Usage & Final Thoughts
I have been using the Devastator II as my main keyboard and mouse combo for a couple of weeks now and I have to say for the price I am pretty impressed. The keyboard is what really shines out of the combo the best. Again, while it is not a true gaming keyboard with mechanical switches Cooler Master’s “Mem-chanical” switches do feel much better than the typical membrane keyboards. In a direct comparison with the Tt eSports Commander keyboard the keyboard with the Devastator II combo is the definite winner. The keyboard is very accurate and we did not really experience any issues with it in testing. The added multimedia keys are a plus as well.
While we really liked the keyboard we feel that the mouse was a bit lacking. The overall design makes the mouse not all that comfortable to use. This is likely because it is designed to be a ambidextrous mouse. The PixArt PAN3509DH optical sensor is pretty accurate though and there were no major issues at all.
The biggest problem with this kit is there is no programming software. So everything is pretty much plug and play. You cannot reprogram keys on the keyboard or buttons on the mouse. You cannot create macros, etc. This obviously is related to the cost of the keyboard. Also the backlighting is a single color and there are no different brightness levels.
At the end of the day though you are getting a keyboard and mouse for $29.99. At that price you really can’t complain about much. The Devastator II is a great combo if you are looking for a gaming keyboard and mouse at a low price. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Cooler Master Devastator II a 9 out of 10 score and our Good Value Award.
– Cooler Master “Mem-chanical” keys
– Keyboard compatible with Cherry MX keycaps
– Solid backlighting
– Multimedia keys
– Both keyboard and mouse cannot be programmed
– Only single-color backlighting
– Keyboard keys are hard to read without the backlighting on