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Virtual wars rage on feverishly in the minds and on the PCs of gamers worldwide. Mice, keyboards, gaming surfaces, and audio solutions… These are some of the weapons that can bend the rules of engagement. They are continually evolving to better aid their masters in our thirst for digital death.
In the pursuit of such, we gamers want our tools to be better, stronger faster–except when we want them to be slower. The fine folks at Corsair understand this conundrum completely and have brought to life, the Corsair Vengeance M60 Performance Gaming Laser Mouse. With its 5700 max DPI, the M60 has its speed quota packed full. But the M60 has a rather unique way of slowing things down on the fly. The feature provides more control for gamers and improves precision, so we may give the gift of decongestion by way of crimson-spraying headshots.
The Corsair M60 gaming mouse utilizes a fairly no-nonsense design, yet still remains as stylish as offerings from Razer or MadCatz. Atop the aluminum foundation is three pieces of black plastic. The two on either side of the mouse, are textured to better grip your thumb and pinkie finger. The larger third piece sits on top of the mouse and is partially bisected by the mouse wheel and the buttons used to adjust DPI settings. The sectioned plastic motif allows air to flow through for a dryer, less perspired gaming hand. The design looks sharp and feels solid in use. Unfortunately for me, I was cursed with massive hands that would make a yeti feel like a hand model for children’s mittens. Here’s hoping Corsair spawns another with a fuller figure and more junk in the trunk!
Regardless this is a successful first stab for Corsair. The M60 sports eight programmable buttons and an adjustable weight system to match your desired comfort level. You can remove any or all 3 weights from underneath the mouse to suit your desired comfort level and weight preference. The lightweight aluminum base with all the weights left intact was perfect for my taste. Rounding out the mouse aesthetics, is a cool blue illumination, which radiates from the mouse wheel and the DPI adjustment buttons. Check out our Razer DeathAdder Elite gaming mouse review for another programmable mouse.
Packed with the M60 is the Corsair Gaming Mouse Configuration software. This utility boots very quickly, unlike Razer’s software suite for my Mamba. This configuration software allows users to easily assign button functions to the eight programmable buttons. You can also set DPI presets. However, you are restricted to only three, with the fourth being set for the snazzy “Sniper” button. I’ve found that five to six DPI settings are great for playing games featuring running, gunning, and vehicles. For instance, I need more sensitivity options while flying a Battlefield jet than when I am running and gunning.
For two more models by Corsair, read our Corsair Vengeance M65 laser gaming mouse review and our Corsair Raptor M4 laser gaming mouse review.
But Corsair makes due rather deftly by including the “Sniper” function. This shiny red jewel is positioned perfectly below the forward thumb button on the M60 mouse. You can set the DPI for this button as well. When pressed, the Sniper button reduces the current DPI so gamers can fine-tune and more easily line up their crosshairs. The lower DPI means the cursor moves slower for more precision. It’s a neat trick more peripheral companies are adopting in various ways. Corsair was smart to include such on their first gaming-grade mouse.
The software suite also gives gamers the power to set four different response times to fit their desktop surface, create and save various profiles, adjust the lift-detection height for more freedom of movement and create macros for executing a series of commands with a single mouse click. The latter can get tricky, but Corsair offers some neat tutorials and insight for how to get this done in some of today’s most popular games.
One of the simplest things in the computing world; namely, selecting a lifeless rodent to sit next to your keyboard- has become more difficult. When choosing a mouse, gamers have more choices than the menu at Jack In The Box. But Corsair cuts right to the chase, offering gamers many options, comfort, style, and an edge with that handy sniper button. It may be a bit too small for “Ham-Hands” Sanders, but the M60 Gaming Mouse is a one-hit headshot to the competition.
Bottom Line: Buy this! For 50-bucks, Corsair is offering as much or more than higher-priced mice competing for gamers’ affection. It looks cool. The software works as advertised, and that sniper button will make a believer out of you, one headshot at a time!
You can buy the Corsair Vengeance M60 Performance Gaming Laser Mouse at Amazon for $49.99.