CM Storm Devastator Review, An Amazing Gaming Keyboard & Mouse

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I’d like to review the CM Storm Devastator. It’s the top selling gaming keyboard on Amazon’s marketplace and I must say that’s it’s pretty amazing, especially for the price point that it is set at.

If you’re looking for an entry level keyboard and mouse then this is definitely going to be the right combination for you. Cooler Master has developed an awesome keyboard and it comes with a mouse… it doesn’t get better than that!

With that, let’s get to the review.

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Product: CM Storm Devastator – LED Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo Bundle

Price: $27.87

Cheapest Place To Buy: Amazon.com

Warranty: 2 Year for around $2

My Rating: 8.5 out of 10

As I said above, this is the best keyboard choice if you’re looking for something that’ll get the job done, and then some.

 

The Cooler Master Devastator


The first noticeable cool feature is the illumination of the keyboard and mouse. They are also available in green and red giving it more value through the variety of different looks that you can get.

Illumination helps a lot if you ever play in the dark, which I prefer to do because that way the screen is nice and bright and I’m able to see what’s going on in my games much easier that way. The lights are pretty bright and give off the perfect amount of ambience.

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Both the mouse and keyboard are ergonomically designed, basically meaning that it’s “one size fits all” if you will.

Cooler Master definitely kept the comfort level in mind when they designed this combo and the customer ratings over on Amazon prove that they did. There have been over 1,000 reviews done on this exact keyboard and mouse and they are rated 4/5 stars.

That’s an extremely good rating especially given with the amount of people that have reviewed it. That’s why it’s the #1 selling gaming keyboard on Amazon’s market!

The keys on the keyboard are grip coated and the letters/numbers are laser-etched into the keys so you can be ensured that you won’t be slipping around when you need to swipe different keys depending on the action that you’re involved in with your PC games.

There are side rubber pads as well to maintain stability while using it making it one of the best keyboards to put with your PC build.

Another great feature of the keyboard is that is comes with all of the main multimedia buttons. You can pause, play, fast forward, rewind and stop any sort of media with the click of a button. This is a must have feature when it comes to keyboards. There are also volume adjustment buttons conveniently placed in the top right corner of the keyboard.

 

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The Cooler Master Storm


The CM Storm mouse is the most optimal mouse to go with this keyboard. It matches the exact design of the keyboard and it also comes in the different colors that are available with the keyboard.

Its also got a maximum DPI setting of 2000 so if you’re gaming on a 1080p monitor then this would be a great mouse to have in order to keep your accuracy at an optimal level when you’re going for those head shots.

Being ergonomically designed like The Devastator, you can also know that you’ll have ultimate comfort while using this mouse for anything. Gaming, regular use, however you may use it, it’s just a great overall mouse. Whether you have bigger hands or smaller hands it won’t matter. Gotta love it when companies take the time to make sure that they have a high quality product!

DPI on-the-fly is probably the best feature of this mouse. This is a very popular and needed feature when it comes to PC gamers world wide. Switching DPI is totally personal preference but some gamers like to have a lower DPI setting when playing real-time strategy games that way the mouse moves slower, making it easier to know where your pointer is at all times while executing the next move.

Higher DPI settings make high sensitivity players super happy because it makes it more accurate when moving the mouse fast when your flanking enemies and need to look round quickly.

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The CM Storm can switch between the DPI settings of 1000, 1600 and 2000 with one click of the DPI button.

DPI is extremely important when it comes to PC gaming, especially for FPS games.

DPI stands for dots per inch and this setting effects how many dots the mouse pointer moves for every single inch of the screen that it passes.

If you’re gaming at a 1080p resolution then 2000 DPI will do just fine for any game that you might play.

If you have a monitor that is past 1080p then I’d suggest grabbing a mouse with higher DPI settings. Industry standard for now is 1080p resolution but as we slowly move towards a 4K res standard then companies that manufacture PC gaming mice are going to have to make sure that their hardware has not only several multiple DPI settings but much higher maximums as well.

This mouse has two thumb buttons on the right side of the mouse. This is an awesome feature that they’ve included because it makes many actions such as med packs or switching weapon modes a piece of cake. I currently have a gaming mouse that has the two thumb buttons and it’s great having access to the flashlight or a grenade launcher ready at the click of my thumb. Certainly beats accidentally hitting other keys on the keyboard when trying to perform an action in-game.

 

To Conclude


All in all, this is a GREAT keyboard/mouse combo! 😀

The reason why this got a high 8.5 rating from me is because it’s full of incredible value because of where its currently priced. Many other keyboard mouse combos are more expensive and most don’t have illumination.

The only reasons why this isn’t a 10 out of 10 is because the keyboard could have been designed with macro keys in mind and the mouse could have had a higher DPI setting and more buttons, but as I said, for this price? It’s practically a steal. The keyboard alone is worth $30 easily!

 

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I hope you all enjoyed my CM Storm Devastator review!

Are you going to be getting this keyboard, or maybe you have used it before?

Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

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45 Responses to CM Storm Devastator Review, An Amazing Gaming Keyboard & Mouse

  1. Tavis says:

    Hey Colton, this is an awesome site I really like the detail and work you have put in. I do a lot of gaming online and this sounds like an awesome keyboard in general. Great review. I’ll definitely be considering this keyboard!

  2. Hayley says:

    This looks really cool, the mouse looks very comfortable. I’m not a n00b at video games so I know the difference between a good and bad peripherals. Keep up the cool reviews!

  3. Akeem Marks says:

    Well detailed review. I’ve actually been looking for a keyboard with features like this one. Thanks for the info!

  4. Dane says:

    Hi Colton,
    First off, thanks for this incredibly helpful website. With that being said, I purchased this keyboard combo along with all the parts listed in your 500 dollar pc build (plus the fx-8350) and as of right now, the illumination on the keyboard is not working. Would you happen to have any idea of how to remedy this? I’m not the most tech-savvy. Thanks in advance for your help!

    • Colton P says:

      Hey Dane,

      Nice build 🙂 the FX-8350 is going to be extremely future-proof going forward.

      As far as the keyboard, I wouldn’t try anything. Tell Amazon that it came dead on arrival and they’ll give you a 100% refund or a replacement that works, be sure to give them a call they are extremely helpful!

  5. Dude says:

    This looks like a cool set! I am currently in the market for a keyboard and mouse and was wondering if you could compare these 2 sets, 1.
    CM Storm Devastator 2.Redragon S101 VAJRA USB Gaming Keyboard, CENTROPHORUS USB Gaming Mouse, Keyboard Set. please tell me what you think. thx

    • Colton P says:

      Dude,

      Both mice have the same DPI, which is a good DPI setting to have. The only difference is that the Centrophorus mouse has a weight tuning set for the mouse, which in my opinion isn’t 100% necessary. That’s more personal preference.

      I like having backlighting with my keyboard because I play in the dark for the most part, so personally I liek the CM Storm Devastator combo better because the Redragon keyboard has no backlighting option.

  6. Garrett says:

    Is there a wireless option?

  7. Gabe says:

    I’m thinking about getting the green keyboard, but as of right now the different colors are different prices. Are they different keyboards?

    • Colton P says:

      Gabe,

      They are the same keyboard and mouse, just different color choices!

      Go with whatever one you like best, whether for the color or the price, there is no difference as far as the hardware is concerned. The prices go up and down depending on how much in stock that the seller has on Amazon!

  8. John "Matoro Smithy" says:

    Hey man, very helpful review here. I was expecting a price point of closer to $70-$100, but at this price I sure as heck don’t need to feel guilty about buying a new mouse and keyboard for my rig. Thanks for your help and for this site!

    • Colton P says:

      Sup John,

      No problem man, I love finding deals like this and sharing it with all of you 🙂 this is definitely a great combo, especially for 1080p res gaming.

  9. Gunner K says:

    Hey, just wondering if you’ve heard about or seen the Redragon brand of mice and keyboards. They are a very close in price but offer a difference in color and feel.
    P.S. Thanks for helping me decide on the PC build for my friend

    • Colton P says:

      Hey there Gunner,

      Yes I have seen them and actually have used a Redragon mouse before, they are a great line of products! If you navigate through the product reviews menu above you’ll be able to find some of the reviews I’ve written for them!

      P.S. You’re welcome friend 🙂 happy gaming!

  10. Henry says:

    Hi Colton,

    I was wondering if the mouse is good for big hands.

  11. Kevin says:

    Hi colton i was wondering if this build can connect to wifi wirelessly or if im going to need an adapter? thx

    • Colton P says:

      Which build are you referring to? Because your comment is on this CM Storm review which is a keyboard/mouse combo man…

      Anyway, I have a USB network adapter linked with every build post, just look for it under the heading of “Operating System and Internet”…

  12. Victor says:

    Great site man. Quick question though. I know nothing about PC’s but I love gaming and I’ve seen that tutorial you embedded but I’m still nervous. Should I be? Thanks

    • Colton P says:

      Thanks, glad that you dig the site man.

      When I did my first build I knew nothing at all, seriously not even a little bit on how to put it all together and you can bet I was super nervous about it. But that video guide really clears everything up and everything really is just plug n play, the builds that I share here are actually even simpler than the build that they use in the example video guides.

      Pull the plug, if you’re a serious gamer then you definitely wouldn’t regret putting a build together because it gives you more freedom, crazy sales of up to 80% off of AAA games, mods and a whole lot more comes with a gaming PC.

  13. ProGamerMaster says:

    Except for the lighting,is the DRAGON WAR GKM-001 SENCAIC KEYBOARD AND MOUSE COMBO SET better?It costs around the same and i dont particularly need LEDs because i usually play under a light.I think it looks better. I can’t find the dpi and stuff on amazon.

    • Colton P says:

      ProGamerMaster,

      It seems like a somewhat combo… this is the combo that you’re referring to, right?

      It doesn’t have nearly as many reviews but it says there that the mouse is able to go up to 3200 DPI which is more than enough for 1080p.

  14. Dylan Monroe says:

    Hey Colton, I don’t like high DPI, can you recomend any mice that have a dpi setting of 400-800?

    • Colton P says:

      Dylan,

      If you’re playing at lower resolutions then you’d want lower DPI but if you’re gaming at 1080p it’d be best to go with 1200-1600 DPI and then adjusting your sensitivity in-game. It results in overall better accuracy.

      With that said, for a mouse with 400 DPI you’ll want to go with this one for sure!

  15. Ian says:

    Is the keyboard mechanical?

  16. Jeff B says:

    All of the reviews on your site have been incredibly useful to me in my young pc building endeavors thus far, including this one. I was just wondering, how does this keyboard/mouse combo compare to its newer counterpart? The reviews on amazon seem to indicate that the newer version is only slightly different, yet with vast improvements. Any thoughts?

    • Jeff B says:

      Here’s the link to the new version
      http://amzn.to/1sGYc1D

    • Colton P says:

      Glad that you’re digging the site man 🙂

      All in all, there really aren’t that many differences. They both have the same media buttons, same DPI settings in the mouse and what not… just seems like a newer more modern look. So for $5 more, if you dig how it looks aesthetically more, then it’s worth picking up!

      There’s also the Cooler Master Octane combo which is essentially the same thing just with the ability to change the colors and it has a bit of a bulkier look to it. The mouse also has a bit higher of a max DPI setting.

  17. Oswyn says:

    Hey, this looks like a great combo! $28 is pretty cheap considering but it’s not just for a keyboard or Mouse it’s for both. But I was wondering is it going to last? Or is the reason that it is cheap is because it won’t last and it’s not make me very well???

    • Colton P says:

      Well, take a look at some of the reviews. Some people have came back to edit them and let people know that it still functions very well.

      This is truly the only combination, that I’ve been able to find, where the price is just right and you actually get a great value when looking at per dollar spent. It lasts a good while for sure, I have a friend that has had this combo for over 2 years now and it’s still going great. Many reviewers have had it for even longer!

  18. Brandon says:

    I see there’s several options for the case on Amazon. Are the other cases compatible for this build?

  19. Jason says:

    Hey Colton, is it a mechanical keyboard ? I know most mechanical keyboards are for gaming,because theres less time travel between the press and when it actually touch the part saying “hey he pressed something” if im wrong then enlighten me!!! Xd and by the way good job,I really don‘t know if its your site,but ive been directed to it quite a few times and I want to say thanks for all of thes awesome reviews on these things and yeah, big thanks from and hello from Canada,Quebec!

    • Colton P says:

      This is not mechanical keyboard and I don’t think there is any real advantage to having a mechanical keyboard over not having one. I think the competitive edge lies more within what your mouse is able to do.

      A mechanical keyboard definitely feels cooler and I love the sound of the keys clicking but I believe one can be just as good on an old Gateway keyboard 😛

      Glad that you dig the site!! Yes, I created it!

  20. Lucas says:

    Hey Colton,
    Quick question that may seem kinda dumb-anyway, I think many people are caught up in all the cool features, but to me it comes down to the typing experience. Does this keyboard provide: a constant good feel, will run well for a long time, makes your hand comfortable as you type?

    • Colton P says:

      No I feel you on that Lucas, I too need a keyboard that I can type well on. This one isn’t mechanical so it doesn’t have a “clicky” sound while you’re typing but it definitely has a good feel. It’s a basic keyboard that has the bells and whistles to go with, it’s not like some super cheap feeling keyboard.

  21. D says:

    Hi Colton, The price on this keyboard seems to have gone up since you wrote the article. I do see a Devastator II for under $30. Do you have any experience with the Dev II?

    Hoping to build your Best Gaming PC Build Under $500 this month… never built one before, wish me luck 🙂

    • Colton P says:

      Hi D,

      I did not notice the price difference! I’ll have to write up a review based on the Devastator II combo to compensate.

      Let me know if I can help at all as you move forward with your build, I’m all ears! Also be sure to check out the video within the build post, it’s going to help out ten fold!!

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