Have you ever had one of those instances in life where you were great friends with someone and for some reason over the years you had lost touch with them? After a bit of time goes by, let's say a couple of years and you happen to run into your old friend, so you invite them over so you can catch up and see what is new in their life. Then there is that magical moment amongst good friends where you realize it is as if you never lost touch, you just picked up the pieces and happily continue the friendship right where it had left off. This is the experience I have been having over the past few weeks as I have tinkered with the latest mouse to hit my desk for testing.
A couple of years ago I was given a mouse, sort of out of the blue and asked if I would like to review it. Of course I jumped on the chance as the mouse seemed to have everything the latest technology of that day had to offer, like 6500 DPI, which was a huge number then, a great feel in the hand, a cool lighting arrangement and had a programmable OLED screen that you could change the stock logo to any .bmp image that fit the size requirements. For someone who was used to the usual mouse with a couple of buttons and a scroll wheel, this mouse was a crash course in what I was missing all that time. If it weren't for the issue of the laser after time went on, there really wasn't anything to complain about and an RMA got me a revised version that no longer produced the "walking" of the pointer as the old mouse showed.
Then I heard that my old friend was going through a revision and I was asked to have a look at it once again in its new form. This time we will be looking at the CM Storm Sentinel Advance II High Performance gaming mouse. This is where I saw the opportunity to get reacquainted with my old friend and see what the new changes in features and software can offer the more advanced gamers out there who loved the Sentinel Advanced feel, but went to mice with more options.
For me it took no time at all to get used to this mouse and catch up with it and I will tell you I like what I see in the CM Storm Sentinel Advance II mouse and I think you should continue reading to see why you should put this mouse on the short list of ones to buy.