Date: February 19th, 2010
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Cooler Master
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
There are no flashy paint jobs on the Sentinel Advance; it's just a sleek, black colored, classy looking mouse. The majority of it is covered with a rubberized material, with a meshed area on top and an OLED screen in the middle.
There's a comfortable “ledge” to rest your thumb on, as well as two buttons that are commonly used for “back” and “forward” in a web browser. Of course, in a game you can map these buttons to whatever task you'd like.
At the top of the mouse is where all the magic happens. The two buttons below the scroll wheel are for changing DPI settings on the fly. The button on the left increases DPI, while the button on the right decreases it. The button above the scroll wheel cycles between the five stored profiles.
Ergonomically, the Sentinel Advance pleased me right from the start. The body is raised up just high enough to provide good support for the hand. When I used it for the first time, I noticed right away that my hand was resting in a very natural position.
The braided cord is something I've never seen on a mouse before, but I like it. It's lightweight, doesn't get in the way, and is pretty flexible.