CM Storm Xornet Review
We've often commented here at OC3D at how mice are most definitely split into two camps. There are your generic 2 or 3 button jobs that come with a prebuilt PC from your local emporium and cost about £2, and gaming mice which tend to be stacked to the gills with bells and whistles and cost anything up to £100+.
What the market is crying out for is a no frills gaming mouse. Great sensor, a few buttons, affordable price.
CM Storm had a stab at this with the CM Storm Spawn, which came with a 3200DPI sensor and otherwise very little else. Unfortunately it was priced just on the fringes of the middle-range gaming mice that have lighting and macros, so having gone back to the drawing board and designed something capable of being priced even cheaper, they have produced the Xornet.
Available just under £20 this is extremely affordable, so does it provide enough thrills to be a worthy purchase?
As you can see from the specs, this is a compact number with everything pared to the bone. The primary point of interest is the 2000DPI sensor, which is obviously a long way below the high-end sensors we've seen on a lot of gaming mice, but equally it's just sensitive enough to be perfect for your average gamer.
|Material||Rubber Grip / ABS Plastic|
|Dimensions||(L) 107 X (W) 75 X (H) 35 mm / (L) 4.2 X (W) 4 X (H) 1.3 inch|
|Net Weight||142 g / 0.313 lb|
|Sensor||2000 DPI Storm Tactical Optical Sensor|
|Maximum Tracking Speed||160 IPS|
|Maximum Acceleration||23 g|
|Polling Time||1.0 ms|
|Speed Measurement||6700 FPS|
|Onboard Memory||8 Kb|
|Form Factor||Right Hand Ergonomic|
|Button Assignment||5 mouse buttons+ 2 fix function buttons|
Let's get up close and personal with the Xornet then.