Cooler Master MM831 Hybrid radio racing mouse

▲ Cooler Master MM831 gaming mouse

Cooler Master launches the new MM831 Hybrid radio racing mouse. It features powerful specifications and full functionality as its selling point. It uses a new generation of PixArt PAW3335 high-precision optical sensor to provide up to 32,000 DPI resolution, and is equipped with an Omron jog button with a lifetime of 20 million presses. In addition to USB kb wired connection, it also supports Hybrid wireless mode, which can be connected via 2.4GHz USB wireless receiver or Bluetooth 4.2 wireless connection, built-in 800mAH lithium battery and supports Qi 1.2 wireless charging technology, priced at HK$590, which is quite worth playing .


The Cooler Master MM831 wireless racing mouse measures 128.1mm x 67.4mm x 43.4mm and weighs 123g. The surface uses a matte black UV non-slip coating to reduce sweat residue. It has a moderately curved back and a slightly slender. The mouse body is ergonomically designed, suitable for gamers whose right hand is grasped as a claw handshake method. The rubber side grip is added to the thumb to provide a comfortable and natural control experience.


In addition to sliding, DPI indicator and Cooler Master logo at the rear, an ARGB light ring design is also added below. Players can choose their favorite light effect mode through the MasterPlus+ software, or use the Combo button to define real-time lighting changes.

2.4GHz / BT Hybrid wireless connection


The biggest selling point of the Cooler Master MM831 gaming mouse is the Hybrid wireless connection function. It can be used in wired mode through a USB C to A cable. The user can switch the cable to a wireless mouse. The USB wireless Dougle provides low latency 2.4GHz wireless connection, or direct connection to Notebook via Bluetooth 4.2.


▲ The bottom can be set to use the mode

The 2.4GHz USB Dougle is housed in the mouse tail magnetic cover. Users can find 3 different use mode switching and Bluetooth Pair buttons at the bottom of the mouse. It is worth noting that only the 2.4GHz wireless mode supports 1000Hz Polling Rate, and the Bluetooth mode only supports 125Hz. It is recommended that players try to use the 2.4GHz mode for games.

PixArt PAW3335 optical sensor

Cooler Master MM831 gaming mouse uses PixArt PAW3335DB-TZDU optical sensor, which has a native resolution of 16,000 DPI,The maximum acceleration is 20g and it has a 400 Inch per Second (IPS) speed. Compared with other models, it has lower power consumption performance and can effectively improve the battery life. The factory cooperates with PixArtWith the built-in ARM Cortex-M0 processor, the resolution is increased to a maximum of 32,000 DPI, which is double the precision resolution, which will meet the demand for high-resolution games of 8K games in the future.


▲ Pixart PWM3335 optical sensor ▲ HOLTEK HT32F52342 microprocessor

Using HOLTEK HT32F52342 microprocessor, it has a built-in 32bit ARM Cortex M0+ computing core, a core clock of 100MHz, built-in 64KB RAM, 512KB NAND Flash capacity, and the MasterPlus package provides programmable functions, macros and other On-the -Fly function etc.

OMRON D2FC-F7N (20M) Fine movement


▲ OMRON D2FC-F7N (20M) Fine movement

In terms of buttons, Cooler Master MM831 uses OMRON Switch D2FC-F-7N (20M) white dot micro-movement, which has a hard hand feel, moderate resilience, crisp click sound, and a lighter button. It only needs 0.74N presses and has up to 20 million presses. life.

800mAh lithium battery, support Qi wireless charging


▲ Built-in 800mAH lithium battery ▲ Support Qi 1.2 wireless charging

In terms of battery life, Cooler Master MM831 has a built-in 800mAH lithium battery, which can provide about 16 hours of battery life in 2.4GHz mode, and 22 hours of use in Bluetooth low power rake mode. In addition to charging via USB-C, the body Built-in Qi charging function, you can use Qi 1.2 compatible mouse charging pad to charge at the same time, very convenient.

Support MasterPlus+ utility

MM831▲ Button page supports button function programming

Users can download the MasterPlus+ utility program to program the functions of the mouse’s 7 buttons to suit the user’s usage habits, including the scroll wheel up and down, scroll wheel click, left and right keys, right function keys and DPI keys can be redefined, with The Mouse Combo function can be expanded to 12 input combinations through key combinations.


▲ Performance page supports DPI, Polling Rate and sensor angle correction

Equipped with 5 levels of custom DPI settings, with independent fine-tuning of X and Y-axis DPI values ​​to meet the needs of professional players. Players can also adjust for USB Polling Rate, Button Respond Time, ±30° angle correction, and surface distance height . It also has a custom surface fine-tuning function, through the sensor to detect to further improve the accuracy of mouse control.


▲ Support RGB lighting effect control

Support ARGB lighting effect control, providing Static monochrome, Breathing breathing light, Spectrum Cycle color cycle, Rainbow Pulse rainbow pulse, Rainbow EQ rainbow flashing, Comet comet, Lighting flashing thunder, Sparkle firework, Police Light warning light, Wildfire campfire There are 14 different modes such as Metronome, Music Pulse, Indicator, Custom, etc. There are 5 special effect speeds to choose from, and the effect is quite good.


▲ Macros page supports macro recording

The Cooler Master MM831 gaming mouse supports advanced macro recording. Players can record a complex series of button actions in the mouse. In the future, they can repeat actions by simply pressing the macro shortcuts, which greatly enhances combat effectiveness.


▲ Support 5 sets of profile storage functions

The built-in 512KB memory supports 5 sets of profile storage functions. Players can switch in real time during the game, and support the import and export of profile setting files. Players can also automatically switch corresponding to different profiles according to different EXE files, which is very convenient.


▲ Setting page in wireless mode

Under the Wireless setting page, users can set the mouse’s sleep time, the brightness of the ARGB lighting effect, or individually turn off the LED ring under the mouse, leaving only the scroll wheel and DPI indicator light to improve battery life.

Cooler Master MM831 Gaming Mouse

Price: HK$590

Enquiry: Ramboxs (2386-0928)

Editor’s comment:

I tried the Cooler Master MM831 Hybrid radio racing mouse. The hybrid connection mode is really convenient to use. I can use the USB-C cable to connect to the PC at home and use 2.4GHz wireless connection notebook. The specifications are excellent and the price is reasonable. Not bad. .

Text: KK Wong/Test Center

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