For what it is, the MM530 is a solid gaming mouse that delivers in all relative aspects of gaming, as well as some that are there just to look good. On its own, the MasterMouse 530 is ready and willing to deliver all of the 12,000 DPI with the press of the DPI selector button and is very comfortable to use.
The ergonomic shape, the rubber side grips, PBT plastic use on the main buttons so that they will wear much slower than almost anything else on the market, these are all great reasons to start looking at the MM530. Keep in mind, that by default, there is acceleration, angle snapping is off, and the polling rate is already set to 1ms. Not only that, but the mouse ships in color cycle mode, which means for many, until the need for customization arises, The MasterMouse MM530 is a damn nice mouse right out of the box.
What puts the cherry on top of the sundae is that there is well-developed software to go along with it. With this software, you can have up to 60 buttons programmed across five profiles, allowing one button for TactiX on each profile, and another button to cycle the profiles. Each profile can have an individual lighting theme to help discern which is currently active, and you can even set custom colors for solid illumination.
The Macro Manager is not the best available but comes a close second, and every bit on the MM530 can be changed, adjusted, or addressed in some form or fashion. No stone was left unturned, and took what was a solid product out of the box, and sends it up to the top contenders of all time. Many try to get to this point, but so far, only ROCCAT comes to mind with a mouse that is similar in capabilities.
If you happen to be able to get the MasterMouse MM530 on sale at $29.99, as we see now, grab it and run to the counter to purchase it or click "buy" on whatever site you see it on. With as minimal as an investment as this is, you will be hard-pressed to find a solution with this ability and customizations offered for that price.
Even if you miss the sales, and see that you have to shell out the asking price set by Cooler Master, the same argument can be made at $50 that we offered for a $30 mouse. Granted the options of mice do increase, but only a select few gaming mice provide dual layer functionality, even fewer offer 512KB of memory, and fewer still will perform on the level that this MM530 allowed us to enjoy thoroughly.
If the money were coming from our account, we would not balk for even a second to by this. When advising others to get one, there would be even less of a delay recommending the Cooler Master MasterMouse MM530 to any right-hand user who palm grips a mouse and loves to shoot stuff on the PC or have superb accuracy and customizability to improve daily
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Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST
The Bottom Line: We removed points only due to mushy DPI buttons, and the limited LED zones! Outside of that, the MM530 is a superb example of a mouse done right! Dual layer functionality, endless options and customization, all at a great price! Cooler Master certainly delivers the goods!
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