Cooler Master MM711 Review - Cooler Master MM711 Review

Cooler Master MM711 Introduction

The Cooler Master MM711 is an ultralight RGB mouse that utilizes a honeycomb shell for a reduced weight of 60g, and the holes lend themselves to showcasing the built-in RGB lighting! The MM711 comes with a braided ultraweave cable wrap and three PTFE feet to reduce friction during use. Despite the honeycomb perforations, the MM711 is still protected against accidental spills and dust thanks to a spray coating applied at the factory that protects the PCB.

The Cooler Master MM711 is available in black or white colors with matte or glossy finishes at an MSRP of $59.99 USD. There are a few different special versions out now, including Golden Red, Blue Steel, Retro (matte gray with sky blue and orange accents), and Wilderness which has a mix of olive green hues with some yellow accents.

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Cooler Master MM711 Closer Look

For this review we are looking at the MM711 in white with a matte finish. The box art does well to advertise the main features quickly on the front of the box. The back of the box highlights more of the MM711 features, with basic specifications translated into eight languages. Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 are listed as system requirements, but warranty wasn't listed anywhere on the box; don't worry, it's 2 years. Aside from a user manual there isn't anything else to unbox so let's cut to the chase! The USB cable is covered in the ultraweave material, which fits fine but is a little loose. The body of the MM711 is covered in honeycomb holes to reduce weight as mentioned earlier, and the only areas without perforations are the high wear areas and places where you might have your fingertips. The bottom of the mouse is also free of perforations, save for the barcode region that instead uses round holes that are smaller and less obtrusive.

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The side buttons are easy to grab if you prefer claw grips, although you might have trouble reaching the forward-side button if you typically use a palm grip for mice instead. The reliefs act like texture, which promotes a better grip on the mouse over smoother surfaces. The left and right mouse buttons are scalloped to help keep your fingers roughly centered over the OMRON switches below. The scroll wheel is RGB lit as well with a nice soft texture, and is very easy to actuate with a decent catch when scrolling. The rear of the mouse looks strange when viewed straight on, but it does look better at an angle around top down. The RGB illumination is certainly vivid. Let's get the software installed and give it a shot.

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Cooler Master MM711 Software

Right out of the gate I get prompted with firmware updates for the MM711 and MasterPlus software. It all worked properly, and after a few minutes I was able to open up MasterPlus. The overview screen shows what Cooler Master products are supported by the software, as well as general system hardware conditions. The MM711 itself has five tabs options, the first being button control where you can reprogram the buttons, and use mouse combos with the DPI button if you enable it: you can hold the DPI button and by default the right click will swap between saved profiles, the rear side button swaps modes, the forward side button swaps lighting settings. RGB lighting worked well, every color and LED mode seemed to work as intended. The LED speed is great on most modes but it's a bit fast for the color cycle (rainbow effect); on a spectrum of slow to fast, it is more like moderate to super crazy warp ludicrous speed.

The performance tab is where it's at if you like to tinker and play competitive games! Cooler Master now allows you to unpair X and Y axis sensitivity, which is very helpful in FPS games. I usually reduce the Y axis down to 95%, or sometimes as low as 90% of the X-axis to keep the mouse in the sweet spot in FPS games. You get up to 7 DPI controls too, although I generally recommend using less so you can swap between them easier. Another nice feature is the surface tuning feature to help maximize your mouse accuracy! The macros tab works perfectly as expected, so there isn't much to cover here; you can record/import/export any combination of key presses and their delays to help you automate some tasks, which you can bind to a function or button combination. Lastly is the profiles tab, where you can store up to five user profiles.

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Cooler Master MM711 Specifications

Product Number MM-711-KKOL1, MM-711-KKOL2, MM-711-WWOL1, MM-711-WWOL2
Mouse Grip Type Claw, Palm, Fingertip
Mouse Material ABS Plastic
Mouse Feet PTFE
Mouse Color Black, White
Surface Treatment
Matte, Glossy
Mouse LEDs Yes, RGB on wheel and logo
Mouse Sensor PixArt PMW3389
CPI / DPI 7 Levels (400, 800, 1200 (default), 1600, 3200, 6400, 16000)
Mouse Tracking Speed 400 ips
Mouse Lift Off Distance < ~2mm
Polling Rate 1000Hz
Angle Snapping N/A
Mouse acceleration 50g
Mouse Processor 32 bit ARM Cortex M0+
On-board Memory 512KB
Mouse Lifespan (L/R switches) OMRON, 20 million
Mouse Buttons 6
Software Yes, Cooler Master MasterPlus (PER. Only) Support
Mouse Cable Length Fixed Ultraweave cable, 1.8m
Mouse Dimension 116.5 x 62.4 x 38.3 mm / 4.587" x 2.457" x 1.508" (L x W x H)
Mouse Weight < 60 g
Warranty 2 years
Product Mice
Series MM Series

Information Courtesy of Cooler Master @ https://www.coolermaster.com/catalog/peripheral/mice/mm711

Conclusion

The Cooler Master MM711 is a fun, lightweight mouse with vivid RGB lighting and fast accuracy. With all the special models available you can pick a color combo that fits your setup's color scheme, and the honeycomb shell is certainly an eye-catcher. The mouse sensor is the venerable and extremely popular PixArt PMW3389, which provides up to 16,000 DPI. The MSRP of the MM711 is $59.99 USD, but there are plenty of deals around that bring it down 10-30%, plus Cooler Master has a mail-in rebate for an additional $20 off if you buy one from Newegg.com by 1/16/2022.

If you want a unique and quality mouse that is very affordable and extremely lightweight, the Cooler Master MM711 will work perfectly.

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