This is the Cooler Master Xornet II, the successor of the original Xornet mouse released a few years ago.
The Xornet II is a claw-grip design mouse so if claw-grip is your preferred way of using a mouse then you should pay closer attention to it.
The build is of plastic and rubber, with 2 buttons on the left and 2 buttons right behind the scroll wheel. All in all there are 7 programmable buttons for you to tweak to your heart’s content. The left and right mouse buttons are OMRON switches that are rated up to 5 million clicks.
The rubberized textures on the sides add comfort and provide additional grip.
One of the unique selling points of this mouse is the RGB mouse wheel.
One can’t help but have mixed feelings on this, it’s like “Oh cool there’s RGB colors” while on the other hand feeling that it’s so limited being that the customization is only on the scroll wheel. On the positive side, the mouse wheel’s colors can be assigned to the 3 DPI settings so you’ll know which setting you are based on the color on the scroll wheel.
On the under size, the Xornet II comes with 2 really huge mouse feet at the fore and rear section. The Xornet II uses an Avago 3320 optical sensor and provides up to 3500 DPI sensitivity and 1000 Hz polling rate, not forgetting that it also comes with Lift-off Distance tuning.
Below are the specifications as seen on the official product page.
How well a mouse performs depends a lot on the software, Cooler Master doesn’t fail in this aspect as the mouse software works great for all the fine-tuning needs. Starting off, the buttons are customizable to your preference.
The software even allows refinements towards mouse sensitivity, something you don’t often see in software for gaming mice.
The Xornet II comes with LED settings as well but the RGB dial adjustment is just primitive and there’s no pre-set color for users to choose so finding the color you like might be a little time consuming.
Last but not least, sensor adjustment to suit your liking.
What’s not to like about the software? Other than the fact that the text is so dark, you might even have to squint if your monitor is poorly calibrated.
I have no problem using this mouse in place of my usual gaming mouse, everything works out perfectly. I have small palm so even the claw-grip design looks like I’m holding it with palm grip. My thumb on the other hand can only reach 1 out of the 2 buttons on the left.
Overall it was a very satisfying experience, especially from the gliding experience provided by the 2 huge mouse feet.
The Cooler Master Xornet II Gaming Mouse retails at RM 159, it works great as a gaming mouse with all the settings you need to configure sensitivity and motion speed. I love how the mouse glides across surfaces so well with the large mouse feet. The number of customizable buttons should be enough to satisfy most gamers. The RGB color for scroll-wheel is a plus point but it isn’t particularly attractive given how it’s only for the scroll wheel.
What the Xornet II lacks is profile management, so if you play many games then you’ll have to re-configure the mouse for every game you play which is quite a bummer. Last but not least the Xornet II is limited to 3500 DPI so it doesn’t work too well on larger resolutions like 4K UHD and it certainly won’t satisfy anyone who craves even higher DPI.
Limitations aside, the Xornet II is an excellent gaming mouse with high quality components and certainly worth your consideration, especially if you’re a claw-grip gamer.