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Corsair Vengeance 🖱 M95 Performance MMO Gaming Mouse Reivew

October 12, 2019


Welcome everyone. Today we’re going to be doing an unboxing
and review of the Corsair M95 Performance MMO Gaming Mouse. The M95 is the newest iteration of Corsair’s
M90 Gaming Mouse. The mouse is designed for the complex demands
of massively multiplayer and real-time strategy games. It offers easy programming, 15 intelligently
positioned buttons, and onboard storage for unique button setups for each game. The advanced 8,200 DPI laser sensor is designed
to give great performance, Ultra-high sensitivity for precise tracking and control. It has an aluminum frame which provides high
rigidity and optimal mass distribution. The chassis feels incredibly sturdy and the
weight gives the mouse a very robust sense of control and balance. The top surface has a slightly grainy mat
surface that allows for smooth finger movement, while delivering a nice gripping area. As you see here the Right Click button is
tapered back and slighting sloped. The scroll wheel is placed further back on
the mouse than I’ve experienced on other mice. Here we see it in comparison with the Razer
Taipan, a mouse that I’ve been most recently using and have reviewed. They both share a very similar sloping design,
although the Corsair is slightly wider and has a lot more weight to it. Each has very similar grainy mat surface. Here it is alongside the Logitech G500 a mouse
I’ve gamed with for quite some time. What I like about most Logitech mice is their
height and the Corsair comes very close to having the same elevation. When viewed from above we can see that the
G500 is longer and just slightly wider. You can also see how pronounced the right
click button is sloped, that’s something I’m going to cover in the Pro’s and Con’s
of the mouse. Here it is along the Steel Series Sensei and
the Corsairs’s 15 programmable buttons really distinguishes itself from other gaming mice
such as the Razer Naga or Logitech G600. The buttons are very responsive and snappy. They have great ergonomic placement , however
you’re probably going to want to read the PDF Manual if you want the most out of the
buttons performance. This leads us to connection, software and
setup. If you like you can connect the mouse to insure
that the computer will find it. Navigate to the Corsair website and locate
the Mice and Keyboards link. I found it a lot simpler to locate the drivers
by simply utilizing the search feature. Once you located the M95 information you can
simply download the content. As a suggestion I would recommend extracting
the content to your desktop and be sure you keep the PDF Instruction manuals. Okay guys now we’re going to take a look
at the software. I’m going to over the very basics, just
the general usage of the mouse. I would encourage you to read the PDF information
as far as the instructions so that you guys can go into the more advance type settings. So basically looking at it I’m going to
leave it as profile one default. MR is for you macro. So you can set up whatever type of macros
you want. This is the On and Off for the light on the
actual mouse itself. As you can see here various key functions. Hardware play if you select this it will run
directly from the mouse, memory and settings within the mouse as opposed to going through
the software. Manage Performance, pretty straight forward. First DPI button, which is going to be default
to 800. Second DPI I’ve set it to 1900. Third DPI and then for those who play FPS
Sniper Mode and 400. You can assign Sniper Mode button to whichever
particular micro buttons you would like. It takes it a second or two for it to go back
to the previous setting. Manage profile obviously you can go in here,
you can create a new profile if you like. I leave mine at 1 default. I’ll go ahead and delete that. Now, going back to assigning buttons as you
can see here 1 is going to be left click, 2 right click, 3 mouse wheel, pretty standard
fair. So let’s take a look for example of button
10 it is essentially behind what I set as my back button. So technically 8 and 9 would be your typical
forward, back button on any other mouse. On this one it defaults to 7 and I changed
it to no function at all. So 9 I made my back because of where my hand
rest it feels more comfortable here. And number 10 I set to a keystroke and then
use that equal sign as my default for my Mumble Channel. And what you’re going to want to do now
is we’re just going to go over some of the basics again. So play options here you have the first setting
is going to be the playback once. So hit the button it plays once. This next button is uh play back a number
of times if you hit the button and want it to do a series of processes. This button is ohm repeat, so if you hit a
single button it will repeat a certain message a number of times. And this one is play until stop. Delay options 50 milliseconds is the base
default if you want to change it I would suggest again, go back into your PDF look through
it see what you like. If you want to set it to a certain sensation. Advanced options for keys, click within the
center box here and you can make it a command. As you can see here there is a list of different
commands for it. You can go into the advanced command and have
it do a function. So we’re going to go over her to button
options. And I’m going to select 10. And now to make this a key strike I’m gunna
click in the center of the field here. And then I’m going to select Keystroke. Then I’m going to hit the plus button, this
will bring up my field here so now I can enter any keystroke and I’ll do that now by using
equals (=). Now equals is my keystroke. And I’ll click Okay. So now number 10 is set to equals (=). So now to know if this is actually working. You can go ahead and close this if you want. We’ll right click on the desktop, and we’ll
go to text, double click, then hit the button and as you can see it is now equals (=). So essentially that’s kind of the basics
setup of the mouse. As far as the pros and cons of this mouse,
let’s start with the cons. The thing that struck me most when I put my
hand on the mouse was the tapered and sloped right click button. My middle figure dangled off the end making
it feel very awkward for gripping and the sensation was very pronounced. The mouse scroll wheel is set to far back. You have to nearly make a conscious effort
to articulate your finger to reach the scroll wheel and once you do the click scroll wheel
button is very hard to actuate and you may inadvertently push a side button to get the
grip leverage you need to actuate the scroll wheel button. The pros are that the mouse’s aluminum chassis
is very well constructed giving the mouse an added sense of durability. The buttons, surfaces and weight of the mouse
provide a great balance and accuracy of usage. If you’re an MMO player this mouse is a
great option as its 15 programmable buttons allows you a wide range of macros and settings. This mouse may not be so ideal if you’re
an FPS player, but I wouldn’t completely rule it out for that. I hope you guys have enjoyed this unboxing
and review. If you have any questions or feedback be sure
to include them in the comment section below. Be sure to hit that like button and subscribe
for further unboxings and reviews. Thanks for watching.

64 Comments

  • Reply Dale Runkle March 8, 2013 at 1:10 am

    Another great video as always. You covered everything in the pros & cons that I was curious about. Thanks. =)

  • Reply BuzWeaver March 8, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Reply Twitch Reflex March 26, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Can you make any button a snipe button similar to m65 where you hold the button down to decrease the dpi.

  • Reply Lamont Shuman April 1, 2013 at 3:05 am

    I cant't watch your video, due to youtube with these commercials that keeps on coming on while watching a youtube video. Youtube is real shitty now. This is some B.S.

  • Reply BuzWeaver April 1, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Understood. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply Rat0nCrack April 1, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    It's called Adblocker.

  • Reply Rat0nCrack April 1, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    You should always start with pros then cons.

  • Reply BuzWeaver April 1, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    I prefer to end it on a positive note, however Pro's then Con's is typical.

  • Reply SrawX April 3, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    its called an add blocker….

  • Reply TrembleTech April 6, 2013 at 4:22 am

    Not really. Long as you get point across doesn't matter what order you list the pros and cons.

  • Reply slothfx April 8, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    its called ad blocker…

  • Reply Explix April 8, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    M95 is newer than M65 right?

  • Reply BuzWeaver April 9, 2013 at 1:23 am

    That's right. The M95 is the newest iteration.

  • Reply BuzWeaver April 9, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    I'm not sure. You may want to check with Tech Support. Make sure your settings are correct. Its possible they are resetting? There could be quite a few trouble shooting possibilities.

  • Reply BuzWeaver April 16, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    You did the right thing by going through Newegg. It took me two months to get refunded going through Corsair.

  • Reply MFHRaptor April 16, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Professional review.. The BEST that I found on-line. RESPECT.

    You've earned a subscriber 🙂

    I hope you do a Razer Naga Hex review because I'm leveling my options between this and the Naga Hex.
    … and guess what? I will be using it for FPS games mainly.. that's how I roll!

  • Reply BuzWeaver April 17, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    The sloping short right key didn't feel comfortable in my hand. Aside from that I would have kept it.

  • Reply BuzWeaver April 17, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Thanks for your kind words and for subscribing. Its much appreciated.

  • Reply Rambleberry April 21, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Has anyone had this mouse as well as the CM Sentinel. Can you provide any comparisons? My CM Sentinel is slowly wearing away and I'm looking for a scriptable multi-profile gaming mouse.

  • Reply Jason Bourke April 28, 2013 at 2:40 am

    Lol, are we twins???? I'm deciding between those two also for FPS games! NICE!

  • Reply Naait April 28, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    i bought this mouse (m90) which is basically the same, just with a 5700 dpi lazer, and it works like a charm, i've had 3 g700's which were all crap and had buttons that didn't work at all.
    I'd say this mouse is one of the best mmo/rts gaming mice out there.

  • Reply BuzWeaver April 29, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Once they receive it, it should take about a week to get your replacement/refund.

  • Reply Arkan Hadi April 30, 2013 at 11:02 am

    how practical are those too many programmable buttons on the left side? … can you intuitively use 5-6 of them without misclicking a nearby button and without looking?

    I have never used a mouse with this amount buttons, but I just find it hard to believe that one can utilize those buttons since they are so close to eachother and too many of them, what is your experience with those programmable buttons during gaming and how many of them can you effectively and comfortably use?

  • Reply BuzWeaver April 30, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Its just a matter of practice and perhaps muscle memory. Its going to come down to your personal comfort level. I use multi-buttons on the mouse mainly when I'm playing FPS's, it just provides that extra quick responses while also moving with the mouse.

  • Reply TheNorthernPole May 18, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Excellent review! I liked how you compared it to other mice in profile view, so that I could understand how it would feel like holding it. Couldn't find this info anywhere else online.
    Liked how you described the cons and the pros.
    What I would have liked is also a comparison to the "younger brother" the M65 mouse, in terms of shape and feel.

    Thanks a lot!

  • Reply BuzWeaver May 19, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad this was of help for you.

  • Reply Hannes Van Der Merwe May 26, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Hey man so ye have the same q so also want to know i recently lost my cm storm sentinel one due to left click button failing, So i see there's a new cm sentinel out and dunno if i should buy it or this mouse. So have you decided on a new mouse by this time?

  • Reply Rambleberry May 27, 2013 at 4:24 am

    I bought this mouse, and I have to say that scripting and macro wise, it's not as good as the sentinel.
    Although this mouse has a ridiculous amount of programmable keys and 6 storaable profiles, it doesn't let you make mouse macros! (e.g mouse clickers), unlike the sentinel storm.

    If I were you, i'd get another sentinel.

  • Reply BuzWeaver May 27, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    That's great! I'm glad to hear its a good fit for you.

  • Reply dddfanqi June 23, 2013 at 10:01 am

    I'm looking for a mouse with enough buttons to control the TS and in-game communication channels when I play PlanetSide2. I have the G600 and it is dying… Naga's main buttons look nice for FPS but I still have doubts about its convex shape for the thumb buttons. Vengeance M95 looks great but the hard to press wheel button would bother me… any other possible options?

  • Reply BuzWeaver June 23, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Take a look at the Logitech G700. Its a great option if you're looking for multiple buttons. There is also a new iteration of the G700 called the G700s.

  • Reply BuzWeaver July 10, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    It really depends on your needs. If you just need a functioning mouse at $10.00 dollars then any brand will do.

  • Reply BuzWeaver July 31, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    It depends on your play style and grip preference. The M95 has a sloped right click button as outlined in the video this made it undesirable for FPS's as it just didn't provide a good enough perches for my hand. Personally, although I've not used it, but from what I can tell the M65 doesn't have a slopped right click button. How a mouse is shaped will depend on what gaming platform I'm playing.

  • Reply BuzWeaver August 1, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    I'd get in touch with Corsair Tech Support. You may have a defective mouse. They have a pretty good RMA service, which you can do online.

  • Reply Nicolás López August 14, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    With the macro, can you save one movement with a time? for example .. press a botton 1 time and next a movement to right … ¿? thanks

  • Reply BuzWeaver August 14, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    It has to do with grip response. The way I "hold" the mouse and manipulate it has a kind of "lift and hold" type of movement, so in the process of "lifting" I like a good grip, thus the inadvertent button pushing as a result of a firmer grip. Yes, one could train themselves not to do this, but its just a mannerism I'm not willing to change for a mouse.

  • Reply Merytorycznie August 14, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Used mouse…

  • Reply Merytorycznie August 14, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Drivers update for this mouse completly sucks… .

  • Reply SuperRaeth September 13, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Thank you for going over the software side, as the right customization options are half of what I need in a good gaming mouse. A lot of videos focus on the hardware only, but seeing how you can assign actual keystrokes (instead of macros that mimic keystroke down/up) made this mouse perfect for me. Great video!

  • Reply BuzWeaver September 13, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Great glad it helped. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply Javier Rivera September 26, 2013 at 3:43 am

    nice video bro. ive done what you did, but it didn work, the buttons dont respond to the mapping, it like the profile didnt save althogh each button appears to have assinged keystrokes, any ideas?? thanks

  • Reply Berg September 28, 2013 at 3:32 am

    I agree, nice video.

  • Reply mdog95 January 3, 2014 at 2:32 am

    Great review.  It appears I made the right decision by purchasing this.  As for how you described the awkwardness of the mouse. you must just grip it differently than I do.  I have no trouble at all reaching the scroll wheel and activating its button.  I just wish it was more tight instead of free moving.  I like to be able to feel each click of the scroll, but I don't get that with this mouse.

  • Reply toby de heer January 29, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Can you change the color of the LEDs?

  • Reply calvin andhika February 13, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    can i use profile setting without even install the driver?
    like when i play with a new computer.
    i really curious bout this!!

  • Reply TMFuzz April 23, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    I noticed that I camt use the programmed buttons when playing bf4

  • Reply Enrico Baratelli August 14, 2014 at 9:29 am

    How did you feel the click on the scrollwheel? One of the problem I got most often on "cheap mouses" was that scrollwheel broke or did not function very well; of course, this is NOT a cheap mouse, but I don't know many people who tried it. How does it work? Did you try also other gaming mice like Razer Naga 2014 or Logitech g520?

  • Reply Rory Williams September 7, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Does anyone know when the next generation of the Vengeance MMO mouse is coming out. I am thinking of getting the M95 but if something better will be coming out soon I would rather wait.

  • Reply vladimirvputinstein September 20, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    would you need to change mouse profiles for every game you play? 

  • Reply Kyuurei September 26, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Is the wheel uncomfortable only for clicking or for scrolling as well? What kind of grip/hand size do you think it's best for this mouse? (I usually set my middle mouse button on the left side so I never actually press the wheel itself). Great review btw!

  • Reply La Review October 3, 2014 at 4:35 am

    hi, great video, i'm going crazy because i can't decide between razer deathadder 2013 -stealseries sensei -logitech g 600-corsair m95 

    i  play more fps and rts some mmo 

  • Reply Mark Davenport Jr October 5, 2014 at 12:56 am

    Thanks for the video been looking for another m95 video on youtube. And I'm getting my mouse this coming Monday cant wait my m510 from logitech is ok but for Everquest 2 I need a mmo mouse. 🙂

  • Reply TheDragons1012Official November 30, 2014 at 11:56 am

    is this good for fps games?

  • Reply Ania Lewis December 24, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Long time logitech G500 user here, mine just kicked the bucket and I was looking for a replacement. As someone who really enjoyed the size of the G500 and its button placement (Really love the buttons to the right of the scroll wheel, I use them for volume!), would you suggest this mouse? If not, would have a good replacement for gaming/computer use?

  • Reply SlowSlowSloth February 3, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Is it possible to make one button a play/pause button for music?

    I have it on my G35 headset but I feel it'd be nicer to have it on the mouse.

  • Reply Frag Tag Radio March 24, 2015 at 5:48 pm

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  • Reply Park Air August 3, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    *Matte Just fyi 🙂

  • Reply stefanw1337 October 3, 2015 at 2:31 am

    Can you set button 14(the thumb button) to a sniper mode, so it'll have the sniper DPI when you push and hold it(for like looking down sight)? Or is the sniper only a profile you can go to with the up and down buttons on the left-mouse button

  • Reply Enes Dogan November 7, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    is it good for big hands?

  • Reply Leoneth January 2, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Literally did every thing to the T. Assigned keystroke, isn't using said key when I hit the button.

  • Reply Luke Molnar March 31, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Mac friendly?

  • Reply Haze July 1, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Omg u sound exactly like h3h3

  • Reply Farah Waqar December 4, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Does BuzWeaver reply to comments ?

  • Reply KEEVVY January 26, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    is it good for csgo or is it to heavy?

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