At face value, the MM710 is impressive! Not only did it take on the other two giants already appealing to the masses in the open-top mouse segment, comparatively in all aspects, but the better deal is also with, the Cooler Master Product. Just on paper, the MM710 users a higher-end sensor than the others, it delivers more DPI range, has the highest IPS rating, only one of the group to offer Ultraweave, lightest of the group, designated as splash and spill-proof where the others are not, and competes head to head with the Model O on cost! The list of benefits is a long one, and while feel is a lot of what makes for a good mouse, this is the largest of the group in overall volume and size, offering those with medium to large hands a go at this segment, where others may not have provided the feel you were looking for. Even on the most basic level, with just what we have listed above, it seems to spell out the best decision to make.
Beyond what the charts show and what they compare to, we still have a few things to look at. Structurally, while with all of the plastic missing, you feel like you may have to be gentle with it. The reality there is not that at all. Even with so much of the outer shell removed for lightening and styling purposes, the MM710 can take the same abuse any other mouse can! There is a passive cooling factor that comes into play, as well. The benefit of this is that no matter how hot our video card tried to make the room, we never got sweaty hands! We also liked what we saw inside of the MMK710. The use of top-tier components, some overkill for the task, but all the same, we feel that the components used will offer a great user experience to the masses, and with a headset on, you will never hear the lackluster reports from some of the switches. To our surprise, with weight the critical factor in the development of the mouse, we would have expected all sorts of pad switches and smaller, more lightweight components inside, but Cooler Master opted only to remove any form of LED lighting, which saves on weight that much more, rather than to shortcut what the user expects in today's mice.
Tracking is smooth, and with an extra set of feet in the box, that feeling can continue long past where other mice would be worn out. Out of the box, the MM710 followed our every move reasonably well, we thought. Once we opened the surface calibration tool, things got so much better! Not only did we have to move less as the readability of the pad had increased, but also when we stopped, there was no overshoot. With MaterPlus software installed, the options get better as the features become customizable. Not the best Macro system in the industry, but it will get you by, and with five profiles, most of the buttons can be remapped on each profile, seven customizable DPI levels, Cooler Master can offer what will get any gamer back into the action with the most control they could offer.
At the same price as the Glorious Model O, both with a matte finish, the MM710 puts up quite the fight to deserve some of the hype that the Model O and the Finalmouse Air58 Ninja reintroduced to the mouse game! In most categories, the MM710 is the better option, and we do not feel that the near $90 price of the Ninja for fifty-million click switches are worth it. You can damn near buy two of the MM710 mice for that money! We do not know yet if the glossy black or either of the white versions is going to demand a premium cost with them, as Cooler Master's chart shows all models but only a single $49.99 MSRP. We hope that sticks across the board, as we strongly urge you to have a serious look at the MM710. For those of you who prefer light mice, and want the one with the best specifications, look no further, as Cooler Master came out swinging, and has dealt quite a blow to the others in this game currently!
Chad's Peripherals Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe - Buy from Amazon
- CPU: Intel Core i9 7920X - Buy from Amazon
- Cooler: Corsair H150i Pro - Buy from Amazon
- Memory: G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3600MHz 32GB - Buy from Amazon
- Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Hybrid SLI - Buy from Amazon
- Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 250GB - Buy from Amazon
- Case: Cooler Master Cosmos C700P - Buy from Amazon
- Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G 1050W - Buy from Amazon
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit - Buy from Amazon
The Bottom Line
The MM710 from Cooler Master is the most feature rich and lightest in its class. We feel the software could be more robust, it makes RGB fans cry, but comes with top-tier parts and is the best bang for the buck of the three current offerings!