CM Storm Xornet Gaming Mouse Review
10 Oct, 2011
About 2 weeks ago we started using a Cooler Master CM Storm Xornet mouse. It’s Cooler Master’s fourth mouse to hit the market, this particular mouse targets the entry-level pc gaming audience. But after two weeks of some intense gaming, is it worth keeping the CM Storm Xornet on duty? Or is it time to send it back to its maker?Weighing in at a feathery ⅓ lbs. (142 grams) the Xornet is also remarkably on the smaller size. It’s actually about 4” x 4” and 1.3” high. We were actually more used to a much longer mouse, but the Xornet’s smaller size definitely has some giant advantages that we didn’t expect.
It features standard left and right mouse buttons, two buttons on the thumb side, and two buttons located just below the mouse wheel for DPI adjustments from 500 – 1000 – 2000 DPI. The optical sensor even features a anti-drift control.
There are dimpled rubber grips on both the left and right side of the mouse, one for your thumb, and the other for your pinky. The Xornet also features a ring finger rest just to the side to of the right mouse button that is not only incredibly comfortable to use, but it prevents accidental right clicking from you ring finger.
Design-wise, the mouse is a very sleek, stealth looking design with white laser printed logos.
When it came down to playing with the mouse, we put it through RTS games, RPGs, and of course, first person shooters. The shorter body that we mentioned before became very useful. Moving the mouse doesn’t require moving your entire hand at times. The mouse becomes more of an extension of your fingers which allows for more precise controlling and shooting. And while the mouse itself didn’t turn us from zero to hero in our shooting, we can definitely say that it has shifted our kill to death ratio in a positive direction. And yes, we were able to make some great precision shots with it as well.
Priced at an incredibly affordable $29.99, the Xornet surprised the hell out of us. Its claw design, light weight and adjustable sensitivity should fill the need for anyone who is looking for a great gaming mouse that won’t break the budget. Its Omron Micro Switches are rated for 5 million clicks, so it should stay in active duty for a very long time. If 2000 dpi isn’t sensitive enough for you, Cooler Master has also released the Spawn, which is nearly identical, features a red and black design, and supports 3500 DPI adjustments.
Because of its comfortable design, the adjustable sensitivity, great performance, and incredibly affordable price tag, we can give the CM Storm Xornet a full recommendation for PC gamers.
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|Material||Rubber Grip / ABS Plastic|
|Dimensions||(L) 107 X (W) 75 X (H) 35 mm / (L) 4.2 X (W) 4 X (H) 1.3 inch|
|Net Weight||142 g / 0.313 lb|
|Sensor||2000 DPI Storm Tactical Optical Sensor|
|Maximum Tracking Speed||160 IPS|
|Maximum Acceleration||23 g|
|Polling Time||1.0 ms|
|Speed Measurement||6700 FPS|
|Onboard Memory||8 Kb|
|Form Factor||Right Hand Ergonomic|
|Button Assignment||5 mouse buttons+ 2 fix function buttons|
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Model: CM Storm Xornet Gaming Mouse
Manufacturer: Cooler Master
EG Score: 5 out of 5 / “Worth Buying”