Looking at the overall design of the Cooler Master Storm Recon, the first thing one will notice about it is the claw like U-shape. As with most gaming products we talk about here at APH Networks, the Recon is mostly black, and is highlighted on the side with gray panels instead of black. Interestingly, the front of the mouse is a bit different compared to a lot of other designs. This would be due to the fact that the two mouse buttons are protruded out compared to where the scroll wheel is located. Cooler Master did this intentionally, as it allows the scroll wheel free reign in movement, and also provides a retracted area for the cable to be attached. A standard black plastic cable was used to wire the mouse — I would have preferred to see a braided cable, but for the target market, it should be fine. Lengthwise, the cable is 1.8 meters long, which should be more than adequate for most users.