The CM Storm Inferno Gaming Mouse, a part of the CM storm gaming product line, was specifically designed for FPS and MMO gamers. This laser mouse features onboard Sentinel-X 128KB, 4000 DPI twin laser sensor, and plenty of different buttons; 11 in total.
The Inferno has a wide and low design, making the curves of the mouse fit perfectly into your hand. On the back of the mouse extending partially up to the front is a highly reflective black plastic with an inferno emblem embedded inside. The emblem illuminates red whenever power is given to the mouse.
On the left side of the mouse there is a rubber grip, supposedly to help hold your hands in position. The three buttons on the left side are also composed of the same material. You have your forward, back, and Storm Tactics Key. The Storm Tactics Key allows you to configure up to 32 extra button commands for macros, scripts, rapidfire, or other commands. The right side of the mouse roughly has the same curvature and material as the left side.
The front of the mouse houses the most buttons. You have your typical right and left click buttons and an extra wide scroll wheel with sweat channels. Directly underneath the scroll wheel are the DPI + and – buttons and the hexagonal profile switch. Both the mouse wheel and profile switch buttons illuminate: the scroll wheel is red, while the profile switch alternates between no illumination, green, red, and yellow, depending on the profile selected. The Inferno holds up to three different profiles right into the mouse.
The Inferno also has five different DPI levels for the DPI changers. You can adjust each level to your desired speed. Using the +/- DPI buttons will illuminate a LED next to the 1-5 numbers found near the center left of the mouse. The button found to the left of the left click button is used as the rapid fire button, while the button found to the right of the right click button is used as the macro button.
The bottom of the mouse is pretty plain and simple. Three mouse feet reside on the bottom: one on the front, and two on the back left/right. The front of the mouse seems to have some sort of air intake which shoots out a red illumination once the Inferno is powered on.
The cable for the Inferno is a nylon braid, which makes the cable stiff, but workable. You’ll also notice that the USB connection is gold plated, though I don’t think it makes any difference in performance.