CM Storm Sentinel Advance 5600 DPI Twin Laser Engine Pro Gaming Mouse ( SGM-6000-KLLW1-GP )
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- Superior Gaming Grade Precision Twin laser engine to ensure extreme stability and ultra precise tracking performance.
- Onboard Sentinel-X 64Kb Safeguards your mouse settings and store up to 5 different game profiles.
- Octoshade LED Tech Enable yourself to quickly recognize your active profile
- OLED Profile Management Allows gamers to switch DPI and profiles on the fly with instant visual feedbacks.
- Tag Your Own Gaming Clan Logo Upload your own clan logo and display it in all its glory on the OLED profile management screen.
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Dominate the competition and strike fear in your foes with the latest CM Storm Tech - The Sentinel Advance Mouse. This technological marvel utilizes the latest innovations in cutting-edge technology: 5600 DPI twin laser, rapid fire mode, internal Sentinel-X memory and our patented security, Storm Guard; The Sentinel Advance is designed for one purpose and one purpose only - to search and destroy. Overpower your enemies with speed and precision beyond their imagination. Conquest is at your fingertips - Sentinel Advance.
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CM Storm Sentinel Advance 5600 DPI Twin Laser Engine Pro Gaming Mouse ( SGM-6000-KLLW1-GP )
|Dominate the competition and strike fear in your foes with the latest CM Storm Tech - The Sentinel Advance. |
This technological marvel utilizes the latest innovations in cutting-edge technology: 5600 DPI twin laser, rapid fire mode, internal Sentinel-X™ memory and our patented security, Storm Guard™; The Sentinel Advance is designed for one purpose and one purpose only - to search and destroy. Overpower your enemies with speed and precision beyond their imagination. Conquest is at your fingertips - Sentinel Advance.
Tag your own gaming logo
OctoShade™ LED TECH
Weight adjustment system
Onboard Sentinel-X™ (64kb) microprocessor
|Available Color||Black and Gray|
|Material||Rubber Grip / ABS Plastic / Mesh Bezel / Metal Plate|
|Dimension||(W) 3.3 X (H) 5.3 X (D) 1.6 inch |
(W) 83.5 X (H) 135 X (D) 40 mm
|Weight||161.5 g / 0.356 lb|
|Sensor||5600 DPI Storm Tactical™ Twin-laser Sensor|
|X&Y Axis Configuration||Independent and programmable|
|Maximum Tracking Speed||6.00 m/s 235 IPS|
|Dynamic Surface Adaptation||Tracks on all surfaces, ensures minimal lift-off distance|
|Form Factor||Right Hand Ergonomic|
|Illumination||IC controlled Illumination with 7 colors and variable lighting effects|
|Weight System||Yes, 4.5g X 5 pcs|
Top Customer Reviews
I'm not going to recap on all its features, as those are mostly obvious from reading the product info or many other reviews... What I will do is share my experience with it.
From a construction stand-point, it's a very nice mouse. It feels very solid and looks very nice. The soft rubberized touch, which is common these days, feels nice. However, they did not use it on the main mouse buttons, which can make them a little slippery; and they really don't have much in the way of a texture either. Mouse glides nicely on my Razer eXactMat. Only gripe here is that the DPI adjustment buttons feel cheap and are not solid in place like all the other buttons. I do also wish the USB cable was longer. I routed it the same way as my Lachesis and it does not quite work out well. Another 8" to a foot would be great. Oh, and the cable is rather stiff; although that might soften up with use... EDIT: After only a few days of use, the right mouse button has loosened up and the plastic no longer is solid, now it has some wiggle and noise like the DPI buttons... After a few more days, I can feel the main left click button also loosening, soon it will make noise like the others.
Function: During normal usage, it has very good tracking. It's lift-off distance is nice as well. However, it does have a Z-axis issue like many do. If you pick up the mouse a bit, the pointer tends to make its way towards the bottom left of the screen. (the Razer Lachesis also did this, but towards the bottom right). The main mouse buttons have a little too stiff of a click for me and while the wheel works well, to me does not have enough resistance.
Comfort & Design: Here is where I have issues with this mouse most. While its design is heavily ergonomic... I just do not feel comfortable on it at all. I know this mouse was probably not designed for 'Fingertip Grip' users, but it also does not say its exclusively for 'Palm grippers'. I also use 'Claw grip' from time to time and I could not comfortably use this grip at all on this; my hand sort of just slides right off the back-end... The mouse is rather long and I find it actually gets in the way. --The thumb rest feels odd to say the least; almost like you should have your hand sort of twisted for it sit comfortably. There is a harder edge in the thumb rest near the back end that just rubs me the wrong way, literally. Normal resting position does not feel right on the thumb rest. Location of the back and forward buttons, while being in a common spot did not jive with me cause of needing to move the thumb up a reasonable amount to hit them... It definitely does not make it easy to access them quickly while gaming. ---Due to my grip style, fingertip, I often pick up the mouse and move it a smidgen. Problem here is, there is almost no grip on the right side of the mouse at all. My ring-finger and pinky have nothing to grip onto. The mouse does not feel secure in my hand if I go to pick it up; in-fact a few times, it has slipped out.
Software: The drivers installed easily and seem to be easy enough to get working. The main control panel is a little cluttered and some text is very tiny; but it's all very functional. I'd say they did a pretty decent job on this. However, I don't know how they are doing with support as I do not see any recent driver updates or any firmware available. Which is not a problem as long as there is no issues with performance; which I can say has been fine.
Bottom line: A high quality mouse that seemingly works best with palm grip, but I'm unsure of what shape of hands it was designed for... Ergonomics seemed confused, especially by the contour of the thumb-rest.
Looks as if I'm still on the quest of my ideal mouse. I might have to invest in the newer version of the Razer Lachesis as that is the best mouse I've used to date, with my prior favorites being the Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer series. Might give the customizable R.A.T. 7 a try, but it is rather pricey... May also try the Logitech G9x, though doubt I will like the position of the back and forward buttons on that either. ...May have to stick with Razer to keep the direct in thumb contact back/forward buttons and the 'on-the-fly' on screen display sensitivity adjustment (which I use a heck of a lot more than profiles and is a great addition to the normal DPI adjustment).
EDIT 3/18/11: Despite the buttons loosening and bothering me, I tried and tried to like this mouse. Removing all of the weights helps the feel a little bit for me, but it's still too long of a mouse and the weight is not well balanced... All the weight feels like it's in the rear, even without the weights installed. I've been gaming with it and I definitely feel as if this mouse inhibits my performance from my old mouse the Razer Lachesis... When I go to use the back/forward buttons (Which have the best feeling click on the mouse), I feel like I lose control over the mouse due to the grip of the mouse. The front of the mouse is much narrower than the middle/rear and it creates a very strange way to grip... When you go to press a back or forward button with your thumb while gaming, it feels as if you lose all of your grip on the left side of the mouse since the buttons are located so close to the top.
I have since decided to purchase the Cyborg R.A.T. 7 mouse and give that a shot. So far, I'm liking the R.A.T. a whole lot better than this Sentinel. It's got a much more solid feel in the build, I like the click of all the buttons better, and it's surprisingly comfortable... I will be doing a review of this mouse soon too after I get more testing in...
The build is VERY good here. Nothing feels cheap or plastic, and the rubberized sides are as good as the MX518. (). There is nothing to complain of the scroll wheel feels good, and has good grip. The buttons on the mouse face have to be pushed down a good way to work, which is great because it is impossible to accidentally hit the top buttons. My ONLY beef with this mouse is the scroll wheel to click it, it is quite hard. I mean I honestly can deal with it, but I can see why it was mentioned in some reviews. You have to apply quite a bit of pressure for it to go in. So if you are use to the easy click in scroll wheel like a Logitech mouse, it may take a while to get use to this.
The Design is awesome. That is really all that needs to be said, 8 colors customizable, OLED DPI and Logo Indicator, great ergonomic s, etc. The lights up front are really nice, but when you use the mouse you hardly notice it anyway. The bottom is also very nice and well designed with a matte black looks and a flat bottom. The palm area is also very nice I could use this mouse for hours with no problems at all. One thing that I really like about the mouse, and that I think is neat is the mouse has a rope style USB cable. It is VERY nice and built well it makes you realize how cheap a rubberized USB cable is, in comparison to this rope look and feel. The cable is also like 5 ft long which is pretty sweet.
Hm, let's start off with 5600 DPI which is INSANELY fast. I tried to use it in game but it is so sensitive the only way I can see it being usable is for that sniper who needs really quick AIM. 1100 DPI is what I keep it on, that is dead stock as well. There is no lower DPI setting, but to be honest it is perfectly fine, it's not too fast and it's not too slow. The 3 speeds are 1100, 2600, 3800, and 5600. 2600 is not so bad, I was able to deal with it pretty well while gaming. It's good for games where you need to turn around fast (FPS). I also never even mentioned the weights yet it is very easy to put in and out, when I opened the box, the weights are already inside of the mouse. You get 5 4.5G weights, which I kept all of them in because I like the feel of a heavy mouse. It also makes the front nicer to move with all the weights in the back.
In conclusion this mouse it totally worth it, you get most of the Mamba's features (Except wireless) for half the cost. I think that speaks in loud words, not to mention the build quality and design is no slouch either.
+ Great Build
+ Price is excellent
+ Rope Style and long USB cable is certainly cool
+ Customizable OLED screen with DPI settings and Logo
+ Design that can certainly turn heads
+ Great Software
+ Scroll Wheel is sort of hard to push in
Profile/DPI switching on the fly is great. You can make multiple profiles with different sensitivity, and switch between them with a click of a button. (Also color coordinated)
Multiple Colors +
Click Flashing + (looks neat in the dark)
Large Hand Design + (the mouse is fairly large, and designed so you can rest your hand on top of it. great for large handed people)
Sensitivity + (I move my mouse across my screen at very high speeds, and the mouse is very precise in all of it's movements)
Durability + (I've had this mouse over a year, not the slightest flaw)
Macros + (I don't use macros much, but there are 6 programmable macro keys - more than that would be silly)
Cord + (Long and braided, to last a long time)
Clicker + (The clicker button is amazing, easy to press, and you can press it fast!!! but it won't click when at rest, great!)
Weights + (Comes with 6 weights built inside, that you can easily remove. I removed 2 for my preferred mouse weight)
Summary: I hope to use this mouse for the rest of my life.
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