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CM Storm Recon - Ambidextrous 4000 DPI Gaming Mouse with Multicolor LEDs for Left and Right Handed Users

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  • USB Wired
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CM Storm Recon Gaming Mouse

The Recon Gaming Mouse is designed specifically for gamers that demand the utmost in durability, functionality, and accuracy. The ambidextrous form factor and rubberized coating provides delivers versatility for any grip type. Recon is equipped with a pair of Omron micro switches and Avago 3090 high-precision LED sensor, allowing users to switch between 800, 1600, 3200, and 4000 DPI on-the-fly. The built-in 32KB memory integrates up to 5 profiles and 36 macros to personalize the mouse for your gaming style. The CM Storm Recon is the top choice of FPS gamers demanding the best.

The Recon utilizes the latest high performance Avago 3090 LED engine, which tracks movements with the highest sensitivity on the market. Users can customize their settings and define up to 4 DPI levels for each profile.
When the sensor DPI setting or USB polling rate changes, the tracking properties of the sensor changes as well. So with the Recon, for the first time ever, users can fine tune the USB speed and lift off distance for each DPI level within every profile!
Thanks to a unique ergonomic design, Recon is comfortable for left and right handed gamers alike. The opposing thumb-rest acts as a ring finger and pinky rest. The extra thumb buttons can be programmed to act as a Macro or Special Function keys.
Omron’s exclusive ultra-tactile micro switches create unsurpassed tactile feedback and speed.The guaranteed 5 million clicks from these high grade switches means that the Recon will provide an extended life-span even for the most hardcore gamers.
Recon features 3 individual multi-color LED zones (mousewheel, DPI buttons, and CM Storm logo). The brightness and color of each zone can be fine-tuned with over 160,000 colors to choose from.
A special sweat-proof rubber compound on both sides of the Recon keeps your hand secured. Even in heated long matches and during quick life and drop moves, you retain full control and grip.

What's Included

  • Recon Gaming Mouse
  • Quick Start Guide


  • Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Mac OSX (Plug N Play only)
  • Internet connection recommended for driver and firmware updates

Technical Specs:

Sensor Avago 3090/4000 DPI LED
Lift Off 1.2 mm
Buttons 9
Polling Rate 1000Hz USB Transfer Rate

Item Comparison

Model CM Storm Xornet CM Storm Spawn CM Storm Recon CM Storm Inferno CM Storm Sentinel Advance II
Grip Type Claw Claw Ambidextrous Claw/Palm Right Handed Palm
Sensor Optical LED Optical LED Optical LED Laser Laser
Max. Resolution 2000 dpi 4000 dpi 4000 dpi 4000 dpi 8200 dpi
Onboard Memory   32kb 32kb 128kb 128kb
Buttons 7 7 9 11 8
Profiles     3 Profiles 3 Profiles 5 Profiles
LED Lights     Multi-Colors   8 Colors
Weight System        
Script Support  


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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Brandon M.
  • 1/12/2016 8:43:33 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent mouse, software needs work. Sensitive buttons

Pros: Had it for a year and a half before upgrading to the CM Havoc (even better mouse for gaming if you're right handed) and it's been great. It is weighted perfectly and is great for short time use, left handed and ambidextrous use.

Small and portable for a laptop.

Cons: I'm knocking an egg off for the software and the mouse buttons. The software is clunky and would forget macros I made, I had to reprogram it once and a while to get them back. I accidentally click while holding it often enough for it to be an issue, it's not terribly inconvenient but a little annoying.

Other Thoughts: It boils down to a very good mouse but needs some work. I don't recommend it for your home PC if you're a right handed user I would invest in the Havoc mouse instead, it's very comfortable.

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  • Skeletor J.
  • 5/24/2015 8:42:37 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome gaming mouse

Pros: Great mouse for a great price. Software is easy to use, LEDs are bright and very pretty. Cord is sufficent in length.

Cons: Does not have fully adjustable DPIs; only presets.

Other Thoughts: Really happy I got this when it was on sale. It looks great, feels great, and is perfect for ambidextrous mouse lovers.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/25/2015 9:20:34 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI was expecting something more furry

Pros: It works well, has a small variety of LED choices. Pretty sure it has some weights or something in it which is nice. Definitely doesn't feel like a cheap mouse.

Cons: None good mouse is good.

Other Thoughts: I've dropped this thing like 7 times and it still works 10/10 would buy again.

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  • Jacob H.
  • 1/1/2015 12:13:08 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsWorks great, sounds bad.

Pros: This mouse works for everything I want it for. It is great for games and the included software allows you to map pretty much any kind of macro you could think of to any key. Very useful when you are playing a game and have a complex series of button presses to pull off.

Cons: I have used this for a couple months and the only con is that whenever the mouse wheel turns it emanates a most pitiable squeaking sound that reminds me of a small rodent in distress. I wish that the manufacturer would have given the wheel some better lubrication. I am not a serious gamer, I don't abuse my hardware, but this mouse is already sounding like it is going to fall apart!

Other Thoughts: The ambidextrous design is very good for a left handed person like me. The reason I bought it is because it is usable with the left hand (and the multi-colored LED allows it to fit in with any computer design). It is a great mouse, but it could have been built a little better.

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  • Aaron H.
  • 10/20/2014 2:41:36 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Mouse I've ever used.

Pros: Good weight, great software, passable mouse wheel, accessible side buttons, well built altogether, perfect size and shape for fingertip grip.

Cons: As with all gaming mice, the mouse wheel is pretty janky, but, ya know, gaming mice. That's just how it is. However, as far as gaming mice do go, this mouse wheel is giving me minimal stress.

Other Thoughts: I've bought a few mice in my time, and this is my favorite one ever.

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  • Joshua M.
  • 8/9/2014 1:07:24 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThe perfect balance

Pros: Customization is nice, and the sense seems good for the price range.
Not too expensive.

Cons: Not immediately apparent how to change the settings.

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4 out of 5 eggsCM Storm Recon

Pros: I will say I love this mouse. It's a great fit in the well spread out. Very sensitive buttons. So unless you get mad gaming, you shouldn't foresee in button damage or sticking. The ability to switch led is awesome and the adjustable DPI is nice. Overall given the price and rebate. Very worth a buy.

Cons: I would have given this mouse five eggs, but I do have one mild silly complaint. The DPI and color adjusters are the same buttons. So if you don't like the speed at which the mouse is moving but like the color. You either have to get use to it or choose a different color.

Manufacturer Response:


Please visit the product page and download the software. You are able to get more customizable options when it comes to DPI and color profiles. I have the provided the link below. If you have any additonal questions please contact us through the Support Page or call us directly at 888-624-5099. Let us know what we can do to make this a better experiance.


Robert N.
CM USA Support

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/13/2014 8:30:03 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsfragile mouse

Pros: -fits nice in your hand
-high dps for gaming
-programmable macros
-can have set profiles for different games your playing
-on the fly dps change

Cons: -right click button switch broke after falling off my 3 foot desk
-scroll wheel bugs out when zooming in or out
-no color wheel in software only preset colors that CM put on
-mouse lazer skips alot if you have dust on your mousepad

Other Thoughts: wish the left/right switch buttons were not so fragile and had better software support. after my mouse fall off my desk i know how to use the right side macro buttons for my right click. the scroll wheel started bugging out after 9 months owning it does a double scroll when you only scroll once.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello TJ r.,

I'm sorry you're having trouble with your Recon mouse. If the right click switch is broken, see about contacting the original vendor about exchanging the product. If you're out the return/exchange window, you can complete an RMA replacement through us, the manufacturer, by going to the FANZONE site where you can register, register your product, and do an RMA REQUEST.

Also, contact us by phone, 888-624-5099, or by LiveChat (link below as well). We can help you with any questions you have about the software as well and troubleshooting simple issues. Please let us know how we can make this a better experience.


Robert N.
CM USA Support

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  • Jonathon M.
  • 7/11/2014 7:43:10 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust want I needed!

Pros: - The non slip grip isn't weird feeling like some other mice.
- The light is bright enough and not some weird off color.
- The speed is great!

Cons: - None!

Other Thoughts: - My wife has smaller hands (she's 4'11"), and this mouse is a bit on the larger size... but she's weird, and no eggs will be lost ;P

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  • Donovan S.
  • 5/4/2014 7:14:06 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Mouse

Pros: It's lasted over a 1 year being tossed / shaken as my laptop mouse.
It lights up and has switchable profiles

Cons: I keep hitting the side buttons because they're pretty large.

Other Thoughts: Though this is just my hand size, this mouse is a little too small for me. I use a Sentinel Advance Zero G as my desktop mouse, which is about to be replaced.

The cable is not sleeved, so some may or may not like that.

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