Switching from a standard office mouse to one more suitable for gaming is worth it if you care about your performance. However, investing $ 60 or more in a handful of plastic can seem silly if you've never seen the difference a real mouse can make. Taking that leap isn't easier these days when you consider how many big manufacturers have entered the ever-expanding arena.
Given that there are plenty of hot PC games to be released in the coming months, it seems like a good opportunity to upgrade your game with a new mouse this holiday season when you're thinking of fighting your trusted, dusty rodent in retail stores Play Battlefield 4 dozen of mice compete for spots in our vacation and pc buying guides and ultimately your money.
There seems to be an abundance of gaming peripherals to choose from, with many manufacturers offering very unique offerings in style or shape. Based on the mice tested in this summary, none of the products seriously disappointed us. This could suggest that manufacturers are learning from past mistakes – or simply from each other – and we hope it is comforting to know that you can't necessarily go wrong.
In this summary …
Prepare for this game as it is long, but it includes two months of trial time for FPS, RTS, and MMO games, as well as general productivity.
Corsair Vengeance M65
Corsair & # 39; s Vengeance M65 is available in three colors (Gunmetal Black, Arctic White and Military Green – the latter we will be looking into). They are supposed to be deadly FPS games and that's enough to intrigue us.
The M65 comes with a clutter-free braided cable, a six-part weight voting system, and a soft plastic shell with an aluminum frame that provides a great edge without having to impress with lights or logos. It measures almost 120 mm long x 80 mm wide x 40 mm high and weighs 135 g with all the weights included (minus the cable).
Corsair has improved the specs of the predecessor of the M65 (the M60) by adding an Avago ADNS-9800 8200 DPI sensor and a bit of texture to the surface of the device for a great combination of grip and comfort. It's really easy to handle for long periods of time without sweat, fat or cramping being a problem.
With eight programmable buttons, the M65's "sniper" button is probably the most noticeable and can be programmed to do basically anything. Aside from the usual left and right mouse buttons, there's the aluminum / rubber scroll wheel, DPI up / down directly below, and two buttons within easy reach of your thumb on the left – all with good tactile feedback.
Corsair's software offers basic functionality like macros (although a little harder to set up than expected), DPI, lift-off distance, and report rates, while the onboard memory retains your settings.
Corsair Vengeance M95
The Corsair M95 is a refresh of the M90. Aimed at MMO and RTS gamers, it comes in black or white (our preference) and offers improved DPI support, optimized thumb button sensitivity, and a matte finish that extends to the sides. It's a fantastic touch – literally – sweat is damned.
While the M95 lacks the M65's weight-balancing system, this might not be a problem for most as the mouse is already 142g (cordless) and bulky 120mm long x 76mm wide x 40mm high, though it is a bit in the middle feels wider. Section. Like the M65, the M95 isn't littered with LEDs. In fact, most Corsair gaming mice keep lighting at reasonable levels.
At first glance, you probably wouldn't suspect that the M95 contains 15 keys – nine of which are macro-enabled keys that are designed to be reliable in intense situations. People with small to medium-sized hands may have problems with one or two of the macro buttons and DPI controls.
The aluminum unibody feels solid, while the left and right mouse buttons are rated for around 20 million clicks with a two-year warranty.
It's worth noting that the Corsair website only shows two PTFE sliding pads based on the M95, but the device we have has four which seems to match the corresponding number.
As with the M65, Corsair's massive scroll wheel is well engineered with just the right amount of drag. Our only problem with the M95 was a certain delay before applying the latest updates, but it still didn't feel as accurate as other mice in this roundup. In the meantime, the software isn't anything to write home about, but it does cover the basics.