Cooler Master has announced the release of a new gaming mouse in the CM310. The mouse includes a 10000 DPI gaming grade optical sensor, RGB illumination, and is designed to be ambidextrous.  The new peripheral, according to Cooler Master, is designed as 'a mouse for gamers of all calibers and is designed to be comfortable, reliable, and doesn’t break the bank'.

The outside of the mouse is made of a matte black plastic and rubber and includes an RGB illuminated web wheel. A Cooler Master symbol is on top, along with an RGB strip which is wrapped around the entire body. Cooler Master includes five preset RGB modes and effects, but no mention if it can work with motherboard RGB software. Although the mouse is said to be ambidextrous, the side buttons are on the left and for right-handed grip so this may not work as well for lefties who need those buttons. For increased grip, the sides of the mouse, where most users’ thumb and pinky finger rest, are rubberized to prevent slippage in the middle of a game.


There are a total of eight buttons on the mouse. The three buttons on top are mapped to DPI changed and profiles for the ability to quickly switch to slower/faster movements on the fly with seven levels (500, 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, and 10000 DPI). The remaining five buttons are the typical left and right we see on nearly every mouse, the two buttons on the left side along with the web wheel are also clickable.

The device uses a Pixart A3325 sensor, good up to the 10000 DPI mentioned earlier, along with a polling rate of 1000 Hz, a lift-off distance of ~3mm, and uses a 60 inch-per-second tracking speed (3.4 miles per hour). The wired mouse uses a 6-foot USB 2.0 cable to connect to the PC.

Cooler Master CM310 Gaming Mouse
Product Name / Model # CM310 / CM-310-KKW02
Grip Type Palm & Claw
Material ABS Plastic / Rubber
Color Black
LED Color 16.7M RGB with 5 Modes
Sensor Pixart A3328 (10000 DPI)
CPI / DPI  7 Levels (500, 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 10000)
Tracking Speed 60 ips
Lift Off Distance < ~3mm
Polling Rate / Acceleration 1000 Hz / 20g
Buttons 8
Connector / Cable Length USB 2.0 / 1.8 Meters (Flexible Rubber)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5" x 2.8" x 1.6"
Weight 100g/135g (without/with cable)
Warranty 2 Years

The Cooler Master CM310 is said to be available today at Newegg/Amazon and carries an MSRP of $30/30€. 

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  • roc1 - Friday, July 13, 2018 - link

    I wish they start specifying the latency as well.

    Mice vary drastically in added latency and this is a more important factor to me compared to 5000 vs 10000 dpi. Both of these are more than sufficient precision for my rail gun :-)
  • hansmuff - Friday, July 13, 2018 - link

    Where are you getting latency data from? Does your mouse manufacturer publish it, do you measure it objectively or subjectively?

    I thought USB mice get polled x times/s (500/1000 typically) and that's your latency there.

    Can you elaborate?
  • MrSpadge - Monday, July 16, 2018 - link

    No, that's just the interval at which the current sensor reading is transferred to the PC. How long the mouse takes to measure a position change and pass it to its output also adds latency. I can imagine this to be significant, depending on the amount of post processing (measuring very precisely takes time), or to be no issue at all.
  • DanNeely - Monday, July 16, 2018 - link

    I wasn't able to find anyone measuring absolute latency, but the click latency from the fastest to slowest mice is >30ms. Zero in the doc referenced below is just a really fast mouse that the author used as a baseline early in his testing, all numbers are the relative delay between the reference mouse and the other ones in the table. Since then he found a few mice that were marginally faster, which is why there are a few lines with negative values at the top of the chart.
  • Einy0 - Sunday, July 15, 2018 - link

    Polling rate of 1000 Hz = 1ms latency.
  • Lord of the Bored - Saturday, July 14, 2018 - link

    "A Cooler Master symbol is on top"
    You mean a hexagon? :P
  • leeer - Sunday, July 15, 2018 - link

    so basically it's a razer lancehead but cheaper? SOLD
  • nikon133 - Sunday, July 15, 2018 - link

    Sadly, it is not really ambidextrous... side buttons are only on one side.

    As a left-handed gamer, it is deal-breaking for me. I'd gladly pay a few $ more for side buttons on both sides. Or a way to swap buttons' side.
  • MrSpadge - Monday, July 16, 2018 - link

  • surt - Sunday, July 15, 2018 - link

    Clicky or silent buttons? I game at night after kids go to bed. Has to be silent.

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