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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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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  


Learn more about CM Storm Recon


CM Storm Recon


Hand Orientation
Both Hands
Tracking Method
Scrolling Capability
1 x Wheel
Maximum dpi
4000 dpi

OS / System Requirement

Operating System Supported
Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
System Requirement
PC with USB port
Internet connection (for driver installation)
At least 35MB of hard disk space


Avago 3090 optical sensor with 800-4000 dpi

On-The-Fly Lift-Off-Distance adjustments

On-The-Fly DPI adjustments

On-The Fly USB polling rate adjustments

Up to 1.5m/s or 60"/s tracking speed and 20G of acceleration

Highest grade Japanese Omron micro switches

Extra wide 16-bit USB data path

1000 Hz polling rate / 1ms response time

Super Grip coated ambidextrous mousebody

Ultra swift mouse feet

Flexible 1.8 meter or 78.6 inch long cable

Dimensions (W x H x D): 64.4 x 116.4 x 42 mm/ 2.53 x 4.58 x 1.65 inches

Multicolor Mousewheel light to identify Profiles

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Jonathon M.
  • 7/11/2014 7:43:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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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  • Julie B.
  • 5/4/2014 7:14:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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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  • sam t.
  • 3/24/2014 12:37:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsI Love This Mouse!!

Pros: The customization of this mouse is perfect. the ability of all the different button configurations you can do with the software is just what I was looking for. Despite complaints on the software from other reviews I found the recon software to be very user friendly for someone who wants to do basic customization but also ready for those who want to get into very specific functions with the mouse. It looks good, it is comfortable, good side button location, in depth color customization, and great dpi adjustment with convenient up and down middle keys for in game mouse sensitivity adjustment (really convenient for changing from automatic weapons to deep zoomed sniper rifles in FPS games). If I could I would give this mouse 6 eggs for performance, customization, user friendliness, and price without anyone paying me to say so!!

Cons: took me 3 days to get used to the click sensitivity but i was making a transition from a horrible 10$ mouse so really not a con just my personal experience.

side buttons can get in the way but are easily disabled if not wanted.

Other Thoughts: i use this mouse for MMO RPGs and FPS games.

Good configs for MMOs are to have the
top left side button set to what ever key is used for basic communication with NPcs and objects like the common "F" or "E" keys
Bottom left set to space for jumping(most convenient when using a game pad in you left hand instead of a keyboard due to lack of a good position for jump key on most game pads)
Top right key set to the inventory button for your game
and bottom right i usually set to the world map button or my quest log menu.

good FPS configs are to have the side buttons set to keys 1 2 3 and 4 mainly to switch through your weapons considering i have a hard time finding the keys on my board when using wasd and not being able to land on the right weapon using the scroll wheel.

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  • Bob H.
  • 3/12/2014 8:08:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat mouse, Good price

Pros: Good weight. good sensitivity. Easy sensitivity adjustment. Good DPI adjustment button location.

Cons: Side buttons need to have a little more resistance, its too easy to push them without even feeling it.

Other Thoughts: CM needs to design this mouse in a longer version. my hand is average length, and the palm of my hand almost doesnt touch the mouse without my fingers hanging over the front. CM should make a long board model of each mouse they have and see what the consumer likes. I will bet longer versions of mice would sell better.

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  • Chris T.
  • 3/7/2014 9:59:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust a great mouse

Pros: Has a bit of weight to it, which I personally love, great lagless sensor, neat looking design and LEDs, feels very solid

Cons: Ambidextrous design probably isn't for everyone. Button sensitivity takes a while to get used to- they're very sensitive, which is GOOD, but it takes some getting used to if you're coming from a bad mouse like me.

Other Thoughts: Overall, this mouse is great. All the cons I've listed are very minimal disturbances. I've seen alot of folks talk about how they hate the software that ships with the mouse, but I personally love it. It works, and gives me alot of ways to customize my mouse. Albeit, the DPI setting only lets you choose between 4 different DPI settings, but still good software. I also think it lacks the ability to change your profile IN GAME.

Regardless, this mouse is perfect for me, and I do a variety of things, not just FPS shooters with this computer.

My word of advice is to DISABLE the two buttons that sit near your pinky and ring finger, because those [for me] just got in the darn way.

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  • jeff b.
  • 2/26/2014 1:15:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTHE 1st Person Shooter Mouse!

Pros: TOTALLY customizable.
The Recon Software is great and EASY to use.
I can customize EVERY button's functions.
I can even make customized colors for the lights.
DPI settings are extremely customizable too.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I bought one and liked it so much that a month later , I bought another.
This is THE replacement for the old MS 1.1 5x button mouse (which I FINALLY retired).
BF3 and BF4 ? This mouse was made for those games (my opinion of course). But really , this is a great 1st person shooter mouse , and not very expensive.

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  • Michael S.
  • 2/17/2014 7:50:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo Not Buy

Pros: Somewhat comfortable to use, nice when it works

Cons: Not worth it at all. The thing stopped working with alternate sensitivity after 6 months then died completely in 6 months.

Support is non-existent and you can't even claim the 2 year warranty which is non-existent since their support isn't helpful and they just sit around wasting your time months on end without actually helping anyone.

Other Thoughts: Overall Cooler Master is the worst company I have dealt with in terms of support. The non-existent support who do not help and just flat out refuse to even honor their lies about warranties makes this a company that can't be trusted.

I will never buy a Cooler Master product again. There are better companies or options out there and you're better off putting the money towards other products.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear customer,

We are sorry to hear you had trouble with our support. Would it be possible to give me a call directly to help recitfy this and get you a replacement? Please contact me via any of the contact options below.


Marvin R.

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  • Michael S.
  • 2/17/2014 7:40:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot Worth the Money

Pros: It's a great mouse when it works, the multi-buttons for sensitivity are great to quickly adjust between mouse speeds

Cons: The product is flawed and bad. Mine started breaking at around 6 months when the sensitivity died and only had one sensor speed. For this it then lasted until 9 months and stopped working altogether and won't work on any computer.

It would be fine if Cooler Master honored their 2 year warranty but they don't have any form of Support. Just automated emails and people who send old/outdated pdfs to tell you to do this or that to waste your time.

If you buy any Cooler Master product expecting to have a warranty, don't. Their support is terrible and they just drag out any help months and months on end and won't help you ever.

Overall I am not satisfied with Cooler Master and I do not recommend their products to anyone. If you're looking for a mouse and a flat cost with no warranty, then this isn't it as it won't even last you a year. At the cost you're better off tossing the money into another product from someone else with actual quality that will last.

Other Thoughts: I will never buy another Cooler Master product again based off of their support.

Manufacturer Response:

I'm very sorry for the troubles you've had with your Recon and troubles in contacting us for support. We would be more than happy to help you out and certainly do stand behind all of our products and warranties. I'm including our Contact Us page and Registration & eRMA site links down below.

On our Contact Us page, you can see the information to talk to us directly through live chat, by phone, or through our ticket system, all of which we'd be able to help you through :)

The Registration & eRMA site is where RMAs are registered with all of your product and shipping information so that all relevant details are available for all parts of the RMA process. If you have any questions about the RMA process or information, please feel free to come talk to us over the phone or live chat so that we can help you out directly.

Kevin with Cooler Master

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  • Karen H.
  • 2/7/2014 6:47:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Mouse

Pros: -4000dpi
-very sturdy feeling
-solid buttons
-cool lighting effects
-a little heavier
-slides easily
-1.8meter usb cable
- Came within 4 days

Cons: -I can't think of any except that it could have had weights.
-also when it says 800-4000 dpi you can't do anything in between, you can only choose from : 800, 1600, 3200, and 4000 dpi.

Other Thoughts: Great mouse for the price. Its just as nice as a Logitech G500s but for a lot less!

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  • Taylor S.
  • 2/6/2014 3:50:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat mouse

Pros: I'd give the mouse 5/5 and the software 4/5, the mouse is great, definitely what you'd expect, comfortable, looks great, and the weight of the mouse itself is right where you'd want it to be. After I got the right settings and adjusted the arrow speed to my preference it was perfect. I can see myself using this for years.

Cons: The material of the black part of the mouse, where you rest your fingers, can get oily and it's pretty easy to see, I have to clean it about once or twice a month.
Also I sometimes find myself accidentally hitting the side arrows and if I'm in a browser it takes me back a page, kind of annoying but that's just the way my hand is positioned. Not really a con, just something to be aware of, might happen to me once a day if that.

Other Thoughts: I've recommended my friends buy this, so you should too!

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