Cooler Master has launched a new gaming mouse which it claims is affordable for everyone. The new Cooler Master CM310 is said to offer "versatile, reliable, dependable," performance and does indeed seem to check a lot of boxes. It is an ergonomic but ambidextrous design and features; an adjustable 10,000 DPI 'gaming grade' sensor, rubberised side grips, balanced weight and feel, 8 buttons in total, and multi-zone RGB illumination. It delivers all these qualities for the modest sum of US $30 / GBP £24.
Bryant Nguyen, Peripheral General Manager at Cooler Master said "We created a new mouse for gamers that are looking for a comfortable, ambidextrous, RGB gaming mouse that doesn't break the bank." Nguyen went on to highlight the wrap around RGB illumination and 10000 DPI sensor components as exemplary at this price point.
Looking deeper into the specs, we find that the CM310 uses a Pixart A3328 optical sensor. The sensor is easily adjusted through seven CPI/DPI levels ranging from 500 - 10,000 via two easy access DPI control buttons on top of the mouse, above the chunky textured RGB scroll wheel. As well as the clickable wheel there are two main buttons, two side buttons, an RGB mode toggle, and the aforementioned DPI adjustment buttons.
Gaming requires long term ergonomics and comfort and Cooler Master thinks its ambidextrous design with textured rubberised side grips help deliver precision and control. Furthermore, the calibrated equally distributed 100g weight of the mouse is said to hit the sweet spot for feel and balance. Last but not least the CM310 has multi-zone RGB LED lighting with five preset modes.
Cooler Master shares detailed specs for the CM310 on its product pages but I have mentioned all the essentials above except for the lift off distance (3mm), polling rate (1,000Hz), dimensions (127 x 71.5 x 39.5mm) and the fact that the CM310 is equipped with a 1.8m flexible rubber cable.
In its email to HEXUS, Cooler Master said that the CM310 is available immediately at $30 / £24, through its usual channels and distributors. Buyers receive a 2-year warranty.