A few weeks ago, we brought to you a review of CM Storm’s latest gaming peripheral, the Sirus Gaming Headset, which earned high marks. Today, we bring to you our review of another of CM Storm’s gaming peripherals, the Sentinel Z3RO-G Gaming Mouse, on a few sites called the Zero-G Gaming Mouse, which was released on July 4th of this year.
Lets see if this mouse is a Yankee Doodle Dandy, or if it should be tied to a bunch of bottle rockets.
The mouse comes in a black and red box, repleted with a picture of the mouse looking evil (in a good way). Also on the box, almost to the point of overkill, is the notification that the mouse comes with a code to play Shattered Horizon for free.
Opening the front of the box you can see the Sentinel Z3RO-G resting in a hard plastic encasement. The back part of the front of the box shows you the different options available on the mouse.
Freeing the Sentinel from its prison, you find the mouse itself, and a disc that contains the software to get the most out of it.
The mouse itself has seven buttons in total. There are the standard left and right buttons, two thumb buttons on the left side of the mouse, two small buttons right below the mouse wheel (that is, towards the user’s palm) which increase and decrease the mouse’s DPI, and one on the far side of the mouse wheel which is used to change the mode of the mouse om the fly (more on that later).
You will also notice that the top of the mouse has an OLED screen, which is advertised to be use for putting Clan Tags on. Pretty cool. The mouse also has LEDs which appear on the top, and bottom front of the mouse. You have six different LED colors to chose from including purple, yellow, and blue. Please note that the last picture was taken from CM Storm’s website (the rest are our own photographs).
The Sentinel Z3R0-G utilizes a USB connection (and won’t play nicely if you try to jack it in through a PS/2 adapter). The cord of the mouse is braided, and is approximately 66 inches (1.67m) in length.
As with many high-end, gaming-specific mice, the Z3RO-G comes with five removable weights so that users can customize the hand feel to best suit their preferences. Each of these weighs 4.5 grams (about 1/6th of an ounce).