If you read my review of the MM710 you know that it really changed my mind on lightweight gaming mice and the MM711 is no different. It is essentially the same mouse with RGBs added, which I felt was needed. Now adding RGBs does add some weight to this mouse, but it is still only 60g making it one of the lightest gaming mice available.
For me the advantages of using a lightweight gaming mouse over a heavier mouse is that the mouse glides more effortlessly over my gaming surface. I also feel like my wrist is less strained after long gaming sessions as I am not moving a heavier mouse. I wouldn’t say this makes me a better gamer, but I do like the feel of a lightweight mouse better.
One of the things multiple people have pointed out about this mouse as well as the MM710 is that if you press hard enough on the left side of the mouse it will actuate one of the buttons on the left side of the mouse. Yes this does happen, but you really have to be pressing hard. I’ve not once in the month I’ve been using this mouse had a time where I was gaming and accidentally actuated one of the side buttons.
Cooler Master backs this mouse up with their Master Plus software, which is pretty good. I still find it odd that Cooler Master has this software and other “Portal” software for their keyboards. I am not a fan of using two pieces of software from the same company. Also Cooler Master has yet to add the ability to remap a button to a Windows command or open a program. Missing features that we’ve pointed out for over a year now.
If you are looking for a lightweight mouse the MM711 from Cooler Master is a solid choice. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Cooler Master MM711 Gaming Mouse a 9 out of 10 score.
– Lightweight, only 60g
– RGB lighting added
– Perfect for FPS gamers
– Glides smoothly
– Ultraweave cabling
– Software works well
– Different software for Cooler Master keyboards and mice
– Software still does not allow you to set a button to a Windows command or open an application