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Corsair Vengeance M90

The Mouse

There’s probably more to review here than on any mouse I’ve ever used. Let’s start with the basics then: The mouse is made of an unusual combination of metal and plastic, with sturdy plastic keys and grips mounted on a machined aluminium chassis.

Top

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On the top of the mouse, we can see the two normal left and right mouse buttons, a metal scroll wheel and a slightly recessed button for changing between software profiles. As you change between the six profiles that can be stored in memory, a small light bank of the left hand side fills up accordingly.

Back

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The industrial look is quite an appealing one, with rather sharp lines all around.

The right hand side of the mouse has a blank flank, with no macro buttons in sight.

Other side

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The left hand side of the mouse is dominated by a cluster of macro buttons, looking somewhat like sections of bark coming out of a Ponderosa Pine tree. There are nine macro keys here, all designed to be operated by your thumb. As well as the nine macro keys, there are also two smaller keys for increasing or decreasing the mouse’s sensitivity.

Side

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Speaking of the mouse’s sensitivity, let’s have a look at the bottom of the mouse and at that rather impressive 5700 DPI sensor. We can also see the M90’s feet, which are reportedly PTFE Glide Pads. The flat aluminium surface gives the M90 a very rugged and sturdy look and feel here.

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William Judd
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  • EightM

    How can you give an MMO mouse with broken software and buttons that don’t work in an MMO a 9/10?

    I own this mouse, it is terrible at what it was made for. I like the tracking and that is all. The buttons don’t work. The metal frame discharges static resulting in a shock, OUCH!, and then the mouse not responding so I have to replug it in to reset.

    Giving this mouse a 9/10 means you either spent all of 5 minutes using/testing it, or you were payed by Corsair.

    I give this review a 1/10.

    • Thanks for the comment EightM. Our testers do put several hours into reviews so perhaps you have a faulty version? I’ll speak with the reviewer about your issues and see what he says.

    • Hi EightM,

      I’ve never gotten shocked from the mouse, and have been using it from late December until early February. The buttons do work; have you downloaded the latest software (which, as far as I remember, is beta 2.12) and used hardware playback mode?

      Cheers,

      Will

  • Sierra

    I ended up here after searching for “m90 mouse shock”. I get shocked every time I sit at the computer on the metal base of this mouse. It usually continues to operate normally, but occasionally it will freeze the mouse. Is there a way to discharge any static build up before I touch the mouse?

    Also, i find the side buttons to be a little too stiff for my liking.

    On the other hand, the k90 keyboard is AWESOME!

  • Anri

    Same here – I get shocked every 5-10 minutes. Sometimes I have to re-plug mouse to de-freeze it, sometimes it continue to work.

    • Safety First

      If you’re getting shocks off USB devices there’s a problem with your PC’s electrical earth. Get it tested.

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  • Atheos

    I’m also getting shocks, never experienced anything like it so I wouldn’t guess it’s my computer’s fault.

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