Cooler Master MasterMouse MM720 Claw Grip Gaming Mouse Review

  1. About the MasterMouse MM720 gaming mouse...
  2. Mouse Overview and Illumination
  3. Utility and Sensor Overview
  4. End User Experience and Conclusion
  5. Online Purchase Links


Disclosure: The MasterMouse MM720 mouse is loaned by Cooler Master

The MasterMouse MM720 is the third claw grip specific gaming mouse by CM. It is updated with a newer optical sensor and also a newer design with perforation and every possible weight reduction. Users clearly want lightweight mice- either wired or wireless. This is something most mouse manufacturers are emphasizing on. It is just like a market for those who want a weighted mouse.

Why lightweight mice are a thing, now?

The first mouse I’ve seen using the perforated design is from the Glorious Master Race. But lightweight mice is something I’ve seen in CM Storm Alcor before it was cool. Back then, it was inevitable that most gamers will want to shift to a lightweight mouse. With intense multiplayer gameplay, especially in a battle royale, and those streaming for 2-to-4 hours at least, weight becomes a liability that affects performance. But rigidity and durability of the mouse are still important. So weight reduction becomes a technical artwork.

Packaging and Contents

The packaging of the MasterMouse MM720 is as small of the mouse, refreshingly. The internal packaging could have been more rigid to protect from possible excessive damage that soft packages are known to have.

You do get some stuff with the mouse- manual, spare mouse feet set and some mouse grip strips.

Cooler Master provides a spare set of PTFE mouse feet and a set of vertical line textured finger and thumb grips. This is very appreciated and the best accessor you could get with a gaming mouse.

Specifications

PRODUCT NUMBER MM-720-KKOL1 (Black Matte)
MM-720-WWOL1 (White Matte)
MM-720-KKOL2 (Black Glossy)
MM-720-WWOL2 (White Glossy)
MOUSE GRIP TYPE Claw, Palm
MOUSE MATERIAL ABS, PTFE
MOUSE COLOR Black, White
SURFACE TREATMENT Matte, Glossy
MOUSE LED BACKLIGHT 2-zone RGB
MOUSE SENSOR PixArt PMW3389
DPI / DPI 7 Levels
(400, 800, 1200 (default), 1600, 3200, 6400, 16000)
MOUSE TRACKING SPEED 400 ips
MOUSE LIFT OFF DISTANCE < ~2mm
MOUSE POLLING RATE 1000Hz
ANGLE SNAPPING N/A
MOUSE ACCELERATION 50g
MOUSE PROCESSOR 32 bit ARM Cortex M0+
MOUSE MEMORY 512 KB
L/R MICRO SWITCH LK optical micro switch, 70M
ENCODER LK optical encoder
MOUSE BUTTONS 6
MOUSE CABLE LENGTH Fixed Ultraweave cable, 1.8m
SOFTWARE Yes, Cooler Master MasterPlus+ Support
MOUSE DIMENSION 105.42 x 76.52 x 37.35mm
MOUSE WEIGHT 49g/0.108lbs
WARRANTY 2 years
PRODUCT Mice
SERIES MasterMouse

The KK version highlights black colour while WW is for white. The L1 variation is the matte while the L2 version. Mine is the WWOL1 and hence Matte white. The MM720 retains the same PixArt PMW3389 optical sensor. Its a well-tried, tested and trusted optical mouse sensors with a very high DPI range up to 16,000. It uses 32 bit ARM Cortex M0+ controller for the RGB and in-mouse processing and a 512KB for on-mouse storage.

49 grams is pretty light for a mouse and a shell this small. The predecessor, CM Storm Xornet, weighs 132 g. That’s one hell of a diet plan! 

Mouse Design

The Cooler Master MasterMouse MM720 is made for claw and palm users, much like its very distant CM Storm Spawn and Xornet. It is safe to say that for small and most medium-sized hand users can use the MM720 for palm grip. Claw/ Palm and perhaps certain finger trip grip users (where only the upper palm has contact with the shell) will also like the feel of the shell. The moulded shape for the ring finger rest (next to the right-click switch) provides a comfortable grip. Because of this, this is made specifically for right-hand users.

As it is with many mice that you see now, it uses a honeycomb shell for weight reduction. The perforation design on the MM720 is done well. It is smaller than the ones on the MM710 that I’ve reviewed earlier. The edges of the perforation are also smoother to the hands with a good textured feel for the palm. I do wish the perforation is extended further on the sides, below the thumb switches and for the little finger. Cooler Master did provide thumb grips for this reason. But might just prefer having the perforation as a mean to get a good grip.

The comfort and ease of use between matte and gloss

I don’t know how a gloss shell will look or feel like. But its anything like the thumb switches, I prefer to avoid it. Sure, some people prefer otherwise- or just use the grip stickers if needed. The choice of colours and finish gives that flexibility to its consumer base.

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