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Friday, 21 September 2012 12:39

Cooler Master CM Storm Skorpion reviewed - A closer look at Skorpion

Written by Sanjin Rados

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Review: Mousetrain your rodent

The Skorpion comes assembled, but you can disassemble it for the sake of mobility, which should come in handy to frequent gaming party goers.

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The central, and largest part that’s left once you remove the feet, is in charge of stability. It has an iron core inside the plastic. A fully assembled Skorpion weighs in at 171 grams.

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We’ve already said that CM Storm isn’t the first to come up with a concept of a mouse bungee. In fact, one of these products, the Roccat Apuri, has been selling for about three years. Both of the products are mouse bungees and the only difference is that Apuri comes with a 4-port USB 2.0 Hub and LED lighting in the central part. At the same time, this is the reason why the Apuri’s central part is a bit bulkier.

CM Storm didn’t think the USB Hub is necessary and besides, introducing more cables for a product that aims to reduce cable clutter would be a bit pointless.

That this is CM Storm’s product is clear at a glance - the company logo is in the centre and easily visible.

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The flex arm is the most important part. If it wasn’t tough, yet flexible enough, the Skorpion wouldn’t be half as good.

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The mouse cord arm has etched channels for routing the cable. A quality grip on the cable is essential and the Skorpion has adaptive grip grooves for thin and thick mouse cords.

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How much cable you leave is likely to depend on the surface of choice and desired mouse movement radius. Thanks to the Skorpion, we had no trouble covering the entire 45x35cm CM Storm CSX Battle Pad DP. We left about 30cm in this case.

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The Skorpion is stable enough and although its weighted base wouldn’t be enough to sustain a stronger pull, it’s the three-feet design that keeps it firmly in its spot. It doesn’t matter whether the surface is rough or slippery, as the feet are anti-shift, i.e. rubber padded on the bottom.


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The following pictures show that the mouse cord arm is flexible and allows for broad radius of movement. Even unintentional stronger tugs will not be a problem, as the Skorpion cannot be moved easily.  

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