CM Storm Reaper Gaming Mouse Review
The packaging for the Reaper is eye-catching with the mouse dominating and a chrome logo aping the aluminium USP. At a glance one would assume that the Reaper has gone the opposite way from the white lighting of the Mech and Pulse-R, but as you'll see it's retained the white+aluminium design.
The mouse itself is a nice blend of soft rubber all over, with plastic buttons and the aluminium plate with the CM Storm logo. Underneath we just find two long feet and the Avago sensor. Simplicity.
Yes, this is a right-handed mouse. It has a gentle curve with a deeply recessed thumb portion. The left-hand side has the back and forward buttons that are found on nearly every mouse on earth, but in front of those is the 'clutch' button which can be used to lower the DPI for sniping. We saw a similar feature on the Corsair M60, and it's as welcome here. The right-hand side continues the soft rubber coating, which is lovely to see after the half grippy, half gloss affair that was the Havoc.
The scroll wheel is extremely solid, having a lovely weight to it in use, and plenty of grooves to keep it under control even in the most sweaty and heated battles.
A gentle tease, but Cooler Master need to sack their proof reader. Swtich indeed. It's the little things, guys.
As well as the main three reviews that we have for you today, CM Storm provided one of their Speed-RX surfaces, and it's a gem. Extremely thick and cushioning for your wrist, whilst having a very speedy surface suitable for both laser and optical sensors. Most thankfully of all though it's a very compact size, handy if you haven't got a desk the size of the Ark Royal.