Hands-on: Cooler Master Storm Sentinel - Gaming Mouse with mini display
Cooler Master is entering the already crowded gaming device market with the CM Storm brand.
Besides several mouse pads Cooler Master also presented the Sentinel, a mouse with dual laser sensor that reaches a resolution of 5,600 dpi. Eight programmable keys are available and up to five profiles can be stored in the 64 KiByte memory of the mouse. Besides the key bindings and the accuracy, which can be set individually for the x and y axis, the profiles also cover the color of light of the LEDs on top and the two "headlights” at the front of the Sentinel.
On the upper side of the Sentinel are the buttons, the mouse wheel and the LED as well as an OLED. The small display shows the dpi setting and a small picture, which can be selected freely, but is monochrome only. Thus the mouse can be customized for example with clan logo. The extensive software, which can be run without installation if necessary, offers the option to create new profiles and programming of macros. The weight of the Sentinel can be adjusted , too. Up to five 4.5 grams weights can be stored in the mouse.
At the Gamescom we could already test the mouse. It fits well into the - right - hand. The quality of workmanship is very good and the lighting effects are a nice gimmick. The two thumb buttons on the left have a good pressure point and the buttons for the dpi adjustment are also easy to reach. The mouse wheel is running smoothly and thus the wheel can turn if it is pressed down as third mouse button - but after a short time you can get used to that and avoid the unwanted click.
The CM Storm Sentinel is supposed to become available soon. The recommended retail price is 59 Euros.
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