|CM Storm Recon Mouse and Skorpion|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Input Devices|
|Written by Ami Young|
|Wednesday, 17 October 2012|
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CM Storm Recon and Skorpion Detailed Features
In this section we will take a close look at the CM Storm Recon mouse, and discuss its main features.
Recon boasts precise tracking with an optical sensor, an extra wide 16 bit USB data path, the highest grade micro switches, onboard profile memory and an ambidextrous body. The Teflon feet on the bottom of the mouse add an ease of movement to an already fast mouse. The mouse buttons are responsive, although a little soft and a little too easy to push.The LED lights are bright, and offer a wide variety of colors to play with. The mouse cord is a standard cord, with plain black plastic sheathing on it.
The body is ambidextrous, covered in an easy grip rubberized coating, which does make the mouse easier to grip, and is a very comfortable cover. The mouse is small, measuring 2.5 inches wide by 4.58 inches long and 1.65 inches tall. This fit nicely in my hand, but I have small hands, and it was too small for my husband's hands, so if you have large hands, this would not be the mouse for you. Skorpion is designed to prevent mouse cord snag, and make your wired mouse feel like a wireless mouse. Personally, I found it got more in my way than anything, but for someone switching from a wireless mouse to a wired, I could see its appeal.
Skorpion is a sturdy piece of hardware, heavy enough to prevent tipping, with grippy feet on the legs to hold it in place. The upper part (what would be a tail on a scorpion) is made of rubber and is flexible, the rest is made of plastic.
The legs are detachable, as is the "tail" for holding the mouse cord. This compacts the device further, making for easy transportation.
It certainly looks fancy, and it does its job of holding your mouse cord very well. It took me awhile to find the sweet spot for where the mouse cord would be held without being too tight, or too lose. Once I found that, we were in business.