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  • Cooler Master Storm Spawn Gaming Mouse Review
  • Cooler Master Storm Spawn Gaming Mouse Review



    Another weapon joins the online battlefield as CM Storm brings you the Spawn gaming mouse. It's an ultra-responsive device that has been specially crafted for claw grip gamers. Competitive gamers will marvel at its lightweight, ergonomic and reassuringly solid design. Made for precise in-game tactical maneuvers, the Spawn mouse is topped with a high-performance 3500 DPI sensor, highly accurate scroll wheel, and includes extremely durable Japanese-made Omron micro switches that can endure 5 million clicks. The CM Storm Spawn removes the limiters; will you be able to keep up?
    • Anti-Drift Control Sensor - The Spawn gaming mouse utilizes a high performance optical engine and ensures extreme stability. Built with an anti-draft architecture, it provides lossless performance under mouse lift and drop, with a built in angle snapping option one can formulate the perfect flick shot and maximize their kill rates with sheer accuracy. 
    • Onboard Sentinel-X 32 KB- The Sentinel-X microprocessor safeguards your mouse setting by storing button assignments, advanced macros and other mouse customization - allowing gamers to plug and play on any other system without losing their initial settings. 
    • Omron Micro Switches (5 Million clicks) - Ultra tactile mouse clicks for in-game fragging is afforded through the utilization of Omron's patented micro switch technology. Backed by a minimum guarantee of 5 million clicks, the Spawn gaming mouse offers an extended gaming life-span for the avid gamer. 
    • Japanese-Made Ultra-Step Wheel Encoder -Ultra precise stepping encoder allows gamers to navigate small distances with the scroll wheel while establishing great control and precision. 
    • DPI On the Fly- Comfortably placed under the scroll wheel, gamers can switch DPI settings easily to 800, 1800, and 3500. 
    • Superior Anti-Slip Rubberized Grip Design- Sweat proof and highly slip resistant, Spawn includes two thick rubber grips that have been deployed on both sides of the mouse. This affords full control to lift-off style gamers during game play. 
    The Spawn gaming mouse is the latest edition in the Cooler Master CM storm series of gaming peripherals.  With a MSRP of just $49.99 the Spawn bridges the gap between a box store mouse and Cooler Master's own pro line of gaming mice.  The Spawn brings a nice mix of premium specifications without any of the fluff often found in high end gaming mice; such as removable weights or fancy lighting effects.

    I replaced my trusty Logitech G7 for two weeks of work and gaming to really get the feel of the Spawn in the real world.  Built for the "claw" grip, the Spawn is much smaller than I am used to resulting in some initial palm drag.  I also found my reliance on a classic "palm" grip led me to shift my hand towards the pinky rest when caught in a firefight while playing FPS games.  The three DPI settings were a welcome change though I would have liked to get a setting between 1800 and 3500 to hit my sweet spot without tweaking the polling rate to get there.  Once I got used to the size and shape, I found the Spawn to be both fast and comfortable for both gaming and casual use.

    All of this is minor nit-picking for a mouse that looks and feels like a mouse at twice the cost.  For the money you get a sweet set of features and amazing quality.  Not sure I am sold on the red and black aesthetics but it does like an aluminum powder coat in person and the rubber accent not only helps with your grip it looks nice too.
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