Cooler Master MM720 Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Dec 02, 2020 at 10:30 am
Cooler Master MM720 Picture
6.8
Office/Multimedia
8.7
Video Games (FPS)
7.8
Video Games (MMO)
9.1
Ultra-Light Gaming
5.0
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Cooler Master MM720 is an outstanding ultra-light gaming mouse. It feels fairly well-built with its honeycomb design, and it's extremely light. The right-handed design is very comfortable and works best for those using a claw grip, except for those with extra-large hands. The virgin-grade PFTE feet and the paracord-like cable help provide a smooth gliding experience on mousepads or desks. It has extremely low click latency, a high maximum polling rate, and you can reprogram most of its buttons. It also has a very wide CPI range that you can adjust in steps of 100, but the sensor undershoots a fair amount when moving at a fast speed.

Our Verdict

6.8 Office/Multimedia

The Cooler Master MM720 is okay for office use. It's very comfortable, has a good number of programmable inputs, and feels fairly well-built. However, it's wired-only, and the scroll wheel can't be unlocked for infinite scrolling.

Pros
  • Very comfortable.
  • Good number of programmable inputs.
Cons
  • Scroll wheel can't be unlocked for infinite scrolling.
  • Can't be used wirelessly.
8.7 Video Games (FPS)

The Cooler Master MM720 is excellent for FPS gaming. It has an extremely low click latency and a high maximum polling rate. It's extremely light and glides around smoothly. Lastly, it has a wide CPI range that you can adjust in steps of 100, but it undershoots a lot when moving at a fast speed.

Pros
  • Very comfortable.
  • Very low click latency.
  • Extremely light.
  • Glides smoothly.
Cons
  • Sensor tends to undershoot.
7.8 Video Games (MMO)

The Cooler Master MM720 is good for MMO gaming, but it doesn't have as many side buttons as dedicated MMO mice. It feels very comfortable to use and feels fairly well-built. It also has low click latency and a high maximum polling rate.

Pros
  • Very comfortable.
  • Very low click latency.
  • High maximum polling rate.
Cons
  • Sensor tends to undershoot.
  • Only two side buttons.
9.1 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Cooler Master MM720 is outstanding for ultra-light gaming. It's extremely light, glides around very smoothly, and the cable is flexible. It also has very low click latency and is very comfortable to use.

Pros
  • Very comfortable.
  • Very low click latency.
  • Extremely light.
  • Glides smoothly.
Cons
  • Sensor tends to undershoot.
5.0 Travel

The Cooler Master MM720 is poor for travel. It's wired-only, and it may be too bulky to fit into some laptop cases. However, it's light, very comfortable to use, and feels fairly well-built.

Pros
  • Very comfortable.
Cons
  • Can't be used wirelessly.
  • May be too bulky to fit in some laptop cases.
  • 6.8 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.7 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.8 Video Games (MMO)
  • 9.1 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 5.0 Travel

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB

The Cooler Master MM720 has a unique shape that's designed for those who use the claw grip. Our unit is glossy, but it's available with a matte finish as well. It has a honeycomb body to help reduce its total weight, and the holes are more subtle than Cooler Master MM710. The scroll wheel and the inside of the mouse have independent RGB zones, and the lighting inside shines through the entire body.

Design
Shape
Length 4.1" (105 mm)
Height 1.5" (38 mm)
Width 3.0" (76 mm)
Grip Width
61 mm
5.7
Design
Portability
Volume
18.49 Cu. Inch (303 Cu. centimeter)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No

The mouse may be too bulky to carry around due to the attached wire.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
85 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
54 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
54 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

The Cooler Master MM720 is an extremely light mouse. It's slightly lighter than the Cooler Master MM710, but it's not as light as the Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town. Still, fans of ultra-light mice should appreciate it.

7.0
Design
Build Quality

This mouse has decent build quality. The ABS plastic honeycomb body isn't the most solid-feeling as it squeaks and seems like it could crack if you press hard enough, but this shouldn't be an issue for everyday use. The feet feel great, and overall there aren't any loose parts that would raise any concern. If you want a honeycomb mouse with better build quality, check out the HyperX Pulsefire Haste.

8.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Coating
Glossy
Finger Rest
No

This mouse is very comfortable. It has a right-handed, ergonomic shape designed mainly for those who use the claw grip. The side buttons are easy-to-reach, and it comes with extra grips if you find the glossy plastic too slippery. There's a groove on the right side to rest your ring finger, but your pinky will still hang off the side.

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

This mouse is small, and those with large hands may tower over it using the palm grip.

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

Those with really big hands may have difficulty properly pressing the left and right buttons using the claw grip; otherwise, it's well-designed for fans of the claw grip.

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

People with small hands using the fingertip grip may have trouble reaching the side buttons. It's better-suited for larger hands using this grip.

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 5.9 ft (1.8 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
No
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB

The cable is outstanding. It feels like a paracord and is well-made. It's light, flexible, and doesn't retain any kinks from the packaging.

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

The Cooler Master MM720 has outstanding feet. Despite having long sharp flat edges, the mouse glides around smoothly on a desk and even better on a mouse pad. It also comes with an extra set of feet.

Design
In The Box

  • Cooler Master MM720
  • Stick-on side grips
  • Extra PFTE feet
  • Alcohol pad
  • User guide

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
-13 %
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The Cooler Master MM720 comes with the same sensor as the Cooler Master MM710. It has a very wide CPI range, and its max CPI is higher than the advertised 16000 CPI. You can also adjust the CPI in steps of 100, contrary to the advertised steps of 400 CPI. However, the CPI undershoots quite a bit, especially when moving at a fast speed. You can customize the lift-off distance to 'High', which is 2.4 mm, and 'Low', which is what we tested at 1.2 mm. You can also adjust the polling rate to 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz.

7.6
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Optical And Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
10
Profile Switching Button
Yes
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

The Cooler Master MM720 has a good amount of programmable buttons. You can reprogram the right click, side buttons, scroll wheel's click, and left/right inputs, as well as the CPI switch button underneath. You can access the 'Combo Mode' that gives you a second layer of programmable actions with the two side buttons and the left/right clicks when you hold down the middle button.

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 Cooler Master MM720 has a simple scroll wheel that can't be unlocked for infinite scrolling. It feels precise when scrolling, and each step is well-defined. The rubber around the wheel helps with grip.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet

This mouse is quiet and shouldn't bother those around you.

9.0
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
6 ms

The Cooler Master MM720's click latency is extremely low, and you shouldn't notice any lag when gaming.

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

The MasterPlus+ software offers great customization options. It's easy-to-use, and you can customize the mouse's RGB lighting or reprogram its inputs. The mouse has onboard memory, so you can use your saved settings on another computer that doesn't have the software downloaded. If you need a similar mouse with software support for macOS, check out the SteelSeries Aerox 3.

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

The mouse is fully compatible with both Windows and macOS, but the software isn't available on macOS.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Cooler Master MM720 is available in white or black with either a matte or glossy finish, and we tested it with a glossy white finish. You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Cooler Master MM720 is an outstanding ultra-light gaming mouse that's extremely light and feels very comfortable. Unlike the Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town, it has programmable buttons, but if you prefer an ambidextrous design, the Razer Viper Mini offers similar performance. Also see our recommendations for the best FPS mouse, the best cheap gaming mouse, and the best mouse.

Cooler Master MM710

The Cooler Master MM720 is better than the Cooler Master MM710. They're very similar and feature the same sensor, but the MM720 is lighter. It also feels more comfortable and has more programmable buttons. However, the MM710 has an ambidextrous design, if that's what you prefer.

Razer Viper Mini

The Cooler Master MM720 is slightly better than the Razer Viper Mini for ultra-light gaming. The Cooler Master is lighter, feels more comfortable for right-handed use, and has a much wider CPI range. However, the Razer is ambidextrous, has more programmable buttons, and the sensor is slightly more consistent.

Glorious Model O

The Cooler Master MM720 is better for most uses than the Glorious Model O. The Cooler Master is much lighter, has a much wider CPI range, more programmable inputs, and lower click latency. However, the Glorious has less CPI variation and feels better-built.

Glorious Model D

The Cooler Master MM720 is better than the Glorious Model D. The Cooler Master is much lighter, has more programmable inputs, and lower click latency. However, the Glorious is better-suited for any hand size using the palm grip.

SteelSeries Aerox 3

The Cooler Master MM720 and the SteelSeries Aerox 3 are similar wired mice with a lightweight honeycomb body and a standard right-handed button layout. The Cooler Master is much lighter, and its ergonomic shape is more comfortable, but it might not be to everyone's liking, in which case, the SteelSeries' ambidextrous shape might be a better choice. The Cooler Master's cable and feet are of higher quality, its sensor has a wider CPI range and lower lift-off distance. The SteelSeries has a better build quality and is fully compatible with macOS, which the Cooler Master isn't.

SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless

The SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless and the Cooler Master MM720 are both well-performing ultra-light gaming mice, but with some major differences. The SteelSeries has a more standard ambidextrous shape and supports a wireless connection and multi-device pairing. Its wireless connectivity also means you don't have to deal with cable drag while gaming. On the other hand, the Cooler Master is a wired mouse that's designed for right-handed use and has a much wider body thanks to its ring finger rest. That said, it has higher quality feet and lower click latency, but its CPI variation is a bit high.

Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town

The Cooler Master MM720 is better than the Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town. The Cooler Master has programmable inputs, lower click latency, and a much wider CPI range. However, the Finalmouse is a bit lighter, has less CPI variation, and feels better-built.

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