Editorial rating: 3.50 / 5 ⭐️’s
The CoolerMaster MM720 is purpose-built for FPS gamers who use a claw or fingertip grip. The shorter length and overall shape provide the extra gripping power needed for these grip styles. It’s also ultralight, great for aiming and quick mouse flicks, and has low click latency due to its high max polling rate. But the MM720 isn’t suitable if your hands are on the larger side and some gamers may not like that this is only available as a wired gaming mouse.
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CoolerMaster MM720 specs
- Weight: 49 grams
- Sensor: PixArt PMW3389 32k DPI
- Polling rate: 1000 Hz
- Buttons: 6
- Battery life: N/A
- Connectivity: Wired
- Compatibility: Windows, macOS (No software compatibility)
If you want a wireless gaming mouse: The Logitech G703 has an ergonomic shape and a grippy rubberized texture on both sides, great for gripping power using claw and fingertip grips. However, it’s a heavier model.
If you want to upgrade: The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro has better build quality, is faster, and works well with all grip styles. For the added performance, the price tag is much higher.
If you want a bigger gaming mouse: The Roccat Kone Pro works well with all grip styles and is bigger all around.
One of the defining characteristics of the CoolerMaster MM720 is its ultralight 49-gram weight. While gaming mice are becoming lighter, moving below the 50-gram floor is still uncommon.
Accordingly, the MM720 practically disappears in your hand and requires little effort for quick micro adjustments and mouse flicks.
Gaming mouse designers need to cut something to reduce weight. In the case of the MM720, CoolerMaster cut the size and included a honeycomb body with cutouts.
The CoolerMaster MM720’s sensor is fast and accurate, with a max DPI of 32,000, which is in a category all its own at any price point. But let’s get real for a moment.
No one needs a 32,000 DPI, and it is more marketing hype than anything since gamers rarely set their DPIs above 1,000. But the DPI headroom is there should you want to play at a higher DPI.
Notably, the sensor tracks accurately at 400 inches per second, beating many other cheap gaming mice.
To help achieve its fast performance, the MM720 has a max 1000 Hz polling rate, which is common among the best FPS gaming mice.
You also have the option of selecting a lower polling rate. However, doing so slows the latency since your mouse will report inputs back to your computer 125, 250, or 500 times per second. The MM720 is also a wired gaming mouse, so there’s no concern about the max polling rate reducing battery life.
The LK Micro optical switches in the CoolerMaster MM720 are surprisingly crisp, tactile, and durable for a budget gaming mouse. We’ve not come across a gaming mouse at a similar price point that matches the performance and durability of the MM720’s switches—Kudo’s CoolerMaster.
The switches are rated for 70 million clicks, far higher than most gaming mice costing several times more. Many budget models are rated for around 20 million clicks. On the other end, flagship Razer gaming mice max out at 90 million clicks.
Important for a cheap gaming mouse, we also didn’t encounter any double-clicking issues throughout testing.
This bad boy is light, so you know it’s on a whole ‘nother level regarding gliding on a mousepad. The MM720 is as close to effortless as possible.
I noticed the smooth gliding performance most when micro-adjusting aim in Valorant and Apex Legends with my wrist stationary and moving the mouse with only my fingers using a claw grip. Some heavier gaming mice experience resistance starting and ending each micro-adjustment, but not the MM720.
One reason it glides like butter in a hot pan is the size of the PTFE feet array on the underside. Roughly one-third of the bottom is covered in PTFE, including a massive front foot.
The CoolerMaster MM720 is technically a six-button gaming mouse, but one button is on the underside, limiting its usefulness. Six-button designs are common for FPS gaming mice, though some move the sixth button to a more convenient location behind the scroll wheel. Nicely, all of the buttons are remappable, and you can add a layer of additional commands using the Combo feature in MasterPlus that acts like a shift key on a keyboard.
The L/R buttons are far shorter than most gaming mice, including most mini models. The button design is intentional since the MM720 is designed for claw grips, and your fingers don’t need a large landing pad using this grip style. The L/R buttons also have a slightly scalloped shape, helping to center your fingers on each switch.
The two side buttons are passable. I prefer larger buttons that are positioned slightly further back. This way, the buttons are in closer reach for medium and large hands and are harder to miss.
Like the side buttons, the scroll wheel is passable. It has a nice rubberized texture with small notches that are good for precise scrolling, but feels a bit clunky rotating through each step.
The feeling may not deter many gamers since a scroll wheel isn’t critical in FPS games. But consider the Razer Basilisk V3, Logitech G703, or Roccat Kone Pro if you want an ergonomic mouse with a better scroll wheel.
There is no free scroll or L/R tilt functionality, as is common with six-button gaming mice.
CoolerMaster isn’t playing it safe with the MM720; quite the opposite. This gaming mouse is purpose-built for claw and fingertip grips and is unlike anything you’ll find on the shelf at Best Buy.
The subtle ergonomic shape is far shorter and more circular than most gaming mice. There’s also a right finger rest and a slight recess on the left to slot your thumb into, and there’s no accentuated top hump.
These design decisions help improve control and gripping power using only your fingers. The small size reduces weight and is easy to grip, so you don’t lose control of the MM720 with rapid mouse movements.
One design update that could improve the MM720 for claw and fingertip grips would be including a textured or rubberized material on the sides, like the Logitech G703, a far bigger competitor that works well with claw and fingertip grips.
Hand size and grip style
A segment of the market prefers small gaming mice due to their weight and ease of control with claw and fingertip grips. The CoolerMaster MM720 is worth considering if that’s what you’re seeking. It’s not comfortable for long gaming sessions using a palm grip, mainly since there is no top hump for palm support and the short length.
You can use the MM720 comfortably if you have small or medium hands, though the comfort declines the larger your hand.
But for aggressive claw grips, a wider range of hand sizes are suitable since you can adjust the positioning of your fingers forward or backward to seat the mouse where desired.
The Razer Viper Mini is another gaming mouse to consider if you play with a claw or fingertip grip and want to stick with a smaller body but a more familiar shape.
Customization and software
There are two RGB zones on the MM720, one in the scroll wheel and the other on the back. The zones aren’t independent but can be customized with many effects within the MasterPlus software. However, the RGB possibilities aren’t as robust as what you’d get with Logitech and Razer’s feature-rich software programs.
One minor gripe is the scroll wheel’s RGB, which isn’t punchy. The RGB array shines through a gray material surrounding the scroll wheel, and the colors aren’t as vibrant as the back array or other gaming mice.
You can carry onboard up to five custom profiles. This feature is most useful for gamers who want to quickly change profiles based on the game or program they’re currently using.
Onboard profiles are vital for the MM720 since it doesn’t include auto profile switching, which changes your mouse profile based on the windowed program.
To take advantage of the onboard profiles, remap one of the buttons to a profile switching command, either the button on the underside or by assigning it to one of the buttons on top using the Combo shift-like functionality.
CoolerMaster’s MasterPlus software includes the essential features most gamers will need to customize their gaming experience. It’s not as robust as Razer’s insanely customizable Synapse software, and the experience isn’t always intuitive. But after spending several minutes familiarizing yourself with the software, you shouldn’t encounter any roadblocks. Here’s more about what you can do within MasterPlus with the CoolerMaster MM720.
- Remap your mouse buttons, including setting a Rapid Fire command mapped to a specific button and repeated up to 99 times.
- Adjust the DPI presets in increments of 100 from 200 to 32,000
- Enable custom X and Y sensitivities
- Adjust the polling rate from a list including 125, 250, 500, and 1000 Hz presets
- Enable Angle Snapping or adjust the lift-off distance to either Low or High
- Adjust the debounce time
- Customize the RGB effects
Note, MasterPlus isn’t macOS compatible. While you can use the CoolerMaster MM720 in macOS, you’ll either need to use the defaults or customize the mouse in Windows and use that onboard profile.
In the box
- CoolerMaster MM720 with cable (1.8 m)