Let’s take a look…
The first thing I noticed was how, when sitting on the desk, the mouse reminded me of a Madcatz R.A.T 7 without all the bells and whistles. If you know anything about the R.A.T. 7 you’ll understand what I’m talking about but for you that don’t here’s a comparison image:
Right from the get-go you can see that Corsair pulled no punches in the construction of this mouse. The aluminum unibody sticks out like neon lights on a cavalier. At first I thought that the aluminum chassis was overkill but after further examination it provides a solid base for the add-ons to the mouse. The unibody houses 3 adjustable weights that can be used for 2 purposes: To change the weight on the mouse and to change the center of gravity on the mouse.
The mouse also features one of the most rugged scroll wheels I’ve ever felt. It’s very wide and is coated in a raised rubber. The click response is very precise and regardless of size feels right at home in the middle of the primary Right Click and Left Click buttons. The m60 also has, what seems to be pretty standard, 2 buttons on the left side that can be programmed to anything (default forward and backwards). Under those buttons is a very interesting button that I’ll go over more in the “Use and Software” section.
The m60 also has a tiny blue LED that’s used as an indicator light to the DPI level and the 2 DPI selection buttons. The light is also bright enough that it provides illumination around the bottom edges of the chassis
Connecting this beast to the computer is a very lengthy braided cable. The length on the cable is about 7 feet which should be more than enough to run down the back of anyone’s desk. At the end of the cable is your standard USB 2.0 connector.
The textured coating used on the m60 is very interesting. They used a very rough plastic on the sides to make for excellent pickup gripping and a soft rubber on the top for amazing finger-tip feel. The back of the mouse is curved to fit precisely in your palm and sets firmly on the uni-bodied chassis to provide excellent stability. From the front to the back, top to the bottom, Corsair invested some serious time in making this mouse look and feel really good.