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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

Gaming Mouse Final Thoughts

The Corsair Vengeance M90 is a fantastic mouse that provides many features to enthusiasts. With its 15 programmable buttons the M90 has a near infinite number of uses based on the needs of the user. Whether it is simple commands to reload or throw a grenade in Battlefield, or a complex set of commands for a MMO like Star Wars the Old Republic the M90 is up to the task. Backing up the usefulness of the M90 is its durability since it is build off of a sold aluminum core which also gracefully accents the black exterior of the M90. Finally with the ability to store up to six profiles on board the M90 really allows for enthusiast to be able to take their settings with them to a LAN party or a friend's house without the need to install additional software.

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Normally this section is dedicated to me looking at how a product could be improved in future revisions. Up until now I have always compared the mouse I am looking at to my Razer Deathadder and there are always faults that for some reason or another that would keep me from replacing it. For once though I am at a loss for words with the M90 it has the perfect combination of appearance, performance, functionality and value that really make it a winner.

Corsair Vengeance M90 Conclusion

The Corsair M90 with its 15 buttons, 5700 DPI sensor, 1000Hz polling rate, and on-the-fly DPI changes has every bit of performance a user could want in a mouse. For users who do lots of high speed gaming the high sensitivity of the Avago Technologies ADNS-9500 sensor allows for quick, accurate movements. When it comes to more subtle movements the lower DPI settings allow for very accurate sweeping motions with final adjustments made using the sniper setting allowing for a quick drop to a very low DPI setting. At the same time the design of the M90 makes for a very comfortable experience allowing for long term use even in tense situations.

Much like each of the products in the many different markets Corsair has ventured into the M90 is a truly beautiful design. Its matte black exterior is accented with the aluminum frame that the M90 is built on. When combined with the blue hue that each of the LED's gives off and the white Corsair logo and it comes together for a truly beautiful mouse.

With a solid aluminum body under the matte rubber exterior the Corsair M90 is built for the long haul. Corsair also stands behind their M90 providing their users with a 2 year warranty should something go awry.

With 15 buttons the Corsair M90 has excellent functionality. The software allows for the creation of 50 profiles of which six can be stored on the M90 allowing for an enthusiast to take their configurations with them to LAN parties or to a friend's home without the need to install new software. These profiles can be designed for a million different uses and with the prebuilt profiles that Corsair provides many games will already have many of the best options already mapped out in the most efficient manner possible.

For $79.99 at Newegg, the Corsair M90 is a fairly expensive mouse which competes directly with the Razer Naga MMO mouse which is priced $10 below it for the standard wired edition. Both of these mice have laser sensors in the 5600-5800DPI range, 15-17 buttons, a 1000Hz polling rate, and fantastic software. Overall I would say that although expensive the Corsair M90 fits into the market segment it was designed for.

Because of its beautiful design, dominating performance, extreme customizability, and its durable frame I am honored to present the Corsair Vengeance M90 Benchmarks Reviews Golden Tachometer award for excellence.

Pros:Quality Recognition: Benchmark Reviews Silver Tachometer Award

+ Low actuation force allows for quick and precise clicks
+ Solid aluminum body for a very solid feeling mouse
+ Sniper action allows for a instantaneous drop in DPI for accurate last moment adjustments
+ Beautiful black and aluminum exterior
+ 2-Year warranty
+ 15 customizable command buttons

Cons:

- Expensive enthusiast product

Ratings:

  • Performance: 9.50
  • Appearance: 10.00
  • Construction: 9.50
  • Functionality: 9.50
  • Value: 9.0

Final Score: 9.5 out of 10.

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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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