Closer Look at the Mouse:
The Vengeance M65 has a very distinctive look, not as distinctive as the Razer Ouroboros but still its looks very different from most of the mice in the market. The main reason behind this is its unibody Aluminum skeleton and a very edgy design. From the top, it seems to have an ambidextrous design but in reality, the mouse is only designed for right hand users. In fact, the placements of thumb and sniper buttons make it impossible for left hand users to utilize its full features.
Top part of the mouse is made from a single piece of solid plastic which turns into left and right click buttons on front, while on the back side it ends with a steep curve. Upon holding the mouse, this steep curve matches the internal curve of the hand giving a precise control. On left hand side of the mouse, this panel extends into two thumb buttons. These buttons are very slim but since they are present on the very edge, they are fairly easy to press and have a very good tactile feedback. The finish of this part is glossy.
In the middle of the main left and right click buttons, we’ve the scroll wheel. Vengeance M65’s scroll wheel is not like anything I’ve ever used before. It’s made of steel with plastic coating on top. It has very solid feel to it and gives a nice tactile feedback upon scrolling and pressing. Its solid construction ensures its durability. Behind the wheel, we’ve two DPI sensitivity buttons and a triple LED indicator for sensitivity settings. Like all of the other buttons on the mouse, these buttons also have a solid construction with a nice tactile feedback.
Both left and right side of the mouse is covered by two different panels which have a different finish as compared to the top panel. These panels have kind of a rough texture on them enhancing the grip but this texture is prone to dust. It starts getting dirty only after a few hours of use. The right side panel is a bit curvier and has the sniper button in its middle. This bright red button decreases the sensitivity of the mouse when pressed for a more controlled tracking. This surely comes handy in FPS games.
The Aluminum frame of the mouse pops out from the front end in a very stylish manner and gives it jet-like aesthetics.
Bottom part of the mouse shows the real deal; the unibody Aluminum skeleton. Corsair has used a very thick sheet of Aluminum which adds to the durability and strength of the mouse. There is absolutely no flex to it. The Avago ADNS-9800 is present around the middle of the mouse and is surrounded by three removable weights. The adjustable weight system is placed in such a manner that users can adjust the weight distribution of the mouse according to their own likings. That’s a very thoughtful design decision. However, Corsair doesn’t provide a storage container for the weights so if you plan on taking out all the weights; you should arrange your own container to keep them safe. Edges of the base are fitted with five rubber feet making the gliding easier.
The Vegeance M65 has a fairly long high-quality braided cable with a gold plated UDB connector. It length should be good enough for most gaming systems.