CM Storm Sentinel Advance II Gaming Mouse Review

by - 8 years ago


CM Storm, Cooler Master’s relatively new (2008) gaming branch, are known as one of the top gaming brands having brought us quality products from cases to mice. By working with gaming enthusiasts and constantly seeking feedback, they are continuously refining their products to meet the many high demands of gamers. With a focus on quality and performance, we expect to see CM Storm raising the bar, so today we have got the soon to be released Gaming mouse. This is the latest and updated version of the CM Storm Sentinel Advance Mouse.

As with all our peripheral reviews, we like to reiterate the importance of having the right gear, especially when it comes to gaming as it can make all the difference between getting those extra frags. The mouse plays a large part in this, so having a decent, enduring mouse is crucial to not only success, but also continued comfort when spending hours in front of the screen. Gaming mice are renowned for being highly accurate, massively functional and incredibly configurable devices to use and the Advance II does not fail to deliver.

So lets take a look at what the CM Storm has to deliver:

  • 200 – 8200 DPI tracking resolution
  • 128 KB Sentinel-X TM Memory for profiles and macros
  • On the fly DPI adjustments (+/- 200 DPI)
  • As little as 1.5 mm lift-off distance
  • Up to 150 IPS – 3.8 m/s
  • 125 Hz – 1000 Hz USB rate fine-tuning
  • 5 profiles with 4 DPI setting each
  • 8 programmable buttons
  • 9 virtual buttons via button combinations
  • Right-hand Ergonomic Design
  • Customizable OLED logo
  • Customizable multi color LED light system
  • 5 x 4.5g weight fine-tuning system

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  3. Closer Look
  4. Software
  5. Performance
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5 Comments on CM Storm Sentinel Advance II Gaming Mouse Review

  • Avatar Alex says:

    Not sure if the mesh design on the top of the mouse is metal in this version; but, as a heads up:
    You may want to think twice if you have hands that get sweaty after a good while.
    I have an original sentinel with the metal mesh on the top of the mouse, and after a good couple of months of use, (the useless paint did nothing) it rusted.

    Excellent review however.

  • Avatar Idaho Mike says:

    My mesh didn’t rust, but my original Storm Sentinel Advance died after less than a year.

  • Avatar Cooler Master says:

    Hey guys,

    This is Gert from Cooler Master. We knew about the problem and it should be fixed now as we are using a different coating now.

    • Just applied for a return for my new Sentinel Advance II, bought in late June of this year (2014) ( Found that the mesh material worn off very quickly and metal was exposed. This metal now recently started to rust. Didn’t have this issue with the original CM Storm Sentinel Advance, however the left mouse button on that one became worn out/loose/wobbly and pretty much useless eventually, even though it didn’t suffer much abuse at all, just some casual Battlefield 3 gaming mostly.

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