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

  • 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel
  • USB Wired
  • Laser
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Hand Orientation
Both Hands
Tracking Method
Scrolling Capability
1 x Wheel
Maximum dpi
11400 dpi

OS / System Requirement

Operating System Supported
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Mac OS X


Programmable macro buttons

Driverless plug-and-play

User defined bitmaps for the on-mouse LCD

SteelSeries ExactSens

SteelSeries FreeMove

Menu system on the mouse

SteelSeries ExactAim

7 programmable buttons

SteelSeries ExactLift

Gold-plated USB connector

16 million colors of illumination

Three zone lighting - Scroll Wheel, CPI Indicator, and Logo

Cord Length (ft): 6.5
Documentation Type: Quick Start Guide
Sample of Documentation: Attached
Frames per Second: 12000
Inches per Second: 150
Lift Distance (in): 0.04
Illumination: Yes
Profiles Available: Yes
Macros Available: Yes
Statistics Available: Yes
Firmware Upgradable: Yes
Switch Life-Cycle (Clicks): 10 million for Left/Right, > 1 million for other switches
Cord Material: Braided

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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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  • Matthew 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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3 out of 5 eggsBells, whistles, and lasers, oh my!

Pros: Smoother aiming and more predictable pointing is noticeable. The "mouse" functionality is top-notch.

Improved image editing accuracy. On the fastest default profile, I can draw huge circles faster than my computer can render it without jagged edges when you zoom in. I compared this to a basic non-laser optical mouse and found very noticeable difference in jagged lines.

Onboard 128x32 LCD allows quick changes and has intuitive menu navigation. When not using the menu, the LCD bitmap lets you put your own image on it. Neat.

Long 78 inch (6.5 foot) cable with cloth sheath.

Cons: Color LEDs use pulse width modulation and are visually distracting. You can see this by moving the mouse rapidly back and forth. Instead of a blur, you'll see a waveform of lines. Analog dimming would look better but use more power and put off heat. I prefer to turn all the LEDs off except the wheel.

SteelEngine software periodically hangs when changing settings.

Mouse motion stutters for several seconds when it hasn't been used for a long while. I assume the mouse is waking up from some power saving feature.

Side mouse buttons can be easy to accidentally press when lifting the mouse. Volume up/down and Page forward/back are safe options for the side buttons.

ExactAccel, ExactAim, and FreeMove are all on 0 for any default profiles. I couldn't find any use for them since they affect accuracy by design. FreeMove was the only one I might have found benefit from, but probably won't use it.

You can't make every color with the LEDs. Brown and gray aren't accurate for example.

Other Thoughts: The silver cover is plastic, not "steel" or metal. That's probably a good thing, but just in case you thought it was metal, it is not.

With all the settings to choose from, you could spend hours testing them as I did, but in the end you'll probably end up using the default setting with custom LED colors and bitmap. I use the five quick-profile slots for five levels of sensitivity. That's it.

SteelEngine software is somewhat polished and feels complete. The "Tips" section is helpful but could be more detailed and have fewer typos.

The bottom line is this mouse is very accurate. There are lots of bells and whistles packed into an accurate laser mouse. Luckily you can turn them off and have just a great mouse, but you're still paying for the bells and whistles.

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  • Jason C.
  • 4/14/2014 3:48:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsworks with windows 8.1 now!

Pros: I owned the sensei and sensei mlg mice. Awesome mice except when windows 8.1 came along. I had the mlg at the time and had to throw it out because it kept pooping out during driver init. They now have a new version of the steelseries 2 engine that works with windows 8.1 (when you go to download it actually says in the the description, "now works with windows 8.1".

Cons: Only that I gave up a mouse that was awesome for it's dcpi.
(11,400 for sensei, 16,000 for mlg).

Other Thoughts: would buy it again now that it works windows 8.1 now./

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/9/2014 11:22:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsLifespan of a mayfly

Pros: Color customization, LED screen (I guess?) customization in Steelseries engine

Cons: Cheaply built for being a $90+ mouse, steelseries engine, short lifespan, the silver finish rubs away rather easily. Steelseries engine (the customization level is no longer a pro when you cant access it because your mouse is incompatible.) Feelings of shame because you paid $90 for this garbage, the time it takes to go to the store to buy (or wait for delivery of) a new mouse

Other Thoughts: When you pay almost $100 for a mouse, you expect it to be a high quality product. Most of what you are paying for here are the superfluous gimmicks built into this mouse. 16.8 mil colors--cool, LCD screen is kind of cool, but it is located on the bottom of the mouse. Who looks at the bottom of their mouse anyway? It looks sleek, but it didn't take me long to start running into problems. It started with the mouse no longer being recognized by the steelseries engine. I kept getting the message to plug in a compatible device. All of my profiles were still loaded onto the mouse so it would still function. shortly after that it began to click itself while I would hover over things, even using the drag selector on blank screens just from a mouse over, So I uninstalled the software and drivers. Once I plugged it back in Microsoft downloaded drivers automatically and it was once again a semi functional two button mouse. So I figured I would re download Steelseries engine, again it did not recognize the mouse as a compatible device so I chose to update the mouse firmware. The update never got beyond 52% before it encountered an error and needed to be canceled. That was the last hit this dead horse would take. I now own a $90 still almost kind of silver paperweight, with a 6 foot tail. You are better off buying a $20-$30 optical mouse with 4 buttons and a wheel. I have owned $5 mice that have put up with the constant mouse abuse that is Diablo 2 that have lasted years longer than this mouse. I have since switched to Razer products and have not looked back.

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  • David S.
  • 3/4/2014 10:50:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsNo bad, but over priced.

Pros: Customization of colors, software profiles.

You can set the LED colors on the mouse which I guess is kind of cool. And there is a small LCD display on the bottom where you can put a logo or something.

Gadgety but useless, who's looking at the bottom of their mouse?

Cons: Cheap build for the price.

The body seems fine and nothing has broken off, but the plastic does wear through after a while.

Buttons have held up well but the scroll wheel did not last.

Other Thoughts: I loved the old MS Intellimouse Optical. I went through dozens of them over the years. I usually paid less than $20 for them and they would last 1-1.5 years before the micro switch would wear out and the left button would start double clicking. I was "OK" with this because they were cheap.

I purchased the Sensei because it had a very similar shape to the MS device I was comfortable using, other features really had nothing to do with it.

I purchased it retail for about $120 maybe 3 years ago.

The buttons have held up, but the scroll wheel got glitchy about 2 years after I bought it.

I know I'm cheap, but I can buy a functional mouse for <$20. I'd expect a $100+ mouse to last for a long time. And, well, 2 years if NOT a long time in my book.

While it lasted, it was a very good performer. But it did not live up to the asking price by a long shot in my opinion.

I would recommend it to most people, but I use my mouse 8+ hours a day on average for work and play. So I won't be buying any more Steel Series products based on the performance of this one.

For the record, yes I tried cleaning it with air and even took the cover off and tried cleaning it with no success.

I should have looked at the warranty length. The SS mouse only comes with a 1 year warranty for this price, Too me this says Steel Series is surprised if it makes it 2 years yet they still price it like it should last 5.

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  • Stephen W.
  • 2/22/2014 11:09:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsBEWARE WINDOWS 8.1 USERS

Pros: one of the best mouses

Cons: DRIVERS DO NOT WORK IN WINDOWS 8.1. THEY ARE CALLED STEELSERIES ENGINE 2 AND THEY WILL HARD CRASH YOUR COMPUTER, CAUSING YOU TO REMOVE DRIVERS IN SAFE MODE. You will have to use this mouse without driver support, you'll only have the lowest and highest dpi available when you use the dpi switch. If you have 8.1 your only option is the Rival, which is their only mouse that supports steelseries engine 3.

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  • Gaby B.
  • 12/29/2013 9:13:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for claw grippers in FPS!!!

Pros: First off let me say that when looking for a mouse the first thing to look for is ergonomics! Regardless of the other features ergonomics is #1 on the list. With that said, the ergonomics on this mouse are very middle of the road as it is an ambidextrous design. The mouse is not very tall, in fact it's pretty low compared to other mice. That's a huge win for users that have small to medium sized hands. If you're a palmer, clawer, or swiper the mouse will feel good. However, it's ideal for claw grip with it's medium size and low profile. The shape is almost identical to the Zowie F K. Button placement is good and the switches for the buttons are great. Wheel is just right. The plastic shiney surface is great, it's not sticky or slick. The sensor is the best I've come across personally. The movement is great and the software to adjust the movement is truly the other half of this mouse. The two killer features of the softwrae are the ExactAccel and ExactAim adjustments. ExactAccel will accelerate the cursor when you increasae the acceleration of the movement. Great for snapping around with a quickness. ExactAim does the opposite, it will slow down the speed of the mouse as you slow down the mouse movement. Great for microadjusting to get that headshot! This allows you to maintain a constant DPI on the settings without needing to change it.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Great mouse, I also own a Corsair M65 which this mouse is clearly superior to. I also own a Roccat Kone XTD which I absolutely love and also recommend. However, I prefer the Sensei over the Kone, the ExactAccel/ExactAim tilts things in the Sensei's favor.

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  • Jesse M.
  • 11/26/2013 7:06:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery custom feeling mouse

Pros: -Customization
-High CPI
-Steelseries Engine

Cons: -Price?

Other Thoughts: I have 2 other Steelseries mice. The Diablo III and Kinzu V2. The Sensei shape and feel is very similar to the Kinzu V2. The chrome finish does feel easier to grip through. Feels like this mouse was made for the claw grip. Personally I don't have anything bad to say about the mouse. I love the Steelseries Engine. Easy to use even if you never adjusted any mouse settings before. Really the seller of this mouse is the LEDs and it's just a really good mouse.

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  • Kathy M.
  • 11/24/2013 4:51:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsIt was nice

Pros: I really liked it at first. The mouse was easy to customize, pretty responsive, and sharp.

Cons: Then... not even 9 months after buying it, the thing keeps freezing up and is totally unresponsive for long periods of time. I've updated drivers and firmware with no success. Really sucks

Other Thoughts: The bad thing is this mouse freezes up the Steel Series Engine sometimes and stops all my other Steel Series products from working. Disappointing.

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