get it us for perfect positioning for your thumb, while other mice with this feature are usually stuck using one particular button which may or may not be suitable for your use.
Finally, the tracking on this mouse is one of the absolute best I have felt on any of the laser mice I have used. It was consistently accurate and felt smooth.

It's a good mouse if you don't mind fighting with the software. I was one of the early adapters and I had a heck of a time getting it to work. I hope they've fixed that all up now. If anyone has a problem, visit the Corsair forum, in the Mouse Thread right at the top are instructions that will work for getting everything on the mouse functioning properly.
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# RE: Corsair Vengeance M90 Laser Gaming Mousekalpi 2012-11-19 04:05
I aint touching this mouse ever again! I buy one bring it home.. it DOESN'T WORK! straight out of the box and it is broken... I go back to the store get it replaced.. okay this one works... for 4 weeks then just as dead as the first one! And even then in too many games the buttons didn't work.
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