DELUX M700 Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Jul 13, 2021 at 09:46 am
DELUX M700 Picture
7.0
Office/Multimedia
7.5
Video Games (FPS)
7.1
Video Games (MMO)
8.0
Ultra-Light Gaming
5.3
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The DELUX M700 a budget-level ultra-light gaming mouse, but its click latency is disappointingly high, which isn't ideal for gaming. That said, it has a very wide CPI range, a CPI you can adjust precisely in increments of 50, and a low lift-off distance. Its honeycomb body helps reduce the weight, although it isn't as light as other ultra-light wired gaming mice we've tested. It has a flexible paracord-like cable and smooth-gliding mouse feet, although the feet make a scratching sound when used directly on desks. It feels well-built, and it's suitable for most hand sizes using a claw or fingertip grip.

Our Verdict

7.0 Office/Multimedia

The DELUX M700 is decent for office use. It feels well-built, and its ambidextrous shape is suitable for most hand sizes using a claw or fingertip grip. It's fully compatible with macOS and Windows, and you can program all of the buttons by using the dedicated software, but it's available on Windows only. Unfortunately, you can't use it wirelessly, and its scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and free scrolling.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Fully compatible with macOS and Windows.
Cons
  • Wired-only.
  • No L/R tilt buttons and free scrolling.
7.5 Video Games (FPS)

Although the DELUX M700 scores well for FPS gaming, it has disappointingly high click latency, so the mouse may not feel responsive enough. Otherwise, it's very light, with a flexible paracord-like cable and smooth-gliding mouse feet, and it feels well-built. Also, it has a very wide CPI range, a CPI that's adjustable in increments of 50, and a low lift-off distance, although it isn't as low as some other options.

Pros
  • Very light.
  • Very wide CPI range.
  • Low lift-off distance.
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Very high click latency.
  • Mouse feet make a scratching sound on desks.
7.1 Video Games (MMO)

The DELUX M700 is decent for MMO gaming, but it doesn't have nearly as many buttons as dedicated MMO mice. Also, its click latency is disappointingly high for a gaming mouse. Otherwise, it has a very wide CPI range, a CPI that you can adjust in increments of 50, and a low lift-off distance, although it isn't as low as some other options. It feels well-built, and it has a flexible paracord-like cable and smooth-gliding mouse feet.

Pros
  • Very wide CPI range.
  • Low lift-off distance.
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Very high click latency.
  • Mouse feet make a scratching sound on desks.
  • Doesn't have as many buttons as dedicated MMO mice.
8.0 Ultra-Light Gaming

The DELUX M700 is a very good ultra-light gaming mouse since it's very lightweight, although it's still notably heavier than the lightest mice we've tested. Also, it has a flexible paracord-like cable and smooth-gliding mouse feet. Unfortunately, its click latency is disappointingly high, so the mouse may not feel responsive enough for fast-paced gaming.

Pros
  • Very light.
  • Very wide CPI range.
  • Low lift-off distance.
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Very high click latency.
  • Mouse feet make a scratching sound on desks.
5.3 Travel

The DELUX M700 is inadequate for travel. It's a wired mouse, so its cable may be cumbersome in tight spaces, like on a train, bus, or plane. Also, it may not easily fit into your laptop bag. That said, its plastic body feels solid, but the mouse rattles when shaken.

Pros
  • Very light.
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Wired-only.
  • May not easily fit in laptop bags.
  • 7.0 Office/Multimedia
  • 7.5 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.1 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.0 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 5.3 Travel
  1. Updated Jul 13, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Jun 15, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB
Design
Shape
Length 5.0" (128 mm)
Height 1.5" (39 mm)
Width 2.6" (67 mm)
Grip Width
63 mm
5.6
Design
Portability
Volume
20.14 in³ (330 cm³)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
96 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
70 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
70 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No
8.0
Design
Build Quality
8.0
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
No
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
Yes
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
No
Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
No
Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
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

If you'd like a budget mouse with a USB receiver, check out the DREVO Falcon Wireless RGB.

8.5
Design
Cable
Cable Length 5.7 ft (1.8 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB
8.5
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
Yes
Design
In The Box

  • DELUX M700
  • Extra mouse feet
  • User manuals

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PMW3389
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
50 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
32,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
4%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
2.4 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The polling rate options are 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. We tested the variant with the PMW3389 sensor, but these results may differ if you get either of the three variants with different sensors. If you want a lightweight mouse with a lower lift-off distance, check out the Sharkoon Light² 200.

6.9
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
7
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
7
Profile Switching Button
No
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
5.8
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
29 ms

For a budget ultra-light gaming mouse with much lower click latency, check out the G-Wolves Skoll SK-S ACE Edition.

Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name DELUX M700 Software
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

We tested the DELUX M700 in black with the PMW3389 sensor. It's also available with a PixArt PMW3327 sensor. There's a variant called the DELUX M700A that's available with the Adopt A725 sensor and the Adopt A825 sensor. You can choose from three colors: black, white, and pink. We expect the physical aspects of these four mice to be similar, but the performance may differ significantly between each version. You can see our unit's label here.

Compared To Other Mice

The DELUX M700 is a budget gaming mouse with a honeycomb design to reduce its weight, although it isn't as light as some other ultra-light gaming mice that we've tested. Also, while it has a very wide CPI range, a CPI that you can adjust precisely in increments of 50, and a low lift-off distance, its click latency is disappointingly high, so the mouse may not feel responsive enough for gaming.

For other options, see our recommendations for the best gaming mice, the best cheap gaming mice, and the best wired mice.

Razer Viper Mini

The Razer Viper Mini and the DELUX M700 are both ultra-light gaming mice. The DELUX has a much wider CPI range and a more precisely adjustable CPI, but it has a disappointingly high click latency, which may be a deal-breaker for some gamers. While the Razer doesn't have a honeycomb design like the DELUX, it still weighs much less. Also, the Razer feels better built and its feet have rounded edges that don't make a scratching sound on desks like the DELUX's sharp edges do.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D and the DELUX M700 are both ultra-light gaming mice with honeycomb designs. The DELUX has a wider CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPI, a more consistent sensor, and two buttons below its scroll wheel instead of just one like the Glorious; however, the DELUX has a disappointingly high click latency that may make it feel too unresponsive for gaming.

Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED is a wireless gaming mouse, while the DELUX M700 is a wired ultra-light gaming mouse. While the DELUX has a lighter weight, smoother-gliding mouse feet, and a much wider CPI range, its click latency is disappointingly high, which may be a deal-breaker for some gamers. On the other hand, the Logitech feels significantly more responsive, and it has a lower lift-off distance, so the sensor shouldn't track your movements as much when you reposition your mouse. Also, its customization software is available on both Windows and macOS, while the DELUX's is available on Windows only.

Logitech G203 Prodigy

The Logitech G203 Prodigy and the DELUX M700 are gaming mice, but the Logitech performs better overall. The Logitech has a more consistent sensor, a lower lift-off distance, and a significantly lower click latency. While the DELUX has a much wider CPI range and a lighter weight, its high click latency may be a deal-breaker for some.

Glorious Model O

The Glorious Model O and the DELUX M700 are both ultra-light gaming mice with honeycomb designs. The Glorious has a slightly lighter weight, a more flexible cable, and smoother gliding mouse feet. Also, it has a lower lift-off distance and a much lower latency. While the DELUX has a much wider CPI range and a more precisely adjustable CPI, its click latency is disappointingly high, which may be a deal-breaker for some gamers.

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