Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kierax A Simple Gaming Mouse
Purchased this mouse to replace an Msi Interceptor.
The build quality surprised me, this mouse feels very solid, and the buttons are very well placed.
Software wise I found the options unusual, you download the firmware from the Coolermaster website, and this loads onto the mouse. There are no precise configuration options. While I was skeptical of this, at first, I found the Coolermaster presets very well set, and have had no issues gaming with this mouse on Team Fortress 2 or MMORPG titles.
Overall this mouse is a simple no-nonsense device, which will suit anyone after a very precise, well made mouse at a good price point.
19 March 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by 0BZEN Basically, a Zowie EC2 clone, and a good one.
Since i'm a bit of a Zowie fanboy (Zowie AM, FK, EC1 Evo, FK1), and this is a mouse that deliberately borrow from their traditions, I'll draw a direct comparison.
The LOD out of the box is really high. Fixed with a firmware update, but still not Zowie-like. Unnoticeable difference in practice.
The light on the mouse is really bright. Being used to a FK's and AM's, I found it annoying. It's mainly a cosmetic thing.
The cable is also similar to Zowies. Flexible and non-braided. Suits me.
The buttons are lighter, with less travel than the EC1. More like one would expect from a standard gaming mouse. Side buttons are well placed, kinda similar to the FK1, which are IMO just about right.
Tracking? Well nothing really different from my Zowie, nice and smooth and consistent.
Coating is just fine. Not as posh as Zowies, but it's not off putting either. Pretty standard affair.
Scroll wheel is nice and light. A plus over the Zowies, although I find the FK1 perfectly functional. Nothing that stands out, good or bad.
All in all, very impressed. It's lighter than the FK1, maybe similar to the FK.
The ergonomics are not quite there for me. The FK1 is more my thing. I'm starting to suspect i'm a lot more of an 'ambidextrous' fan. The slanted right side, the left hump, and the shaped right rear area don't suit me particularly well. I had the same problem with the EC1. Not as bad as the EC1 though.
To conclude, it seems to be a very competent EC2 clone, or what I think an EC2 would feel like in the hand, with some improvements (buttons, scrollwheel), a decent sensor implementation, slightly higher LOD (after firmware update) as long as you stay in the low / medium CPI. The firmware I use only goes up to 2000, which is just fine by me and works. Forget DPIs anyway, after you go above 1600, it becomes a pointless statistic.
So yeah, nice mouse for 1/2 the price of a EC2-A, geared mainly towards FPS gaming.
CM did a good design and engineering job. I like their feedback and support (firmware to correct reported flaws, multiple concurrent firmwares). I am not sure they will support its continuation, they have a tendency to drop niche products, but i hope they persist in their idea of copying Zowie's approach, and hopefully bring other similar products later (driverless, no nonsense, competent, well built, cheap mouse).
I still prefer my FK1 ergonomically. It is superb.
As for the delivery and Scan's package tracking, stellar as always.
07 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by squev Fab mouse for gaming
Bought this as needed a new gaming mouse for CS and didn't want to spend a fortune. I have small hands so didn't want something too big and this is perfect.
27 October 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AshR Great mouse
I researched this mouse for days around the net. The crucial part, the sensor, is very well regarded for it's flawless gaming performance.
The rest is well made with a good build quality.
This mouse is very light, and relatively small, as gaming mice go.
It represents excellent value for money if you can't stretch to a Razer Deathadder 2013 or Mionix Naos 7000.
09 July 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by t31os Upgrade/Sidegrade to MS Razer Habu
My Microsoft Razer Habu had lasted me some time but had suffered some overall wear and tear from constant use. Bought this mouse on a whim not quite sure what to expect, but from a statistical point of view it checked all the right boxes, eg..
- Sensivity control (up and down, not just cycle)
- Two side buttons
- Clicky scroll and scroll click
Wasn't fussed about switching back from laser to optical and the sensitivity on laser mice can be a little bit more twitchy on a non-mousepad surface(i use the desk, i've always have and still do prefer it).
Feels cheaper than the Habu, or similar razer mice, and it's also a twitch smaller(you won't like this if you have larger hands), which works fine for me, because i've got relatively small hands(the habu and the alcor both fit great).
This mouse = £25
Habu = £35
Razer Mice(similar to Habu) = £50+
Aside from being a tad smaller, i feel like i've got the same mouse(equivalent in usage for gaming and comfort). One big plus that i didn't mention before also is that the sensitively switch is instant(the habu had some odd delay, with and without software and updated firmware - frustrating for FPS).
08 May 2014