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CM Storm Skorpion Mouse Bungee Review

Posted January 04, 2013 1:27 PM by Baxter

I recently received a new product to review from Cooler Master called the Skorpion. What is the Skorpion? It's a cable bungee; its function is to limit or totally eliminate cable drag and snagging geared towards PC gamers. I must say I have had my cable snag many times in my day, but it was never an issue I had imagined needing a product to solve.

I opened the box to find a heavy, well-constructed bungee shaped like a Scorpion. Between the weight of it and the rubber feet, the Skorpion stayed in place throughout all my time using it both working and gaming. I was very happy to find the same build quality I've come to expect from Cooler Master.

After running my mouse cord through the rubber channel or "stinger," and adjusting the length to my preference, I could feel the benefit almost immediately. It makes a wired mouse feel nearly wireless. When I brought my review unit home from work and started gaming I really appreciated how it made my mouse feel lighter and faster without having to drag the cable around with it. When I went back into the office, I found myself wishing I had brought the scorpion with me. I was hooked on the lightweight mouse feel the Skorpion provided and I loved having my mouse cables out of the way.

So how much is the Skorpion? About 20 bucks. Google found me one for 17.99. Yes you can get a wireless mouse for less. But a gaming wireless mouse for the price? I doubt it. Further, you never have to replace batteries with a wired mouse paired with the Skorpion, but you'll still get the wireless feel.

I wouldn't have guessed I would fall for the Skorpion when I pulled it from the box, but truth be told I'm head over heels. A must have for wired mouse gamers and a must have for me in the office.

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Re: CM Storm Skorpion Mouse Bungee Review

01/04/2013 2:50 PM

Does it have any give to it? I noticed the "stinger" had a bit of a hinge on it. If it was a purely rigid structure, I'd be afraid of ripping it from it's spot and causing a ruckus.

Also, is the body of this thing made of metal or plastic?

Lastly, how big is this thing?

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01/04/2013 3:11 PM

It does have give to it. As you are getting towards the end of your slack the "stinger" moves. The "stinger" piece is rubber. The feet are all rubber/plastic, but the body is a weighted metal. Feels very sturdy, and keeps the unit in place even with my spazzy motion while gaming.

Model Number

SGA-2000-BKNX1

Material

Synthetic (body)
Rubber (feet,arm)
Iron (core)

Coating

Rubber

Weight Sys.

Iron core

Size

150 x 130 x 85mm
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01/08/2013 2:56 PM

un-needed with a good wireless mouse......

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01/10/2013 12:02 PM

I think you are missing the point my friend. Wireless is good but not great for gaming specifically. Further, you need batteries or a charging station for wireless. Neither of which I feel like dealing with ever.

So for a wired mouse, this piece makes it seem like you aren't wired in.

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