The Cooler Master MM711 is the successor of the MM710, and the most notable difference is the added RGB. It also features rounded mouse feet and is slightly heavier at 60g. The biggest issue with the MM710 was of course the build quality and primary buttons, so I was quite curious to see if the MM711 had a more premium feel. The MM711 comes with the PMW 3389 sensor, Ultraweave cable, PTFE feet, and Omron switches rated for 20M clicks. It is available in black and white, and you can choose between a matte or glossy finish. I went for the matte white, and was looking forward to pairing this with my Ducky Bon Voyage mouse pad.
Back width: 6.2
Grip width: 5.7cm
Front width: 5.7cm
What stands out about the shape here is the high back hump, and it is also a fairly wide mouse. The back width is 6.2 and the grip width is 5.7, so that means it’s going to fill the hand towards the back, which is generally good for palm and claw grip, but fingertip is definitely also viable. The shape and ergonomics are excellent, and many people regard this as one of the best shapes out there. The MM711 features ergonomic side curves, and has finger grooves on the primary buttons. As a fingertip gripper, I prefer a middle hump and a slightly lower grip width. Even though I do sometimes rest the pinky and ring finger area of my palm on the mouse, I’m not looking for the mouse to fill the hand. With a hand size of 18 x 9cm, I found it quite challenging to use a fingertip grip, mainly because of the back hump, and ended up adjusting to more of a fingertip/palm hybrid. The mouse also felt a bit too big and bulky in my hand. But again, the shape of this mouse is so good, that pretty much any hand size and grip style can be accommodated. It’s all about personal preference. The length is 11.6cm, and the mouse is slightly wider at the back than in the middle and front. The height of 3.83cm is fairly typical for a smaller mouse.
I reviewed the MM710 a few months ago, and the build was very underwhelming. There was a fair amount of creaking in the frame, and the primary buttons were very wobbly. Comparatively speaking, the build is very good on the MM711. First of all, there is much less creaking when you squeeze the frame. It’s also a lot harder to actuate the side buttons by accident. Most of the rattle is gone as well. Even though there is still some side wobble on the primary buttons, it’s a lot better than the MM710. The primary buttons of my MM710 felt very flimsy and creaky, but the quality feels much better on the MM711. The scroll wheel also feels slightly better, with less side play. Still a little bit of frame bend at the bottom, but that’s to be expected with such a thin honeycomb frame. So I’m very happy with the improvements made to the build. The frame feels a lot stronger and the buttons are way better. These were the main two improvements I was hoping for. It now feels more like an actual mouse than a toy. The Ultraweave cable is still comfortably the best stock cable I’ve used. It feels just like a wireless mouse.
The PMW 3389 is one of the better sensors out there, and swipes, flicks and precision aiming was an absolute breeze. The rounded feet provided smooth glide and it felt like an improvement over the MM710. It does feel slightly heavier at 60g, so that’s a bit of a downside. You can however shave off 5 grams if you remove the diffuser, so that’s an option. As far as gaming performance goes, the MM711 performed excellently. I especially like this mouse when aiming at smaller targets, and you can really make precise movements. I don’t quite have the swiping and flicking speed of the Viper Mini though. For CSGO and Apex this mouse performed extremely well. As far as my personal preference, it is second only to the Viper Mini. For everyday use this mouse is extremely comfortable. It has great ergonomics and is very lightweight, so you shouldn’t experience any wrist strain or hand cramps.
The MasterPlus software is very good. You can do button remapping for any of the buttons except M1. We have the usual functionality such as macros, DPI level switching and multimedia. There is a basic RGB editor where you can choose from some preset modes or create your own. Under the Performance tab the DPI can be set from 200 to 32000 in increments of 100, and you can save up to seven levels. Here you can also do mouse calibration, and set the polling rate and lift-off distance. There is also a useful macro recorder, and you can save up to five profiles on the mouse.
In summary, I was very happy with the improvements made on the MM711. The clicking experience is much better and the frame feels sturdy. I highly recommend this if you like small, lightweight mice.