CM Storm Recon Gaming Mouse

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

Product: CM Storm Recon Gaming Mouse
Provided By: Cooler Master
Price: ~$49.99 Online at time of publication


Today we have the CM Storm Recon Optical mouse on our test bench. The “Storm” line of products belongs to Cooler Master - a well-known manufacturer of PC components such as cases, peripherals, and power supplies along with many other PC and laptop related products. If you want more information about Cooler Master or just want to check out what’s new, check out their website.

Front Of Box
Front of Box

Back Of Box
Back of Box


First Impressions:

The CM Storm Recon Optical mouse came in the traditional CM Storm colors: red and black. It is packaged in a flip-front cardboard box encased in a molded plastic clam-shell. The packaging did a great job of keeping the Recon mouse intact. The first thing I noticed when I first laid my fingers on the mouse was the rubberized coating. It felt like it would be secure in my hand and wouldn’t fly across the room when I had a fit of rage.  The CM Storm Recon Optical mouse is ambidextrous, so it is good for right handed or left handed use. The Recon has a total of 9 buttons that can be customized and programmed for all sorts of different gaming and non-gaming profiles.

Open Box
Open Box


Features & Specifications:

The following features and specifications have been pulled from the product page and posted here for your convenience.  Please make sure to always check the manufacturers site for all the latest information.


The Recon Gaming Mice is designed specifically for gamers that demand the utmost in durability, functionality and accuracy. The ambidextrous form factor and rubberized coating making it a versatile for all types of grip gestures. Recon equipped with a pair of Omron Micro switches and Avago 3090 high precision optical sensor, allowing users to switch choice of 800, 1600, 3200, 4000 dpi on-the-fly as well as integrating 5 profiles and 36 macros to personalize the mouse at your own preference.
Max Customization
Recon features 3 individual multi-color LED zones, the Mousewheel, DPI Buttons and CM Storm Logo. The brightness and color of each zone can be fine tuned, or simply disabled.
On-The-Fly Tuning
Quickly switch between different USB polling speeds, LOD levels and sensor DPI settings without leaving the virtual Battlefield or being distracting and catching a bullet.
Precise Tracking
Thanks to the best Optical Sensor on the Market (Avago 3090) The CM Storm Recon tracks movements with the highest optical sensitivity on the market. Users can fine tune the sensitivity and define up to 4 DPI Levels for each Profile.
Rubberized Grip
To improve the grip and prevent your fingers from sliding and slipping, the entire mouse body is coated in a thin layer of rubber. An added bonus is a super smooth comfy feel and look, guaranteeing approving nods by whoever lays eyes on it.


  • Avago 3090 optical sensor with 800-4000 dpi
  • On-The-Fly Lift-Off-Distance adjustments
  • On-The-Fly DPI adjustments
  • On-The Fly USB polling rate adjustments
  • Up to 1.5m/s or 60”/s tracking speed and 20G of acceleration
  • Highest grade Japanese Omron micro switches
  • Extra wide 16-bit USB data path
  • 1000 Hz polling rate / 1ms response time
  • Super Grip coated ambidextrous mousebody
  • Ultra swift mouse feet
  • Flexible 1.8 meter or 78.6 inch long cable
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 64.4 x 116.4 x 42 mm/ 2.53 x 4.58 x 1.65 inches
  • Multicolor Mousewheel light to identify Profiles


On the next page we'll take a close look at this mouse as we plug it in and power it up on my gaming PC.