Cooler Master Storm Spawn Gaming Mouse

Logan King
Aron Schatz
March 1, 2011
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CM Storm Spawn
Cooler Master
Cooler Master Storm Spawn Gaming Mouse
The CM Storm Spawn has great build quality and some innovative design features, but the existence of slightly older Inferno in the CM Storm product range really makes this mouse rather irrelevant, especially when they are prices so closely to each other. It is a good mouse, but it isn't better than the Inferno.

Page 1: Introduction, About Cooler Master, Packaging


These days, some might view optical mice as a kind of old-hat technology. They have been the de facto standard for mice for so long that it is hard to even find a traditional ball mouse still in use, so it may come as a surprise to see them going so strong despite the increasing proliferation of cheap laser mice. Cooler Master believes that there is still a demand for precision optical mice, and they designed the Spawn as the latest entry in their popular Storm brand of products.

We at ASE Labs were impressed with Cooler Master's earlier mouse, the »Inferno, but can the Spawn step out of the shadow of its predecessors and be impressive by its own merits?

About Cooler Master


Cooler Master was founded with the mission of providing the industry's best thermal solutions. Since its establishment a decade ago, the company has remained faithful to this mission, emerging as a world leader in products and services for companies dealing with devices where heat issues must be resolved.

In pursuing this mission, Cooler Master is absolutely committed to delivering solutions that precisely meet customer requirements for features, performance, and quality. Moreover, we strive to be a reliable long-term partner for our customers that they can truly depend on. Cooler Master aims to be the first and foremost name that comes to mind for companies around the world seeking thermal solutions, and seeks to build such a reputation through outstanding technology, sophisticated design, and superior service.

Cooler Master's current business encompasses a comprehensive lineup of thermal solutions for a full range of applications. Our products range from heat sinks and fans to component housing, chassis, and ducting for computers, industrial machinery, telecommunications equipment, and many other devices.

A critical component of Cooler Master's ability to successfully pursue its mission is an unstinting commitment to quality, as demonstrated by the ISO 9001 certification granted to its main manufacturing plant in Taiwan. We have also enforced ISO guidelines and is in the process of applying for ISO 9002 certification at its second and third plants, located in China. Cooler Master has also implemented a number of analytical and testing protocols to ensure top quality, including at subcontractors, to further ensure thorough quality control. Moreover, Cooler Master's dedication to quality extends beyond manufacturing to every aspect of its operation, including service.


Despite being designed for a somewhat lower target market than the Inferno, the Spawn shares a similar packaging design. The front of the box features the mouse pictured from an angle. Above is the CM Storm logo and the corner graphic shared by other CM Storm products. Below the mouse is a small features list, and the graphic for the mouse. One difference between this and the Inferno packaging is that the Inferno box was printed in a high-gloss style. The Spawn is a subdued matte instead.

Packaging Front

The rear of the box contains a more detailed list of features and specifications, almost exactly like the box on the Inferno.

Packaging Rear


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