Cooler Master has recently introduced two new gaming mice that takes ergonomic design cues from Microsoft’s classic Intellimouse Explorer and refreshes it for the modern gamer. The Alcor and the Mizar (named after twin star systems in the Ursa Major constellation) is a lot less closer to earth with their affordable MSRP but otherwise reaches for the heavens with the feature set they provide. They both essentially share the same chassis design but use different tracking methods with the Alcor utilizing an Avago 3090 optical sensor and the Mizar utilizing an Avago 9800 laser sensors, both of which are popular within their respective classes. Mizar, being the one of the two that is readily available in the North American market is the topic of this article.
Review Sample Provided by: Cooler Master
Product Name: CM Storm Mizar Mouse
MSRP: $59 USD
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.
The CM Storm Mizar packaging provides a velcro secured flap at the front that allows potential buyers to get a preview of the size and look of the mouse before buying. Various features are printed all over the packaging box as well with the bulk of the information located in the rear with a diagram of the mouse.
The content inside other than the CM Storm Mizar itself is a documentation sheet. The gold-plated USB cable also comes covered.
|Material||Soft Touch Paint|
|LEDs||Yes, 7 colors|
|Sensor||Avago ADNS-9800 Laser Sensor|
|CPI/DPI||Up to 8200|
|Tracking Speed||150 ips|
|Lift off Distance||< 2.1mm|
|Polling Rate||1000 Hz/1ms|
|Mouse Acceleration||30 g|
|Special Features||Sculpted ergonomic grip design|
|Connector Cable||1.8m/70.9in Braided USB 2.0|
|Dimensions L x W x H||124.8 x 60.4 x 40.2 mm|
4.91 x 2.38 x 1.58 in
|Weight (without USB cable)||100g/0.22lbs|
|Package Dimensions||156 * 66 * 220 mm|
6.1 * 2.6 * 8.7 inch