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CM Storm Quick Fire TK Keyboard & Inferno Mouse Review

By on January 11, 2013
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Cooler Master’s pro keyboard & mouse really impress.

Inferno

The CM Inferno is a mouse designed for extreme customization through macro and script keys, plus the ability to assign secondary functions to the keys as well. But before we get into all that, let’s take a closer look at the Inferno mouse.

Build

Apart from the two main buttons and the middle scroll wheel, there are two small buttons on the forward edges which act as quick-fire and macro engagement buttons.  Three more buttons behind the scroll wheel, two of which change the DPI while the hexagonal button switches between any of the four profiles. Two buttons on the left for forward and backwards, while the third button, called Storm Tactics, engages the secondary function assigned to other buttons. All in all the CM Storm Inferno has 11 buttons, of which 9 are programmable.

At the bottom you have the dual-laser 4000DPI sensor which is accompanied by three large Teflon feet for smooth rolling on a surface.

Software

Getting into the software you will be able to customize pretty much all you can think of, from the basic stuff like DPI and profiles, to macros and scripts recording, as well as sensitivity settings for button clicks and individual X and Y axis settings for each of the 5 available DPI settings. This can get very overwhelming for newcomers, but within a day or two, and some additional online tutorials, this can get very easy.

Usage

The only real problem I have with the Inferno is the scroll wheel, while easily accessible due to its generous width, is quiet hard to press. Basically in the heat of battle you can click the scroll button a bit too late.

Overall the Cooler Master CM Storm inferno is a great mouse. The learning curve in the software is a bit steep, but once you get into it, the experience is very rewarding, especially in MMOs and MOBA games.

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  • Johnny

    Very nice.

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