Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master CM Storm Recon
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Confortable for extended use
3 weeks ago
Summary: I really do like this mouse. The only extra I would ask for is the mappable macros to buttons like Logitech, but I got this strictly for gaming. The mouse's larger than average size is very comfortable for long periods of use, and it is both for left and right handed people, alike. I am now on past my second year with this mouse, and it is starting to act buggy. Sometimes the mouse will move diagonally on screen when I am moving verticle.
Summary: I have really enjoyed using this mouse. The extra 6 buttons are programmable to any button or macro, which is very helpful for everything from gaming to programming. The only program that I have experienced with it is that it will sometimes stop responding for a split second, which is enough to notice, but it doesn't really hinder anything. More of a nuisance than anything.
After a few months of use I can honestly say I made a good choice buying this mouse
Danny M, Amazon
29 November 2014
Summary: Product fits very well! After a few months of use I can honestly say I made a good choice buying this mouse. I initially had a hard time installing the drivers for this mouse but that was a quick fix by visiting the Cooler Master website and getting it from there. Other wise I think this mouse is fantastic and would recommend this to anybody, especially at this price point.
Summary: Awesome mouse! Love this thing. I use it on my desktop at home and carry it around with my laptop as well. Aside from the great performance and easy-to-set macros and settings for different games (some games require higher dpi and some less), it also has cool aesthetics. My laptop is black/red, so I use the Recon's red led lights for that one. When i have it plugged into my desktop, which is black/blue, i use the Recon's blue led lights.
Summary: I'd like to start off by saying that this mouse is actually quite decent by itself. By itself it's about a 3-4 star mouse (If used with a solid color mouse mat.. the thing tracks weird when presented with different colors) Where the bulk of the problems came was the with the software. Having used the mouse for a few months with satisfaction that it was doing close to what I needed it to, I became very unhappy when I decided to install the driver.
Summary: It's a big mouse and I've got a small hand, and that results in a lot of unintentional trigger of buttons. Please note that it is ambidextrous (yay for caring about lefties!!) but if you're not expecting to use it with both hands, go for one of the regular instead. Because it's designed for either hand, it has buttons on both sides and has aggravated my situation of unintentionally clicking buttons...
Summary: While I really like this mouse I find that the Driver for it is awful. I wanted to customize the color settings on the mouse to change when you change the DPI (like by default, just different colors) but when I try it gets locked onto a single color LED. I also thought the DPI would be more adjustable but they have it locked at one of 4 settings so I can't fine tune it (within the driver program) to the setting that I want.
Summary: Superb. Pros: 1) I love the material - it is soft touch all over. I tried many other mice from Logitech and Razer and they all had "ribbed" or "sandpaper" like feel somewhere on the mouse, which I didn't like. It is really about your preference. If you don't like those materials, then you will LOVE the feel of this mouse. 2) No issues with accidentally hitting buttons.
Summary: Mouse definitely lived up to my expectations. Pros: -perfect size (the pictures almost make it seem like it is somewhat small) -comfortable for "claw" and "Palm" style grips -DPI range is great and the default presets that you can switch between with the arrows near the middle mouse wheel are well thought out Cons: -only major con is that the software that comes with it isn't the most intuitive as another reviewer mentioned