Cooler Master MasterMouse S and Lite S Revealed
Peter Donnell / 4 years ago
Cooler Master has just revealed the latest entries in their MasterMouse series, the S and the Lite S. Both of the new mice come with the same premium quality aesthetics we’ve come to expect from their latest range of peripherals, such as the MasterMouse Pro L . The MasterMouse S may be compact, but it packs in RGB lighting, four DPI levels with a maximum of 7200 DPI, and claw-grip ergonomics.
The MasterMouse S is now their mid-tier offering, while the MasterMouse Lite S is aimed for those looking for something more affordable. Of course, the Pro L sits at the top of the list as their premium and modular solution.
A Gaming-Grade Outfit
The MasterMouse S uses a PixArt PMW3330 optical sensor that enables you to switch between four customizable DPI levels from 400 to 7200 DPI. All the DPI values are provided without interpolation, and the mouse also doesn’t use acceleration. Thanks to this, the MasterMouse S has true 1-1 input tracking.
The body of the mouse offers six buttons, out of which five can be assigned a secondary function that can then be activated via Cooler Master’s “Storm TactiX” button, which is also optional. Storm TactiX can be easily understood if we look at it as the “FN” button we usually find on notebooks. The name of this function is taken from Cooler Master’s “CM Storm” heritage that it previously used for gaming products.
Thanks to the built-in 32-bit ARM processor and 512KB on-board memory, the MasterMouse S can save macros and all settings for up to five profiles, with everything being saved on its onboard memory. This means that your settings go wherever your mouse goes instead of being confined to the computer you normally use.
Customizable Full RGB Illumination
Two RGB illumination zones – one along the rim of the mouse wheel and one at the back-bottom edge – can both be customized with a full spectrum of 16.7 million colors as well as a wide range of lighting effects that can be assigned to each of the zones independently.
All of the illumination settings, button functions, macros, DPI levels and various sensor settings can be pre-programmed via Cooler Master’s Portal that comes with the mouse.
Durability Inside and Out
The surface of the MasterMouse S is covered with a matte UV coating that doesn’t wear off easily and is resistant to fingerprints. Both of the main buttons are equipped with Omron switches guaranteed to last 20 million clicks, while the cable strain relief has also been built extra strong to endure long-lasting gaming usage.
MasterMouse Lite S
Accompanying the release of the MasterMouse S is the MasterMouse Lite S, looking very similar in design but with simpler features. Weighing 86 grams, the MasterMouse Lite S comes with white LED illumination in two zones and a PixArt PAW3509 optical sensor that delivers up to 2000 DPI in three preset levels.
Pricing & Availability
The MasterMouse S and MasterMouse Lite S are expected to be available at local retailers in Europe end of December 2016 for a suggested retail price of €39,99 (MasterMouse S) and €19,99 (MasterMouse Lite S) respectively.