When it comes to value, we like to consider multiple aspects of the product that can provide an extra value beyond simply having the product in hand. Even though Corsair doesn't really go above and beyond with accessories, they don't really under do it either. We believe that Corsair includes the right amount of accessories for their products and keeps packaging to a minimum.
In addition to that, they went with a two year warranty on all of their products. For those unfamiliar with the standard in the industry, it is generally only one one year, which we've always found a bit ridiculous, so we're happy to see Corsair going the extra mile and offering two years instead of one year. Admittedly, companies like Razer are also offering 2 year warranties now, which is good, but others like Logitech and Steelseries are still only offering one year. In addition to that, the software really gives these keyboards and mice so much versatility that it adds value to the product without having to pay anything extra.
In terms of pricing and competition
, the K90 goes for $129.99 on Amazon.com
, while the K60 goes for $97.24
. The M90 goes for $70
and M60 for $54
. When you take these prices into consideration, you will notice that their K90 is pretty evenly priced when compared to other backlit mechanical keyboards, although many of them don't have the same design, software, or macro buttons. The K60's price may be a bit high considering the lack of macro buttons or backlighting, but considering the quality of materials and the fact that it is still a mechanical keyboard it seems somewhat fairly priced. Looking at both the M90 and M60, they are both very well priced compared to the competition. The M90 is pretty competitively priced against most of its macro enabled competitors like the Razer Naga, except the design and build quality are much better. The M90 is actually cheaper than the Naga
and has an aluminum frame and much more ergonomically placed macro buttons. The same goes for the M60, which is pretty competitively priced against the competition not even taking into consideration the M60's build quality and materials as well as software customization possibilities.Conclusion
We've got to be pretty honest with you, we haven't been this excited about a gaming keyboard and mouse lineup for quite some time. We were afraid that we would be disappointed considering all of our expectations, but Corsair not only delivered but actually surpassed our expectations.
The build quality, design, and performance of the Corsair Vengeance Gaming line of keyboards and mice is quite literally unparalleled by anyone in the industry. When you take into account the fact that Corsair has built these beautiful keyboards and mice with all of the newest technologies and design, there is no doubt that they have hit the nail on the head. We did have some recommendations for future versions, but the majority of them are personal preferences or very slight nitpicks here and there. When you combine the infallible design of the software and hardware with a strong 2 year warranty, Corsair's Vengeance Gaming keyboards and mice are quite simply the best in the world, ever. We officially (and happily) retire our G15 keyboards and G500 mouse for them and slap the entire Corsair Vengeance Gaming line of keyboards and mice with our Editor's Choice award for simply being awesome in every way possible.
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