Cooler Master Inferno Reviewgotdamojo06 - August 4, 2010
Category: Input Devices
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Are you into the newest MMORPG or FPS titles? Do you have a bunch of repetitive keystrokes that you make in your games? Do you spend hours in front of your computer playing these games? Well Cooler Master may just have a brand new mouse for you, the Cooler Master Inferno. This mouse is capable of holding multiple profiles in the onboard memory as well as holding all of your scripts and macros that you may use. The Cooler Master Inferno also has quite a few helpful features such as Storm Tactics Multiplier key, Rapid Fire Tactical key and the Advanced Storm MacroPro key; all to make your gaming much easier and give you a quicker response to what is going on in the game. I am very interested to see how well this mouse is going to be able to stack up against the others out on the market, so lets begin looking at it!
There was no retail packaging that came with the Cooler Master Inferno mouse, so for obvious reasons, there is no detailed look at the packaging. That means we get to jump right into taking a look at the mouse; which lets face it, is exactly why you are here in the first place. Taking a look at the Inferno, you can see that both sides of the mouse are curved to fit in your hand as comfortably as possible, most of the sides where your hand is going to be resting is covered with a rubber material to help keep your hand from slipping off of the mouse and give you a nice place to grip. The left side of the mouse is where you are going to find a total of three buttons, the first two are going to act as your forward and backward keys while the square one in the back is going to be your Storm Tactics Multiplier Key. The back of the mouse is a high gloss, black backing that has the Cooler Master Storm flame logo on it. When you look at the front of the mouse, you will see that you have your normal right and left click keys and the scroll wheel, however the Inferno mouse has a smaller button on either side of the mouse next to your right and left click buttons that are your right and left rapid click buttons.
The scroll wheel uses what Cooler Master calls the Ultra Wide Scroll System, basically the scroll wheel is twice the size as a normal scroll wheel found on other mice with some added features. You are going to find strengthened micro-response control, 2x the scrolling area, large rubber sweat divergent canals, and individual scroll speeds. The three buttons that you find at the top of the mouse are the buttons used to control the On-board Sentinel-X microprocessor. There is 128KB worth of storage on the mouse which is going to allow you to store up to three custom profiles as well as the macros, scripts, and any other customizations you may have done directly on the mouse to allow you to use the mouse on any system with or without the Inferno software installed. The three buttons on the side of the mouse, like I mentioned before, are the forward and backward keys as well as the Storm Tactics Multiplier Key. The Storm Tactics Multiplier Key offers unique key combination built to offer 32 extra button outputs for macros, scripts, rapid fire, and other unique commands. Up front, where the cord goes into the mouse, is where you are going to find a unique design for a mouse, breathable vents. These slits are going to allow the light from the internal LEDs come out and shine down on your mouse pad and give you a cool effect.
On top of the mouse, you are going to find writing on both sides of the mouse, on the right hand side you will find the CM Storm logo printed, just in case you forget what kind of mouse it is. The left side of the mouse, you will find numbers listed from 1 to 5, there are LEDs next to each of the buttons, this is your on the fly DPI setting adjustment, you are going to be able to program 5 DPI settings per profile and you can switch between the five presets at any time you wish. Looking at the bottom of the mouse, you will find three flat and slick feet that are going to allow the mouse to glide across your mouse pad without a problem. You are also going to find the laser that gives the Inferno its power. The inferno utilizes a superior laser engine to ensure extreme stability and a point for point tracking performance. Enhanced to increase your gaming needs, it provides loss-less performance at optimize speed ranges boosted to enduring all types of tactical movement for sheer accuracy.
The USB cord that is attached to the Inferno has a gold plated USB adapter for a better connection, it is also wrapped in a nylon material to help protect the cable from any kinks or small cuts in the cord. You are also going to be getting 1000Hz polling and a 1ms response time with the cord used. The Inferno software is included with the mouse to help you quickly get your mouse setup properly, so you can get on your way to gaming.
As I mentioned before, you can see the lights coming through the grille on the front of the mouse and it does land on the surface in front of it to give you a pretty cool and unique look, there is also an LED at the back fo the mouse to light up the Cooler Master Storm flame logo.
Now that we know what the Cooler Master Inferno looks like, it's time to get the mouse setup and see what kind of settings that Cooler Master provides.