CM Storm Mizar Mouse: A Shot at Greatness

CM Storm MizarCooler 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.

CM Storm Mizar Inner Box Flap

CM Storm Mizar Front Box CM Storm Mizar Rear Box

The content inside other than the CM Storm Mizar itself is a documentation sheet. The gold-plated USB cable also comes covered.

CM Storm Mizar Accessories

Specifications:

MODEL Number
SGM-4005-KllW1
Grip Type
Palm
MaterialSoft Touch Paint
Color
Black
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 Rate1000 Hz/1ms
Angle Snapping
YES
Mouse Acceleration
30 g
Programming Profiles
4
On-board Memory
7
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
121g/0.27lbs
Weight (without USB cable)
100g/0.22lbs
Package Dimensions
156 * 66 * 220 mm
6.1 * 2.6 * 8.7 inch
Packaged Weight
300g/0.66lbs
Warranty
2 years
SoftwareYES
Accessories
NO
Article Index:
Close