In 2009, Cooler Master kick started their division of gaming-grade peripherals, CM Storm, with the first Sentinel Advance mouse. Now, the already established company released the evolution of that particular model, the Sentinel Advance II, which is basically the same mouse, only with a laser sensor that reaches 8,200 dpi of sensitivity (against the 5,600 dpi value of the original one) and double the internal memory. Let’s describe its physical characteristics and then test the product.
The Sentinel Advance II has the same body shape as its predecessor. It’s a big mouse for right-handed users. The dark grey body contrasts with the eight programmable black buttons. On the left side there’s a deep niche for the thumb rest, and there are two distinct buttons above it, one of them marked with a TX (that’s a function we’ll explore later). There are no buttons on the right side.