In terms of technology and design, the Corsair Vengeance M65 stands tall amongst the other gaming mouse from its price range. It has very high quality buttons, a rigid scroll wheel, a well-thought weight adjustment system and a state-of-the-art Avago ADNS-9800 8200 DPI laser sensor.
On the design side, Corsair surely spent a considerable amount of time and resources into the design of Vengeance M65 and I am sure, its design required more of the aforementioned things as compared to other products in its range.
All of this makes up for Corsair’s second iteration of FPS gaming mouse. I started testing its capabilities with just the right game; Battlefield 3. All in all, the whole experience was nothing short of awesome. The tracking was precise and smooth, even in broad movements. The buttons are easily distinguishable without even a little amount of effort and the tactile feedback adds a great sense of the control to the whole gaming experience.
To test the main feature of the mouse, sniper button, I selected the well-known M98B sniper and found a good camping spot. This is where the Vengeance M65 really showed its glory. The sniper button made long range shots really easy and switching to the low DPI with the help of a dedicated button seemed much convenient as compared to selecting a different profile altogether.
However, reaching the sniper button might be difficult for some even though it’s big enough. It’ll probably be an issue for those who have smaller hands so I would suggest trying out the mouse before purchasing one.
Even though, the overall look of the Vengenace M65 is a bit odd, it’s still very comfortable. The edges of the side panels or the hollow space at the sides of the mouse don’t bother the hand or grip at all, even if you are using the mouse for first time. However, the overall size of the mouse is a bit on the larger side so it might not fit properly in smaller hands as the bulge on the top part of the mouse might keep smaller hands from properly reaching the main buttons and sniper button. But if it fits in your hands then this will probably be the most comfortable mouse you’ve ever used.
The M65 has a well distributed weight mechanism. All the three optional weights are present in very different positions which help in putting the right amount of weight exactly where you want it. In my usage, I found it to be best performing and most comfortable with all the weights installed.