Redragon COBRA M711-FPS Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Aug 30, 2021 at 11:28 am
Redragon COBRA M711-FPS Picture
7.0
Office/Multimedia
7.5
Video Games (FPS)
7.7
Video Games (MMO)
6.7
Ultra-Light Gaming
5.2
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Redragon COBRA M711-FPS is a good, budget gaming mouse. It feels well-built overall and has a body with a soft-touch finish and two side buttons on the left. Its shape is very similar to the Razer DeathAdder and is suitable for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes. However, it has a fairly tall middle hump, and it's long, so it isn't suitable for small hands using a claw or fingertip grip. It has very good click latency, a low lift-off distance, and you can adjust the CPI by increments of 100 within a very broad range. Unfortunately, there's a bit of flexing on the right side of the Redragon M711 when enough pressure is applied, and the plastic sides and side buttons feel cheap. Also, some gamers may prefer a lower lift-off distance, and while the sensor on our unit is consistent, it's fairly inaccurate.

Note: There are multiple Redragon mice called the M711, including the Redragon M711 COBRA Gaming Mouse, which has a PixArt PMW3325 sensor instead of the PixArt PMW3360 sensor found in Redragon M711 we tested for this review. However, we don't expect this other model to perform as well as the model we tested. If you're interested in purchasing the mouse featured in this review, we recommend that you double-check the Redragon M711 you intend to purchase shares the same specifications as the unit we tested.

Our Verdict

7.0 Office/Multimedia

The Redragon M711 COBRA is a decent mouse for office and multimedia work. It feels well-built and has a right-handed shape suitable for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes. You can also program all of the buttons using the customization software. Unfortunately, there's no way to connect the mouse wirelessly. Also, the scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and can't unlock for free scrolling.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • All buttons are reprogrammable.
Cons
  • Wired-only.
  • Scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and doesn't have a free scrolling mode.
7.5 Video Games (FPS)

The Redragon M711 COBRA is a good FPS gaming mouse. It feels well-built and has a comfortable right-handed shape well-suited for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes. Performance-wise, it has very good click latency, and you can adjust the CPI by increments of 100 within a broad range. Unfortunately, it's heavy, and while the minimum lift-off distance is low, some gamers may prefer a lower option. Also, the cable isn't very flexible, and the feet don't glide as smoothly as those on other mice. Also, the sensor on our unit is inaccurate and overshoots the set CPI considerably.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Very good click latency.
  • Has two CPI buttons behind the scroll wheel for on-the-fly adjustments.
Cons
  • Heavy.
  • Mouse feet and cable are only decent compared to most other gaming mice.
7.7 Video Games (MMO)

The Redragon M711 COBRA is good for MMO gaming, but it doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse. That said, you can program all of the buttons it does have with the customization software. Performance-wise, it has very good click latency, and you can adjust the CPI by increments of 100 within a very broad range. Unfortunately, the sensor on our unit overshoots the set CPI considerably, and while the lift-off distance is low, some gamers may prefer it lower.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Very good click latency.
  • All buttons are reprogrammable.
  • Has two CPI buttons behind the scroll wheel for on-the-fly adjustments.
Cons
  • Not nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse.
  • Mouse feet and cable are only decent compared to most other gaming mice.
6.7 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Redragon M711 COBRA scores okay for ultra-light gaming, but it's significantly heavier than dedicated lightweight gaming mice. That said, it feels well-built and has a right-handed shape well-suited for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes. It has very good click latency, and you can adjust the CPI by increments of 100 within a broad range. Unfortunately, the cable feels cheap and isn't very flexible. Also, the mouse feet don't glide as smoothly as those on similar mice, and the sensor on our unit is inaccurate, overshooting the set CPI considerably.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Very good click latency.
Cons
  • Heavy.
  • Mouse feet and cable are only decent compared to most other gaming mice.
5.2 Travel

The Redragon M711 COBRA is inadequate for travel use. It's fairly bulky and may not fit in most laptop cases. It's also a wired-only mouse, meaning it can be cumbersome to use in small spaces like buses, trains, or planes. That said, it feels well-built and has a comfortable right-handed shape suitable for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes. It also has onboard memory for carrying over custom settings to computers without the software installed.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Wired-only.
  • Bulky; may not fit in most laptop cases.
  • 7.0 Office/Multimedia
  • 7.5 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.7 Video Games (MMO)
  • 6.7 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 5.2 Travel
  1. Updated Aug 30, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Aug 24, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB
Design
Shape
Length 5.0" (126 mm)
Height 1.6" (41 mm)
Width 2.6" (66 mm)
Grip Width
55 mm
5.6
Design
Portability
Volume
21.05 in³ (345 cm³)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
146 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
108 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
108 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

If you're interested in a similar budget-level gaming mouse that includes a set of weights that you can add inside the body to adjust the weight distribution, check out the Redragon M601 RGB Centrophorus.

7.5
Design
Build Quality
8.0
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
No

If you're interested in another right-handed gaming mouse with a thumb and pinky rest, check out the Redragon M602 Griffin RGB Wired.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
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
7.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.1 ft (1.9 m)
Cable Type
Braided
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB
7.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Ok
Material
PTFE
Extra Included
No
Design
In The Box

  • the Redragon M711 COBRA
  • User documentation
  • Sticker

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PMW3360
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
100 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
24,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
100 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
4%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
2.4 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The available polling rates are 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. The sensor on our unit is quite consistent, but it's very inaccurate, overshooting the set CPI by 20.14% during slow cursor movements and 15.76% during slow movements. However, setting your intended CPI 20%-15% can mitigate this problem.

7.7
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
9
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
10
Profile Switching Button
Yes
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

You can program all the buttons on the top of the Redragon M711 COBRA, including the scroll wheel up/down inputs and both left and right-click buttons. However, one button needs to be designated as a left-click button at all times. The mode switch button on the bottom of the mouse cycles between custom profile settings and can't be reprogrammed. You can assign up to five custom CPI settings and cycle between them using the two CPI buttons behind the scroll. The third button below the scroll wheel adjusts the RGB lighting by default.

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 Redragon M711-FPS
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

You can set custom settings profiles and cycle between them using the mode switch button on the underside. However, you can't set these profiles to start automatically when you start an app.

10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Redragon COBRA M711-FPS we tested is black, and there are no other color variants. The Redragon M711 lineup includes several similarly-named products, including the Redragon M711 COBRA Gaming Mouse and its white color variant, the Redragon M711 Cobra White Gaming Mouse. While we haven't tested these mice, they have different sensors and switch types than the unit we tested, and we don't expect them to perform as well. You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Redragon COBRA M711-FPS is a good budget FPS gaming mouse. It has a comfortable right-handed shape very similar to the Razer DeathAdder, and it has very good click latency, which is less common for more budget-oriented options. It also has a PixArt 3360 sensor, a time-tested and popular sensor for gaming mice. Unfortunately, Redragon has several products that carry similar names to this product. These versions may include different sensors, switches, and RGB lighting, so if you're interested in buying this mouse, it's a good idea to make sure the specifications match those we've listed in our review.

For other recommendations, check out our picks for the best FPS mice, the best gaming mice, and the best cheap gaming mice.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D is an excellent lightweight gaming mouse, while the Redragon COBRA M711-FPS is a good, budget-level FPS gaming mouse. The Glorious is significantly lighter and has a more flexible cable. It also has mouse feet that glide more smoothly and a lower click latency. On the other hand, the Redragon feels sturdier and has a wider CPI range. It also has three additional programmable buttons. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes.

Razer Viper Mini

The Razer Viper MIni is a better wired gaming mouse than the Redragon COBRA M711-FPS. The Razer is significantly lighter, and it feels sturdier. It also has a more flexible cable, mouse feet that glide more smoothly, and a lower click latency. You can also set a HyperShift button to enable a second layer of commands. On the other hand, the Redragon has a wider CPI range and a more consistent sensor. The Redragon can accommodate all hand sizes using a palm grip, while the Razer can accommodate all hand sizes using a fingertip grip.

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini and the Redragon COBRA M711-FPS are both budget-level gaming mice, but the Razer is a better gaming mouse overall. The Razer is significantly lighter and feels sturdier. It also has a more flexible cable, mouse feet that glide much more smoothly, and a lower click latency. On the other hand, the Redragon has a much wider CPI range and a significantly more consistent sensor. Both mice are suitable for all grip types, but the Razer is better suited for smaller hands, while the Redragon is more accomodating for larger hand sizes.

Redragon M602 Griffin RGB Wired

The Redragon COBRA M711-FPS is a better wired gaming mouse than the Redragon M602 Griffin RGB Wired. The COBRA M711-FPS has a slightly more flexible cable and one additional button behind the scroll wheel. It also has a much wider CPI range, a CPI you can adjust precisely and consistently, a much lower lift-off distance, and lower click latency. On the other hand, the M602 Griffin RGB Wired has a thumb and pinky rest and mouse feet that glide more smoothly. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types and most hand sizes. However, neither is suitable for small hands using a claw or fingertip grip.

Logitech G502 HERO

The Logitech G502 HERO is a more versatile gaming mouse that performs better than the Redragon COBRA M711-FPS. The Logitech feels sturdier and has a thumb rest. It also has three additional programmable buttons, and its scroll wheel has L/R tilt inputs and a free-scrolling mode. Performance-wise, it has a lower click latency, a more precisely adjustable CPI, and a lower lift-off distance. Its software is compatible with Windows and macOS, while the Redragon software is only compatible with Windows. It also has a higher maximum CPI, though both mice have a maximum CPI that is much higher than what most gamers will need. On the other hand, the Redragon is somewhat lighter.

DELUX M800 Wireless

The Redragon COBRA M711-FPS is a good wired gaming mouse with a right-handed shape, while the DELUX M800 Wireless is a good wireless gaming mouse with an ambidextrous shape. The DELUX connects either with its charging cable or wirelessly with its USB receiver. It's much lighter, it feels sturdier, and it has a more flexible cable. On the other hand, the Redragon has a higher maximum CPI, a more consistent sensor, and a lower click latency. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types, but the Redragon is more accommodating to small hands, while the DELUX is more accommodating to extra-large hands.

BenQ ZOWIE EC2

The BenQ ZOWIE EC2 and the Redragon COBRA M711-FPS are wired gaming mice with comparable performance. The BenQ is somewhat lighter and has mouse feet that glide more smoothly. It also has lower click latency. On the other hand, the Redragon feels somewhat sturdier and has a wider CPI range. It has three buttons behind the scroll wheel, which adjust CPI and lighting settings by default, whereas the BenQ has no buttons behind its scroll wheel. The Redragon also has customization software, which the BenQ lacks. Both mice are suitable for all grip types and almost all hand sizes.

DELUX M625

The Redragon COBRA M711-FPS and the DELUX M625 are both good, wired gaming mice with comparable performance. The Redragon has two additional programmable buttons and lower click latency. On the other hand, the M625 is marginally lighter and feels sturdier. Both mice are well-suited for all other hand sizes and grip types, but only the Redragon is suitable for small hands using a palm grip.

ROCCAT Burst Core

The ROCCAT Burst Core is an excellent, ambidextrous gaming mouse, while the Redragon COBRA M711-FPS is a good, right-handed gaming mouse. The ROCCAT is much lighter and feels sturdier. It also has a more flexible cable, mouse feet that glide more smoothly, and lower click latency. On the other hand, the Redragon has a wider CPI range and a lower lift-off distance. Both mice are suitable for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes. However, neither mouse is suitable for small hands using a claw or fingertip grip.

MSI CLUTCH GM30

The Redragon COBRA M711-FPS and the MSI CLUTCH GM30 are good wired gaming mice, but the Redragon performs slightly better overall. The Redragon has a wider CPI range, a more consistent sensor, a lower click latency, and three additional programmable buttons. On the other hand, the MSI is marginally lighter. The Redragon has a right-handed shape, while the MSI has an ambidextrous shape. Both mice are suitable for all grip types and most hand sizes.

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