Corsair Vengeance K60/M60 and K90/M90 Input Devices

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Corsair Vengeance M60 Mouse

The K60’s sidekick is the M60 gaming mouse, and it’s also designed with FPS gaming in mind. Like the K60, the M60 is built with aluminum at its core, and it certainly feels as sturdy as its companion keyboard, with a satisfying heft to it. The aluminum construction also facilitates adjustable weight distribution, enabling the user to tweak three different “tuning zones” to achieve optimal balance.

Stylistically, the M60 is reminiscent of a metallic alien insect, with soft, rubberized black plastic surfaces (contoured for the hand and comfortable to the touch) wrapped loosely around a metal skeleton. The effect is one of strength, but with a lightness as well. The top buttons are backlit by blue light, which also glows from the front of the mouse.

The weighted scroll wheel is solid metal, with a rubber grip running along the edge for both comfort and control. Underneath the mouse you’ll find ultra-low friction PTFE pads that offer a buttery-smooth glide.

Of course, it’s not all about the look and feel of a mouse; the underlying features tell us a great deal about what the thing’s really made of.



Corsair Vengeance M60 Mouse
Specifications & Features
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5700 DPI (Avago Technologies ADNS-9500
     LaserStream Gaming Sensor)
Adjustable in 100 DPI increments

1000Hz/500Hz/250Hz/125Hz (1ms/2ms/4ms/8ms) selectable

Up to 165 inches per second, up to 30g acceleration,
and automatic frame rate control

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Soft-touch surfaces and grip improving textures
Omron left and right click switches rated for eight million operations
Aluminum metal frame and base
Solid metal, weighted scroll wheel with rubberized scroll surface
Ultra Low Friction PTFE pads
USB Connector with gold plated contacts

1.8m lightweight non-tangle cable

Adjustable lift distance — five selectable levels
Surface quality detection

2 years

$69.99 

The M60 has a 5700 DPI Avago Technologies ADNS-9500 LaserStream Gaming Sensor, and the DPI settings can be adjusted with the mouse on the fly. Users can choose between 1ms (1000Hz), 2ms (500Hz), 4ms (250Hz), or 8ms (125Hz) response time, and the mouse can track up to 165 inches per second with 30g acceleration and automatic frame rate control.

To ensure better accuracy, the M60 features surface quality detection and lift detection as well, so when you lift the mouse during heated gameplay, the high-precision tracking kicks in and keeps the cursor placed where you intended it to be. Every player is different, so Corsair gave users five different choices for lift distance settings to ensure the best accuracy.




         

Speaking of accuracy, there’s a sniper button on the thumb side of the M60. You can program it to switch to whatever DPI you prefer to use for long-distance headshots, regardless of what DPI you’re using for other action.

All eight buttons on the M60 are programmable, actually. In addition to the sniper button, right and left buttons, and scroll wheel, there are two buttons on the thumb side of the mouse and two on top, just behind the scroll wheel.



         

To program the buttons, you’ll need Corsair’s (free) software. Although the K60 doesn’t use it, the M60, K90 keyboard, and K90 mouse all make use of its many configuration and programming options. Technically, the software is still in beta, so you may yet encounter a glitch or two here and there, though.

     

Like its companion the K60, the M60 mouse isn’t especially fancy; it has striking looks, yes, but it’s not laden with too many extra features. Instead, Corsair kept things relatively simple, adding a few nice touches such as the backlight and sniper button.

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