CM Storm Spawn Optical Gaming Mouse E-mail
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Written by Austin Downing   
Sunday, 06 February 2011
Table of Contents: Page Index
CM Storm Spawn Optical Gaming Mouse
Closer Look: CM Storm Spawn
CM Storm Spawn Detailed Features
Testing and Conclusion

CM Storm Spawn Gaming Mouse Review

When Cooler Master made a splash into the competitive gaming market with its CM Storm subsidiary in 2008, they had the sole goal of "Arming the gaming revolution." After creating successful cases and mice, CM Storm has added yet another product to its line. The CM Storm Spawn gaming mouse is aiming at the more mainstream gaming crowd by providing great features but at a more affordable price. These features include a anti drift 3500DPI sensor, Japanese Omron micro-switches, and 32KB of onboard Sentinel-X memory all for a reasonable price of $49.99. Benchmark Reviews will look if all of these features add up to a great mouse for a reasonable price or if the CM Storm Spawn is just another generic gaming peripheral in the sea of gaming peripherals.

In the old days mice had one uniform look and everyone had the same design, two buttons, a scroll wheel (sometimes not even that) and a mechanism for picking up your movements. As time progressed, companies went on to create ergonomic mice while at the same time charging twice the price. However, nothing could compare to the price hike that "gaming" peripheral would bring with some products quickly surpassing $80 to help you frag better. The CM Storm Spawn is an attempt to bring things back to the basics, cutting out much of the fat of traditional gaming peripherals and leaving you with a gaming mouse with all of the essentials.

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When it comes to testing mice it is best to not only look at one area or you may overlook flaws that a peripheral has in another area. That is why when testing a gaming mouse it is best to look at many aspects of your daily experience on a computer. This means that you should not only look at one type of game but multiple styles such as RTS, FPS, and MMO's along with making sure that the mouse is usable in non-gaming situations such as web browsing or photo editing.

Manufacturer: Cooler Master
Product Name: CM Storm Spawn
Model Number: SGM-2000-MLON1
Price As Tested: $49.99

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Cooler Master.

CM Storm Spawn Features

  • 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 fullcontrol to lift-off style gamers during game play.

SGM-2000-MLON1 Specifications

Model Number SGM-2000-MLON1
Available Color Black + Red
Material Rubber Grip / ABS Plastic
Dimensions (W) 75.5 X (H) 110 X (D) 35 mm (W) 3 X (H) 4.3 X (D) 1.3 inch
Net Weight 142 g / 0.313 lb
Sensor 3500 DPI Storm Tactical Optical Sensor
Maximum Tracking Speed 60 IPS
Maximum Acceleration 20g
Polling Time 1.0ms
Speed Measurement 6400 fps
Onboard Memory 32Kb
Form Factor Right Hand Ergonomic
Button Assignment 7
Weight System No



 

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# RE: CM Storm Spawn Optical Gaming MouseTechman 2011-02-07 07:23
@Austin.There was now flexing,or no flexing when the mouse was gripped a bit too hard?
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# Re:TechmanAustin Downing 2011-02-07 10:14
Thanks for pointing that out, it was supposed no flexing and I will have that fixed momentarily
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