Corsair Vengeance M60 and K60 ReviewBluePanda - March 12, 2012
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The M60 had a little bit of optional configuration. If you want to use it just as it, it will play nice with Windows 7 and comes with default settings for forward and back on the buttons as well as default DPI settings. However, if you want to take full advantage of what you paid for, take a second and install the currently beta driver/software from Corsairs website. Seems like it shouldn't be in beta anymore, but I guess that’s one way around dealing with issues on the customer support end; a still-in-progress line.
Either way when you start the software, if you have multiple corsair products installed on one rig, you can cycle through them at the top right. On the left, a diagram of the current selection comes up with numbers pointing to specific buttons of the mouse. Click on the number of the button you would like to change then click advanced options to pull up lists of both basic and advanced commands to set for the button. You can also change playback options to have your button press be a rapid fire button, press continuously or press a specified number of times. You can even control delay options under the Delay Option button. You basically have free control over what each of the 8 buttons of the mouse does.
The second tab at the top, called "Manage Performance", allows you to control the actual movement of the mouse itself. You can set the three DPI settings the buttons on the mouse switch between to whatever you desire. The Sniper can also be set to any "lower" DPI setting of your choice – you can even set it higher than your normal settings just for fun. You can control the DPI settings in increments of 100 starting at 100 and going all the way up to 5700. The sampling rate and lift height can all be controlled here as well. The surface quality test didn't seem to mean much. It didn't change from "poor" no matter what mousepad I tried. The mouse tracks fine – and the test has no effect on performance so I guess it's just something that needs improvement.
The last tab allows you to manage different profiles you decide to set up. If you and your friends, family, or significant others tend to share a computer in the house, it's nice to be able to quickly switch between profiles. Some people like a fast mouse, others don't. No need to come to an agreement here, just have your own settings! Name them, delete them, or store them to the mouse. It's nice being able to manage all the different ones without having to remember who is "Profile 1" – just name it "Loser" or any other appropriate name you call your siblings.