Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing
Ever since we got our hands-on the Sentinel mouse from Cooler Master when the CMStorm team was still in its infancy, we knew right away they were on the right path, and were more than capable of taking on the big players in the peripherals markets. As time went on, so did the lineup of products, and as far as mice are concerned, we saw the Havok, Reaper, Recon, and even the Sentinel Advanced II. Each time, we were never left with any real issues. We were always left with a comfortable mouse with plenty of software control to get the most out of the CMStorm mice for gaming, and also in day to day usage.
Over time, CMStorm has evolved their designs, as well as the components within. While they all use an Avago sensor, in the early days, primary and secondary switches were not such a concern. As things progressed, we started to find that Omron switches had made their way in, and even the secondary switches were more recognizable. Along the way, some things never did change, but sometimes that is a good thing, especially when it comes to the feel and long term comfort of use with the product. Time and time again, CMStorm has, and continues to deliver mice that anyone would enjoy using.
What has us here today is the latest laser sensor based gaming mouse to be introduced from Cooler Master and the CMStorm team, the Mizar. While more simple in its design, layout, and stylistic additions, the Mizar has proven to be more than capable of handling what current gamers will demand of their mice in our use. We feel that once you see all the Mizar can do, and the cost that is involved, you will be impressed. This new Mizar is well worth your attention, and the time to continue on reading.
The specifications chart provided had to be cropped slightly, and at the top, the SGM-4005-KLLW1 model number is no longer present above the palm grip design of the Mizar. We can see that Soft Touch paint has been applied to the plastic components to give the Mizar its black color, and the CMStorm logo on the heel of the mouse can be illuminated with seven color options. We then dive right into the Avago ADNS A9800 laser sensor used, and its abilities of 8200 DPI, 150 ips of tracking, the 2.1mm of LOD, 1ms polling rate, angle snapping, and 30g's worth of acceleration that the sensor is capable of reading.
Next, we get a look at the capabilities of the Holtek MCU employed in this design. It offers four profiles to program, with 128KB of onboard memory to store settings. The Holtek MCU is also in control of the seven buttons around the Mizar.
The Mizar is USB 2.0 in speed, and other than that, we see the Mizar has a sculpted ergonomic grip design, the braided cable is 1.8 meters in length, weight and dimensions, and this mouse is covered for two years from the date of purchase. Of course, you get a software package to download to deal with profiles, Macros, and storage, as well as all of the basic controls such as DPI, polling rates, and other things of that nature.
What really turned our head is that up until the point of writing this, we never looked at the pricing. When we ventured over to Amazon, the $59.99 pricing listed there to seem like a pretty good deal for what you get. However, if you look around for the best deal out there currently, you may be able to find the Mizar Laser Gaming mouse for as low as $49.99. While $10 may not seem like much, keeping the pricing just below $50 puts this mouse into a whole new category. For everything CMStorm delivers at this price, you will not be disappointed unless you are a left hand mouse user.
PRICING: You can find the CMStorm Mizar for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.
United States: The CMStorm Mizar retails for $49.99 at Amazon.
Canada: The CMStorm Mizar retails for CDN$61.18 at Amazon Canada.
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