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SteelSeries Kana 62030 Black & Orange 6 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 3200 dpi Gaming Mouse

  • 6 Buttons 1 x Wheel
  • USB Wired
  • Optical

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The SteelSeries Kana is an optical, ambidextrous mouse designed for all three grip styles: palm, claw and swipe. The functionality, ergonomic button layout and size were perfected alongside SteelSeries’ professional gaming teams, who also tested and validated the precision and power hidden in the Kana’s modest exterior. Make no mistake; this mouse was built for consistency and accuracy even in professional tournament conditions. Designed by Gamers, SteelSeries Kana is available in two versions: the first named White1.1, while the second was selected by SteelSeries’ Facebook community of more than 300,000 gamers and where 60,000 "Likes" determined the winning design, Black1.1.

  • newegg Super high sensitivity 3200DPI precise optical sensor ensures outstanding tracking precision and performance during rapid movements.
  • newegg Durability The SteelSeries Kana features 6 buttons which provide ultra long click life with minimum of 1 million press for superior reliability and durability in the most fierce gaming.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • James R.
  • 6/19/2014 12:46:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat all-around mouse!

Pros: I am a heavy computer user, and this mouse does the job for me very well. On a normal day, I can be doing anything from web browsing to document/web creation to gaming to music recording, and this mouse performs well in everything.

The mouse feels lightweight, yet not cheaply-built, and as such can be a very fast mouse if used and programmed correctly.

The button switches feel sturdy and are satisfying to use, but I am no expert on such things. The scroll wheel is a great compromise between a ratcheting wheel found on many FPS gaming mice and a free-spinning one found on most basic mice. Playing any FPS, I never have a problem selecting weapons with the wheel. The included DPI toggle button is nice, but I personally do not use it much.

I LOVE the overall design of the mouse. It can be used ambidextrously, so points there, even though I'm not a lefty. The matte-black and orange design is elegant yet edgy, but not gaudy, flashy, or over-stated. The braided USB cord is a good length if you need to route it behind and around objects, and it has a nice quality look and feel to it.

The downloadable SteelSeries Engine software is very flexible and powerful, but only if you know what you're doing (read the cons section for more). You can record custom macros to every button except the DPI toggle button (below the scroll wheel). This can be utilized to imitate keystrokes (single or multiple), input a string of text, or even open applications with a click of a button. Profiles can be programmed and attached to different .exe programs, allowing multitudes of options for gamers and content creators as well. For instance, I have a profile that opens with Battlefield 3 in which I have the "thumb button" assigned to the G key for easy grenade fragging.

This is a beautiful, well-designed mouse with lots of customization and utilization options for everyone from a general computer user to a serious gamer or content creator. Most of its faults are in the software, but physically I have not found a problem with it yet.

Cons: There are not many user-friendly customization options in the downloadable SteelSeries Engine, unless you are familiar with traditional keyboard shortcuts. For instance, in my everyday-use profile, I have the two side keys programmed to "copy" and "paste": for each respective key, I had to record a keystroke macro of "Ctrl+C" and "Ctrl+V." There was no option to just assign the keys to those tasks without using macros. I did not take any eggs off for this because honestly, if you're changing mouse button assignments in the first place, then you probably already know enough about computers that macro-ing (is that even a word?) keyboard shortcuts shouldn't be an issue.

The DPI is only half-way "customize-able." The available DPI settings are 400, 800, 1600, and 3200.

You can turn the scroll wheel light off in the settings, but there is no way to turn the mouse under-glow lighting off, or even to change the brightness of it. This is not really a con to me because I like the styling of the mouse, but to some people I know this could be a potential issue.

Other Thoughts: I wish the lighting came in different colors, or even customize-able colors to match any setup color scheme, but that's just a wish, not a complaint or usage issue.

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  • Jessie T.
  • 2/6/2014 2:08:30 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Mid Range Mouse

Pros: Lightweight, small, fits nicely in the hand, perfect for claw grip, responsive on most any surface.

Cons: Might be too small for some giant hands

Other Thoughts: I've owned this mouse for nearly a year and it's very very nice. The price is good, and as someone with large hands I can approve. I prefer optical mice over laser, and this one also comes with adjustable settings via the Steelseries engine. Software is easy to use and doesn't lag the CPU like Logitech framework. Cord is also braided so no tangles.

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  • William G.
  • 12/27/2013 11:14:58 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsReview after a year of use.

Pros: Mouse worked great, did everything as advertised for the time that i owned it. steel series software is nice as well.

Cons: After a year and 3 months of usage the right click button on the mouse has died out a bit, i can hear the click noise when i pres it down but nothing is output on the computer. I have to press it in a very specific place for the button to work.

Other Thoughts: i love the color and functionality of the mouse and it made me a steelseries fan, but i think il be switching to a different brand if the product is only going to last me a year.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/5/2012 2:43:45 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe Best Mouse Ever 2.0

Pros: This thing is basically the Steve Austin of optical mice. It looks like it was rebuilt from the ashes of the Microsoft Intellimouse Optical that I fell in love with more than a decade ago. Only this is better. Faster. More accurate. The shielded USB cord is a nice touch too, and it's also fantastically understated for a gaming mouse...

Cons: ...except for the stupid orange glow from the scroll wheel. Gaudy, lighted gaming computers and peripherals stopped being cool when I was 18. I'm old. Shmeh.

Other Thoughts: This thing really is fantastic for the same reasons that the archaic Intellimouse Optical was. It's the perfect size and weight, and it has absolutely perfect button size and placement for those who like to use all five fingers for their mousing adventures. I have trouble with most gaming mice due to them having 2 side buttons on the same side. I can never seem to hit the one I'm aiming for. As an added bonus, it's subtle enough for those of us who make their living in front of their computer to use for productivity purposes when we aren't gaming.

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  • Bradley D.
  • 8/24/2012 1:28:45 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsKinda weak...

Pros: Unique color scheme, Nice size for average sized hands (Right in between the Kinzu and Sensei, similar to intellimouse 1.1), Great feel for fingertip or claw grippers but large enough to be palmed as well.

Cons: Uses stiff cheap feeling TTC switches as opposed to the Omron switches used in the Sensei and Kinzu v2, low quality plastic feet which are terrible on any cloth pad, Side buttons are fairly easy to accidentally click, 1600 and 3200 dpi settings are interpolated, no intermediate dpi settings or acceleration/deceleration. Overall way to basic with lack of settings for a mouse $60 shipped.

Other Thoughts: My biggest gripe has to be the switches. They're awfully stiff compared to any other mouse Ive used. The kinzu v2 and Sensei have a much softer feel, and a better tactile response. Luckily Steelseries is offering real teflon feet with registration because the original plastic ones are like sandpaper on a cloth pad. The Kinzu v2 or Sensei Raw is a much better choice for a budget conscious mouse compared to the kana. I really thought I'd like this mouse as much as the rest of the Steelseries lineup, but it isnt even up to par with the Kinzu v2 which has a lower price tag.

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  • louis m.
  • 7/17/2012 3:17:09 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggspretty nice

Pros: Pretty nice mouse. adjustable on the fly. feels good in the palm of your hand. if you do not fancy the plastic slider feet it comees with, steel series is giving away teflon feet replacements for this mouse free.(with serial#).

Cons: for fifty bucks wish there was a couple more buttons.

Other Thoughts: bought the 3yr warranty for another ten bucks or so. couldnt hurt!

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