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SteelSeries Sensei 62150 Grey 8 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser 11400 dpi Gaming Mouse

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SteelSeries Sensei Mouse

Meet the Sensei

Since the release of our first mouse, we have been using Japanese-inspiration in our naming of them. Our mice are built for performance and tournament-style play; Ikari means anger, Xai means talent, and the list of product names goes on. The Sensei is our version of the grand-master in our Do Jo. It is the teacher. The one everyone bows to, the one who knows tricks and secret moves that everyone wants to learn – but so very few can ever hope to master. It's a fitting name. Master your game. Meet the Sensei.

Features

SteelSeries Sensei Mouse

Powerful

A mouse as powerful as a Pentium computer? Yes. Really.

Your Way

The most customizable mouse in the world. Whatever you want, however you want it.

SteelSeries Sensei Mouse

Built by the Best

Fnatic, SK, EG, Na'Vi, EHOME, TyLoo. LoL, HoN, CS, SC2, DotA. They were all in on it.

Illuminate

Light up your wheel, CPI indicator or SteelSeries logo. Or turn it all off.

SteelSeries Sensei Mouse

Adjustable Lift Distance

Get your own lift distance regardless of surface. Always. You have the authority now.

LCD Display

Via the built-in menu, you can customize on the go - at the touch of your scroll wheel.

SteelSeries Sensei Mouse

Ambidextrous

The ambidextrous shape of the Sensei suits righties and lefties equally.

Backed by SteelSeries Engine

PC gamers will benefit fully from the SteelSeries Engine software.


Specifications

SteelSeries Sensei Mouse

Winning, It's The Way Of The Sensei

The name fits because everything we've ever learned about mice, everything we ever researched, everything we ever discovered, everything that makes a mouse great, is exactly what we built the SteelSeries Sensei around. The DNA of Sensei is programmed to win. It is one of those rare hardware products forged by love and science, trial and error, passion from professional gamers and a desire to push the envelope. SteelSeries Sensei was born for tournament victory; it was built to help you win.

Double Your Speed

SteelSeries Sensei can be fast, like really light-speed fast, if you need that kind of speed. Because we use a 32 bit ARM processor in the mouse, we can double (x2) your mouse sensitivity.

Our default CPI range: 1 to 5,700 CPI.

Our Double CPI range: 5701 to 11,400 CPI.

This feature is particularly useful for people using multiple monitor and similar environments.

SteelSeries Sensei Mouse

Size and Weight

  • Weight: 0.22lbs (102 grams)
  • Height: 1.5in. (38,7mm)
  • Width: 2.7in. (68,3mm)
  • Length: 4.9in. (125.5mm)

Best-in-Class Technology

Featuring a state of the art laser sensor that offers a consistent and reliable performance, the SteelSeries Sensei boasts 10.8-Megapixel HD image correlation at up to 12,000 frames per second and the ability to handle tracking movements of up to 150 inches per second.

Advanced Macros

Thanks to the support of the SteelSeries Engine software, you can record even extremely long and advanced macros to the Sensei. The macros can be layered and can include keystrokes and precise timing. How you will decide to use this advanced feature is up to you (choose your configurations wisely and adhere to any rules that you may need to abide by during gameplay); we are only presenting you with the capabilities for endless possibilities.

SteelSeries Sensei Mouse

To Correct or Not Correct?

SteelSeries FreeMove eliminates path correction, which makes the mouse predict, correct and make your movement straight. With the SteelSeries Sensei, you can adjust the amount of path correction or completely disable it for 100% control of your movement.

SteelSeries Sensei Mouse

Buttons

  1. Left side button 1
  2. Left side button 2
  3. Left click
  4. Right click
  5. Scroll wheel & middle click
  6. Right side button 1
  7. Right side button 2
  8. CPI high / low switch

32-Bit Arm Processor

The processor in SteelSeries Sensei is a 32 bit ARM processor and it is as fast as the original Pentium 75 MHz processor released by Intel in 1994. That is fast, incredibly fast. This reference may sound like overkill, but it's this type of power that allows us to do sophisticated calculations directly on the mouse – without the need for software drivers and without having to rely on the user's computer.

Our industry leading ExactTech settings, like ExactSens, ExactRate, ExactAim and more, are calculated directly on the mouse providing the user with a mouse movement that is completely free of any interpolation or extrapolation, without any delay, filtering and without using up memory or resources on the user's computer.

SteelSeries Sensei Mouse

On-Mouse LCD Menu

With the LCD display on the backside of the SteelSeries Sensei, you can customize all settings to fit your specific needs. The LCD menu offers setup of even the most advanced ExactTech settings described on this page.

SteelSeries ExactTech

Complete customization of the Sensei's can be configured through 4 technology features that we're calling SteelSeries ExactTech settings.

ExactLift: Adjustable Lift Distance

The Sensei gives you the ability to customize the lift distance. This has a number of practical applications, most importantly it allows you to fine-tune the mouse to your preferred mousepad or mousing surface. Not all surfaces are equal. Surfaces are made of many different types of materials and those different materials have different qualities. They can be reflective, rough, smooth - the list goes on. All of these factors will influence the lift distance of a normal mouse; with the Sensei, we put a whole new dimension of control in your hands.

ExactAim: Slow Down and Focus

SteelSeries ExactAim will allow you to be more precise. Headshots anyone? As you slow down your cursor the mouse will decelerate even more allowing you to focus on your target.

ExactAccel: Move Fast, No Even Faster

SteelSeries ExactAccel does just the opposite as ExactAim. As you increase the speed of your mouse movement, ExactAccel will accelerate your movements even faster in order for you to move across your game or page faster.

ExactSens: Control The Sensitivity

SteelSeries ExactSens allows you to control how fast your pointer should move by adjusting your CPI in increments of 1 between 1 to 5,700 CPI. This means, the SteelSeries Sensei offers you true hardware based sensitivity settings, freeing you of interpolation from game software. To really get the full benefit from ExactSens you need to deactivate any cursor acceleration and set your sensitivity settings in-game (sensitivity 1 or adjust your sensitivity slider to lowest possible setting) and on your operating system to default. You can use the CPI calculator below to find the value that resembles the cursor speed you are used to, giving you a good starting point for tweaking your sensitivity to perfection.

SteelSeries Sensei Mouse

Make It Your Own

It also allows you to upload your own bitmap picture, offering a great way to personalize your mouse – and help prevent theft at LAN-events, gaming cafes and other public places.

Developed with the Best

We are proud to be associated with some of the best players in the world of eSports. We maintain strong relationships and have continuous dialogue with teams like SK Gaming, Fnatic, Evil Geniuses, Natus Vincere and others who help in the development and improvement of our products.

To ensure maximum performance in all gaming scenarios we enlisted help from world-class StarCraft® II, Counter-Strike, Quake Live, DotA, League of Legends, Heroes of Newerth, WarCraft® III and Doom players. Click on the picture below for a list of the players who helped us with testing and refinement of the Sensei. We owe them a lot of thanks, so if you like the Sensei these are the players that helped make this mouse what it is.

SteelSeries Sensei Mouse

Glide like the Wind

Material: Gaming grade UPE covers 16 % of mouse bottom to ensure maximum glide. We recommend changing glides regularly as they will eventually be worn down.

SteelSeries Sensei Mouse

Light ‘Em Up

3 different zones on the Sensei (the wheel, the CPI indicator and the back) can be programmed individually – in 16.8 million different colors. It's another way for you to personalize your mouse. It also brings a very real benefit to users who utilize multiple profiles: by giving them different colors, you can quickly switch between profiles and also ways know which profile is active. For those of you who don't like glowing shiny stuff on your desktop, you can completely switch off all illumination.

SteelSeries Sensei Mouse

Plug, Play, Win

There's no need to install software of any kind in order to use the Sensei. The built-in driver can be adjusted through an LCD menu on the backside of the mouse. Simply plug in the Sensei and play. For the PC Gamers* who want really advanced customization options, the Sensei is supported by SteelSeries Engine technology.

Why You'll Win

Will the Sensei make you a badass 1337 n00b-owning gaming hero? Probably not, sorry. A mouse is a tool, like any other tool. Even the very best, most expensive, most amazing tennis racket in the world will not make you a better user of the tennis racket. Nothing, except your own talent and dedication will do that for you. Any company or product promising that is full of it. Period.

But will the Sensei help you win? Yes, for sure. And that is our promise to you. That is why we built the Sensei. With second-to-none accuracy during movements, it will give you precision down to the level of a single pixel. A 32 bit ARM processor powers the most sophisticated gaming mouse ever built, enabling advanced on-mouse calculations allowing unprecedented personalized setup and extra functionality for all seven buttons. The comfortable shape with the slick non-slip metal coating and the ergonomic button placements will help reduce wrist strain, allowing you to be faster, more accurate and play longer.

Sensei Compatibility

Operating systems:

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Mac OS X


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  • Anonymous
  • 9/23/2014 8:34:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat mouse

Pros: This mouse is great. It is not the heaviest mouse in the world so if you like the hefty mouses this is not the one for you. The mouse is very customization and you will never get bored making new profiles with all the colors to choose from. It has a very good sensor and I have not yet feel if not track.

Cons: None so far

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5 out of 5 eggsSteelSeries Sensei 62150 laser mouse

Pros: The SteelSeries Sensei 62150 laser mouse ended up being the best mouse I have ever used. The build and components appear to be high quality and the hardware is top notch. Even the braided cable is very nice. It even has an ARM processor in it to aid CPI changes, which can be convenient, especially when I am using a 3 monitor setup to choose between rapid and precise movement. Even with the processor, it does not get warm, unlike the equivalent processing power of a Pentium processor from that bygone era. It isn't too light or too heavy. The size is right for my uses. It has 8 intuitive buttons for common tasks (e.g. browsing, etc.).

The software and customizability is where this mouse stands out. It is easy to setup 4 custom profiles (1 is reserved). The CPI 1 and 2 can be adjusted, along with the exact -lift, -accel , -aim, and freemove for the sensor settings. The looks can easily be changed customize the LCD for brightness and contrast, and a custom bitmap 128x32 can be loaded. The 3 LED colors for the wheel, logo, and CPI (2 colors) can be selected for customizability. It is possible to select that a specific profile be loaded when a specific application is active, so it is convenient. The profile can also be selected by holding the CPI button down for a few seconds, then roll to the desired profile. You can even track how many of the specific buttons were pressed over a selected time period. I’m not sure I want to know, but perhaps someone does.

Cons: For systems with low amounts of RAM, the software does consume about 168 Mb RAM. However, if you are buying this mouse, it is unlikely that you skimp on RAM.

Other Thoughts: The primary color is light silver and it appears lighter than some of the Newegg pictures.

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4 out of 5 eggsA Highly Customizable, Quality, Ambidextrous Mouse

Pros: * The big selling point of this mouse for me is the customizable software. You can program any button to do anything you can think of. I’ve been using this mouse’s customizable buttons to play World of Warcraft and combining it with the AutoHotkey macro program to do some pretty amazing stuff in that game. You can assign game profiles so you don’t have to reprogram the buttons between different games, alter the sensitivity (CPI) on the fly, mouse lift height, acceleration, polling rate, and a couple other cursor movement customizations. You can even keep track of your button push statistics.

* There is a small monochrome LED display on the bottom of the mouse that displays a logo, text, or a small bitmap image that you can customize from within the software. You are supposed to use it to see what profile is loaded into the mouse when changing profiles on the fly. I just drew up a picture of a Lamborghini in MS Paint that looks pretty cool and use it for everything.

* The overall feel of construction seemed like good quality. The buttons feel very tight and responsive, the scroll wheel didn’t have any extra slack in it, and there are three big slip pads on the bottom surface to keep the mouse gliding smoothly across any smooth surface. The whole thing is made of plastic but it feels fairly rugged.

* The are three other LED displays on top of the mouse that you can customize the color of to make it look cool.

* A nice braided cable. I love braided cables. They have never proved a real world benefit to me but they look and feel nice.

* There was no software media in the box, just a simple link in the manual for where you can download the drivers and software, which Steelseries calls their “Steelseries Engine”. I consider this a pro because you are assured to get the latest revision of software, and you don’t have a CD to store away or throw into the trash. During the software installation, it automatically upgraded the mouse firmware successfully, which the manual states it will attempt to do.

Cons: * I am right handed, and the first thing I noticed when I started using this mouse was that I very often, accidently pressed the thumb buttons on the right side of the mouse with my ring and pinky fingers. This then activated whatever function was assigned to these buttons and usually messed things up on the screen. Being an ambidextrous mouse, this may be hard for you to avoid doing depending on how you hold the mouse and whether or not you have a fidgety hand like me. I ended up having to disable these two buttons, and because of this, the entire ambidextrous feature of this mouse became nullified. I can only imagine the same thing could happen to lefties as well, but on the opposite side. This therefore is a CON for me. It may work great for you, but if you are a lefty, please consider this possibility against simply getting a left handed mouse.

* Price is too high. This is just a MS Intellimouse Explorer with more lights, 3 more buttons, and better software customization for twice the price. Or you can look at is like a Logitech G500s with less buttons, a simpler look, and similar customization for twice the price. But it does have more LED lights on it than either the MS or Logitech mice #LEDsigh.

* The box advertises that the mouse has a “grip coating”. Don’t be misled, it’s just smooth plastic everywhere. No texture, no special rubbery grip.

Other Thoughts: Just a warning, when installing the drivers, it popped up a restart window about 20 seconds before the installation was completed. You don’t want to hit yes and restart before it has completed the installation, so be sure it’s finished when you do.

The little manual you get in the box is a multilingual manual of which the English instruction section is barely 4 pages of the 43 pages that it consists of. Regardless, it has pretty much all you need to know. Everything can be found on the SteelSeries website.

This mouse is shaped and sized almost exactly the same as my Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0. If you like the feel of that mouse, you will probably like the feel of this one.

There is no adjustable weight tray with this mouse like is found on other high end mice, but for me, that has always been a gimmick anyway. A couple of grams of weight on or off your mouse isn’t going to make you play call of duty any better, no matter how good or sensitive you claim to be. In my opinion, the lighter the better, and this mouse feels about the same weight as the IntelliMouse.

Basically, if you want a customizable gaming mouse that has ambidextrous features, this is a really great mouse and I would recommend it. If you want all that without the need for ambidextrous features, I would hesitate to recommend it, and I myself prefer not to use it mainly due to the right side buttons always getting accidently pushed.

Steelseries makes really good mice and they offer many other mice to choose from that you need to look at before deciding on your purchase. I definitely recommend the brand overall.

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5 out of 5 eggsIt's responsive

Pros: This mouse is good looking and feature packed. It’s comfortable for long periods of use and offers a good feeling even with fairly large hands. Seems base-heavy, which really provides a premium feel. Its top buttons, wheel, and left buttons are easily accessed. Ambidextrous, if that's your thing. The Sensei has highly customizable software that allows access to all of the Sensei’s power. It offers the ability to create up to five separate game profiles. You can assign buttons to macros, change sensor settings, and set the color of the three lighted areas, independently, to any one of 16.8 million colors. Any of the lights can also be disabled if you would prefer. There is a little LCD panel on the bottom which displays a custom grayscale bitmap that is 128x32. And it is fast!

Cons: I’m not sure if I’m just not comfortable with the right side buttons, but they just don’t seem to be easily accessible without having to move my hand to reach them. The settings in the software seem to be lost if you do things not the way they were intended. The LCD panel being on the bottom is sort of gimmicky as most of the time you won't be looking at it while gaming, although you can change the settings from it.

Other Thoughts: The Sensei fits well in my hand and offers lots of power and flexibility, which may extend to a bit of an edge in gaming. The Sensei worked on Windows 7 & 8 (using software from the website) and MacOSX 10.6 (software also from website, required two reboots). I received no response from it on my Ubuntu 12.04 Linux box.

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4 out of 5 eggsLots of options, not liking the feel though

Pros: - Lots of options in the software: profiles, sensitivity, lights, LCD images
- Customizable LCD image (underside) and LED’s
- Smooth glide on any surface I tried it on (old desk, paper, mouse pad) and no noticeable skips or jumps
- The LCD underneath is also a ‘menu’ to customize your mouse or change your profile
- Is this for a Lefty or Righty? This mouse covers both and the buttons and software can be adjusted to suit either.

Cons: - It feels a little slippery to the touch
- The app is really slow to load on Windows 8.1
- Kind of pricey for a mouse given that it isn’t form fitted to your hand

Other Thoughts: Drivers not included: Is that a con? For some yes, but I can’t remember the last time I actually used the cd that came with a product. I always hit the website expecting a newer release to download.

General use and gaming was fine, no issues in BF4 or any other games I tried.

Prior to this I was using another gaming mouse (Razer DeathAdder 3500DPI), so I was very used to using a mouse made for a right hand. I noticed it more than I expected to. I can’t list this as a con since it is a personal preference, but I like the feel of a mouse made for my “hand”. The shape, angle, and the way they are formed is something I’ve grown accustomed to.

So... is it my primary device? No, it is not and that is due to personal reasons noted above. Despite the high DPI on this mouse, the physical items I noted above are keeping me away from this.

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3 out of 5 eggsGeneral gaming mouse

Pros: When I first received the mouse I was a little let down. The box is very basic providing the same six points of interest in multiple languages. The biggest let down was the

"Certified for Windows Vista"

sticker on the bottom. You know the hard core gamers listed on the box use Vista to win all the tournaments... But at least all you Vista gamers out there will not have to worry if this mouse will work for you, its certified!

Seriously though, this mouse is not too bad. It does light up in pretty colors that you can control. You can disable buttons, assign buttons, and control the sensitivity.

I personally enjoyed the "exactaim" feature that allows precise control when moving the mouse slowly. It really did help improve my aim. I also enjoyed the fact it is larger than most mice, since I have large hands. The braided cable feels good in my hands (I'm autistic so tactile feedback is important to me).

Installing was easy. They don't provide any installation media instead opting for you to download directly from the net. Which I appreciate because I always do that anyway. Right away it updated the firmware on the mouse (first mouse I ever had that did that) and I was able to create profiles to my hearts content.

Excellent sensor!

Cons: Its certified for Windows Vista and makes no mention of Windows 8 \ 8.1 . Sorry, but I can't help but wonder why we are still certifying things for Vista.

It feels cheap, lots of flimsy plastic, buttons feel like they would give out after a lot of gaming (isn't it made for gaming?). I would have preferred a little more weight to it and maybe an aluminum shell.

The lights on it are bright and you can not adjust the brightness only disable all colors. The funny thing is they let you adjust the brightness of the LCD display located on the BOTTOM of the mouse.

Speaking of which, WHY IS THERE AN LCD DISPLAY ON THE BOTTOM??? I would have given another egg if it was an e-ink display that would keep my name\logo with power disconnected. At least then I could label it in case someone tries to claim it as theirs. Lets think about this; how often would anyone, in the middle of a game, ask "What profile was I using again?" and look under their mouse?

Other Thoughts: It has an awesome sensor and a lot of options. I just don't get the feeling this was made to last very long and it has so many odd things about it that makes me say

"Nope, I wouldn't get this."

However, some of the problems can be fixed with a software update and a price reduction.

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3 out of 5 eggsLots of cool features, but roaming cursor

Pros: Lots of options for customization.

Braided cloth cable and gold plated USB gives the feeling of being a really nice high quality unit.

There are LED lights located on the scroll wheel, directly above the scroll wheel, and on the back of the mouse. These can be set to a wide selection of colors, which lets me have it my favorite color, purple, or to set it to green to match my PC case or anything else I might want.

The back of the mouse has an almost metallic shine to it, which makes it look nice. As a person who often uses their computer even while eating or intense game play my mouse is not very clean. With plastic mice this just looks terrible, with this metal backing it just adds a more textured look and maintains its shiny impressive appearance.

The form of the mouse makes it comfortably form to your hand and work well for left or right handed use, and the grips of the side make sure it stays in your hand.

Included software is easy to install and easy to use. After installing setting up profiles for each game takes a short time and makes for easy switching between different settings for different games and applications as needed.

The buttons on the sides, and the scroll wheel can be programmed to any function you want either keyboard commands or macros. I use keyboard commands set to the buttons to help better control games and issue commands faster, which comes in very handy.

Though some may not bother with this feature, the LCD at the bottom is a nice feature even if it doesn't really add anything in terms of function or performance. You can create a custom image and set in the mouse which is displayed. On mine, the bottom has the Tri-force from Zelda on each side of the LCD, with a sword in the middle and my initials placed above. Just makes the mouse feel more cool and more specialized for me.

Cons: Minor problems first. The mouse is a little heavy compared to most, and might be an issue for some users, though I personally like the weight of it. The buttons on the side of the mouse are easy to click by mistake but after you adjust to having them you will click them less and less until you don't click them at all anymore, I consider these issues minor and I do not deduct any eggs from the score for this.

The biggest probably I have with this mouse is it often moves around a little on its own making it very painful to use when clicking items close to each other. I often go to try and click on an item only to find I clicked the one beside it. Its a major pain.
I tried to fix this problem by adjusting the settings. I started with Exactaim, Exactacell, and Freemove set to 5%, with lift set to 25% and DPI at 11400, so at first I thought maybe it was being overly sensetive with the high DPI. I tried DPI settings jumping by 1000 or so all the way down to 3000, and the mouse continues to just slightly move around instead of stay exactly where I place it. I tried with exactacell, exactaim, and freemove off one at a time, in different combinations, and then off completely and I still had the problem. I adjusted the lift and various points and it also did not help I cleaned the mouse really well with no help, and so I am forced to believe that the mouse is either defective or inherently flawed in this way.

Other Thoughts: In comparison to the roaming issue with the mouse, my other mouse which is a wireless mouse with only a 1250 DPI does not experience any of these issues, nor does my backup wired mouse which runs at 3000 DPI.

I think this might be an issue of a partially defective product causing the problem to what would otherwise be a perfect mouse for gaming and general use. Most mice may not have this issue, but since this is a review for the product I cannot give the mouse a perfect score when something is not working right with it just because I suspect it is a unique case, as it might happen with a portion of other mice.

Besides the roaming cursor issue, this mouse is really great, and despite its issue I still enjoy using it. If you are considering to buy a high quality mouse for long term use, you could do a lot worse than this one.

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4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: >Laser tracking
>Smooth travel
>medium weight (I actually consider this a 'con' - but I like really heavy mice, and most don't)
>Solid, but soft clicks
>Accurate tracking
>Surprisingly not a finger print magnet

Cons: >Complicated and awkward software
>Default button setup makes no sense (more on this later)
>Kinda small (but I like larger mice - specifically the G9x - and this is only a little smaller than that. More on this later)

Other Thoughts: The Sensei was larger than I thought it would be, going by the pictures, and is reasonable comfortable to use. I have been using it for the past couple of weeks for 10 hour days, doing AutoCAD for work. I know, "not gaming", but the accuracy and control is necessary for the speeds I have to work at in the office. All in all, I can't complain about comfort. I do wish it was a tad bigger. I am coming from a Logitech G9x, which was proceeded by the G9, and a microsoft trackball before that. I like large mice, always have, always will. This is probably the smallest mouse I've used that I have actually liked. That said, it won't replace my G9x just yet. Not much will - not even Logitech's new offerings. I've played with a lot of current gaming mice, and haven't really been all too happy. Too much a trend for "one size fits all", and the Cyborg is too much of a pain to size right. This mouse is obviously ambidextrous, without feeling like both left handed and right handed gamers get an uncomfortable grip.

Hardware wise, I like it and very much recommend it.

Software wise... I have nothing nice to say. the default button setup (right hand) has page up and down on the right side of the mouse (ring and pinky fingers), and the buttons on the left (thumb) are page forward and back. This makes no sense to me - and is uncomfortable to use. I would have done the mirror of this (page up/down for thumb, forward back for ring and pinky). And it wasn't simple to change this. At first the buttons didn't want to reassign in the software, then they didn't want to actually to save and apply (so that it actually worked). I'm still having trouble getting setting to save to it. I got the color to change across computer usage - but not button assignments. On that note: Not all of the colors look like they should. For RGB, a value of 255,0,0 should produce a pure, bright red. I get hot pink. It is just the red though, so I may just have a funky unit. I do like that you can have zone control over the light colors though (pretty much every LED is independently controlled).

All in all, if you want to spend $100 on a mouse - gaming or no - the Sensei should be on your short list.

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4 out of 5 eggsHigh end gaming mouse, but at a price

Pros: 1. Ambidextrous (good for you left handed people).

2. Can be used right out-of-the box, with the default settings. Or use the Bottom LCD display to select one of up to five Profiles you can load into the mouse. Just hold the CPI button down for three seconds and release, then select the desired Profile with the Up/Down mouse buttons.

3. To create Profiles, download the latest SteelSeries Engine software from the Web, which includes:
[a] ExactSens (for CPI), [b] ExactLift (for lift distance), [c] ExactAccel (for acceleration), [d] ExactAim (for deceleration), [e] FreeMove (for path correction/aim), and [f] for Polling Rate.
This software is also used to program the mouse buttons, colors of the LEDs, etc.

4. Eight mouse buttons (Left, Right, Wheel, DPI-toggle, two on the left side, two on the right side). All but the DPI-toggle are programmable.

5. Two nearly infinite adjustable DPI/CPI settings (up to 11,400). A small button on the Top is used to toggle between the two settings (and their color).

6. Three LEDs you can program the color of your choice (and brightness/contrast). [a] the Logo on the face, [b] the Wheel, and [c] the CPI speeds (with a different color for each of the two speeds).
You can also load a BMP file (128x32) into the Bottom LCD display.

7. High end laser sensor, and 32-bit ARM processor. Allows CPI doubling from 5,701 to 11,400, and polling rates up to 1000 Hz (1ms).

Cons: 1. I kept clicking the Top right hand side button, by accident, when sliding the mouse to the left. So I disable both buttons on the Right hand side. By default these two buttons are Up and Down (which you can do with the wheel).
I did like the default Forward and Back programming on the two Left hand side buttons.

2. Not an inexpensive mouse.

3. No DVD or CD (minor). Just download the latest SteelSeries Engine from their Web site. I had zero issues using the software on Windows 8.1 Pro Preview.

4. Does not include a case (e.g. for traveling to LAN parties). Some other gaming mice include a case.

5. No removable weights.

Other Thoughts: I found the multiple color LEDs can be a distraction when using the mouse. You can tune down the Brightness, or load Black as a color, to eliminate any distraction.

I am not a serious gamer, but recommend this product for its program-ability (but it comes at significant cost).

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  • Kasee J.
  • 7/28/2014 5:57:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsGood Mouse

Pros: - ExactAim, ExactAccel, and ExactLift can be great for gaming
- 4 different useable on-board profiles
- Switch on-on-the-mouse profiles
- LED color picker
- Ambidextrous design for all users

Cons: - Corded
- No adjustable weights
- Side buttons could be positioned better

Other Thoughts: The ExactAim, ExactAccel, and ExactLift programs are great for gaming, I absolutely love them. However, for something like image editing, ExactAim may be the only thing you want on, but even that may make the mouse a little too unusual. There are actually five on-board profiles, but one of them is taken up by the SteelSeries program. The profiles themselves are very customizable, and I love that you can edit them right on the mouse. Being able to switch active profiles on the mouse is very useful since you don't have to try and bring up software to change the profiles; it works great for switching to different profiles during loading screens on multiplayer games. It is nice to have such a wide range of colors for the LED lighted areas, but I do wish that there was an option for a pulsing or breathing mode. Now for my gripes. Some people love them, I hate them; corded mice. While this mouse has an amazingly nice cord, I would still prefer the wireless version of the Sensei. One thing I would have liked to see on the mouse is adjustable weights. The mouse is very solid and has a good weight to it, but I would have at least liked the option to make it lighter or heavier. And my last gripe is the placement of the side buttons. Not only do I manage to hit them when I lift the mouse, but I also hit them just trying to move the mouse. Because I haven't remapped them, I cannot count how many times I have accidentally hit the back button or the page up button.

Overall, this is a good, quality mouse. Now, with all mice, useability really depends on the size of your hand and the way you hold your mouse. This mouse is very accepting to most holding styles making it work for just about everyone. If you are looking for a very accurate mouse or one with some awesome gaming features, this may be the mouse for you.

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