|CM Storm Sentinel Advance II Gaming Mouse|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Input Devices|
|Written by Hank Tolman|
|Wednesday, 09 May 2012|
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CM Storm Sentinel Advance II Laser Mouse Review
Manufacturer: Cooler Master
Product Name: Sentinel Advance II
Model Number: SGM-6010-KLLW1
Price As Tested: $59.99 MSRP
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Cooler Master.
Back in September 2009, CM Storm released the Sentinel Advance Laser Gaming Mouse. It sported a 5600 DPI laser sensor, which was the top-of-the-line at the time. 5600 DPI is still very high for a gaming mouse. Now Cooler Master is releasing the next evolution of this gaming mouse, the CM Storm Sentinel Advance II Laser Gaming Mouse SGM-6010-KLLW1. Sporting an Avago ADNS-9800 laser sensor, the Sentinel Advance II has the capability to scale up to 8200 DPI and all the way down to 200 DPI. In this article, Benchmark Reviews examines the CM Storm Sentinel Advance II Laser Gaming Mouse SGM-6010-KLLW1.
As a gamer, I've come to recognize just how important it is to have a good gaming mouse. One of the most important aspects that I have come to rely on is on-the-fly DPI switching. One of my favorite mice of all time is the Microsoft 5-button laser mouse. I really enjoyed the fit of the mouse and the fact that I could comfortably maneuver between the buttons without accidently hitting the wrong one. Even though I had looked at a lot of other mice, I kept reverting back to that mouse. I'd even tried mice with the ability to switch the DPI settings on-the-fly. It actually wasn't until the original CM Storm Sentinel Advance that I finally put away the Microsoft mouse and started using a new one. I'm excited to look at the Sentinel Advance II and see what has changed and improved.
I'm really looking forward to the versatility of DPI range from 200 to 8200. I switch DPI back and forth constantly, so the customizable profiles are great. Right now I have an MMO up on one monitor, Photoshop up on another, and this article up on a third. Each of those tasks requires a different DPI setting for me. I want a relatively high DPI setting for the game, a very low DPI for Photoshop, and somewhere comfortably in-between for other tasks like browsing the internet. So let's get to it.
CM Storm Sentinel Advance II Features and Specifications