CM Storm Recon Gaming Mouse - Installation and Testing

Article Index
CM Storm Recon Gaming Mouse
Installation and Testing
Software Setup and Tweaking
Final Thoughts

Installation & Testing:

Testing the CM Storm Recon Optical mouse is straight forward. I plugged it into my favorite gaming PC and installed the software. Once it’s detected properly, I set up my preferences in the software (we will get into the software a little later). For the next week or so, I use this normally in order to get used to the mouse.  The Recon has Teflon feet that glide very well on any surface, even the bare top of a desk.  The Recon Optical mouse has Cooler Masters newest Avago Sensor that is adjustable from 800 to 4000 DPI.  It is the first mouse sensor with lift off distance adjustments.  This can be very useful if you are into MMORPGs where there is a lot of mouse movement required for map zooming and such.

Side Profile
Side Profile

Other Side Profile
Other Side Profile

 

The Avago Sensor tracked well and was very smooth on all surfaces. The Recon’s rubberized coating gives it a very secure feeling and makes finding the right button a breeze.  I like the uniform ambidextrous design as well. I especially like the thumb buttons as they are positioned just right for me and they work great for getting that up close and personal knife kill.  

The on-the-fly DPI switch makes switching from my normal DPI setting to a lower setting for long distance snipping a breeze.  All you have to do is click once on the DPI- switch and you’re done.  The only flaw I can see is that you can only set the DPI to one of four different settings. It would be great if it could be changed in smaller increments.

Mouse Front
Mouse Front

Mouse Rear
Mouse Rear

Mouse Bottom
Mouse Bottom

On the next page, we'll take a look at the software that is available for the Recon mouse as we start to give this little unit a workout.