Cooler Master CM110 Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Jun 15, 2021 at 09:53 am
Cooler Master CM110 Picture
5.9
Office/Multimedia
7.6
Video Games (FPS)
6.0
Video Games (MMO)
8.0
Ultra-Light Gaming
5.1
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Cooler Master CM110 is a good, budget gaming mouse. The build quality feels good overall, but the body and two side buttons feel cheap, and there's a fair amount of wobble in the scroll wheel for a mouse that lacks tilt buttons. Nevertheless, it has an ambidextrous shape ideal for all grip types, though it's best suited for smaller hands. Performance-wise, it has impressive click latency, but it has a high lift-off distance, and there's only five default CPI presets that you can cycle through using the CPI button below the scroll wheel. It also doesn't have companion software for adjusting sensor settings or programming buttons.

Our Verdict

5.9 Office/Multimedia

The Cooler Master CM110 is sub-par for office and multimedia use. You can't program any of its buttons because it doesn't have companion software for customization, and it lacks any wireless connection options. Also, its scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt functions and doesn't unlock for free scrolling. Despite this, it feels reasonably well-built and has a comfortable ambidextrous shape ideal for smaller hands using all grip types.

Pros
  • Feels reasonably well-built.
Cons
  • Wired-only.
  • Scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and doesn't unlock for free scrolling.
  • Isn't well-suited for larger hands.
7.6 Video Games (FPS)

The Cooler Master CM110 is good for FPS gaming. It has great click latency, feels reasonably well-built, and has an ambidextrous shape well-suited for all grip types, though mainly for smaller hands. It has a good cable with decent flexibility and mouse feet that glide well on all surfaces, though they make a slight scratching noise directly on desks. Unfortunately, it has a high lift-off distance, there are only five preset CPI settings, and there's no companion software for customization.

Pros
  • Somewhat lightweight.
  • Great low click latency.
  • Feels reasonably well-built.
Cons
  • Isn't well-suited for larger hands.
  • High minimum lift-off distance.
6.0 Video Games (MMO)

The Cooler Master CM110 is mediocre for MMO gaming as it doesn't have nearly as many buttons as a dedicated MMO mouse. The buttons it does have aren't programmable because there's no companion software for customization. That said, it feels reasonably well-built, has impressive click latency, and has an ambidextrous shape well-suited for all grip types but best-suited for smaller hands. Unfortunately, it also has a high lift-off distance and only five default CPI presets.

Pros
  • Great low click latency.
  • Feels reasonably well-built.
Cons
  • Isn't well-suited for larger hands.
  • Not nearly as many side buttons as dedicated MMO mice.
8.0 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Cooler Master CM110 is very good for ultra-light gaming, but it's heavier than dedicated ultra-light mice and almost what we'd consider a heavy mouse. That said, it has impressive click latency, a decent rubber cable, and mouse feet that glide well on all surfaces. However, they make a slight scratching sound directly on desks. Unfortunately, there's only five default CPI presets, and while it has a comfortable ambidextrous shape ideal for all grip types, it's best suited for smaller hands due to its short length.

Pros
  • Somewhat lightweight.
  • Great low click latency.
  • Feels reasonably well-built.
Cons
  • Isn't well-suited for larger hands.
5.1 Travel

The Cooler Master CM110 is inadequate for travel use as it's fairly bulky and unlikely to fit in most laptop cases. It's also a wired-only mouse, making it cumbersome to use in together spaces like buses, trains, or planes.

Pros
  • Feels reasonably well-built.
Cons
  • Wired-only.
  • Bulky; may not fit in most laptop cases.
  • Lacks onboard memory.
  • Isn't well-suited for larger hands.
  • 5.9 Office/Multimedia
  • 7.6 Video Games (FPS)
  • 6.0 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.0 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 5.1 Travel
  1. Updated Jun 15, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated May 28, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB
Design
Shape
Length 4.6" (117 mm)
Height 1.5" (38 mm)
Width 2.5" (63 mm)
Grip Width
60 mm
5.8
Design
Portability
Volume
17.03 in³ (279 cm³)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
122 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
90 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
90 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No
7.5
Design
Build Quality
8.0
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
No
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
Yes
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
No

For a wired gaming mouse with a more ergonomic, right-handed shape, check out the Microsoft Pro IntelliMouse.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
No
X.Large Hand
No
Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
No
Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
No
0
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
No
Battery Type
No Batteries
Use When Charging
No
On/Off Activation
None
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator No
7.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.1 ft (1.9 m)
Cable Type
Rubber
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB
7.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Ok
Material
PTFE
Extra Included
No
Design
In The Box

  • Cooler Master CM110 mouse
  • User documentation

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PWM3050
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
400 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
6,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
N/A
CPI (DPI) Variation
7%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
3.6 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The Cooler Master CM110 has five CPI settings that you can cycle between with the button behind the scroll wheel. The CPI settings are 400, 800, 1600, 3200, and 6000. The polling rate is 1000Hz and can't be adjusted.

4.1
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
0
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

If you're interested in a similar budget option with two buttons behind the mouse wheel instead of just one, check out the HyperX Pulsefire Core.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
No
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel
Control
Noise
Click Noise
Loud
8.3
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
11.5 ms
Operating System And Software
0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name No software
Software Windows Compatibility
No
Software macOS Compatibility
No
Account Needed
No Software
On-Board Memory
No
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
No
Polling Rate Adjustment
No
Profile Configuration
No
RGB On/Off
No
10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Cooler Master CM110 we tested is black, and there aren't any other color variants. You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Cooler Master CM110 is a good mid-range gaming mouse. It has competitive performance, reasonably good build quality, and plenty of RGB lighting, which is rare for a budget-level mouse. Compared to most of Cooler Master's recent wired mice, which are fine-tuned ultra-lightweight mice, this mouse is for a wider audience looking for something more straightforward and affordable. Its main downside is its lack of customizability, as it doesn't have companion software for programming buttons or adjusting sensor settings.

For other recommendations, check out our picks for the best FPS mouse, the best cheap gaming mouse, and the best mouse.

Razer Viper Mini

The Razer Viper Mini is a significantly better, wired gaming mouse than the Cooler Master CM110. The Razer is much lighter, feels sturdier, and has a much better cable and smoother-gliding mouse feet. It also has a wider CPI range, an adjustable CPI, a lower lift-off distance, and a much lower click latency. Also, it has companion software for customization. Comparatively, the Cooler Master has more RGB lighting and a more consistent sensor. The Razer is best-suited for a fingertip for all hand sizes, while the CM110 is ideal for all grip types and best-suited for smaller hands.

Glorious Model O

The Glorious Model O is a better wired gaming mouse than the Cooler Master CM110. It's significantly lighter, feels sturdier, has a more flexible cable, and has mouse feet that glide more smoothly. It also has a higher maximum CPI, a more precisely adjustable CPI, and a lower lift-off distance. It also has software for customization, which the Cooler Master lacks. Comparatively, the Cooler Master has a bit better click latency. Unfortunately, it only has five preset CPI settings. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types, but the Cooler Master is better-suited for larger hands, while the Glorious is better-suited for smaller hands.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse, while the Cooler Master CM110 is a good budget gaming mouse. The Glorious has a honeycomb body and is significantly lighter. Additionally, it has a much better cable, smoother-gliding mouse feet, a higher maximum CPI, an adjustable CPI, and a lower lift-off distance. It also has companion software for customization. Comparatively, The Cooler Master CM110 has a solid plastic body that feels sturdier. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types, but the Glorious is best-suited for larger hands, while the CM110 is best suited for smaller hands.

Logitech G Pro Wireless

The Logitech G Pro Wireless is an excellent wireless gaming mouse, while the Cooler Master CM110 is a good budget gaming mouse. The Logitech is lighter, feels sturdier, has two extra side buttons, and can be used wirelessly with its USB receiver. It also has a much wider CPI range, an adjustable CPI, a much lower lift-off distance, and a lower click latency. Additionally, its shape is almost universally suitable for all grip types and hand sizes, and it has companion software for customization. Comparatively, the Cooler Master is a wired-only mouse that's well-suited for all grip types but is best suited for smaller hands.

Cooler Master MM830

The CoolerMaster CM830 is a versatile cross-genre gaming mouse, while the CoolerMaster CM110 is a good budget gaming mouse. The CM830 feels sturdier, has a thumb rest, and has a D-pad side button layout similar to a game controller. It also has a much wider CPI range, an adjustable CPI, a lower lift-off distance, and software for customization. Comparatively, the CM110 is significantly lighter and has much better click latency. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types, but the CM10 is best-suited for smaller hands, while the CM830 is better-suited for larger hands.

Cooler Master MM710

The Cooler Master MM710 is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse, while the Cooler Master CM110 is a good budget gaming mouse. The MM710 has a honeycomb body making it much lighter. It also has a much better cable and smoother-gliding mouse feet. Performance-wise it has a wider CPI range, an adjustable CPI, a much lower lift-off distance, and customization software. Comparatively, the CM110 feels sturdier, has three RGB lighting zones, and has much better click latency. Both mice are ideal for all grip types and best suited for smaller hands. However, the MM710 is also accommodating to large hands using some grip types.

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