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Cooler Master MM711 Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Jun 09, 2021 at 10:13 am
Cooler Master MM711 Picture
7.1
Office/Multimedia
8.4
Video Games (FPS)
7.8
Video Games (MMO)
8.7
Ultra-Light Gaming
5.4
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Cooler Master MM711 is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse. It has a honeycomb plastic body, making it very lightweight, but it feels very sturdy and doesn't suffer from the same build quality issues as the very similar Cooler Master MM710. It has an ambidextrous shape well-suited to all grip types, but due to its small size, we primarily recommend it for small and medium-sized hands. It also has low click latency, a very low lift-off distance, and a wide CPI range. This mouse also has RGB lighting in the scroll wheel and palm area. Unfortunately, certain colors display incorrectly on our unit, and some colors fail to display in either the palm or scroll wheel altogether. If you have this mouse and would like to share your experience, leave a comment in the discussion section below.

Our Verdict

7.1 Office/Multimedia

The Cooler Master MM711 is decent for office or multimedia use. It feels sturdy, you can program all the buttons, and it has an ambidextrous shape suitable for all grip types, though mainly for smaller hands. Unfortunately, it doesn't have any wireless connectivity options, the software is only compatible with Windows, and the scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and doesn't unlock for free scrolling.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Ambidextrous shape well-suited for smaller hands.
  • Good number of buttons, all of which you can program.
Cons
  • Wired-only.
  • Scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and doesn't unlock for free scrolling.
  • Isn't well-suited for larger hands.
8.4 Video Games (FPS)

The Cooler Master MM711 is a great mouse for FPS gaming. It has good click latency, it's very lightweight, and feels very sturdy. It also has a flexible cable, mouse feet that glide smoothly on mousepads and desks, and an ambidextrous shape well-suited for small and medium-sized hands using a claw or palm grip, and up to large-sized hands using a fingertip grip. Unfortunately, the software is only compatible with Windows, and you can only adjust the CPI by steps of 100.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Good click latency.
  • Very lightweight.
  • Ambidextrous shape well-suited for smaller hands.
Cons
  • Isn't well-suited for larger hands.
7.8 Video Games (MMO)

The Cooler Master MM711 is a good mouse for MMO gaming, though it doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO mouse. It feels very sturdy, has good click latency, and has a comfortable ambidextrous shape well-suited for all grip types, though mainly for smaller hands. Unfortunately, the software is only compatible with Windows, and you can only adjust the CPI by increments of 100.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Good click latency.
  • Ambidextrous shape well-suited for smaller hands.
Cons
  • Not nearly as many buttons as a dedicated MMO mouse.
  • Isn't well-suited for larger hands.
8.7 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Cooler Master MM711 is excellent for ultra-light gaming. It's very lightweight, feels very sturdy, and has good click latency. It also has a very lightweight and flexible cable, mouse feet that glide smoothly on mousepads and tables, and an ambidextrous shape best-suited for smaller hands and all grip types.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Good click latency.
  • Very lightweight.
  • Ambidextrous shape well-suited for smaller hands.
Cons
  • Isn't well-suited for larger hands.
5.4 Travel

The Cooler Master MM711 is inadequate for travel use as it's fairly bulky and likely won't fit in most laptop cases. Unfortunately, it's also a wired-only mouse which can make it cumbersome to use in smaller spaces like planes and trains, and its honeycomb shell makes it more prone to collecting dust and debris.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
Cons
  • Wired-only.
  • Bulky; may not fit in most laptop cases.
  • Isn't well-suited for larger hands.
  • 7.1 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.4 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.8 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.7 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 5.4 Travel

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB

Some colors either fail to display or show up differently when adjusting the RGB lighting in the companion software. For example, green only works in the scroll wheel while yellow appears as red on the palm rest and yellow in the scroll wheel on our unit.

Design
Shape
Length 4.6" (116 mm)
Height 1.5" (39 mm)
Width 2.5" (63 mm)
Grip Width
61 mm
5.8
Design
Portability
Volume
17.21 inยณ (282 cmยณ)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
94 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
62 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
62 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No
8.5
Design
Build Quality
8.0
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
No
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
Yes
Coating
Glossy
Finger Rest
No
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
No
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
9.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.2 ft (1.9 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
No
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB
9.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Very Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
Yes
Design
In The Box

  • Cooler Master MM711
  • Replacement feet
  • User documentation

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PMW3389
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
200 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
32,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
100 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
-8%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

This mouse has polling rate settings for 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz.

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
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
7.9
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
15 ms
Operating System And Software
8.0
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
Yes
10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Cooler Master MM711 has both glossy and matte variants in black and white, as well as several limited-edition colorways, including retro, sakura, wilderness, golden red, and blue steel. Some of the limited edition colorways are only available directly on CoolerMaster's website or through specific retailers. While not a variant, the Cooler Master MM710 is a nearly identical mouse but without RGB lighting. The unit we tested is the glossy white variant, and you can see our label here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Cooler Master MM711 is nearly identical to the Cooler Master MM710; however, the MM711 has RGB lighting, while the MM710 doesn't. Unfortunately, this contributes to added weight, which may not be a worthwhile trade if you're only looking for the lightest mouse possible. That said, this MM711 also doesn't suffer from the same build quality issues as the MM710 we tested. It's a great choice for gamers with smaller hands looking for an ambidextrous ultra-light with RGB lighting.

Glorious Model O

The Glorious Model O and the Cooler Master MM711 are excellent ultra-light gaming mice. The Cooler Master is lighter, feels sturdier, and has a wider CPI range. On the other hand, the Glorious is longer, making it more comfortable for some hand sizes. It also has a somewhat lower click latency. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types, but the Cooler Master is best for smaller hands, while the Glorious is better-suited for larger hands.

Cooler Master MM710

The Cooler Master MM710 and the Cooler Master MM711 are very similar ultra-light gaming mice; the only difference is that the MM711 has RGB lighting in the scroll wheel and palm region, making it heavier. Unfortunately, the MM710 we tested also has numerous build quality issues. Comparatively, the MM711 has excellent build quality and doesn't suffer from the same problems. Both mice share the same shape and size and are well-suited primarily for smaller hands and all grip types.

Razer Viper Mini

The Razer Viper Mini and Cooler Master MM711 are ultra-light gaming mice with comparable qualities. The Razer has much better click latency, while the Cooler Master has a higher maximum CPI, a lower lift-off distance, and a more flexible cable. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types, but primarily only for smaller hands. However, the Razer is more accommodating for larger hands using a fingertip grip, and the Cooler Master is more accommodating for medium-sized hands using a palm grip.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D and the Cooler Master MM711 are excellent ultra-light gaming mice. The Cooler Master is lighter, feels much sturdier, and has a wider CPI range. Comparatively, the Glorious is larger, making it more comfortable for larger hand sizes. It also has a lower lift-off distance and has a much lower click latency. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types, but the Cooler Master has an ambidextrous shape and size best for smaller hands, while the Glorious has a right-handed shape and is much better suited for larger hands.

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