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CM Storm Reaper Mouse Review

CM Storm Reaper Mouse Review


This is one of the more serious gaming mice out there. It comprises of some of the best features available in the market. Its built of a solid high precision 8200 DPI Avago laser sensor. It always to switch between DPI settings on-the-go with its dedicated Clutch key.




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The 32KB of onboard flash memory allows for eight programmable key functions within three separate profiles to be stored. Every single button is placed quite strategically all over the ergonomic body of the mouse which allows easy access to each and every button. Reaper comes equipped with a low latency USB connector, 1000Hz polling rate, and 1ms response time. It is also equipped with a pretty high quality braided cable which is something we expected from a mouse of this standard.


One thing that really stands out with this mouse is that its body is based on a unique aluminium plate, which in many ways makes it the ultimate gaming mouse. The mouse gives you a black canvas to work with and further customize by using the glow of the white LED light that appears through the grooved areas of the mouse.


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Part of the new AL-Series, the Reaper has a full suite of premium features which includes aluminum based construction and a high-end Avago laser sensor.


  • Avago ADNS-9800 Laser Sensor
  • 8 fully programmable buttons
  • Omron switches
  • 128 K internal memory
  • 1.8m / 5.75″ braided cable with gold plated USB connector
  • Passive cooling with a removable anodized aluminum plate cover
  • Macro management and 3 custom profiles
  • X/Y DPI Axis settings may be adjusted independently or together
  • White LED grounding light effects
  • Massive metal mouse wheel


Pros and Cons:

Something about this mouse speaks fluidity. With a maximum DPI of 8200 and an industrial mouse wheel, this mouse really does glide quite ‘frictionlessly’ over a mouse pad.
After having this mouse under your palm you’ll know that this is not just made up of some scrap material. Its premium fit and finish, aluminum accents, customizable, intuitive and comprehensive GUI and classleading componentry all resonate one word–class.

There does however seem to be a minor issue with the size of this mouse. Its a little big and doesn’t allow you to fully grip the mouse which makes you feel like you constantly have to grab a better hold of the mouse every time you move. And it is designed quite specifically for a palm sized grip.



Max DPI 8200
Polling Rate 1000 Hz / 1 ms
Lift Off Distance Adjustable
Inches per Second 150
Max Acceleration 30g
Grip Design Palm grip
Form Factor Right hand
Material Aluminum, Plastic, Rubber
Size 73.85mm (W) x 127.22mm (L) x 37.24 (H)
Weight 145g



Our Verdict

There are a lot of gaming mice in the market these days. A gamer is spoilt for choices when it comes to having to pick any sort of gaming peripherals. There are so many different things that each mouse does and offers. Having said that, I’d like to say that the Reaper isn’t one to boast when it comes to being all “flashy and showy.” Its a very simple and not to mention beasty looking mouse which hits the sweet spot. I’m racking my brain to find any significant negative aspect to this mouse. I mean like maybe the software was a bit slow, but is nothing some updates can’t fix.

The product is very well packed and isn’t loaded with different types of flyers and brochures advertising the company’s services and all. They keep it quite simple and straight forward and its something we know most gamers will appreciate. And with a meager price tag of about Rs.5500 this makes it all the more worth it.

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After undergoing the IB curriculum in Kodaikanal, Joash disciplined in English and Political Science at St. Stephens, Delhi. Then went on to do his post graduate diploma in Mass communication and journalism at Xavier Institute of Mass Communications, Bombay. He has a thing for motorbikes, cameras, drums & the lovely Jeniffer Piccinato

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