CM Storm Xornet II Gaming Mouse Review

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Introduction

Manufacturer: Cooler Master
Model: Xornet II
UK Price: £27.98 (At time of review)
US Price: $34.99 (At time of review)

Today we will be delving into a cool review of a new product by Cooler Master, the Xornet II, an ergonomic and rather fancy gaming mouse designed around users who sport a right handed claw grip style. The Xornet II has a nice selection of customisation tools available to its users and offers a stable platform for most games out there, but, is it any good or worth the price tag? We will now look in depth at the Xornet II to see what it brings to the table with regards performance, aesthetic quality and general usability.

To start, what we have here is a Windows XP/Vista/7/8 compatible plug and play mouse, with additional software for customising the mouse to your specification, that has been designed around gamers. With a comfortable grip, plenty of sensitivity options, RBG scroll wheel, 1000 Hz report rate and tracking speed of 80IPS/20g, there isn’t much that the Xornet II is lacking in comparison to other brands out there but what we want to see is whether or not these features stand their ground in quality and performance to alternative options on the market.

Specifications

A specification sheet, collaboratively produced by Cooler Master and their R&D team, can be found below or alternatively, under the specification header on their product web page here.

Model Number SGM-2002-KLON1
Grip Type Claw
Material Plastic / Rubber
Color Black
LED Color RGB
Sensor Avago 3320 Optical Sensor
CPI / DPI 3 Levels and up to 3500 DPI setting
Tracking Speed  80 IPS/20g
Lift Off Distance < 3mm
Polling Rate 1000 Hz / 1 ms
Angle Snapping NO
Mouse acceleration 20 g
Programming Profiles Not Available
On-board Memory 8KB
Programmable buttons 7
Connector Cable USB 2.0
Cable Length 1.8 Meters
Dimensions (L x W x H) 105.4 x 76.6 x 37.2 mm (4.15 x 3.01 x 1.46 inch)
Weight 132 g / 0.291 lbs
Weight (without USB Cable) 80 g / 0.177 lbs

 

Some additional information can be found on the inside cover of the product which can be found below.

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With this in mind, we do have rather impressive specifications on offer by the Xornet II and a few points stand out to us such as the use of an Avago 3320 Optical sensor which has been used in many solid mice on the market. With an addition of adjustable DPI to a wide spectrum of sensitivities and very snappy polling rate, the Xornet II certainly looks to be a good product. Let us see what our testing and closer looks deduce from this impressive specification sheet in the real world.

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