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Cooler Master CM110 in test: Compact and simple

Gaming mice don’t always have to cost a lot of money to offer decent features. Of course, there are always trade-offs to be made, but Cooler Master has something up its sleeve. Although the manufacturer is not really known for peripherals, the Cooler Master CM110 is located in the lower price segment. A lot is promised and we naturally take a look at what the mouse can do.

Specifications

Material Plastic
Sensor PixArt PWM3050
DPI 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6000
Polling rate 1000 Hz
Max. Acceleration 20 G
Weight 92 g
Dimensions (L x W x H) 116.7 x 62.8 x 38 mm
Number of buttons 6
Switch n. a.
Cable gummed, 1.8 m
Price € 41.99 *

Packaging & accessories

We don’t expect much. The Cooler Master CM110 comes in a simple cardboard box in the familiar purple color. The front of the box can be opened, and underneath a plastic cover hides the object of our desire.

Of course, we can’t expect accessories at this price, but it is surprising that the CM110 doesn’t have a sleeved cable. The 1.8 meter long cable is rubberized. Is that due to the price? Hardly, even the Inter-Tech GT310 has a sleeved cable and this one costs even less.

Hardly worth mentioning: The typical paper accessory is of course also included. Since the CM110 only offers on-the-fly operation, it might make sense for one or the other.

Design & Material

The Cooler Master CM110 comes with a matte black design and this one is more than plain. Where the palm is located, we find the logo of Cooler Master.  Of course, without the lettering but only the frame, and that looks really good. Besides, the compact mouse offers only two thumb buttons, so it doesn’t look too cluttered.

Although the workmanship of the CM110 is really good, only lightweight plastic is used. The mouse feels quite thin-walled, which probably also results in the weight of only 92 grams. Due to the gliding pads, the mouse just glides over the mouse pad, of course the weight plays an important role there as well.

In addition to the normal main buttons, the Cooler Master CM110 still has clickable mouse wheel, underneath a DPI switch as well as two thumb buttons. Unlike other mice, however, macros cannot be placed on the thumb buttons or the DPI switch. You can only navigate back and forth with the thumb button. Is this due to the price? Other manufacturers offer cheap mice that don’t have nice software, but can do macros.

RGB lighting is also available, even if you have to adjust it via keyboard shortcuts due to the missing software. Seven different effects are available, and you can also adjust the speed or color. However, you don’t have many options at your disposal.

Ergonomics

Although the Cooler Master CM110 is very compact, its shape makes it suitable for large hands. Additionally, the light weight makes it usable for longer hours without getting too heavy at some point. Fittingly, the glide pads on the bottom do a good job. No matter on which surface, whether on different mouse pads or directly on the table, it glides perfectly.

According to Cooler Master, the CM110 is only suitable for right-handers. However, it can also be used by lefties due to its symmetrical shape. However, this brings disadvantages, since the thumb keys can only be found on the left side.

Sensor & Switches

There is not much to say here. Cooler Master relies on familiar hardware and that is the PixArt PWM3050. There are five different DPI levels to choose from. The levels can be switched through via the DPI switch, whereby these are fixed, nothing can be adjusted here. However, the PixArt PWM3050 does its best. All movements are precisely adopted.

Exactly which switches Cooler Master installs in the CM110 isn’t revealed to us. However, that’s not really important in this case either. They do their job, even if the mouse clicks are a bit loud.

Conclusion

Cooler Master delivers a rock-solid mouse with the CM110. Of course, it must always be considered what the mouse costs. In this case, it is a slim 30 euros. And for that we get class workmanship, RGB lighting and a good sensor.

There is no question that there are some compromises to be made. For example, we cannot adjust the lighting as we would like. In addition, the assignment of the thumb keys is fixed, and we cannot store our own functions here either, let alone macros.

In conclusion, we can say that the Cooler Master CM110 is not a fully convincing mouse. It is by no means bad, but other mice offer more features, but usually not good workmanship in return.

Cooler Master CM110

Workmanship
Features
Ergonomics
Software
Value for money

87/100

The Cooler Master CM110 is well-made and offers features that a gaming mouse should have. Software for macros would have been great.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Bad Segeberg.

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