Summary: We found in-depth reviews directed at gamers at the OverClock Intelligence Agency, HardwareHeaven, BenchmarkReviews, Xtreme Tech Junkies, HardwareCanucks.com, TweakNews and KitGuru. Because the mouse is relatively new, user reviews are sparse, but those that exist are almost unanimously enthusiastic.
Pros: Perfect button placement for claw grip, Precision, build quality, Saves setting preferences, Basic macros (unusual at this price point), Sensitivity (DPI) adjustable on the fly
Cons: If you don't like claw grip, it's likely to be uncomfortable, Sensitivity limited to a few presets, Lightweight (no weights for adjustment), Cord is rubber, not braided
Conclusion: Cooler Master has once again shown that they can create a quality product no matter if it is something that is not in their comfort zone or not. The Cooler Master Spawn gaming mouse would be an excellent selection for those looking for a professional gaming mouse that does not hurt the wallet. Note that this mouse is not for everyone.
Excerpt: CM Storm continues their impressive lineup of gaming peripherals with the Spawn mouse. It looks great, performs even better, and provides a level of comfort that anyone favoring the claw-grip style will appreciate. There's enough buttons to provide plenty of customization options, and Japanese-made Omron switches are beneficial for heavy usage and long term durability.
Cooler Master Storm Spawn Gaming Mouse Video Review
19 May 2011
Summary: The Cooler Master Storm Spawn Gaming Mouse has a 3500 DPI optical sensor, 60 IPS, 20G, 7 programmable buttons, rubber grips, long cable and is affordable. If you're right handed and have average to large sized hands, this might be the mouse for you.
Summary: The Spawn gaming mouse fits right in with Cooler Master's other two gaming mice. What they all have in common is quality build and great features. Evidence of durability comes from the fact that the Sentinel Advance has yet to leave my desktop since I reviewed it back in September of 2009. Getting back to the Spawn, it is a great looking mouse with its black and red theme. The buttons are large and easy to press, with the addition buttons being easy to switch between.
Excerpt: Another weapon joins the online battlefield as CM Storm brings you the Spawn gaming mouse. It's an ultra-responsive device that has been specially crafted for claw grip gamers. Competitive gamers will marvel at its lightweight, ergonomic and reassuringly solid design. Made for precise in-game tactical maneuvers, the Spawn mouse is topped with a high-performance 3500 DPI sensor, highly accurate scroll wheel, and includes extremely durable Japanese-made Omron micro...
Summary: The CM Storm Spawn has great build quality and some innovative design features, but the existence of slightly older Inferno in the CM Storm product range really makes this mouse rather irrelevant, especially when they are prices so closely to each other. It is a good mouse, but it isn't better than the Inferno.
Overall I enjoyed the feel and comfort of the Spawn. It has a unique design which conforms well to your hand. However, I found it to be difficult to use in fast paced games and situations. I always felt like there was something missing for my palm, since I had a tendency to move my fingers back on the mouse. Maybe it’s because I have large hands or maybe it’s because I’m just used to larger mice.
Summary: When I first hooked up the CM Spawn I was a little bit skeptical of it due to the small size of this mouse. The CM Spawn is a much smaller and lighter mouse that I traditionally use and for the first 15 minutes of use I was wondering if I would be able to get used to it. 15 minutes later after I had stopped thinking about the mouse and what I liked and didn’t like (and basically over-analyzing it) and when I stopped playing a game I realized that I had already pretty...
Pros: High Performance, Smooth Feel, Customizable (Macros), Smaller Size than some other Gaming Mice, Lightweight yet still very Sturdy