CM Storm Alcor and Mizar Mice Review

Lighting and Software

CM Storm Alcor and Mizar Mice Review

Lighting

Side by side you can see how they really are cut from the same cloth. The CM Storm logo on the Alcor is all that lights up, although it does change colour depending upon which DPI setting is currently selected. The Mizar lights up the DPI buttons and scroll wheel as well as the CM Storm logo, but only the logo colour can be changed in the software.

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Software

Speaking of software this is probably the major, sensor aside, difference between the two mice. The Alcor is reliant upon CM Storm releasing firmware for any changes in DPI settings, whereas the Mizar has the selection of customisation options we've come to expect from a peripheral software package. We're sure that the slight font-size problem will be fixed in the final release. Otherwise it's as easy to use as we would expect from CM Storm.

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24-02-2014, 03:59:58

tinytomlogan
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CM Storm have been producing quality peripherals for some time now, and today we take a look at two new gaming mice.

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24-02-2014, 04:45:16

barnsley
the mizar is a re badge of my mouse, a Tecknet x9800 right down to the software that came with it. a couple of slight changes with the button layout on the extra ones

24-02-2014, 04:58:05

SieB
The Alcor has the same sensor and switches as my Steelseries Rival.
The Avago 3090 has no built in acceleration or angle snapping whatsoever, I was using a Razer Imperator before my Rival and the sensor in that had hardware angle snapping. So even if you disabled it on the software side it was still there.

Going from that to the Avago 3090 on my Rival I could instantly tell the difference.
The CM Alcor is definitely the mouse to get if you want zero acceleration and angle snapping both software and hardware wise.
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