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CM Storm Recon Gaming Mouse

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CM Storm just launched the Recon gaming mouse and the Scorpion mouse bungee. Today, we test to see whether the Recon has the performance to take up the fight against other mid-range gaming mice. We will also see if mouse bungees should get their place back on our gaming desks.

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I am a huge fan of optical mice and really love my Zowie AM. The Recon looks like a nice alternative, especially given that I struggle with Zowie's mouse-wheel choice a little bit.
 
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If the Avago 3090 is the best sensor on the market (this seems to be the consensus), why does it only seem to see use on the cheaper mice? You'd think companies would be putting it on their flagship models.
 
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Most of the flagship models are probably designed by the marketing departments in the sense that they use the parts with the highest numbers which look good on the packaging.

A lot of people still think that the higher the DPI the better the mouse, which of course is totally wrong.
 
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How does this sensor compare to the one in the cm storm spawn?
 
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It is the same sensor possibly a different revision, but most likely totally identical.
 

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Frederik can you elaborate on that higher DPI isn't better statement? I have never really given it any thought and always wondered why they kept upping the DPI. Thanks for the review and information sir :)
 
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You basically just need enough DPI to reach 1:1 scaling which means that there is no interpolation of positions. Basically set your windows pointer speed to 5/11 and your mouse to max DPI and see how fast it is a 1:1 (all other driver induced oddities need to be disabled for this of course). My guess is that most of the people with 8200 DPI will have a seriously hard time using the mouse at the max sensitivity.

I think for high sensitivity on a high resolution setup 3000 DPI is more than enough even for people using a high sensitivity.
 

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Thanks, I am going to give my Razer Salmosa a go on this. I believe I am using Windows Default Drivers for it instead of the drivers on the disc. I have no idea why their drivers happen to quit working with the mouse when you come out of sleep/hibernation every now and then. It really is annoying to unplug and plug the mouse back in.
 

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yeah a little too slow for me. I moved it to 7/8 out of 11 and like it a bit more.