Cooler Master Devastator II Review

Devastator II LED Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo Bundle with Blue LED Edition by Cooler Master

The Cooler Master Devastator II is an average keyboard and mouse bundle meant for entry-level budget gamers.

The Devastator II gaming keyboard and mouse combo is a high-performance and very affordable gaming peripheral bundle for casual and hardcore gamers alike.

The keyboard has Cooler Master's exclusive “mem-chanical" switches for a crisp, mechanical response, and offers dedicated media keys for instant access to media control. The ambidextrous mouse features one DPI button which lets you change from three different DPI levels for different gaming scenarios, and includes side buttons for one-click forward and backward through files and browser webpages. Both the keyboard and mouse feature LED backlighting (available in Red/Blue/Green) for improved visibility in low-light conditions and thrilling mood in the heat of battle. And both pieces are designed ergonomically to provide maximum comfort for extended gaming sessions.


Our Verdict

The Devastator II is available on online stores at a price range of Rs. 3-4k. Considering the not so great performance of the mouse and low feature set on the keyboard, we wouldn’t recommend this combo for this price. The keyboard is fine for gaming and we had no problems in typing. On the other hand, the mouse performs poorly in both, our objective and subjective tests. At such a low price, we wouldn’t expect sensors to track well at high surface speeds, but spin outs and jittering are unacceptable. Instead of this bundle, we would recommend you to spend some extra money and get the Cooler MasterKeys Lite L Combo RGB. If you’re stuck with a tighter budget, then you look at the Zebronics Max for the keyboard. For the mouse, if you’re keen on getting a Cooler Master mouse, then go for the MasterMouse Lite S or you could go for something cheaper like the Logitech G90 or G100s (if available).

Performance: Devastator II Mouse

Beginning with the default CPI levels, the advertised ones weren’t accurate. Instead of reproducing 1000, 1600 and 2000, the Devastator II mouse showed 800, 1200 and 1600 CPI respectively in our testing. All of this was determined in MouseTester and reverified with Enotus Mouse Test. The mouse displayed a maximum tracking speed of 1.63 m/s that converts to 64 IPS (inches per second). Such a low maximum tracking speed is expected in this price range but the sensor on the Devastator II had other tracking problems as well. In our MouseTester graphs, the sensor exhibited acceleration and angle snapping. We verified angle snapping on MS Paint as well by trying to trace straight lines. The PAN3509DH sensor is also used on the MasterMouse Lite S and both scored almost the same in the sensor performance test. You can learn more about our entire mice testing process