MasterMouse Pro L adopts Cooler Master’s modular philosophy

Cooler Master is bringing its modular design philosophy to the mouse market today with its MasterMouse Pro L. This refreshingly simple design comes with a pair of top covers that have different heights for palm and claw grippers. It also includes two pairs of side covers—one with a smooth finish, the other with a rougher texture—so that gamers can get the feel they want under their fingers. If you're one of those "makers" that seem to be getting more and more common these days, Cooler Master also provides 3D schematics of those side panels so that the truly particular can make a pair of grips that's suited to their unique physiology.

Like any respectable gaming peripheral these days, the MasterMouse Pro L offers (mercifully subdued) RGB LED lighting at its rear and under the scroll wheel. This rodent sees with the industry-standard PixArt PMW3360 optical sensor, which can track at nosebleed-inducing resolutions up to 12000 DPI. More importantly, Cooler Master's included software lets gamers tune four on-the-fly DPI slots at 100-DPI intervals.

The ambidextrous Pro L has two side buttons on its left and right sides, as well as a DPI button on its base for on-the-fly switching. Assign the "Storm Tactix" button function to one of the mouse's programmable clickers, and it opens up another layer of button functions while it's pressed. If the base-mounted DPI button is inconvenient, tweakers can re-assign that function to another button, as well.

The MasterMouse appears to be available on CM's online store today for a surprisingly reasonable $59.99.

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    • ronch
    • 4 years ago

    MasterMouse:
    One Mouse to rule them all. One Mouse to find them,
    One Mouse to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

    • Chrispy_
    • 4 years ago

    I, for one, am just pleased that mice with decent sensors and basic ergonomics are gaining popularity again.

    RGB lighting, high DPI and extreme shapes are nice bonus features as long as they don’t interfere with a good shape for the hand and decent tracking from a reliable sensor.

    • sweatshopking
    • 4 years ago

    Meh. I’ll stick with my 2$ mouse.

      • pranav0091
      • 4 years ago

      YES. AND BUY A NEW KEYBOARD WITH THE SAVED CASH.

        • DrCR
        • 4 years ago

        A FULL $3 FOR A KEYBOARD?! YOU’RE RICH.

      • DrCR
      • 4 years ago

      I’m surprised mice get paid even that much in a sweatshop.

    • synthtel2
    • 4 years ago

    This looks like a really good mouse for a reasonable price. Lightweight, probably a top-quality sensor, swappable surfaces for comfort, enough buttons, and not much bling. I like it.

    • synthtel2
    • 4 years ago

    [quote<]the industry-standard PixArt PMW3360 optical sensor[/quote<] [s<]The industry-standard (G502 etc) one is the 3366 - this is the first time I've heard of the 3360. I'll be curious to see what the internet can dig up on the differences once this has been out for a bit.[/s<] Edit: nevermind, my google-fu failed me.

      • BoilerGamer
      • 4 years ago

      3366(G303/502/900/Pro) is the logitech exclusive version of 3360, they are pretty much the same sensor except logitech had half a year or more exclusivity on it.

        • synthtel2
        • 4 years ago

        So it is, thanks. I would still be very curious about the differences, since it wouldn’t have a different model # if it were identical. Pixart doesn’t like making datasheets available though (neither of these sensors are even mentioned on their site), and the internet at large seems to have no idea. :/

          • BoilerGamer
          • 4 years ago

          pretty sure exclusive sensor for logitech have been a thing for a long time now, and nothing have been proven on them being any different than the mass market/public version than the model number difference and early release date.

          If you are so insist on getting the exclusive version then just pay $10 more and get the G Pro, about the same shape and weight(might be lighter) AFAIK
          .

            • RAGEPRO
            • 4 years ago

            That $10 also loses you some buttons and the customizability, though.

            • synthtel2
            • 4 years ago

            I don’t have any practical use for the knowledge (already got a mouse I like better), I’m just curious for its own sake, and TIL something. Thanks!

          • limitedaccess
          • 4 years ago

          They perform differently at high DPI (2100 or higher).

          3366 has 2 frames of smoothing throughout.

          3360 applies 32 frames of smoothing at 2100 DPI or higher. The same 2 frames <2100.

          Also other implementation factors can affect sensor performance even with the same sensor model: firmware/SROM, position, etc. So not all 3360 mice will perform the same.

            • synthtel2
            • 4 years ago

            Cool, that’s very interesting. 32 frames should be pretty noticable, right? That makes it sound like the 3366 at high CPI is optimized for people who can actually use high CPI, while the 3360 has more in mind the crowd who goes to high CPI just because bigger numbers. That is, the smoothing sounds like a hack to keep the mouse more usable for someone who’s well outside their optimal CPI range. Is that everyone else’s reading of it?

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