A few weeks ago we had a look at the Vengeance K60 Mechanical Keyboard and the M60 Gaming Mouse from Corsair, a set of gaming peripherals designed specifically to enhance FPS gaming. Although FPS gamers represent a significant portion of the gaming community, RPG and strategy games are equally popular. We believe that this fact led Corsair to design and release the Vengeance K90 Mechanical Keyboard and the M90 Gaming Mouse, peripherals designed with RPG/RTS gamers in mind, both of which we are going to examine and review today.

A few weeks ago we had a look at the Vengeance K60 Mechanical Keyboard and the M60 Gaming Mouse from Corsair, a set of gaming peripherals designed specifically to enhance FPS gaming. Although FPS gamers represent a significant portion of the gaming community, RPG and strategy games are equally popular. We believe that this fact led Corsair to design and release the Vengeance K90 Mechanical Keyboard and the M90 Gaming Mouse, peripherals designed with RPG/RTS gamers in mind, both of which we are going to examine and review today.

 

Manufacturer’s features and specifications

 

Vengeance K90 Performance FPS Mechanical Keyboard

  • Light, responsive Cherry MX Red mechanical switches for fast, efficient gaming action
  •  45g actuation Force
  •  2mm to actuation and 4mm to bottom
  •  Rated for 50 million operations
  •  Gold contacts
  • Tuned silicon dome keyswitches: F1 through F12, Esc, PrtScn, Scroll Lock,  Pause/Break, Insert, Home, Page Up Page Down, Delete, and End
  • Three banks of eighteen G Macro Keys with Macro Record and Bank Select hot keys
  • 36Kb of onboard memory for storing up to three sets of eighteen G keys for gaming on the go
  • On-the-fly, macro recording
  • Laser-etched, backlit keys with four illumination levels (off, 66%, 75%, and full illumination) selectable from the keyboard
  • Six multimedia keys — Stop, Previous, Play/Pause, Next, Mute, Volume Up/Down — with Solid metal, weighted volume "drum roller"
  • Windows Lock key for uninterrupted game play
  • Metal top plate for increased strength, durability and rigidity
  • USB pass-through connector giving easy access to a USB port on the back of the keyboard (USB 2.0/1.1/1.0)
  • USB Connector with gold plated contacts
  • 2m non-tangle cable
  • Adjustable feet tilt for optimum personalization and positioning

 

Vengeance M90 Gaming Mouse

  • 5700 DPI Avago Technologies ADNS-9500 LaserStream Gaming Sensor
  • Adjustable DPI in 100 DPI increments
  • 1000Hz/500Hz/250Hz/125Hz — 1msec/2msec/4msec/8msec response time — user selectable
  • Tracking rate of up to 165 inches per second, up to 30g acceleration, automatic frame rate control
  • Adjustable lift distance – Five selectable levels to fit your play style
  • Surface quality detection
  • 15 programmable buttons
  • Nine ergonomically placed, side-mounted programmable buttons
  • Comfortable ergonomic design with soft-touch surfaces and grip improving textures
  • Omron left and right click switches rated for eight million operations
  • 48KB of on-board memory for storing up to six "on the go" profiles with active profile LED
  • Aluminum metal frame and base for improved rigidity and mass distribution
  • Solid metal, weighted scroll wheel with rubberized scroll surface for improved finger traction control and feel
  • Ultra Low Friction PTFE pads for smooth performance and accurate gliding
  • USB Connector with gold plated contacts
  • 1.8m lightweight non-tangle cable