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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

Testing & Results

Testing Methodology

Testing peripherals like the Corsair Venegeance M90 are quite simply a matter of using them in the real world for an extended amount of time. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the product they are no standardized test that can be done but rather it is a matter of personal opinion from the time spent using the product. In order to analyze the qualities of the M90 I focused on looking at the many different realms of work and play that the M90 is expected to be subjected to.

Test System

Software Tested

  • Battlefield 3
  • Photoshop CS6 Beta
  • Mass Effect 3


Using the Corsair M90 took some getting used to, especially since I was coming from the Razer Deathadder 3.5G. The M90 I found it to be slightly larger and its egg shape was quite different from what I was used to. After a few days though I actually found I quite enjoyed using it. Although, with my smaller hands I found that some of the buttons where difficult to reach unless I held the M90 in a very particular way.

When I game I tend to be extremely competitive. I always play to win, and I want peripherals that can help me do that. Thankfully the M90 does a fantastic job keeping up in games. During my Battlefield 3 sessions I found that the sniper mode and adjustable DPI settings helped me to really step up my sniper skills. Instead of missing every other shot while sniping I found that I was missing one in five shots instead. The ability to instantly drop my DPI using the sniper button enabled me to quickly aim to the general area I need and then immediately drop to 1200 DPI for my final adjustments. In more action oriented battle I found that at 3500 DPI I could easily aim as the M90 effortlessly slid across the surface I was using as a mouse pad. I also bound my buttons for speaking, reloading, throwing a grenade and knife to my mouse making initiating actions easy and seamless as I dodged fire and attempted to stay alive.

In Photoshop CS6 I used the M90 to edit all of the photos used in this article. I found that it was accurate enough for me to do all of the work that needed to be done without fighting with my peripherals to get the final results I was looking for. The ability to quickly change between DPI settings made my work extremely easy and I found that the sensor is extremely sensitive to even the smallest of movements.

In Mass Effect 3 I found it was comfortable even as I forced my way through hordes of enemies or fended off bosses. I found that while fighting the Geth that my ability to accurately aim really made my sniper rifle a superb companion for the battlefield that was ahead of me. At the same time I was able to bind all of my slots to M90 allowing me easy access to my abilities which helped give me a upper hand in many of the tough battles that I fought.



# 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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