Corsair Vengeance M60 FPS Gaming Mouse Review (Hardware)

Posted by Jeff Lindsey (Piso_mojado), Mar 17, 2012 15:34

Corsair has been thinking outside the box when it vengeance m60comes to their Vengeance line of gaming gear. Each piece is carefully sculpted, and designed to have a distinct look that is streamlined and functional. Recently, Corsair sent the Vengeance M60 to Gamers Daily News for Review, and needless to say, it lived up to the Corsair name that it carries.

The Vengeance M60’s Design

I must say that the M60 has a very minimalistic design that is reminiscent of the R.A.T. mice by MadCatz. No, it doesn’t have all the adjustments that the R.A.T. mice have, but it does ascribe to the saying, “less is more.” Instead of a whole lot excess plastic, the Vengeance M60 is made up of just one aluminum base/frame with two textured black plastic pieces mounted on the sides, and one smooth piece on top. Even though the M60 takes this approach, it still has a great weight to it.

The thumb side has 3 extra buttons. The first two come from the factory programmed as Forward and Back. The third button is a red button called the Sniper button. When pressed, this activates a temporary DPI decrease so that you can make those long distance headshots.

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The palm rest and left and right clicks, are all part of one solid piece of plastic on the top. This plastic is smoother and softer than the side pieces, but still highly grip-able. Nestled between the left and right clicks, you will find the aluminum scroll wheel, which has a textured rubber coating around the circumference.  Behind this, are the DPI changing buttons and LED DPI indicator. All of the middle mouse features (DPI buttons, indicator, and under the scroll wheel), illuminate with a soft, but lush blue glow.

The bottom of the mouse is one solidvengeance m60 piece of brushed aluminum. This metal plate is folded in the front and back, to add character to the sides and support. The weight tuning of the mouse is quite different from anything I’ve seen before. Instead of a cartridge or slot to insert the weights into, the M60 has 3 round points on the bottom. A counter clockwise turn to these points with a coin or other sturdy object, and they unscrew to reveal a large, washer-like weight. The placement of these 3 weight ports, allows you to adjust the mouse to fit your play style. Lastly, the M60 sports an approximately 6 foot, non-tangle cable. This braided cable is rather rigid and tightly woven. The USB connector is encased in a blue plastic, but it is not compatible with your USB 3.0 ports.

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Our Rating for Corsair Vengeance M60 FPS Gaming Mouse Review (Hardware)
8.5 Design
I have to give credit where it is due, and Corsair has proven that it knows how to design products that look and feel great.
10.0 Functionality
The Vengeance M60 performs like a champ, and feels like it will stand the test of time.
7.0 Value
For what you get, I feel that there are better mice for $70, but if you find it for $60 or less, then you definitely get your money’s worth.
6.0 Usability
It pains me to give the M60 a 6 here, because it would get an 8 for palm grippers, but only a 6 for fingertip and a 4 for claw. The fairest thing I could think to do was to meet in the middle.
8.0 Overall
Rounded up from a 7.875 average score, the M60 is a solid mouse that I would highly recommend to players with a palm grip style. Corsair should be proud, since most first time mouse manufacturers could boast of this score.

Rating: 5.0, votes: 3

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