Cooler Master Xornet II Review
Cooler Master Xornet II Review
Another day another mouse, they say. And today is the Cooler Master’s Xornet II day. This small mouse is designed for two kinds of gamers. Users with small hand and users with claw grip style. It features elegant non-aggressive design with pretty comfortable surface. But enough said, let’s have a look.
Packaging is simple, but nice designed. You can open the front cover and see the form of the mouse without opening the packaging. Some important specifications can be found right on the inner side of the cover.
First impression this mouse is giving us is its small form factor and nice matte finish. You won’t see any fingerprint here at all. This kind of surface is very comfortable and both side thumb buttons are nicely ergonomic formed. There are in fact no sharp edges at all. Cooler Master Xornet II has 7 programmable buttons which should be enough for most FPS and RTS games. The RGB backlighted mouse wheel provides you with over 16.8 million color combinations. The wheel is rubberized and bit clicky. The contact with the wheel is good, without any issues. The intensity of back-lighting is pleasant and does not shine too strong.
What would be a FPS mouse without proper rubberized side-grips on both sides which offers good stability in hand? As you already noticed, this is right hand only mouse. It’s not only shorter than other standard mice but also lower in height with only 37,2 mm. The Cooler Master claims to have the buttons intelligently positioned, which is actually true.
Front view is showing us ergonomic design of the mouse. Connection cord does not have any braided sleeve protection. The mouse is brighter as it features support for ring-finger. The cord is at least 1,8m long.
The heart of the mouse is high precision Avago 3320 Sensor able to deliver from 500 up to 3500 DPI on-the-fly. The 3 presets are already pre-adjusted by manufacturer. Of course you are able to change settings using the software which you can quickly download from Cooler Master’s website. An RGB LED in the scroll wheel quickly lets you know your current DPI setting.
Average gamer makes enormous number of clicks during game session. The Xornet II can handle up to 5 million clicks, so will probably be just fine for next couple years.
Cooler Master Xornet II Specifications:
|Material||Plastic / Rubber|
|Sensor||Avago 3320 Optical Sensor|
|CPI / DPI||3 Levels and up to 3500 DPI setting|
|Tracking Speed||80 IPS/20g|
|Lift Off Distance||< 3mm|
|Polling Rate||1000 Hz / 1 ms|
|Mouse acceleration||20 g|
|Programming Profiles||Not Available|
|Connector Cable||USB 2.0|
|Cable Length||1.8 Meters|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||105.4 x 76.6 x 37.2 mm (4.15 x 3.01 x 1.46 inch)|
|Weight||132 g / 0.291 lbs|
|Weight (without USB Cable)||80 g / 0.177 lbs|
As we already mentioned above, the settings can be easily adjusted using the software. Let’s have a quick look at the software UI.
Key Assignment as well as OS sensitivity can be found in main control menu. Here you can fine tune your button response time, USB polling rate or double click speed. In “LED” menu you are allowed to let your imagination be free. Here you can set your colors and LED modes. Lift off distance and DPI levels can be adjusted in last section named “Sensor” These DPI setting will be saved into mouse onboard memory and can be quickly changed during the gaming by pressing DPI buttons on top of the mouse.
Cooler Master’s Xornet II is nice reliable gaming mouse with quality Omron switches and and good sensor. Overall build quality is at high level with nice and comfortable design. Its definitively designed for claw grip users or users with small hand. Responsiveness and sensor tracking during our gaming tests wasn’t disappointing in any way. For its price/performace ratio and design, this mouse achieved to get our Gold Recommendation.
The Xornet II is available for a suggested retail price of €29,90.
3 Levels and up to 3500 DPI setting
7 programmable buttons