Cooler Master MM710 Mouse Review

Reviewed Dec 11, 2019 at 08:55 am
Cooler Master MM710 Picture
Usage Ratings - Version 0.8.1
7.2
Mixed Usage
6.8
Office/Multimedia
5.0
Travel
8.3
Video Games (FPS)
8.1
Video Games (MMO)
8.7
Ultra-Light Gaming
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Cooler Master MM710 is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse. It's one of the lightest mice we've tested, thanks to its honeycomb pattern that covers the entire mouse, not just the top, and is great for gaming thanks to its low click latency, and customizable CPI and polling rate. While the mouse can be used for any grip type, its smaller size means it may not be the best choice for people with larger hands and unfortunately, the L/R buttons wobble from side-to-side, and the side buttons can be clicked by squeezing the mouse's frame, which is concerning.

Our Verdict

7.2 Mixed Usage

This is a decent mouse for mixed usage. While it's designed for gaming, it has a sleek, ambidextrous design that should be comfortable for most people to use all day. It has two side programmable side buttons, which can be helpful with productivity in an office environment. Unfortunately, due to its smaller size, it isn't recommended for people with larger hands.

See our Mixed Usage recommendations
6.8 Office/Multimedia

This mouse is okay for office use. While its lightweight, ambidextrous design should be comfortable enough for most people to use all day, its build quality is questionable. It feels sturdy enough, but the side buttons can be pressed by squeezing the mouse's frame, which is concerning. It's also a smaller mouse and may not be suitable for people with larger hands.

5.0 Travel

The MM710 isn't recommended for travel. While it isn't as large as some other mice, it's wired-only, which can make it more difficult to store.

8.3 Video Games (FPS)

This is a great mouse for FPS gaming. Its click latency is very good, and it has outstanding overall sensor performance. You can customize both its CPI and polling rate to suit your personal preferences, and it's comfortable enough for long gaming marathons. Unfortunately, it's a smaller mouse, so those with larger hands may be better off looking elsewhere.

See our Video Games (FPS) recommendations
8.1 Video Games (MMO)

This mouse is great for MMO games. While it only has two extra buttons, which is less than most dedicated MMO mice, they are both programmable, as well as the right-click, the mouse wheel click, and the up and down scroll of the mouse wheel. The mouse is lightweight and comfortable, though it isn't recommended for people with larger hands, and has excellent sensor performance.

8.7 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Cooler Master MM710 is an excellent mouse for ultra-light gaming. It's one of the lightest mice that we've tested so far and has outstanding performance. Its ambidextrous design should be comfortable in every grip, though people with larger hands may be better off with a slightly bigger mouse. While the mouse is made of dense plastic, unfortunately the side buttons can be activated by squeezing the frame below them, which is concerning.

  • 7.2 Mixed Usage
  • 6.8 Office/Multimedia
  • 5.0 Travel
  • 8.3 Video Games (FPS)
  • 8.1 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.7 Ultra-Light Gaming
Pros
  • Very lightweight.
  • Excellent performance.
  • Software allows for a ton of customization.
  • Ambidextrous design is good for all grip types.
Cons
  • Too small for people with larger hands.
  • Side buttons can be activated by squeezing the mouse frame below them, which is concerning.
  1. Update 12/20/2019: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style

The Cooler Master MM710 has a honeycomb design that's similar to other ultra-light gaming mice, though it also has this along the side to be as lightweight as possible. It has an ambidextrous design with no RGB zones, and the unit we tested has a very non-descript matte-black finish, though it's available in glossy black, matte white, or glossy white as well.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
89 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
55 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
55 g

The MM710 is one of the lightest mice we've tested and is only slightly heavier than the Finalmouse Ultralight 2. Like most ultra-light mice, it has no weight optimization and is at its lightest if you bungee the wire.

5.8
Design
Portability
Length 4.5" (11.5 cm)
Height 1.5" (3.9 cm)
Width 2.5" (6.3 cm)
Volume
17.27 Cu. Inch (283 Cu. centimeter)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No

Although the MM710 is a fairly small mouse, it's wired-only and therefore may be slightly difficult to store while traveling.

7.0
Design
Build Quality

The MM710's build quality is acceptable. While it's made of dense plastic and feels decently well-made, the plastic frame below the side buttons activates the buttons when squeezed, as if you're clicking the switch through the frame. The L/R buttons also wobble side-to-side a fair amount, which raises concerns over long term longevity.

8.0
Design
Ergonomics
Right-handed
No
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
Yes
Grip Width
61 mm

The MM710's ergonomics are great. It's an ambidextrous mouse, though the buttons are on the left side. While it can be used with any grip type, it's a slightly smaller mouse and isn't recommended for people with large or extra large hands.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Palm Grip: Small Hand
Yes
Palm Grip: Medium Hand
Yes
Palm Grip: Large Hand
No
Palm Grip: X.Large Hand
No

The palm grip works well with this mouse if you have small or medium hands. If your hands are larger, your fingers may go past the end of the mouse, and there are better options available.

Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Claw Grip: Small Hand
Yes
Claw Grip: Medium Hand
Yes
Claw Grip: Large Hand
No
Claw Grip: X.Large Hand
No

This mouse is good for claw grip for small or medium hands. Due to this mouse's small size, people with larger hands may have to curl their fingers too much to be comfortable.

Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Fingertip Grip: Small Hand
Yes
Fingertip Grip: Medium Hand
Yes
Fingertip Grip: Large Hand
Yes
Fingertip Grip: X.Large Hand
No

This mouse is great for fingertip grip for everyone, except people with very large hands. If you have extra large hands and like using fingertip grip, there are better options out there.

0
Design
Wireless
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
No
Battery Type
No Batteries
Use When Charging
No
On/Off Activation
None

This mouse is wired-only and can't be used wirelessly.

8.5
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.3 ft (1.9 m)
Braided
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB

The MM710's cable is great. It's very lightweight, braided, and doesn't kink or get in the way.

Design
In The Box

  • Cooler Master MM710
  • Replacement feet

Control
Control
Sensor
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Works On Glass
No
7.8
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
16 ms

The MM710's click latency is very good and you likely won't notice any lag while gaming.

9.6
Control
Performance
Minimum CPI (DPI)
200 CPI (DPI)
Maximum CPI (DPI)
32000 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
100 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Error
-1.9 %
Mouse Acceleration
No
Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

This mouse's performance is outstanding. While the max CPI is listed as 16000 on the box and the Cooler Master website, the software allows you to customize it up to 32000. The lift off distance can be set to 'low' or 'high', which can go up to 2.4mm. The polling rate is also customizable between 125, 250, 500, or 1000Hz, so you can customize the fluidity of your cursor movements.

8.1
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Programmable Inputs
6
Profile Switching Button
Yes
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes

The MM710 has six dedicated buttons, four of which can be reprogrammed (the DPI switch and left-click are not). The up and down scroll of the mouse wheel can also be reprogrammed.

6.0
Control
Mouse Wheel
Vertical Wheel
Physical
Vertical Wheel Incremented
Yes
Vertical Wheel Unlock Button
No
Vertical Wheel Tilt
No
Horizontal Wheel
None
Horizontal Wheel Incremented
No horizontal Wheel

The MM710 has a standard incremented scroll wheel. There are no tilt buttons, and it can't be unlocked for an 'infinite' scroll, like some office mice.

Operating System And Software
7.8
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name MasterPlus
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
No
Account Needed
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
RGB On/Off
No

Cooler Master's MasterPlus is an impressive piece of software. While it may appear cluttered and takes some time to get through, it gives you a ton of customization options, like customizing CPI, setting macros, and setting various profiles, among other things. Unfortunately, the software is only compatible with Windows.

8.3
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Partially

While the MM710 is fully compatible with Windows, the MasterPlus software cannot be installed on macOS. If you use the mouse on a Mac, you're stuck with the default settings which can't be changed.

Compared to other mice

The Cooler Master MM710 is an amazing ultra-light gaming mouse and is one of the lightest we've tested so far. Unfortunately, there are reports of build quality issues, which we did get with our unit, where the buttons rattle. On the upside, its performance is amazing and it's great for people with smaller hands. See our recommendations for the best mouse, the best wired mouse, and the best FPS mouse.

Glorious Model O
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Amazon.com

The Cooler Master MM710 is similar to the Glorious Model O. They're both ultra-light gaming mice with a honeycomb pattern, though the MM710 is slightly lighter. The performance of both mice is similar, though the MM710 can be customized to have a higher CPI. The Model O feels better-built. The Glorious Model O is a larger mouse and is better suited for those with larger hands, while the MM710 will be better for people with small or medium-sized hands.

Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town
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Amazon.com

The Finalmouse Ultralight 2 Cape Town is a better ultra-light gaming mouse than the Cooler Master MM710. While the MM710 is much more customizable, as it has dedicated companion software, which the Finalmouse doesn't have, the Ultralight 2 is lighter and feels better built. Both mice are on the smaller side and aren't recommended for people with larger hands.

G-Wolves Hati
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Amazon.com

The Cooler Master MM710 is a better mouse for ultra-light gaming than the G-Wolves Hati. The MM710 is lighter and has a higher CPI. On the other hand, the Hati feels better built and has lower click latency. While the Hati can be used with any grip type for anyone except those with small hands, the MM710 isn't recommended for people with larger hands.

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