Corsair Vengeance M60 Gaming Mouse Review

Use and Software

If you thought the construction of the mouse was the shining star you’d be sadly mistaken. When I unplugged my 5700DPI Logitech G700 and plugged in my unknown Corsair M60 Performance Gaming mouse I was had very mixed feelings. I felt good because the sensor was so precise on the M60 but I felt bad because it made my G700 feel subpar. The sensor alone was reason enough to set the G700 aside. After a minute the drivers for the mouse where installed (no disc required) and I began playing with the DPI settings. Stock setting has the mouse set with only 3 DPI settings. The default middle setting was perfect for me so I left it there.

In the realm of gaming mice there are 3 standard form factors: Palm, Fingertip, and Claw. Each type describes exactly how you would hold the device.  The M60, for the majority of people who would use it, would be classified as a Claw Mouse unless you have extremely long or short fingers. I used to think that I preferred a palm mouse (typically the largest type of mouse) but after using the M60 for an extended period of time I like the feeling of a claw style mouse.

The M60 does not ship with any software but if you go to Corsair’s website you can download some. This beta client software left me feeling quite impressed. The software features 3 tabbed screens:

The first screen is for “Assigning Buttons”. This allows you to configure pretty much any macro to your mouse that your heart desires. You can also check the “Hardware playback” option to save your configuration directly to your mouse. This is especially nice if you are gaming at a friend’s house and don’t need to haul your entire rig.

The second screen is for “Managing Performance”. From this screen you can fine tune the mouse to your exact movement specifications. The DPI selection area features the 3 DPI presets that are located on behind the scroll wheel of the mouse but it also features a “Sniper” adjustment. This adjustment is rather unique in the fact that when momentarily pressed can change your DPI to a much smaller value to make those precision shots much easier. Think about all those Sniper games you played where you’d have to hold your breath to stabilize the gun. Think of this as the dedicated “breath-holding” button. The DPI for each setting can be finely tuned in 100DPI increments.

The last screen is for “Managing Profiles”. The screen is for what the name suggests. You can save as many profiles as you like but only one can be stored on the mouse at any given time.

If this is “beta” software I’d be curious to know what more features retail software would involve.

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