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Cooler Master MM710 Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Dec 11, 2019 at 08:55 am
Cooler Master MM710 Picture
6.5
Office/Multimedia
8.2
Video Games (FPS)
7.6
Video Games (MMO)
8.8
Ultra-Light Gaming
5.0
Travel
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

6.5 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.

8.2 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.

7.6 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.

8.8 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.

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.

  • 6.5 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.2 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.6 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.8 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 5.0 Travel
  1. Update 10/5/2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  2. Update 12/20/2019: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color No Lighting

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
Shape
Length 4.5" (115 mm)
Height 1.5" (39 mm)
Width 2.5" (63 mm)
Grip Width
61 mm
5.8
Design
Portability
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.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
89 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
55 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
55 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

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. If you want a very lightweight mouse that doesn't have a honey-comb pattern, check out the Razer Viper Mini.

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
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
No
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
Yes
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
No

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
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
No
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
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
No
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
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
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 Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
No
Battery Type
No Batteries
Use When Charging
No
On/Off Activation
None
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator No

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

9.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.3 ft (1.9 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
No
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.

9.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Very Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
Yes
Design
In The Box

  • Cooler Master MM710
  • Replacement feet

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PMW3389
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
200 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
32000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
100 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
11 %
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz
7.2
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
6
Profile Switching Button
Yes
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

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.

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

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.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Loud
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. If you want a mouse with even lower click latency, check out the Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury.

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

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.

Razer Viper Mini

The Razer Viper Mini is a better wired gaming mouse than the Cooler Master MM710. The Mini feels much better-built, is a bit more comfortable, has lower click latency, and has more programmable buttons. On the other hand, the MM710 is even lighter, and has a higher max CPI, though few people will likely ever use it at its max CPI setting.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D is a slightly better mouse than the Cooler Master MM710. The main difference between those two ultra-light gaming mice is that the MM710 is noticeably smaller and lighter, but its build quality isn't the best. The Model D also has a right-slanted design, which is better for a palm or claw grip, while the short body of the MM710 is better for a fingertip grip.

Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town

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

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.

XTRFY M4 RGB

The Cooler Master MM710 is a bit better than the XTRFY M4 RGB. The Cooler Master is lighter, its CPI range is much wider, and it has software for customization, allowing you finer control over the sensitivity setting. However, the XTRFY's build quality is better and is more comfortable to use.

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