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CM Storm Recon Mouse Review

Posted January 11, 2013 10:35 AM by Baxter

Cooler Master has been redefining the PC gaming accessory market with high quality products at better prices than the competition. I was so pleased with the products I'd been testing that I reached out for more. I've spent the last few months with the CM Storm Recon mouse and it has met most of my expectations.

The build of the Recon felt great. It's light and very solidly built, but I was sad to see no braided cable - which was included on all CM keyboards I've reviewed - on this mouse. The design is ambidextrous - which is fine - but I also found another gripe here. I kept hitting the forward and back buttons on the right hand side of the mouse unintentionally. Even months into ownership, I still hit these side buttons on the right from time to time. The Recon has on the fly DPI adjustment via 2 up and down buttons under the scroll wheel which I found very convenient. There's a wonderful finish on the mouse which is nice to grip while keeping things soft and comfortable.

The driver for the Recon stumped me for a moment. When I installed it I couldn't make any adjustments until I realized a new profile is needed to edit any settings. A little strange, but once I had a new profile made there were lots of options and setting to adjust. The Avago ADNS-3090 sensor does very well and is found in many high end gaming mice. It supports 800-4000 DPI. I found it to track very well.

The Recon comes in at around 39.99, which is very fair for what you are getting. I'm not the biggest fan of the shape and ambidextrous buttons I hit by accident. In the Recon's defense this was my first time using a mouse not designed for a righty. I would still recommend this mouse as it packs a ton of value and wonderful build quality.

Pros:

Build Quality

Solid Software

Great Sensor

Price

Wonderful 'Feel'

Cons:

Shape

No Braided Cord

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Re: CM Storm Recon Mouse Review

01/14/2013 9:01 AM

Are you able to assign those side buttons to any function you want, like a keyboard shortcut or macro? If so, did you, and to what?

Perhaps you could assign the buttons you keep noobishly understandably pressing to do nothing? Maybe a lefty would do the same for the opposite buttons for them.

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Re: CM Storm Recon Mouse Review

01/14/2013 9:33 AM

you can make the buttons on either side whatever you want. I kept them pretty default, forward and backward while in a web browser and pretty standard commands in a game I play.

I forgot to mention the price point. 39.99!

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