The Spawn ships in a clear plastic shell and box with door flap to show off the product. Opening the package we find only the mouse itself and a quick start guide to flip through. The Spawn has what Cooler Master calls an "ergonomic claw" grip which offers a shorter, more rounded shape that is just 4.3" long by 3" wide and 1.3" tall. It weighs only 142g or a little less than a third of a pound, and unlike the Sentinel Advance, does not have a built-in adjustable weight system. The Spawn offers up to 3500 DPI and 60 IPS from its optical sensor.
The Spawn comes in an attractive candy apple red finish with black buttons and rubber grips on either side. There are seven buttons, the left and right mouse, a forward and back on the left side, and an up and down on top along with the scroll wheel. These use Omron micro switches which Cooler Master guarantees for five million clicks, plus a Japanese-made ultra-step wheel encoder for more precise scrolling.
The Spawn is very reminiscent of the recently reviewed Mionix Naos in shape and feel. Like the Naos there is a third finger rest molded on top of the mouse body. However with the rubber side grips the Spawn ought to be easier to pick up, which was one of our complaints with the Naos.
Let's get the Spawn plugged in and ready to try out.