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Anyone own both of these mice? I've read the various reviews posted but have not been able to find a proper comparison between the two.
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Copy paste from the Spawn thread:

Okay I've done some play testing with the CM Storm Spawn and can report that I would not recommend this mouse to anyone.

- I thought the shape was good for claw grip and had no problems with the ergonomics of the mouse.
- The tracking was acceptable with firmware 61.
- The LOD was a little high but I was able to function without a tape fix. If I were to use the mouse as a daily driver for gaming I would have tape fixed it.

The deal breaker is that the mouse causes massive computer lag for no apparent reason. Even when the Coolermaster mouse software is not running. At first I wasn't sure what was happening because it wouldn't show up instantly, but it is definitely related to the mouse.

I did some Google searching and read many threads on the Coolermaster forum with people voicing this defect and not getting real responses form Coolermaster. I can only imagine that those threads are not being answered and that the mouse is being discontinued as evidence that there is some hardware issue with the mouse that causes the computer lag. Someone should file a class action lawsuit against them for not fixing this problem and continuing to market and sell the CM Storm Spawn.

http://www.cmstorm.com/forum/showthread.php?2949-Spawn-Ventrillo-Skype-Mumble-Compatibility-bug
It seems to lag when excessive use of WASD and surrounding keys are used during gaming. It has to do with system interruptions and the how the mouse talks with the computer according to people in this thread. Coolermaster acknowledged the bug and stopped responding without ever fixing it. So if you game and you use WASD and surrounding keys, don't buy this mouse!

Back to the Zowie AM.
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Had the CM Spawn. It worked perfectly fine for me. Was a great FPS and RTS mouse. I sold mine because I am now an elitist with microswitches and can't play with anything other than D2F-01F Omrons. CM Spawn has perfectly fine Omron 7N's.

Waiting for this comparison too. The Spawn was a fine mouse that got me into masters but I went with a modded EC2 Evo because I prefer the Japanese Omron switches and it cramps my hand to keep clawing outside of gaming.

I tried the kinzu v2 pro modded as well but the shell was simply too small to claw for my hands.

I'm hoping the FK is available soon in NA from Amazon. I will post my impressions of it as soon as I get one.
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Copy paste from the Spawn thread:

Okay I've done some play testing with the CM Storm Spawn and can report that I would not recommend this mouse to anyone.

- I thought the shape was good for claw grip and had no problems with the ergonomics of the mouse.
- The tracking was acceptable with firmware 61.
- The LOD was a little high but I was able to function without a tape fix. If I were to use the mouse as a daily driver for gaming I would have tape fixed it.

The deal breaker is that the mouse causes massive computer lag for no apparent reason. Even when the Coolermaster mouse software is not running. At first I wasn't sure what was happening because it wouldn't show up instantly, but it is definitely related to the mouse.

I did some Google searching and read many threads on the Coolermaster forum with people voicing this defect and not getting real responses form Coolermaster. I can only imagine that those threads are not being answered and that the mouse is being discontinued as evidence that there is some hardware issue with the mouse that causes the computer lag. Someone should file a class action lawsuit against them for not fixing this problem and continuing to market and sell the CM Storm Spawn.

http://www.cmstorm.com/forum/showthread.php?2949-Spawn-Ventrillo-Skype-Mumble-Compatibility-bug
It seems to lag when excessive use of WASD and surrounding keys are used during gaming. It has to do with system interruptions and the how the mouse talks with the computer according to people in this thread. Coolermaster acknowledged the bug and stopped responding without ever fixing it. So if you game and you use WASD and surrounding keys, don't buy this mouse!

Back to the Zowie AM.

Had the cm storm spawn since release and didn't experience computer lag, it seems to happen only with some motherboards
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