The Control Module

The console is the eye catcher of the whole bunch; it’s a very heavy disc with a rubber base that only an earthquake will move on the table. It features a dial to control the volume of the five channels (front, rear, center, bass and master) that resembles a CD mixer for DJs. A selection button navigates through the channels, and two others mute the microphone or the headphones independently. The console requires two USB ports to be connected. If the user chooses the analog connection, he/she forgoes the console, but still needs to have a spare USB port to light up the CM Storm logo.

Sirus headsetFigure 5: The console

Sirus headsetFigure 6: The console underside


A self-assumed gadget-freak and an avid gamer, André Gordirro has written about pop culture, Internet and technology for the past ten years. He works for SET Magazine, Brazil’s biggest movie magazine, and usually contributes to its technology section writing about consumer products. His body lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – although his mind is said to inhabit cyberspace.