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Cooler Master MasterMouse MM530 Gaming Mouse Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mice in Peripherals | Posted: Feb 6, 2018 3:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 99%Manufacturer: Cooler Master

Inside the MM530

 

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Two screws under the back foot and a pair of tabs at the front are what holds the MM530 together. There is a weight added inside of the mouse, and you also need to mind the short ribbon cable, which connects the top PCB to the main PCB in the lower half of the mouse.

 

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When adjusting the DPI, you are compressing pad switches which have tall plungers on them. The travel is long, the feel is soft, and there is almost no report from them at all. As for the red Huano switches for the side mouse buttons, they are much crisper in feel, require minimal force to actuate, and the report is audible, but hollow sounding.

 

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By now we are all familiar with the feel and sound of a white Omron switch, but this one is built to last twenty million clicks. The ALPS switch used for the scroll wheel is segmented, but the action is smoother than many, and the rubber coating ensures you won't miss the right weapon when scrolling with it.

 

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The sensor is identical to the one we saw in the MM520, and we see no reason to deviate from the PixArt PMW3360DM-T2QU optical sensor. It offers a wide range of DPI, and you will never likely surpass its capabilities to take images and detect movements.

 

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Holtek is who makes the ARM Cortex-M0 32 bit processor. The HT32F25352 is a capable MCU, and has more than enough power to deliver the feature set, communicate with the PC, and offer up the massive amount of onboard storage.

 

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Reporting a solid sounding click when used and requiring firm pressure for actuation, there is a brown Kailh switch used for the click feature of the scroll wheel. Used under the right click button, we find the match to the white Omron switch found on the left side.

 

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Once powered, the light show begins. The ring around the logo on the heel is illuminated, as is the scroll wheel at the front. Both areas are addressable as a group, or can be set individually to nearly any color imaginable.

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