Photos and Features
Well, here it is, in all of its swiss cheese glory. So the MM710 comes in at 116.6mm long 62.6mm wide, and 38.3mm tall. For some perspective, the G502 which is a very popular mouse is 132mm long, 75mm wide, and 40mm tall. The height is similar but the MM710 is 15mm shorter and 12mm skinnier. The MM710 is nearly spec for spec the same size as the G305 for perspective. It has an ambidextrous shape but it is still optimized for right-hand uses. In other words, the buttons are only on the left side but otherwise, it will work well for lefties. Adding buttons to both sides would increase the weight and everything about this mouse is very careful to not do that. A few notes about the design. The honeycomb design for the holes covers all of the palm area but also runs up on both triggers and it also on the sides and bottom which I will show later. The holes are all in the Cooler Master logo shape which is interesting and speaking of the logo they did keep their logo right in its normal spot in the palm area but there isn’t any backlighting. The logo is actually their new style more subtle look which just uses the outline of their logo without the text in the middle which I love. You can see it is a Cooler Master device but they aren’t shoving their brand in your face. The top-down look at the MM710 helps show that ambidextrous shape where both sides match. You can see a wide gap between the triggers and the shell which has been a trend over the last few years and unlike the G305 the triggers don’t get skinny, they actually flair out to be the widest part of the mouse. The actual mouse shape is that of the older MasterMouse S and the MasterMouse Lite S both of which I haven’t actually had the chance to checkout. They are and the MM710 is a claw shape which is how it gets away with the shorter length.
The side views of the MM710 show how the back half of both sides has a pyramid of Cooler Master shaped holes that you can see all the way through the other side. Only the left side of the mouse has the two side buttons. So while ambidextrous, left-handed use won’t get thumb buttons. Then the front half where you will put your ring finger and part of your thumb is a little more solid without the holes. The mouse itself is all black and Cooler Master didn’t do anything special for grips. In fact, the entire mouse isn’t painted or coated in anything so you won’t have to worry about the rubber finish turning nasty years later or the paint wearing off. There are no side grips to get greasy or to wear as well. The left side buttons are glossy, however.
The back view of the MM710 really shows that ambidextrous shape. Sadly this view doesn’t also show that on both sides the MM710 does have a slight coke bottle shape where you would put your thumb and fingers. This is especially important without any extra grip for those who lift the mouse like I do.
Down on the end, I like that the two triggers have a large gap between them and between the triggers and the rest of the mouse to hopefully avoid any contact like some other mice have run into when trying to go ultra-lightweight. The cord has a solid connection in the center with a cord protector coming out about ¾ of an inch. The scroll wheel has an interesting angled rubber grip to it and I was surprised the wheel itself is solid where Logitech went with a unique hollowed-out design. The scroll wheel has the normal down click but no side to side action and you will notice again no RGB lighting or any other extra feature that isn’t needed. Behind the scroll wheel is a single black button that lets you flip between the DPIs. You can adjust your own DPI settings in the software but if you are like me and want just one you have to click through the 7 available which is a bummer. You basically have to program all seven profiles as the same DPI, you can't delete any of them. Here is the breakdown of the stock settings if you don't want to bust the software out to change them 400-800-1200(default)-1600-3200-6400-16000. Up under the triggers, Cooler Master went with OMRON 20 million click switches which have been really popular for their solid/loud click and durability. I’m happy to not see the newer 50 million click switches which have had some durability issues.
Normally on the bottom of a mouse, I’m just talking about the sensor and a short run through on the gliders. The MM710 is a little different, there is actually a lot going on down here. Real quick we do have the normal sticker with all of the information on it. That includes required certification and disposal logos, the model name is there as well as the serial number and a bar code for it as well. The big change on the bottom, of course, are all of the cooler master logo shaped holes cut in the bottom. They go all the way around the sensor to both sides and to the back. So much so that you can see through the mouse and you can see the entire sensor as well. If you look close you can also see a Cooler Master logo as well on a PCB. Speaking of the sensor, Cooler Master kept it simple and went with the PixArt PMW 3389 which is based on the 3360. The 3389 also has great tracking speed at 400ips. The other big feature under here are the new gliders. You will notice they are white, not the normal black. The MM710 comes with PTFE gliders which is an upgrade again that the enthusiasts like to do to their mice, so offering it right out of the box is really nice. I should note that you do need to peel the protective plastic layer off before you use the MM710 or you won’t get the full effect. The glider shape is very similar to the MasterMouse S. The wide glider on the left is exactly the same but on the right the small wings on the smaller gliders are a small change.
I think the most underrated feature on the MM710 is actually its cord. Enthusiasts are going to really love this because they won’t have to resleeve the cord themselves. So basically sleeved cables for the most part in the past have been added to protect the cord and to give a more premium feel. A lot of those sleeved cables end up being stiff and have a texture to them. That texture catches on things on your desk like your mousepad, or even your desk itself. That can cause problems when using the mouse causing you to miss a shot in a game or misclick in a program. Beyond that, the cord also will eventually fray and can even cause wear to whatever it is catching on. Cooler Master calls this their UltraWeave cable but basically it is a soft paracord sleeving. Under that the cord itself is thin and extremely flexible. The end result is a lightweight cord that isn’t stiff at all and glides around without catching on things. At the end, it does have a Cooler Master specific connection with the purple inside the plug as well as an indicator.