Cooler Master Sentinel Advance II and Speed-RX
Breaking into the mouse peripheral market isn’t easy, as it’s dominated by a few larger companies, industry stalwarts that have been around long enough to firmly entrench their position for office and gaming mice alike. Factor in that users tend to find a mouse they like and rarely venture into uncharted territory, seemingly content to use what they have for years, and you don’t see many newcomers to the marketplace.
Cooler Master is no industry lightweight, however, and has plenty of experience with hardware components. And Storm Series gaming products have proven to be very successful, as we’ve found them to be very well designed and constructed. Their latest foray is the Sentinel Advance II, a gaming mouse that looks to build upon its predecessor with a more advanced sensor and a few other tweaks.
Aesthetics may help sell a mouse, but the comfort, ergonomics, and price are what often make or break the deal for most diehard gamers. Currently retailing for about $60, the Sentinel Advanced II is priced very well, poised to make a push in the mid-range peripheral market.
Let’s take a closer look at each of these factors to see if the Sentinel Advance II can run with the big dogs or will be left on the porch.