Page 4 - Conclusion
If there are any lessons for me to learn, my Earl Gray mistake told me to never drink caffeinated drinks like tea or coffee right before bedtime or in quick succession. When it comes to the Cooler Master MM711, however, I am not really sure if Cooler Master can learn any lessons because the addition of RGB is not a mistake but rather a trade-off. To start off, this mouse keeps all the successful aspects of its non-RGB brother. The lightweight body combined with small size is great for those with smaller hands who want something quick and agile to move around with. The MM711 still includes the ever-praised Ultraweave cable that every mouse should have from now on in my opinion. When you combine this with a high-end Pixart sensor, durable Omron switches, and smooth skating feet, the end result is an exceptional product. Cooler Master's MasterPlus software is pretty good to work with still, though I would have liked to see some game integration soon. The real exchange we are looking at is the additional seven grams for RGB lighting, which most people will not find to affect its remarkable performance. Even so, we still have a similar list of things you should keep in mind when purchasing this product. First of all, the weight shedding design does still mean dust can get inside, even if the internal parts are dust and water resistant. Secondly, its smaller footprint means it may not be great for bigger hands and I would recommend trying it before buying it. At press time, Cooler Master has pegged the MM711 with a $60 USD price tag, which represents a $10 increase on the original MM710. This is a pretty typical RGB tax. As such, if you want a still small and light mouse with lighting effects, the Cooler Master MM711 is the one to beat.
Cooler Master provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH Recommended Award | APH Review Focus Summary:
8/10 means Definitely a very good product with drawbacks that are not likely going to matter to the end user.
-- Final APH Numeric Rating is 8.0/10
Please note that the APH Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other sites.
The Cooler Master MM711 adds fancy RGB lights to everything we already liked about our original MM710 with little compromise.
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1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look - Hardware and Software
3. Subjective Performance Tests