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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 Vengeance M60 Laser Gaming Mouse Review

Manufacturer: Corsair
Product Name: Vengeance M60
Model: CH-9000001-NA
Price As Tested: $55.99 Amazon / $69.99 Newegg

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

The Vengeance M60 FPS laser mouse is Corsair's latest addition to its line of products. The M60 has 8 configurable buttons aimed at maximizing the FPS gaming performance. The dedicated "sniper" button is one of its most interesting features with the promise to help accurate aiming. Benchmark Reviews will be testing out the Vengeance M60 and see if it's a worthy buy.

The Corsair Vengeance family has two pairs of mice/keyboard combinations. The K90/M90 are designed for MMORPG games with macro capabilities. The M60 is aimed at FPS gamers. The K60 the keyboard counterpart to this mouse with wrist rests and textured WASD keys. Making this split was a great choice for Corsair to capture both enthusiast groups while being able to differentiate the Vengeance series from numerous competitors.


One thing great about this lineup is the slick metalic and matte black plastic. Also because they were designed to be a family, each mouse/keyboard pair look great next to eachother. The metal gives a solid feeling to the product and offers a new level of durability. Benchmark Reviews will be taking a closer look at this new FPS mouse in the next section.

Corsair M60 Features

  • 5700 DPI laser sensor
  • 8 programmable buttons
  • Optimized for FPS - ergonomic design with a dedicated sniper button
  • Unibody aluminum structure with adjustable weight tuning
  • Lift Detection
  • Selectable response time of up to 1000Hz (1ms)
  • High-mass scroll wheel
  • PTFE (Teflon) glide pads and surface detection

Corsair M60 Specifications

  • 5700 DPI - Avago Technologies ADNS-9500 LaserStream Gaming Sensor
  • Adjustable DPI in 100 DPI increments
  • 1000Hz/500Hz/250Hz/125Hz (1ms/2ms/4ms/8ms) selectable response time
  • Tracking up to 165 inches per second, up to 30g acceleration, and automatic frame rate control
  • Adjustable lift distance - Five selectable levels to fit your play style
  • Surface quality detection
  • 8 individually programmable buttons
  • Side mounted sniper button provides user settable DPI change while pressed for enhanced precision targeting
  • Comfortable ergonomic design with soft-touch surfaces and grip improving textures
  • Omron left and right click switches rated for eight million operations
  • solid metal, weighted scroll wheel with rubberized scroll surface for improved finger traction control and feel
  • Ultralow friction PTFE pads for smooth performance and accurate gliding
  • USB connector with gold plated contacts
  • 1.8m lightweight non-tangle cable
  • 118(L) x 77(W) x 39(H) mm / 3.6"(L) x 3.0"(W) x 1.5"(H)



# 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'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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