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Cooler Master Storm Inferno Gaming Mouse

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Posted August 4, 2010 by Jake in Peripherals

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Features and Package

From Cooler Master:

"The raw power of the CM Strom Inferno Gaming mouse was barely contained by our experts at the CM Storm Labs. It is exclusively crafted for crucial MMO and FPS gaming fucnctions – fulfiling the needs of all FPS and MMORPG gamers whose demands require nothing less than the very best.

Mobilize to deploy any Storm Ops in near light-speed, the Inferno is fortified with an ultra precise 4000 DPI twin laser sensor, a boosted internal 128k Sentinel-X memory, and enhanced with our latest patented technology for MMORPGers – the Storm Tactics Multiplier key. The Inferno is designed for total user customization with heavy macro and script capabilities inside and it is built to performan ultra fast combo commands with remarkable precision."

Below are the features and specifications:

  • 4000 DPI Storm Tactical Twin laser sensor
  • 128KB Sentinel-X Memory
  • 11 Button Output
  • 9 Programmable Buttons
  • Rapid Fire Tactical key
  • Storm MacroPro Key
  • Storm Tactics Key
  • Max speed of 115 inches per second
  • Lift-off distance of 2mm
  • 1000Hz Polling / 1ms Response Time
  • Ergonomic Design
  • Gold-plated USB Connector
  • Full Speed USB

We received the Inferno as a pre-retail sample, so it was shipped in a plain cardboard box with no retail packaging. However, Cooler Master sent us a couple images of what the retail package will look like, so we’ve included those below for information purposes.

As you can see, the Inferno is contained in a sleek black box with red accents, continuing the Cooler Master Storm theme we’ve been accustomed to seeing, and the there is a flap which opens to feature a clear front panel that displays the mouse inside fully visible. From our experience with CM Storm products, and given the intended price tag of $60 USD for the Inferno, we expect at least a driver disk to be included, and perhaps some little case badge or tidbit if we’re lucky.

Cooler Master also offers the Sentinel Advance as part of their Storm series lineup. The Inferno is their latest addition, bring some new features and a lower price tag as well. There are also some distinct differences between the CM Storm Inferno and Sentinel; primarily, the Inferno is more of a claw or grip-style mouse, whereas the Sentinel is more of a palm-sytle design. The Inferno also doesn’t have an adjustable weight system, lacks an OLED display and extensive lighting effects. However, the Inferno offers 11 buttons instead of the Sentinel’s 8, has a nicer satin finsh rather than the slippery glossy one, and notably includes the new "Storm Tactics" hotkey. Let’s look at these in greater detail now.

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