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CM Storm Sentinel Advance II Review

Looking for a new mouse? Get ready for CM Storm’s latest addition to their premium line of gaming device. The Sentinel Advance II comes straight out of a Transformer movie, complete with a streamlined ergonomic shape, multi-colour LED lights and an OLED display. Everything about this mouse spells high tech and next generation.


The front of the outer packaging features black with red accents, with the 200 to 8200 DPI capability of the new Avago ADNS-9800 sensor emphasised as the main selling point.


The back of the box lists the specifications of the mouse.


The feature flap is cleverly fastened by two Velcro dots. After lifting the flap, the actual mouse is revealed while the inner flap explains the specifications in greater detail:

  • Superior Gaming Grade Sensor – For higher precision and elimination of Z-Axis issues
  • 128KB Sentinel X Memory – For storage of profiles and macros directly in the mouse itself
  • Customizable Profile Light Effects – For changing colours when changing profiles
  • On The Fly DPI Fine Tuning – Changing DPI by pressing a button
  • Add Your Clan or Community Logo – Personalizing a 32×32 logo for display on the OLED screen
  • Advanced Driver Panel – For recording of macros, mapping functions to mouse buttons and customization
  • Weight Fine Tuning System – Adjust the weight and balance of the mouse using 5 x 4.5g weights
  • Storm Tactics Multiplier Key – Double available buttons to 17 by using combinations of buttons.


The contents of the box are pretty sparse – A pamphlet directing you to www.cmstorm.com to download applications and drivers, another pamphlet detailing warranty information, a set of replacement mouse feet and the actual mouse itself. While the lack of a CD is certainly environmentally friendly, the actual size of the software is a considerable 125MB, which could be a drawback for users with slower internet connections or restrictive data caps.

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