CM Storm Reaper Gaming Mouse Review
Up Close and Software
The lighting for the Reaper is very nice indeed. We've seen some 'headlight' style lighting before, but never so stylishly executed. We really like the diagonal strip of white. It's not often we find an artistic touch we haven't seen before, so kudos to CM Storm's design team.
Sometimes manufacturers produce a feature and then completely forget to mention it to anyone. We were both confused and disappointed that the Reaper didn't have a removable aluminium cover, unlike the Mech and Pulse-R. The box mentions nothing, the included pamphlet doesn't, and even the PDF manual from their website negates to mention the USP. So we shall, having discovered it at the end of our testing. On the underside is a rubber grommet, deeply buried beneath that is a tiny crosshead screw, and that, along with some gentle persuasion, is enough to free the aluminium cover. It's good to know that you can take it off and add it to the pile of things to paint, should you so desire.
The software is a small download and, in a similar fashion to the Mech software, extremely easy to use. It's well laid out with everything where you'd expect it to be and enough tweaking options to keep everyone happy. It even automatically updates the Reaper when you make adjustments. Useful, although tinkerers should be aware so you don't accidentally overwrite a carefully constructed setup.