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Cooler Master Mizar Gaming Mouse Review


Cooler Master Mizar Gaming Mouse Closer Look:

ONWARD!!! Finally the mouse is out of the box. The CM Mizar looks pretty nice. I'm really loving the flat black and dull texture. It looks rather simple and simple is good. The rubber grips on the left and right seem to give it a nice feel just placing my hand on it. I'm quite excited to start using this mouse on my desk. Top down the mouse is clearly, as it was claimed to be, a very right-handed driven mouse. The ergonomic curves are clearly designed for us north-pawed folk. The mouse is rather clean in appearance with minimal lighting features of a CM Storm logo on the palm, scroll wheel flair, and the up down arrows on the default DPI changers.

The bottom of the Mizar, on the other hand, is quite interesting. There is a bit more than just the standard serial number and web information or "made in China" labels (though these are all still included). The bottom of this mouse also has a neat glossy portion of the CM Storm logo. Though you won't be looking down here much, you'll have to look at least once as it's pretty neat. The mouse also skates off four small-ish skates down here. Although the skates appear small and quite lacking in quantity for size, the mouse seems to skid quite nicely on my cloth pad without issue. The Mizar is looking and feeling good.



Taking a look at some more profile shots of the mouse you can start to get a feel for what this mouse really looks like. I wish I could provide you with the ability to touch this mouse as it does have quite the nice texture combination. I'll say again just how neat the added rubber is on the sides of the mouse here. The rubber is short in height with little dimples in it, much like a golf ball. It's quite grippy and with the combined flat texture of the mouse body does not promote sweaty hands. It's the perfect combination!

What I did find a bit interesting with this mouse out of the box was the forward and back buttons beneath the thumb. The buttons themselves work quite well and are in a good position. What I found myself doing and even now as I sit here playing with the mouse is slightly rubbing up against them with my thumb as I think prior to clicking. Enough friction between my thumb and the button creates an interesting sound that seems to resonate the vibration frequency through the mouse body amplifying it to my ears. It makes me laugh a little and I do it more. I'm guessing this might go away as the texture glosses over, over time. Who knows. I don’t find it annoying, because beyond doing it on purpose, it only happens on the accidental here and there.




The front and the back of the mouse have that look, that look of a mouse. Its curves please the rightys and a simplicity that makes many of us grin. I don't need flames and flashy lights on my mouse to make it go fast… this isn't Fast and Furious here. I'll admit I still get my "glow" fix with the light up logo and elements explained earlier, and shown later, this mouse has a nice basic look that almost hides how great it feels in hand.



A closer look at the top of the mouse gives a better look at the scroll wheel and default DPI up/down buttons. The eery, cloudy white look gives the obvious notion of lighting up, and indeed they do, though only in white lighting. Though that's really not a problem, and really not the only reason I draw your attention to the top of the mouse here. If you look closely at the scroll wheel you can see the raised nubs in the rubber. Though it's actually difficult to feel the individual bumps beneath your scroll finger they make quite nice traction for moving the page up or down, or perhaps nice controlled weapon cycling (if you know what I mean). The scroll wheel is fit nice and tightly in the body and also has a nice tight scroll – not sloppy like some mice. You don't have to predict when it will click, you know when it is going to happen.

I have to also mention here, while discussing the scroll wheel, it is silent. Even under aggressive scroll, the wheel is quite difficult to make noise with. Scrolling up as fast as you can is about as loud as you can make it go (not that this is a competition). The butt of the mouse gets you another look at just how flat the mouse body is, not a single shimmer with lighting overhead. I love the non-gloss look as well as the non-gloss feel. Glossy mice = sweaty hands, no matter who you are.



As we look at the last images of the mouse, we have to look at the USB connection, because of course this is the most important part of the mouse. Without gold plated USB where would we be? Okay, sarcasm aside, this is becoming the norm if it hasn't been already for some time. Claims of better corrosion and better contacts has left this on the market for some time, though if it doesn't really add to the cost, I don't see the problem. Looks nice, though who ever really looks at it once it's plugged in. The cable is braided (also becoming the norm) and put together well enough to get you through some serious gaming. It should hold up pretty well, though mine came with some factory fraying for free. Though, this doesn't really affect performance and is quite frankly at the end of the cable where it matters even less.



Finally we're to the end and you get to see what you've been waiting for, if you didn't just skip here after the first sentence or two; LIGHTING THE MOUSE. Okay, so it's not really a newsworthy event, but I know many of you enjoy things that light up. I apologize as the lighting is a bit rough for the camera to handle nicely without making things look like all the lights are off. So, here you have it. Four of the seven available colors.




Overall, the CM Mizar is quite the interesting competitor on my desk. Though I tend to get attached to one peripheral for a while and tend to try to find things wrong with the next best to not replace the current first place contender, the Mizar is putting up quite the fight. I'm enjoying the two distinct textures on the body: 1) a majority flat soft touch body and 2) rubber grip pads on the sides of the body. My hands are happy, dry, and in control. The lighting isn't overly powerful and doesn't scream a ricer mouse (for you wrenchers out there). The appearance is just nice, plain, subtle, and is fitting in quite well on my desk now that I'm done showing it to you. So it's great looking! Now let us go find out how well it works, as that matters a bit more.

  1. Cooler Master Mizar Gaming Mouse: Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Cooler Master Mizar Gaming Mouse: Closer Look
  3. Cooler Master Mizar Gaming Mouse: Closer Look (The Software)
  4. Cooler Master Mizar Gaming Mouse: Specifications & Features
  5. Cooler Master Mizar Gaming Mouse: Testing & Results
  6. Cooler Master Mizar Gaming Mouse: Conclusion
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