CM Storm Recon and Skorpion Review

👤by Richard Weatherstone Comments 📅30-11-12
We have yet to have a CM Storm product come through our doors that we didn't like and we are happy to report the same can be said for the Recon mouse and Skorpion bungee.

Perfect they are not but a mouse is a very personal item and thus it is very difficult to create a 'one size fits all'. This for me on a personal basis is the Recon's biggest drawback: It is not suitable for gamers with large hands. The Recon is not a small mouse by any means but it is not large either, certainly not long enough for big hands/fingers anyway which makes for an uncomfortable experience in long gaming sessions. This is the crux of the matter because the Recon does many things well, extremely well in fact but it tries to too hard to do everything, perhaps due to it's ambidextrous design. As an all rounder it succeeds because it is a capable performer for both left and right handers however because of this, it is not perfectly suited to either.

On the other hand (pun intended) should you be of a 'normal' size then I have no doubts this mouse will appeal. What it does well, it does very well. From the rubberised, 'grippy' texture to the Omron switchgear it is clear that this is a quality product. It doesn't cost the earth either and at under £40 you may think this is something of a bargain. £40 makes it in the technologically superior laser mice range though which may put some people off. It is however packaged well and has the all important name tag to prove fashionable at LANs. It has the features many top end mice would envy and the software suite is nigh on perfect. Having a non-braided cable is a bit of a let down though and we would have also liked to have seen some weight adjustment available.

Overall, we really liked the CM Storm Recon and Skorpion bungee. Size aside, the mouse performed admirably. Were it a tenner cheaper then it would be rocking the foundations of the optical mouse market. As it stands though, £40 is a fair price point and one which you should consider paying if you are on the lookout for a very capable, customisable optical mouse.

+ Ambidextrous design
+ Rubberised texture
+ Macro functionality
+ 4 DPI levels
+ Unlimited profiles
+ Customisable Lighting

- Not suitable for large hands
- No accessories

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