Coolermaster MM710 Gaming Mouse Review
Coolermaster is one of the brands that made a good comeback last 2019. Starting from mechanical keyboards, they created a lot of series to cater different market segments, unlike before that most of their keyboards are priced on the mid to high end. And now, they created a lightweight mouse based on the Coolermaster Mastermouse S design, the Coolermaster MM710 which is claimed the lightest gaming mice before Final Mouse UL2 came out.
The box of the Cooler Master MM710 is small but with enough hard carton inside to support the mouse and to avoid damage during transport. Upon opening the box, you can see that the mouse is protected by a foam sleeve and together with it are the manual and the extra PTFE mouse feet.
|Sensor:||Pixart PMW 3389|
|Cable (if wired):||1.8m paracord cable|
|Feet:||Pure PTFE mouse feet|
PACKAGING AND ACCESSORIES
- Cooler Master MM710
- Extra white PTFE feet
DESIGN, LAYOUT & BUILD QUALITY
The Cooler Master MM710 is an upgraded Mastermouse S with a honeycomb design which makes it the previous lightest gaming mouse in the world before Final Mouse announced the UL2. The mouse does have a little bit of flex on the sides near the forward and back button. It actuates the back button if you press its sides which is a major concern for most users who have keybinds on those buttons.
The MM710 has a solid performance in terms of its response time. The Omron 20m installed in the mouse is great for both FPS and MOBA games. It doesn’t feel mushy or too hard, unlike the Huano switches which are marketed for FPS games. The wobble on the left and right click doesn’t affect the performance overall. In addition to this, the mouse has a nano-coated PCB which means it has a water-resistant attribute. You can easily clean the mouse when specks of dust start to accumulate.
Since the Cooler Master MM710 is using the Pixart PMW 3389, you can expect top-notch performance thanks to its 400 ips mouse tracking speed and experience zero chances of sensor issues. This is one of the best sensors out in the market with a lift-off distance equal or not more than 2mm.
Paracord cable has been a trend lately. Most lightweight mice are using paracord cable out of the box. The Cooler Master MM710 has one of the best cables out there, no kinks and it’s very flexible with minimal to no resistance at all.
ERGONOMICS AND COMFORT
Small ambidextrous with a little hump on the back is what makes the Cooler Master MM710 a great choice for claw-grip users. The rear has a little flare for added palm support for users who prefer claw-grip. You can also use a finger-tip grip if you have big hands.
SOFTWARE & LIGHTING
The software contains a page for keymapping for all 7 buttons, performance tab which contains the LOD distance, X and Y DPI change, Debounce time, polling rate and surface tuning. The other 2 tabs are not really important since I don’t recommend using macros in the mouse. Finally, the last tab is only a profile setting in which you can save your current setting.
Let’s talk deeper about the performance section, which is the most important among all tabs. Here you can see 7 different DPI settings in which you can independently set the X and Y axis DPI separately. Also, you can turn on the angle snapping which I don’t recommend for FPS gamers since it will assume you are drawing a straight line and will predict your movements thus making it hard to move freely. So in short, just turn it off.
As for the lift-off distance, you can set it low (2mm) and high (3mm) according to your own preference but I usually set mine to low. Moreover, you can also set the button response time (debounce time) to as low as 4ms which may sometimes lead to double-clicking issues so I usually set it to 8ms. Lastly, you can tune the mm710 with whatever mousepad surface you are using.
I’ve been using the Cooler Master MM710 for months now after replacing my Zowie ZA13. They have an almost similar shape but the MM710 is a huge upgrade to its younger brother, the Master Mouse S. Its cable, weight, and sensor are far more superior, this is the best choice. What I love about the MM710 is that they cut off the price to a near 2000 pesos by not adding RGB lights into it, just pure performance. In addition to this, the stock feet are pure PTFE white feet with an extra pair just in case it wears off.
The worst part of the MM710 copy that I have is the side flex. It really affected my performance in-game, just by holding the sides will actually actuate the back button. However, Cooler Master has released another batch with a fixed wall with no flex, which is a great move from the brand. That batch has a sticker in front with the “Matte finish” label and has a black box. Also, one of my gripes is that the weight is geared towards the front and it’s not balanced.
Cooler Master MM710 Review
Small mice and best with claw grip users. Pure performance, no frills.