February 10th, 2012

Corsair Vengeance M90

 

Introduction

Corsair are old hands in the PC component market, offering a wide range of memory sticks, hard drives, power supplies and what-have-you. They’re relative newcomers, however, to the world of PC peripherals, having just launched their Vengeance line of keyboards and mice this year. We’ve already reviewed the rather handsome Vengeance K90 keyboard, which was a top-end model that offered significant value to MMO and RTS players through extra features like macro keys and good software.

Today, we’re looking at its similarly named compatriot, the Vengeance M90. The mouse shares a similar approach to the K90, offering MMO and RTS gamers something nifty through extra buttons, rather comprehensive software and top-notch specifications. Before we have a look at the mouse proper, let’s have a look at those specifications.

Features and Specifications

  • 5700 DPI laser sensor, adjustable on-the-fly – smooth, accurate tracking; higher performance
  • 15 buttons, including 9 macro buttons – effortlessly select your favourite combos and macros
  • On-board memory – save favourite profiles, configurations and macros directly on the mouse
  • 1ms / 1000Hz polling rate – executes your actions precisely, without delay
  • Motion detection at 150ips and acceleration up to 30G – accurate tracking without skipping.
  • Tunable sensor-lift & surface quality detection – adjust to your mousing surface and style
  • Superior build quality – Machined aluminium chassis provides unmatched durability and stability, as well as a premium look and feel
  • PTFE Glide Pads – ensures mouse movements are silky smooth
  • Metal, weighted scroll wheel with rubberised surface – improved traction, control and feel

Packaging

The packaging found on the Corsair M90 is quite standard for a mouse, although thankfully it’s possible to remove the mouse via the cut-out panel on the back, rather than destroying your hands (and your sanity) trying to open the shrinkwrapped plastic. On the front of the box, you’re given a first look at the mouse, as well as a small list of features.

The rear of the box contains more features in several languages, as you’d expect.

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It’s a tastefully done package, but nothing entirely remarkable. Let’s continue on to the mouse itself.

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Peripherals