The MM711 is the latest gaming mouse from Cooler Master and works as an RGB enabled variation of the MM710. Built with an ambidextrous shape that’s optimized for right-handed gamers, it comes equipped with two side buttons for simple and easily accessible custom key binds. It’s built with a lightweight honeycomb design, that’s touted as being a versatile gaming mouse that will glide across any surface with no drag or scuffing. Available in Matte or Glossy variations of Black or White, the MM711 comes in at a $49.99 price point while touting pro-grade features found on more expensive mouse models.
Let’s dive into the specifics of the MM711 and if see if this lightweight and reasonably priced gaming mouse is as good as Cooler Master states. For this review I took the MM711 for a test drive through a few rounds of Fortnite and utilized the MasterPlus+ Software to check out the RGB customization.
Zoom In: Specs
- Grip Type: Claw, Palm
- Material: ABS Plastic
- Mouse Feet: PTFE
- Color: Black, White
- Surface Options: Matte, Glossy
- LEDs: Yes, RGB on wheel and logo
- Sensor: PixArt PMW3389
- DPI: 7 Levels (400, 800, 1200, 1600, 3200, 6400, 16000)
- Tracking Speed: 400 ips
- Lift Off Distance: < ~2mm
- Polling Rate: 1000Hz
- Mouse Processor: 32 bit ARM Cortex M0+
- Memory: 512KB
- Mouse Buttons: 6
- Software: Yes, MasterPlus + Support
- Cable: Fixed Ultraweave cable, 1.8m
- Dimensions: 116.5 x 62.4 x 38.3 mm / 4.587″ x 2.457″ x 1.508 ” (L x W x H)
- Weight: <60g
- Cooler Master MM711 Gaming Mouse
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Right out of the box, the MM711 looks like a high-quality mid-tier gaming mouse. The honeycomb design is simple and allows for the colored elements to shine through at the base of the mouse along with the scroll wheel. Cooler Master claims that the MM711 weighs under 60g, and although I didn’t weigh it, the mouse feels incredibly lightweight and comfortable to hold in a claw grip.
The coating on the mouse also assists in making the grip feel comfortable and effective. It’s sleek enough to allow for uninhibited finger movement across the buttons, while still showcasing a tactile grip that keeps the mouse firmly in hand. Possibly the only gripe I have about the design is the arch of the base of the mouse. It’s a bit bigger than I’d like and I could see it causing wrist problems on longer play sessions, especially when using a claw or finger grip. It was a non-issue during my testing, I think because I found myself angling the mouse to the right when playing. Nevertheless, I could see the prominent arch causing some discomfort for certain hand sizes and grip styles.
Additionally, with the mouse coming in at such a reasonable price point, the material of the mouse itself is a bit concerning. While it feels good to hold and it being so lightweight is a major benefit, the plastic material does come off as a bit flimsy. It may be sturdier than it appears, but I fear with enough pressure applied to the sides of the mouse — especially near the left two buttons — it would crack.
Oddly enough, the thing that impressed me the most on initial inspection is the ultra-weave cable. It is extremely flexible, stylish, and with it being extra long, it allows for greater versatility. It’s possibly the best looking and highest quality stock cord I’ve seen on a gaming mouse. I could see it really making a major difference when gaming on different surfaces and with setups that require me to sit further away from the computer.
The MM711 in action felt extremely good. Again the lightweight frame made for quick and easy movements, and the tactile feel of the buttons made for satisfying clicks with incredibly low latency. Additionally, the amount of customization settings that Cooler Master packed into the mouse was more than sufficient to personalize things. I experimented a lot with the input and sensitivity, trying to find the optimal Fortnite settings. The left side buttons were effective and easy to find on the fly, but the scroll was the best feeling part of the experience. It never felt too loose or stiff, but instead facilitated easy tactile movement.
While it never led to any tracking issues, there were a few instances of the mouse dragging a bit, which felt odd and out of place when the majority of the time it moved effortlessly. Not sure if it had to do with the stock white pads (see picture) or “mouse feet” on the mouse or if doubling up with the extra pads included in the box would alleviate this issue, but it was a rare occurrence that really didn’t effect gameplay in critical moments.
Outside of gameplay, the customizable RGB elements were extremely intuitive and the mouse even comes equipped with button presets to change on the fly. Diving into the MasterPlus+ Software was an intuitive experience, which assisted me in managing the great number of lighting options and effects options.
High Ground View
The Cooler Master MM711 is another great edition and follow-up to the MM710, that acts as a high-end and stylish option at a reasonable price point. While the material is a bit of concern, especially if you play with a tighter grip, and there were some hitches in the mouse feet pads when moving the mouse, overall it feels and executes play incredibly quickly and effectively. The lengthy threaded cord is probably the best feature with this mouse and is the one piece that makes it stand apart and above similarly priced models.
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Comfort - 7/10
Performance - 8/10
Features - 8/10
A sleek, lightweight and reasonably comfortable mouse that includes an incredibly nice threaded cord that helps the MM711 stand out above the rest. With effective button placement, tactile response and incredibly customizable lighting options, it’s an incredibly versatile and comfortable gaming mouse. The only drawbacks are a somewhat flimsy build, large arched base, and pads sticking on a few occasions, the low price point more than makes up for it.
- Lightweight and sleek design
- High quality and flexible threaded cord
- Simple customization options
- Flimsy material on sides of mouse
- Mouse feet sometimes drag