I love small mice so I was excited to try the Cooler Master MM710.
It’s a small form factor and ultra-lightweight gaming mouse that’s highly rated.
For many I expect this could be the end game mouse.
When I found out that the delivery was going to be made a day earlier than expected, I was eagerly tracking the driver online until he arrived at my home.
The package was left at my doorstep because of the current situation. I quickly ran down to collect it and when I picked the package up I thought there had been a mistake.
The package was just too light.
Was there really a mouse in here?
Unpacking the MM710
The box that the MM710 comes in has the classic purple and black colors that you expect from Cooler Master products. It’s well packaged, easy to open, and even comes with extra mouse feet.
Cooler Master’s MM710 is the first ultra-lightweight mouse that I’ve tried, and as I took it from the box and held it in my hands I couldn’t help but wonder how a mouse could be so light.
Weighing just 53 grams, the MM710 is one of the lightest gaming mice you can get right now. And although it’s incredibly light, it doesn’t feel flimsy.
The thing that really struck me other than the weight is the cable. The MM710 uses the new Cooler Master ultraweave cable that is composed of durable yet flexible material.
The cable is so soft and flexible that it feels like there’s nothing there at all. The MM710 has the best stock cable of any mouse that I’ve ever used.
I know that many users have reported problems with the build quality of the MM710. But I think that was from the first batch of mice and I must have gotten a newer batch because mine felt solid.
Even with some pretty violent shaking of the mouse, I can hear no rattling.
When I squeeze the MM710 from the top and bottom then the middle of the mouse does click. But this does not cause any of the buttons to action.
When I squeeze the MM710 from the sides I can get the back side mouse button to click. But I have to squeeze the mouse pretty hard for this to happen.
Overall, when using the MM710 for gaming I have had absolutely zero problems. In my opinion, the build quality is very good.
You would need to be squeezing the mouse with the strength of the Hulk to encounter any of the previously mentioned clicking issues when gaming.
First thoughts when gaming with the MM710
As I loaded up my first game using the MM710, something didn’t feel right.
Things felt faster.
I thought this was because the mouse was so light that the force I was usually applying to the mouse was making things feel more sensitive.
But on further investigation, I discovered that the MM710 actually uses a default mouse DPI of 1200. So because I play using 800 DPI, this meant I was using a sensitivity 50% higher than usual.
You should bear this default DPI in mind when you use the MM710. You can adjust your in-game sensitivity according to the 1200 DPI and if you’re a Fortnite player you can use my eDPI calculator to help with the conversion.
Or you can adjust the DPI using a button on the top of the mouse until you get the setting that you want.
You can also change the DPI settings using the Cooler Master software (I’ll discuss the software in more detail as you read on).
Anyway, the main games I play are Fortnite, Kovaak’s FPS Aim Trainer, and Overwatch. In other words, I play shooter games and I will talk a bit about how the MM710 performs for these types of games.
Because the MM710 is small, lightweight and uses the top PixArt PMW3389 sensor, it’s a perfect candidate for shooter games.
The ambidextrous shape and small size means its best used with a claw or fingertip grip. But you could use a palm grip if your hands are small enough.
In Fortnite, I have my walls and stairs bound to the side mouse buttons, so it’s important the mouse I use has good side mouse buttons because I use them a lot. The side mouse buttons on the Cooler Master MM710 are crisp and well positioned so I can easily press them with my thumb.
The first day that I was playing Fortnite with the MM710 I actually ended up getting 3 straight wins in a row with my friends, and I had fairly high-kill games. This is not a regular occurrence for me since SBMM was added to Fortnite.
So I have to attribute some of my gaming success to the MM710.
Both my tracking aim and flicks feel good when using the MM710.
The Cooler Master MasterPlus software has everything that you would expect from software for a mouse and a few extra features.
You can set up to 7 levels of DPI and you can even set different X and Y DPI, which is something that I’ve not seen before. Your DPI can be changed in increments of 100.
The DPI can be set as high as 16000 but I doubt anyone would go this high. Personally, I just use 800 DPI (for both X and Y) since low DPI is best for shooters.
You can set up macros, change the buttons and create different profiles.
You can set your polling rate to either 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, or 1000Hz. The default is 1000Hz and this is what I use since it’s the best polling rate because it has the lowest response time.
The additional features from the software is the ability to set surface tuning and angle tunability.
If you use your mouse at an angle you can set your angle tunability between -30 and 30 degrees, so your MM710 will behave as if you were holding it straight.
Thoughts on the design
I got the black matte finish of the MM710. Although you can get it in glossy black or white, as well.
Black really suits my set up and now all my equipment is Cooler Master. I use the MP510 mouse pad and MasterKeys keyboard. It wasn’t my intention to go full Cooler Master, but that’s how things have turned out.
In general, I’m not a fan of the honeycomb design for mice. But it does help to get the weight down, so it’s a necessary evil.
The holes on the MM710 are a little larger than other mice with the honeycomb design. Some users may have problems with the size of their holes, but this hasn’t been a problem for me.
You see, there are no holes where you place your main (index, second, and ring) fingers or thumb. Sometimes my pinky rests on a hole because of the way I grip the mouse but this causes me no issues.
If you use a fingertip grip and place your fingers far back on the mouse then your clicking fingers could rest on the holes. You may or may not like this, and it’s something to bear in mind.
Overall, I like the minimalist black design of the MM710.
Things I don’t like about the MM710
In general, I really like the shape of the MM710.
But I find the hump position is too far back.
I have 18×9 cm hands with fairly long fingers and I find mice with a slightly more centered hump to be more comfortable. So I find the MM710 is a little uncomfortable.
Also, the middle mouse button click (or scroll wheel click) is really stuff. The amount of force you have to apply is too high and I can imagine it causing some pain to users that repeatedly try to click it.
Fortunately, I don’t use the middle mouse button for any of my keybinds in Fortnite or any other games, so this isn’t a problem for me.
But if you use your middle mouse button click for something important then you may struggle to use it with the MM710 and you’ll have to find an alternative keybind.
One of the biggest criticisms of the MM710 is the sensor position being too far back. But as someone that uses a sensitivity of roughly 25cm/360 I had no issues with the sensor position.
The Cooler Master MM710 could be an end game mouse for a lot of people.
It’s small, lightweight, has a top sensor, the best stock cable of any mouse I’ve ever had, and has an excellent shape for claw or fingertip grip.
For a mouse of this standard, you would expect to pay a premium price, but you can get the MM710 for less than $50.
The MM710 rivals the mouse offerings from top brands such as Finalmouse for a fraction of the price.
As of writing, the MM710 is my main mouse.
But I think there’s something better out there for me and I will continue my search for the perfect mouse.