There are a lot of features that work to differentiate between a normal run-of-the-mill computer mouse and a gaming mouse. Some of these features can include sensitivity, additional buttons, profile settings, and the all-important RGB. For some these might be integral features, for others they are additions that they'll likely never use. The Cooler Master MM730 doesn't have a lot of these "gamer" features but does make up for it in some other areas.
The mouse has a standard-looking form factor, naturally grooved on either side for finger placement, and a decent-sized arch so that your hand isn't getting too cramped gripping it for extended periods of time. The thumb rest of the mouse has two buttons that default to forward and backward for browsing but can be programmed for a variety of functions. For all intents and purposes, it will look like most standard office mice you've seen in the past, but once you pick it up there's a lot more to it.
One thing you'll immediately notice about handling the MM730 is the high-quality weaved connection cable. Even out of packaging there's barely any rigidity; as soon as it's on your desk, the mouse has free movement without any awkward resistance. The mouse is also surprisingly light, weighing a little under 50g and manages to achieve it without any concessions being made such as putting holes in the external shell. A lot of engineering went into the MM730 to make it so light, as its weight can make it feel low quality or cheap, but it certainly is not. Between no cable tugging and this lightweight design, you can control this mouse with incredible ease.
The MM730 has RGB built into both the scroll wheel and the Cooler Master logo. On the mouse itself, you can cycle between seven different colors as well as different ways that the mouse will display the colors. Like cycling through Christmas light options you have Static, Breathing, and Color Cycle. The two most perplexing options were color slide, which would shine brighter as you slid the mouse around, or Trigger Click, which pulses a color each time you use a button. Aesthetically the mouse responding to your actions is the most pleasing when you're watching it, but when in use chances are your hand covers the scroll wheel and palm rest of the mouse completely from sight rendering the effects mostly useless.
DPI settings can be cycled through on the mouse itself by pressing a cleverly concealed, and impossible to accidentally click, button on the underside of the mouse. DPI will be able to vary between 400 and 16,000, and I found myself settling at a comfortable 1,700 for regular and gaming usages. The mouse can cycle through the preset options using the button underneath, but for a more detailed setup, the software will be your friend. Poor documentation is a theme with the MM730, and it continues here by only telling you the multi-key presses for changing colors and DPI, where the MasterPlus software allows you to do much more than that - so install that asap.
The Macros options in MasterPlus were quite fully-fledged, not only allowing you to record your Macros but also decide the length of time between each key press and whether the macros would loop. While there are only two extra buttons on the mouse, your options are somewhat limited, but with enough thinking, you can create some extremely powerful macros. One of the stranger issues I did come across using the software was when navigating between tabs, I'd be unable to see my list of macros or lighting options. A quick close and reopen of the program would restore everything, but there definitely does seem to be some issues with the stability of the program.
Cooler Master MM730 Review | Final Thoughts
The Cooler Master MM730 is a solid gaming mouse, even if it's a bit more on the expensive side. While its weight might mislead you, it packs a large number of features. From its extremely well-designed cable and a smooth glide, to the eye-catching color wheel, the MM730 has everything a gamer would want. Be sure to use the software if you want to avoid any of the awkward button combinations on the mouse to change effects like colors and light patterns.
TechRaptor's Cooler Master MM730 review was conducted with a unit provided by Cooler Master.