There are currently 3 main techniques used by major game peripheral manufacturers for designing lightweight gaming mice:
- Reduce the weight of internal components. For example, Logitech uses its own HERO sensors to greatly reduce gaming mice’s power consumption, so that lighter batteries can be used to reduce the weight.
- Use lighter material. For example, the Razer Viper mouse uses various advanced technologies on the shell to finally compress the overall weight to 79g.
- Hole design. This kind of hexagonal-shaped hole design can be traced back to the Tt esports 10M and VENTUS Z mice. This hole design not only provides players with better hand cooling, but also makes the gaming mouse lightweight.
The Cooler Master MM710 gaming mouse was reviewed today to adopt the third way. Many hexagonal holes are placed in the shell to reduce the weight to 53 grams.
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The purple outer packaging of the Cooler Master MM710 mouse lists its main selling points. The lower-left corner indicates that this mouse is a pro-grade gaming mouse with a honeycomb shell and ultra weave cable; the upper right corner indicates that it is 53g ultra-lightweight, 16K DPI, and Omron micro switches with 20M clicks.
The back of the package lists MM710’s features and parameters in more detail.
|Dimensions L x W x H||116.6 x 62.6 x 38.3 mm|
|Weight||53 g / 0.117 lbs|
|Grip Style||Claw, Palm, Fingertip|
|Micro Switch||Omron switches with 20M clicks|
|Sensor||Optical, PixArt PMW3389|
|DPI||400, 800, 1200 (default), 1600, 3200, 6400, 16000|
|Lift Off Distance||2 mm|
|Processor||32 bit ARM Cortex M0+|
|Check Price||Check Price|
Accessories include 3 PTFE feet stickers and a manual book.
The design of the MM710 gaming mouse is based on MasterMouse S, with a size of 116.6mm×62.6mm×38.3mm. It belongs to a small gaming mouse in terms of size, and it is suitable for claw, palm, and fingertip grip styles.
For its open-hole design, some gamers may worry about sweat from the palm entering the mouse. But thanks to the hollow design of MM710, the steam on your hand will evaporate quickly. In addition, the surface of the mouse adopts a matte design, which reduces the possibility of sweaty palms caused by long-term grasping.
Cooler Master MM710 gaming mouse adopts a split button design, and both the L/R click buttons adopt D2FC-F-7N (20M) micro switches, which feel crisp, and there is no shaking or empty keystroke.
The rubber surface of the scroll wheel adopts an oblique anti-skid pattern, which makes it very smooth to roll, and has a moderate scale and pressing feedback.
There are two side buttons on the left side of the mouse, their mirror material and curved design can better fit the player’s thumb. These two side buttons feel crisp and sensitive, and the longer keystroke can also avoid accidental touch during use.
The Cooler Master MM710 mouse also has a honeycomb hole design on the bottom, the 3 Teflon foot stickers on the bottom surface can effectively reduce the resistance when moving the mouse.
The 1.8-meter Ultraweave cable is very soft, and the woven surface layer brings better wear resistance and toughness. An anti-interference magnetic ring is designed at the USB connection end to reduce the influence of electromagnetic interference.
To maximize the features of MM710, you need to install the official PORTAL software. The interface of the software is mainly divided into 4 tabs: Buttons, Performance, Macros and Profiles.
- Buttons: mainly to set the functions corresponding to the mouse buttons, of course, you can also customize the settings.
- Performance: adjust the DPI corresponding value of the MM710 mouse. There are 7 customizable DPI levels (default value: 400, 800, 1200, 1600, 3200, 6400 and 16000). You can also adjust the USB polling rate, angle correction, double-click speed, buttons reflect time, etc.
- Macros: load various macro plugins.
- Profiles: store, export, and import operations on the mouse parameters that have been set.
The disassembly of the MM710 mouse is relatively simple. Remove the foot stickers, unscrew the screws inside, lift the upper cover and push it forward.
Because it is a half-size PCB, the component density is a bit high. It is worth mentioning that there are 3 micro switch brands: the scroll wheel button adopts Huanuo green dot micro switch, the DPI button adopts Kaihua white dot micro switch, and the top left/right buttons adopt Omron white dot 20M micro switches.
MM710 is equipped with a PixArt PMW3389 optical sensor, which is one of the most powerful optical sensors. It supports up to 16000DPI, 450IPS, and 50G acceleration.
In the choice of microcontrollers (MCU), instead of the common NXP MCU on the PMW3389 platform, Cooler Master MM710 adopts the HOLTEK HT32F52352, which is a 32-bit MCU based on ARM Cortex-M0+. It is comparable to the performance of the common NXP LPC51U68.
Omron white dot D2FC-F-7N micro switches have a lifespan of 20 million times clicks.
ALPS 11mm wheel encoder from a Japanese brand.
MM710 supports four levels of polling rate: 125, 250, 500, and 1000Hz.
Under the default 1200DPI, we tested the 4 levels of polling rate, the performance is quite stable in terms of tracking ability. In the test of 1000Hz, it reached the highest polling rate of 1480Hz.
Of course, with the higher polling rate, the mouse will be more accurate, but what we need to pay attention to is: when playing games with a polling rate of 1000Hz, violent mouse movement will increase the burden of the CPU. On my i7-7700K desktop computer, the CPU usage of the mouse exceeded 10%. Therefore, it is recommended that if your computer processor is lower than 8 cores, please set the polling rate to 500Hz or lower.
I used to the mice that weighed more than 150g. When I held the MM710 in my hand for the first time, coupled with the low-resistance Teflon feet stickers and Ultraweave soft cable, I truly felt its lightness.
MM710 is excellent for mini and medium-sized hands, but it can only be grasped with finger grips for large hands. But the MM710 has a wider width, which is more friendly to prone grip users. There is no hole on the side of the mouse, so the ring and little finger will not feel sharp.
Thanks to MM710’s polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) shell, there is no slippery feeling for long-term holding.
The first game I experienced with the MM710 mouse was “Tomb Raider 9“. This game does not have very high requirements for the mouse except for precise shooting. Buttons can bring a good sense of feedback, making it easier for players to control the rhythm of the game.
The second game I played with the MM710 was League of Legends (LOL). In the actual game, it takes a long time to move and click the mouse continuously to control the position of the character. The lightweight advantage of MM710 is more obvious. After adjusting it to a suitable DPI, you can easily control the character, and your hands will not feel obvious fatigue after games.
Pro & Cons
- 53g lightweight
- Excellent grip feeling
- UltraWeave soft cable
- Adjust DPI without software
- 2mm LOD (Lift Off Distance)
- No RGB
- Slightly forward gravity center
- Left-click button slightly wobbles
Cooler Master MM710 has a lightweight design with a net weight of only 53g, PixArt PMW3389 optical sensor, 32bit MCU and 512k onboard memory, 16000DPI, 1000Hz poll rate, and UltraWeave cables. Compared with other gaming mice with holes that cost thousands of dollars, the MM710 has a very high-cost performance.
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