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SteelSeries Sensei RAW Heat Orange 62163 Black 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser 5670 dpi Gaming Mouse

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The SteelSeries RAW Heat Orange is the purified form of the original SteelSeries Sensei. Powered by the SteelSeries Engine software suite, the mouse can be configured to meet your exact specifications, including CPI, DCPI, lift distance, and button layout with intuitive drag and drop functionality. Featuring an ambidextrous, all-grip design, a premium-quality sensor, tournament-grade components, brilliant white illumination, and seven programmable buttons, the SteelSeries RAW Heat Orange delivers only what you need to eliminate your challengers.

  • newegg BEST-IN-CLASS TECHNOLOGY Featuring a state-of-the-art laser sensor that offers a consistent and reliable performance, the SteelSeries Sensei RAW Heat Orange 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.
  • newegg PLUG, PLAY, WIN Supported by SteelSeries Engine technology, there’s no need to install software of any kind in order to use the Sensei RAW Heat Orange. It is completely capable of operating flawlessly with default settings. SteelSeries Engine enhances the Sensei RAW Heat Orange with advanced customization options like CPI settings, programmable buttons, LED intensity, and lighting modes.
  • newegg GLOSSY BLACK TEXTUR SteelSeries Sensei RAW Heat Orange features a sleek, glossy black coating that delivers a unique feeling, allowing the user to compete and win in style.
  • newegg ILLUMINATE The illumination is capable of several modes of operation, including solid, slow, medium, and fast pulse. You can also vary the intensity of the illumination between low, medium, and high. For those of you who don’t like glowing shiny stuff on your desktop, you can completely switch off all illumination. It also brings a very real benefit to users who utilize multiple profiles: by giving them brightnesses, you can quickly switch between profiles and also know which profile is active.
  • newegg BUILT WITH THE BEST To ensure the maximum performance in all gaming scenarios, SteelSeries enlisted help from world-class StarCraft II, Counter-Strike, DotA, League of Legends, Heroes of Newerth WarCraft III, and Doom players. They were all in on it!
  • newegg GLIDE LIKE THE WIND The high performance PTFE material covers 16% of mouse's bottom to ensure maximum glide. Changing glides regularly is recommended, as they will eventually be worn down.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Richard P.
  • 3/28/2015 6:31:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBig mouse with excellent tracking

Pros: Large, well built, tracking is excellent.

Cons: Requires an internet connection to do any sort of mouse configuration (LED control, tracking DPI, macros, etc). First to download the necessary software, then each time it's used it must be able to phone home or it won't run.

There are 4 LED brightness settings; blindingly bright, bright, normal, and off..There is no decent dim setting.

The mouse cord has a rough finish that snags on the edges of the mousepad.

Other Thoughts: This is a good mouse for ambidextrous use. For righties only, the SteelSeries Rival mouse is better because it has more LED controls and better feel.

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3 out of 5 eggsGood mouse but not my cup of tea

Pros: -Nice coloring and lighting if you are into the bling aspect. I am not so much.
-Nice quality braided USB cable.
-Accurate and smooth tracking performance
-Software performed as expected and you can control and tailor the lighting
-Ambidextrous, great for lefties

Cons: -List MSRP is way too expensive for this.
-I don't like the over the top pulsing LED lighting. Thankfully, this can be controlled via installed software(many options).
-Overall this is a very light and therefore to me it has a cheap feel.

Other Thoughts: Received this as a review piece. It will be heading off after this review to my son's school where I donate most of the review products. I think the kids will get a kick out of the LED lighting.

As for the mouse, I simply do not like it but I don't hate it. First impressions are how lightweight it is. I prefer a heavier mouse and being so light, it feels cheap to me. Everything just feels light and cheap. One exception being the braided USB cord which is really nice.

That being said, the scroll wheel has well defined stop points and functions well as a button. I sometimes have trouble actuating the middle mouse button on some mice without scrolling but this middle mouse button's action is nice. The laser works very well and feels accurate. Software performed as expected and it has a bunch of options to tame the gimmicky default LED pulsing system. The mouse earns top marks for lefties. The two thumb actuated side buttons are duplicated on both sides, this mouse is as symmetrical as can be. Although the side buttons performed without issues, the action feels a bit soft. I found myself actuating them during heated gaming, especially the off-side ones being hit with my ring finger.

Overall this has been a good mouse. It feels a lot like the old MS IntelliMouse which is no longer made so if you like that you will like this. It's just I have been using high end Logitech and Corsair mice for some time now. This just felt too lightweight and "cheaper" than other higher-end mice on the market. If you can get this in the $20ish range I would recommend it. It performed very well but I could not get over how cheap it felt for the price.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/1/2014 8:32:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This mouse is very smooth, and quickly became a favorite mouse. while I like trackballs better, this mouse, with its extra buttons and software gives you a good advantage while gaming. the ability to set dps is nice.

Cons: the software would not install, and there was very little in the way of online help. took me quite a while to go through the registry and conflicting hardware before I could get the software working, and without it, the mouse is pretty much junk.

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4 out of 5 eggsGreat mouse at a great price!

Pros: First, I have considerable experience with several top gaming mouses costing more than double what this mouse does. This mouse is excellent at what it claims to do.

Fast, customizable polling with a customizable, very high dpi laser. This thing is as accurate (practically speaking) as the best gaming mouses out there for roughly half the price. The buttons give me more options than some of the priciest choices out there. The mouse wheel and buttons all worked well and I didn't find any instance of accidental presses or other difficulty in using the buttons.

The pads on the bottom provide low resistance for a solid glide and the braided cord prevents accidental damage to the cord as well as unintended mouse movement that molded cords are prone to.

Overall, it's a great mouse with a thoughtful design and highly customizable -- things we all love.

Cons: The only major con is the mass and it is a fairly sizable con from my perspective. When you consider how easily a light object is to control accurately, the hand naturally expects the object to have sufficient mass. This mouse isn't super light, but I would like more weight, or customizable weight, to tailor it's mass to my preferences. As someone who is used to wielding physical objects, a weighted mouse just makes sense.

The only other con is the glossy texture. I'm not a fan of glossy textures for tactile objects. It's prone to scratches and marring and gets slippery if palms are sweaty. Instead, I prefer a surface that mimics the smoothness of tactile feel of skin so it remains smooth but has a degree of grip that is subtle but extremely helpful.

Other Thoughts: The illumination is neither a pro or a con. I'm sure some folks will love it and others won't. For me, I just turn it off. It's unnecessary and I'm not much into unnecessary lights. Also, the software is neither a pro or con for me -- it's just there if you need it. I, personally, did not find it terribly useful.

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4 out of 5 eggsStands up to the Competition

Pros: Having used this mouse for a couple of weeks in place of my Razer Taipan, I am pleasantly surprised by how well this mouse performs, especially given the price difference between it and my previous mouse. The only adjustment I needed to make was to increase the sensitivity setting in Windows, as this mouse does not have the ludicrously high DPI that the Razer does.

I think that the DPI adjustment button is brilliant - it is large and easy to use, unlike the Taipan's skinny two-button variable-DPI interface. The button on this mouse is much more usable in-game when you wish to lower the sensitivity, i.e. to snipe or control a fidgety vehicle. The ambidextrous back/forward buttons are nearly identical to the Taipan, and took no time to get used to. I use them extensively and enjoy that feature greatly.

Although the DPI is lower than the mainstream competition, 5670 DPI is plenty of resolution to have fluid movement and accurate response - I noticed no change in precision once I got used to the sensitivity change.

Cons: The smooth finish on this mouse may be desirable to some, but I personally prefer a more grippy material. When outside temperatures soared into the upper 90's last week, the mouse did feel a bit slippery as my palm got sweaty. This was rarely an issue, though, and caused by hot temperatures and lack of air-conditioning.

On long PDF files and reddit Enhancement Suite's endless front page, the scroll wheel seemed a bit slow. It may be possible to tweak this, but I did not attempt to - it hasn't been annoying, just different.

Other Thoughts: This mouse has all the usual ingredients for a good ambidextrous gaming mouse - 2 sets of back/forward buttons, on-the-fly DPI adjustment, neon-colored LED lighting, braided USB cable, et cetera. However, this mouse really gets set apart by its bang for the buck. Are there better mice out there? Of course. Are there better mice in this price range? I haven't tried all of them, but I doubt it.

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4 out of 5 eggsNice Mouse

Pros: This mouse has really a really smooth glide, and light click effort. I have light carpal tunnel and am always a little nervous when using different mice long term. This mouse has hasn't agitated my hand at all. Rock climbing rope style cable wrap is a nice touch. Nice and precise tracking as well.

Cons: I don't care for having LEDs on the mouse. It is a cool effect, but overall, I'd prefer to just have a plain non-LED mouse. This mouse is also not wireless, which is a bit of a con for me.

Other Thoughts: I have a small hand and have found that the basic small wireless 'laptop' format Microsoft mouse has been good for me in terms of my carpal tunnel. This mouse is a little bigger, so I may only end up using it as a backup.

I use the Adobe Creative Suite often to design webpages and haven't noticed much difference in terms of accuracy or precision when using Photoshop or Illustrator. What I have noticed is that good slide action prevents many 'bumps' that occur when making large selections.

I would recommend this mouse to my friends for desktop use if they prefer smoothness over wireless.

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3 out of 5 eggsA decent mouse for the money

Pros: Simple design, lights up (some may or may not like this), sleek looking, works on just about any surface, solid laser sensor.

Cons: Gloss black cover is a little too slick after hours of gaming, very limited buttons for a gaming mouse, laser sensor only has two settings (though it can be further fine tuned within steelseries software), not the most comfy mouse I've used, and a little too light (weight wise) for my tastes.

Other Thoughts: I've been buying and trying gaming mice for years and currently own several mice that I love and switch in & out of my gaming cockpit. This mouse is basic. More basic that I'm used to using. It reminds me of my beloved MX518 but it doesn't quite reach that one's lofty height.

After a week of using this mouse I found it to work well enough. From playing BF4 and Rust to ESO and Banished the mouse worked well but I found the gloss exterior to be too slick while gaming. I prefer mice with a matte color or rubber coating for a more sure grip.

The software that ships with the mouse allowed me to further tweak the laser sensor's dpi settings to my liking. but on a mouse like this I really don't find myself needing to use the software most of the time. The mouse performs well with or without the use of it's software but I did like the ability to further adjust the dpi settings as the mouse by itself only has two settings to start with.

Bottom line is this; if you are looking for a gaming mouse that is a throw back to old school gaming mice then the Sensei Raw should work for you and at a price of $50 you could do a lot worse.

For myself? I'll be sticking with my other gaming mice.

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5 out of 5 eggsI love this mouse!

Pros: lightweight, nice lights on mouse, tracking is buttery smooth, feels very nice on the hand, good customization features, able to switch tracking speeds on the fly

Cons: the quick start guide has 2 pages in your language and the rest in other languages, drivers aren't included

Other Thoughts: At first I was a little worried because the mouse felt weird. The combination of glossy surface and grippy sides did take some time getting used to but I really like the feel of it. The mouse is lightweight so you don't feel like you're dragging a paperweight across your mousepad or desk. Performance wise, I am very happy with the mouse's tracking ability. It is very smooth and accurate. You can customize the mouse so that it has two different CPI settings. If you press the triangle looking button below the scroll wheel, the LED will turn on and will use your custom CPI. Turn it off and it will go back to your default CPI that you set. This is especially handy for video games where you might get two different mouse speeds depending on where you're at and what you're operating. You can have the lights on this thing pulsate and you can adjust the intensity of the brightness- very cool features to have. I was kind of scratching my head on the quick start guide, it seems a waste of materials for instructing people to plug the mouse in and install drivers on their website. I was also a little surprised to see that a drivers CD was not included, but they are outdated most of the time when you get them so it is not a huge deal. SteelSeries is a good company that makes premium quality products and this mouse does not disappoint.

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  • Breen M.
  • 6/4/2014 7:46:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsJunk

Pros: grip feels alright
weight is fine
buttons have good click response

Cons: stopped working after 2 days of use. the lights on the mouse just went out and no amount of unplugging it and plugging it back in would get it to work. I also tried restarting the computer and tested another known good mouse in the same port and the other mouse worked. the steel series one did not. it's just dead.

Other Thoughts: probably won't be buying steel series junk anymore. this is not the first time I've been burned with them and their mice dying early..

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5 out of 5 eggsSexy mouse in Agent Orange!!!

Pros: - Sexy and sleek feel. The contours of this mouse feel great. You don't feel like you are holding a piece of junk plastic.

- Ambidextrous design

- Custom programmable illumination

- Braid covered wire

- Mouse Tracking is KILLER

- Great for Photoshop, too

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: This mouse is super duper sexy. It's also shaped and sized for ambidextrous use (for those crazy left-handed mouse users... I am left-handed, BTW, but use the mouse in my right hand). This mouse feels like it glides across my mousepad without much assistance and is lightweight but doesn't have a cheap feel to it. I like the braided cord and I feel that it will last me throughout the years. I've purchased headphones with the braided cords and love them.

I have only used the default plug and play software and have yet to venture out to the Steel Series features. I may write a follow-up to this review.

My 5 year old son wanted me to mention that this mouse is his favorite color and he thinks it's the most epic mouse he's ever seen (his words). He was pretty sad it could not become his "Minecraft gaming mouse".

I use Photoshop CS6 more than I game and I have definitely found the mouse for my graphic design workstation. Did I mention this mouse is sexy?

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