Usage & Conclusion
After getting all of the colors setup for the keyboard and mouse we are ready to hop into some testing. Over the course of testing period I was using the Octane keyboard and mouse to play the new World of Warcraft expansion, Heroes of the Storm, Battlefield 4 and some CS:GO. I’ll start off with the everyday testing of the review. The Cooler Master Octane keyboard and mouse are pretty simplistic to setup and use, literally plug and play. One of the first things I did was set up the LED colors and brightness. The Octane keyboard is pretty responsive for being a standard keyboard and the keys reset pretty fast. The keys have a nice matte finish which is not like most keyboards in the same price range.
While playing games I was pretty impressed with the response and anti-ghosting of the keyboard. Especially while doing some button mashing while playing Heroes of the Storm and Battlefield 4. I never once felt any laggy response time or delay with the keyboard. While playing some CS:GO the Octane keyboard preformed great using all the fast actions and moving it was pretty nice.
Moving onto the Octane mouse doing the same test. When you first get a feel for the Octane mouse it does feel a little light and like cheap plastic. The mouse for everyday use was pretty good with the Avago 3050 Sensor, which is a good sensor for this mouse. The Octane mouse performed great on all surfaces. The one surface it seemed to like the most was my Razer Goliathus Speed mouse pad. While playing the FPS games I did not have any issues with tracking, pretty much was always on target when I was not getting killed. The scroll wheel is responsive and not super-fast like some other mice, there are pretty distinctive clicks when you use the scroll wheel. The CM Storm Octane combo has been one of the best combo packages I have tested and the price of the bundle makes it great for anyone starting to get into PC gaming.
Currently at this time you can find the Cooler Master CM Storm Octane Combo for $59.99, which is a steal of a deal for the combo as it performs great. Overall Thinkcomputers.org gives the Cooler Master CM Storm Octane Combo a 9 out of 10 score.
– No software
– Quick Setup
– Common LED Colors
– Dedicated Media buttons
– Avago 3050 Sensor in mouse
– Mouse plastic seems cheap
– Mouse is very light