Cooler Master MM712 Wired Review (Page 4 of 4)

Page 4 - Conclusion

While the time between the wireless MM712 and the wired one was long, Cooler Master has redeemed themselves by delivering successfully on the MM712 Wired. Physically, we still have the same solid body that is generally well-constructed. The removal of the wireless components also means the MM712 Wired is even lighter at under 50g. However, Cooler Master has made some physical improvements, too. This includes better sides on the primary buttons so it does not catch on your fingers, flatter and smoother side buttons, and more contoured skates for an even smoother glide. Internally, the primary optical switches hold up well and provide a nice click in feel and sound. Nearby, we have a top-tier PixArt PAW3395 sensor. The sensor is now aligned with the mouse's center of mass, which was a requested change from reviewers and users alike. When it comes to the performance, the MM712 Wired is simply lovely. Whether you like its shape, size, or weight will come down to your preference. However, the sensor underneath is more than capable. Its tracking is excellent with no abnormalities in either movement or clicking. Better yet, Cooler Master has resolved any slam clicking issues, which is great to see. The MasterPlus+ utility works well, even if their interface scaling is an ongoing pain point. With all the enhancements they have added, I think both models are attractive and will come down to users wanting a wired or wireless experience. Furthermore, its MSRP of $50 is reasonable for an ultralight mouse. However, the one major drawback is availability. The MM712 Wired is currently planned for sale in Europe only, which will be a problem for many of our readers. In the end, the Cooler Master MM712 Wired is chock full of improvements, and my only hope is that it will soon be released for my fellow North American friends to enjoy.

Cooler Master provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.

APH:Recommended Award | APH Networks 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 Networks Numeric Rating is 8.0/10
Please note that the APH Networks Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other publications.

If you can get your hands on one, the Cooler Master MM712 Wired is an excellent option for a refined ultralight mouse.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look - Hardware and Software
3. Subjective Performance Tests
4. Conclusion