Product Overview and Close Ups
One thing that strikes me right away about the CM Storm Spawn is how small the product actually is. In going for a claw grip style mouse CM Storm have made it so that your palm never really touches because it is so small. It also means if you are someone who has sweaty hands (Like me!) , this mouse is good because the position in which you hold it means there is more airflow than usual, preventing you from getting your mouse all sweaty. The shiny black edging around the matte black mouse buttons is also a nice touch from CM Storm, it really helps to differentiate the transition from black to crimson red.
Once you flip the mouse over you can see the expected Made in China labelling, but hey it costs £27 so what do you honestly expect? Nonetheless you can clearly see they have put in some nice thick “ultra swift” Teflon pads, which I can confirm now, work really well on hard surface mouse mats (such as the Razer Sphex that I am using). My only gripe with these would be that the thin gaps around the edge actually collect hairs and dust quite easily, which can be irritating at best. Unfortunately I cannot tell you how quickly this Teflon wears down since I have only been testing this product for a few weeks.
From the left hand side of the CM Storm Spawn mouse you can see the rubber grip with a special anti-perspiration coating. You can also see the two side buttons which can be assigned to anything you want, as default they act as back and forward buttons for your Internet Browser.
From the right hand side there is again another section of that textured rubber grip and the mouse name “SPAWN” written on the ergonomically designed spacing where your right finger is meant to be placed.
A view from the bottom of the mouse really gives you a feel for how ergonomically designed this mouse really is, you also get a look at the CM Storm name and logo as well as some colour distortion courtesy of our camera.
Many people are not really interested in looking at the mouse from the top but we’ve shown you the picture anyway. It gives you a good idea of how sturdy the cable is as well as how thick the base of the mouse is.
The included cable is 2 metres long which should be more than enough for most people, and if it isn’t then you really shouldn’t be sitting so far from your PC! The lack of a braided cable may disappoint some, but realistically you would misguided to expect that on such a cheap mouse.
Before we can evaluate the performance of this mouse its important to have a look at the included software to see how well you can customise your own gaming experience.