Just Delivered: Corsair Vengeance K90, K60, M90, M60 Keyboards and Mice

Subject: General Tech | February 24, 2012 - 06:46 PM |
Tagged: vengeance, mouse, m90, m60, keyboard, k90, k60, just delivered, hid, corsair

Just Delivered is a section of PC Perspective where we share some of the goodies that pass through our labs that may or may not see a review, but are pretty cool none the less.

Corsair does just about everything now - memory modules, power supplies, cases, SSDs, headphones, speakers, water coolers, functional LED umbrellas and now keyboards and mice.  And just like we have seen when Corsair entered new markets previously, they took their time to do it right.  The Vengeance line of keyboards and mice offer two dedicated series for gamers of different persuasions: the K90 and M90 for MMO players and the K60 and M60 for predominantly FPS users.

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The new keyboards consist MOSTLY of Cherry MX Red switches (which you can read more about here in our recent Rosewill keyboard roundup) and are generally very well built.  The mice have adjustable DPIs, lights and lots of button.  What follows is a pictorial preview of these gorgeous devices before our review sometime in the near future!  Enjoy!!

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The K60 comes with a removable left hand rest for your frequent gaming as well as replaceable WASD keys that have a rubber texture to them and are slightly angled to keep your fingers from slipping out during those INTENSE gaming moments.

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Corsair tends to think of the customer first so they were sure to include a tool to remove the keys rather than telling you to use a flat head screwdriver from your garage.

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One of my favorite features is the Windows button disable key up there to prevent you from accidently hitting that during gameplay.

See a lot more photos of these devices in our full post!!

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Here you can see the wrist rest that doubles as the storage box for the key removal tool and extra WASD and 1234 keys.

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Here you can see the K90 built for MMO users though of course it would work well for any gamer.  The key features of this unit are the programmable "G-keys" on the left and a backlit key system.

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What I think is most impressive about these macro keys is that there is memory in the keyboard itself so that you can hard code the key combinations in and take your keyboard from PC to PC without having to install software.

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Here you can see the backlight on the keyboard - though I have to say I am disappointed they didn't backlight the G-keys or include them in the Cherry MX red switches.  

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Both keyboards do feature a fully powered USB port on the back from mice, headsets, etc.

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The M60 FPS gaming mouse is solidly built (they both are though) and has adjustable weights.

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The sniper button reduces the DPI while it is held down and interestingly can be used for some interesting purposes in Windows applications as well as games.

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The M90 is a macro button mouse users dream with more buttons on the thumb area than I personally could ever utilize.

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Following in the lineage of the K90, the M90 has a blue light under the wheel that gives off a glow.

So far in my quick usage all these devices have impressed me though I am leaning towards the K90 with its three-step backlight and the M60 mouse with its sniper button and on-the-fly DPI buttons.

Stay tuned for full review of the Corsair Vengeance line of mice and keyboards and - just as importantly - the software that allows you to utilize them!!

Source: Corsair
February 24, 2012 | 07:28 PM - Posted by TheBradyReport

Looks like they OEM'd the mice from the guys over at MadCatz. I had the Cyborg R.A.T. and my initial review of it was that it was VERY solid and even though a pretty odd looking device, it had become my favorite mouse. After a few months I had to RMA it however and the replacement they sent only lasted a few months before it had the same issue. I gave up and went back to my Razor Mamba and Logitech G9X. I'll be curious to see how well these are made and longevity.

February 27, 2012 | 05:11 PM - Posted by Michael Valera (not verified)

All the products were developed completely in-house at Corsair.

February 24, 2012 | 08:27 PM - Posted by Nilbog

Disable Windows key is THE BEST IDEA EVER!!! I am SOLD!!
The removable keys are a very nice touch , and comes with a tool.
I've been very impressed with Corsair lately, I recently bought a case and PSU from them and they both have lots of features and came with a ton of accessories.
I like that they are trying to give you a lot for the $$, its very refreshing.

February 24, 2012 | 08:32 PM - Posted by Enzarch

I am sitting in front of a K90 right now, I can guarantee the "G-keys" are indeed backlit

February 25, 2012 | 12:22 AM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

Interesting, you can see quite clearly that mine are not. Is there a software switch or something that needs to be enabled?

February 25, 2012 | 12:53 AM - Posted by TheBradyReport

It looks like dual USB cords from the KB? I had an Alieneware (OEM Logi 510) and it required both to be plugged in for the lights to show up..

February 25, 2012 | 11:02 AM - Posted by Enzarch

No, the second cable is a pass through exclusively and not needed for any keyboard functionality

February 25, 2012 | 10:57 AM - Posted by Enzarch

Negative, if your backlighting isnt working that's a hardware issue, however, they are white in color, not blue, and somewhat dimmer than the rest of the keys, you may not have noticed them if you are not in a dark room.

February 24, 2012 | 08:56 PM - Posted by Mark (not verified)

Been using the m60 and the k60 for 2 months, love em both!

February 25, 2012 | 03:59 PM - Posted by Tony (not verified)

Have the k90 and love it. One hardware issue though: If the backlight is set higher than the lowest setting then the keys stop working.

Corsair have offered an RMA but i can't be bothered to send it back and wait as the lowest backlight setting is good enough and the keyboard is great.

February 25, 2012 | 08:27 PM - Posted by Enzarch

Try updating the firmware. It is included in the software package for the K90 on Corsair's website. If it doesn't seem to work the first time, try it again.

February 26, 2012 | 12:33 PM - Posted by fvbounty (not verified)

I've had the K90 and M60 for awhile now, both are very nice, Corsair is having some trouble with the software but the hardware is excellent!

February 26, 2012 | 12:42 PM - Posted by fvbounty (not verified)

I forgot the G keys are back-lite but in white like another posted here, turn the backlight switch to high they are more noticeable!

February 27, 2012 | 10:37 AM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

Hmm, I'll give it a shot but I am pretty sure that picture shows NOTHING being lit...

February 27, 2012 | 05:15 PM - Posted by Michael Valera (not verified)

Pull a cap, if you see light it's working. As the other guys said they are white and not as bright as the qwerty keys.

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