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Looking into the CM Storm Sentinel Advance+ 4HD pad

post #1 of 6
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Hey guys, Christmas is coming soon so I want to buy myself a new mouse and a nice mousepad to go along with it.
I have plenty of money and wouldn't mind spending a bit more for something that will be better, but I want to know if this choice is good.

After hearing about extra acceleration on cloth surfaces, my goal has been to find a good mouse and mouse pad that will be as precise as I am.
My friend told me about the CM Storm Sentinel Advance 5600 dpi mouse. I checked some posts on OCN about it and saw that it seems to be pretty great, but it needs a good mouse surface, so with that I'm considering the 4HD. I don't need a bigger version of it (9HD) so I'm thinking that will be pretty good.

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Any suggestions?
Also I know I made a recent post about buying a mouse, but now I'm asking about this mouse versus some others I've heard about, like the Xai, G500, etc.
I'm hoping to use this to improve on my sniping, as my mouse is messed up right now.
post #2 of 6
I have the Sentinel Advance and the 4HD and I'm...satisfied.

There is nothing special IMO with the mouse or the pad, it's a good mouse, works well and has lots of neat customization features. If anything, I would use it on a soft pad as the hard one scratches up the feet quite a bit.

I've had the mouse for a year now (got it last Christmas) and it's treated me well, although the LCD is starting to fade (can't read things clearly as some pixels are brighter than others for some reason). I would recommend this mouse, but not for use with this mousepad.

If you say you want to get something nice, have you looked at the Mamba? That is a really nice mouse.
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Hmm, not sure if I like the mamba. My friend's broke and razer was being crappy about it so I'm not leaning towards a razer product as of now.
I thought hard mouse pads were supposed to be more precise and have less extra acceleration. Is it worth losing that to get a mouse pad that won't scratch the feet?
Also, is scratching the feet a real issue?

Anything else sound good/better around this price range?
Edited by games2007 - 12/19/10 at 8:45am
post #4 of 6
Well when the feet get scratched it doesn't glide as smooth. I replaced the feet on mine a month ago (they come with 1 set of replacement feet) and it was 100X better for a day, then it went back to normal. With the new feet you can just flick the mouse and it will slide around on the pad but once the feet get worn down the mouse sticks a lot more.

I'm not sure about the precision/acceleration bit so I'll let someone else chime in for that.

As for alternatives, you could check out the Mionix Naos 5000. It is supposedly a very nice mouse. I was going to suggest it before but I couldn't remember the name.
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post #5 of 6
The CM sentinel has problems tracking on hard pads if you lift the mouse a lot. The sensor will sometimes turn off so when you put the mouse back down you have a dead cursor for a second or two before it starts tracking again. I just pulled my sentinel out of the mouse graveyard of mine and tested it on my 4HD to confirm this.
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Hmm, I can't find a whole lot about that one...
I've heard about the Roccat Kone and the SteelSeries Xai.
I think they cost more, but maybe one of them is worth it.

I'm liking what I hear about the Xai. I don't mind spending like $110 for the mouse with a mousepad. I've been making some decent cash from a school activity.
I'm gonna check out the Kone.
Edited by games2007 - 12/19/10 at 9:55am
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