Corsair Vengeance M90

Mice, Peripherals

Price & Conclusion

For ¬£57, this is right at the top end of the gaming mouse market, along with the Razer Lachesis and the Logitech G700. Whilst it provides a fitting amount of mousing action for the price, it’s still a substantial investment. As a mouse can be quite a subjective purchase, it makes sense to try before you buy, so do so if you have the chance (e.g. if a friend has one, or you’re buying from a brick-and-mortar store).

This mouse is one of the best I’ve ever used. While I encountered some issues with button placement and the software, these don’t prevent it from being an excellent gaming mouse. With stellar looks, top quality construction and over-the-top specifications, the Corsair M90 impresses on every front.

Pros

Top end specifications – more than you’d ever need
Solid construction – built like a tank
Industrially good looks Рunique but not ostentatious

Cons

Sub-par button placement – at least for my hands
Occasional problems remapping buttons Рa disappointment for an MMO mouse
Weight – metal construction makes it heavier than plastic-only mice
Price – this is a substantial investment, so try before you buy!

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7 Responses to :
Corsair Vengeance M90

  1. EightM says:

    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.

    1. Whoopty says:

      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.

    2. 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

  2. Sierra says:

    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!

  3. Anri says:

    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.

    1. Safety First says:

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

  4. Atheos says:

    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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