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SteelSeries 62250 SENSEI Wireless Professional Laser Gaming Mouse

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SteelSeries Wireless Gaming Mouse

Full Sensei Performance

Sensei Wireless uses the latest in wireless technology to deliver exactly the same performance of our wired Sensei tournament-grade mouse. We equipped the mouse with the highest polling rate on the market (1000Hz), delivering a 1ms response time that eliminates wireless lag. The Pixart ADNS 9800 laser sensor allows you to ramp up the CPI to 8200. To top it off, we also added new, highly-responsive SteelSeries switches that have an industry leading lifespan of 30 million clicks.

SteelSeries Wireless Gaming Mouse

Tournament Grade

Wireless Gaming Mouse – The Sensei Wireless is the newest innovation from SteelSeries; for the first time we can deliver tournament-grade performance in a wireless mouse. Sensei Wireless maintains the award-winning ambidextrous design while meeting or exceeding every performance spec of its wired predecessor. Maintain your winning edge by personalizing and fine tuning settings including the lift distance, button functionality, and CPI.

SteelSeries Wireless Gaming Mouse

The Sensei's Dynasty

When we launched the Sensei in 2009, we set out to create the best tournament grade gaming mouse. In our pursuit to continually improve the Sensei, SteelSeries was determined to take this award-winning mouse and make a wireless counterpart without compromising any of our performance features. The technology now exists so our engineers have done exactly that. We are proud to present the Sensei Wireless.


SteelSeries Wireless Gaming Mouse
SteelSeries Wireless Gaming Mouse
  • Responsiveness
    1000hz / 1ms Polling rate
  • Speed
    150ips (inches per second)
  • Accuracy
    8200 (16400) Max Counts Per Inch (CPI) / DCPI
  • Durability
    SteelSeries 30 Million Click Switch
  • Connectivity
    Wireless
  • Adaptability
    Infinite Cloud-Based Profile Storage
  • Illumination
    16.8 Million Colors, 3 Zones
SteelSeries Wireless Gaming Mouse


Aesthetics

Winning may be everything, but why not do it in style? Sensei Wireless was refined from the ground up to make it a stunning addition to your gaming setup. Ergonomics, metal and illumination blend together in a mouse that looks as sharp as it performs.

SteelSeries Wireless Gaming Mouse


Sensei Shape

The Sensei's iconic shape has become a favorite among gamers thanks to its superb comfort. It made sense to maintain the status quo when the move to wireless was made so we kept the same ergonomic shape that fits great with either hand.

SteelSeries Wireless Gaming Mouse


Metal

Bead blasted metal accents surround the scroll wheel offering up a striking and sleek difference from the soft-touch black surface. The base station is also metal making it durable with a modern-styled finish.

SteelSeries Wireless Gaming Mouse

16.8 Million Colors

SteelSeries Engine 3 gives you control over the 16.8 million colors of illumination that highlight both the base station and the two independent zones on the mouse. Set any of the three zones to solid or pulsating colors of your choice, or have them track your battery life. The choices are endless – and all yours.

SteelSeries Wireless Gaming Mouse

Battery Life

Out of the box Sensei Wireless features 16 hours of life with its rechargeable battery so you don't run out of juice during those marathon sessions. And if you find yourself running low, just switch to wired mode and play on while the mouse charges.

SteelSeries Wireless Gaming Mouse

Endless Worry-Free Play

Sensei Wireless erases all the preconceived notions that wireless mice have faced over the years. Performance, battery life, charging - solved. We took out the hassle of wireless mice so you can spend more time gaming.

SteelSeries Wireless Gaming Mouse

Battery Save Mode

If 16 hours in balanced mode isn't enough when it comes to battery life we added a battery save mode that can be turned on within SteelSeries Engine 3. This pushes the limits to deliver up to 20 hours of uninterrupted wireless play.

SteelSeries Wireless Gaming Mouse

Illuminated Base

The included base station's illumination keeps you aware of the mouse's charge status. This makes it easy to monitor when the battery gets low and removes the guesswork over just how much battery you have left. You can customize the illumination to give it your own look, move the battery charge status to the mouse if you like.



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General

Brand
SteelSeries
Model
62250

Spec

Type
RF Wireless
Hand Orientation
Both Hands
Buttons
8
Scrolling Capability
Scroll Ball

OS / System Requirement

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

Features

Features
Delivers only what you need to help you eliminate the competition.

SteelSeries Sensei Heat Orange features a sleek, glossy black coating.

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

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

CPI toggle for on-the-fly high/low sensitivity adjustments.

Scalable pointer speed from 90 up to 5670 in increments of 90 so you can be exact.

Improved durability and tangle-free via its double braided nylon cord.

Program your buttons, define your sensitivity, and create unlimited profiles.


SIZE AND WEIGHT
Weight: 90 grams (0.2 lbs)
Height: 38.7 mm (1.5 in)
Width: 68.3 mm (2.7 in)
Length: 125.5 mm (4.9 in)

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

AND THE NUMBERS
Frames per second: 12000
Inches per second: 150
Mega pixels per second: 10.8
Counts per inch: 90 - 5670
Maximum acceleration: 30 G
Sensor data path: True 16 bit
Lift distance: ~2 mm
Maximum polling: 1000 Hz

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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5 out of 5 eggsI Hate Wireless Mice and Here I am Loving This One

Pros: - Configuration/Customization. This alone is what makes the majority of pros I'm about to list possible. You can change the DPI, mouse acceleration and deceleration, illumination, power saving features, program the buttons, change the lift distance, etc. Literally tweak this down to exactly the way you want it to feel in whatever application, game, etc you're using.

- Profiles and Programming. You can setup multiple profiles with settings to suit each type of game you play. Maybe you want higher DPI settings and a low lift height for some FPS games. No problem. There's your "Gaming Profile".
Working in Photoshop and want a slow DPI with high acceleration? Want to program some of the mouse buttons to replace keyboard shortcuts or even go as far as opening a window (providing there's a keyboard shortcut for it!) and typing in text for you? You got it. You can even edit the timing (ms) between keyboard and mouse clicks after recording them (macros) if you require any type of delay between commands.

- Lift Distance. I'm a personal fan of this and I will note it's nothing dramatic, but you can change the distance at which this mouse still detects movement when picked up off your desk/mouse pad and placed back down. This eliminates that tiny bit of unwanted movement you can experience during gaming when you're at the edge of your mouse pad and need to bring the mouse back to center.

- Power Management. I customized one of my profiles for max battery life while still enabling the LED light on the mouse. I got 20+
hours of use out of it. I would imagine disabling the LED light on the mouse might tack on another hour, but my next pro will who why that's not needed.

- Battery Indicator and Charging. I have the charging station set to illuminate battery status. Green=100%->30%, Yellow=30%-10%%, and Red=10% or less. In the event you run it dry and forget to charge the mouse, no problem. Unplug the cable from the station, plug it into the mouse and continue to use it like a wired mouse while the battery charges. I'll also note that the cable is of adequate length to cover just about any desk orientation. My motherboard allows usb charging while the PC is off so if I end a session while it's low on power, I simply drop the mouse on the charging station while my pc is off; it's ready to go a little while later.
You can also customize the mouse LEDs (The logo and mouse wheel can both be done separately) to do the same as the charging station. Mine set to match my keyboard's illumination color (you can literally set the LED's to any color!) and I have to say they look pretty
darn cool next to each other.

- Adustable Polling Rate. By default it's set to 1000 and I can't really think of a reason you'd want to lower it, but it can be adjusted for each profile you create.

- On the fly DPI adjustment. This is great for games where you'd like a slower and faster dpi without having to stop and change the mouse spe

Cons: - Non-adustable weight. For a mouse that's competing in the high end market, being able to adjust the weight would have been a nice addition. Although, if I had to guess, there may be no room given how much tech is packed into it. The weight is nice though. Not too
light; not too heavy. I think the majority of people using it will be more than happy or adjust to the weight within a few days.

- Battery is not replaceable. I e-mailed support to get verification on this. If your battery should die or stop holding a charge you will need to ship it back for service. Though I see this being a huge rarity, it's worth mentioning.

- One night while playing I experienced disconnects literally every 60 seconds; had to turn the mouse off and back on to reconnect.
Couldn't figure out what was going on until I picked up my cell phone which I had put down right next to the charging station that night.
Stopped disconnecting. Put it back and it started disconnecting again. Not really a con, but an annoyance that's worth noting in the event you're experiencing the same thing. Move any devices that may interfere with the signal away from the base if you experience something similar to this.

Other Thoughts: Before I go into my final thoughts let me throw this out there for you. This mouse has built in acceleration. If you're using mouse acceleration, in windows, you have 2 choices, turn it off within windows and let the mouse do the work or vice versa. Leave both on and you're going to have a bad day. (Or an amusing one when you move your mouse an inch over and it blows a hole out the side of your monitor.)

I've used quite a few wired and wireless mice over the years. I've always stood by wired when it comes to gaming and never found a single wireless mouse that felt just right. And by just right I mean has the response and reliability of a wired mouse. I mean "wireless gaming mouse" almost sounds like an oxymoron. If you would have told me a few weeks ago that I'd be shelving my current gaming mouse for a wireless one I would have laughed at you. And two weeks later you'd be reading this review laughing at me. And you know what? I'm OK with that!

I'll end on addressing the 300 pound gorilla or should I say the 300 pound price tag. I know the price is going to be a hot topic and probably one of the largest deciding factors in a number of purchases so hopefully I'll make it easy/easier for a few people.
Is the price tag worth it? Depends. If you're a casual gamer or on a really tight budget there are a number of other really, really good wireless mice to choose from. Not only from SteelSeries but other vendors as well. But you do get what you pay for here. While I won't go as far as saying this is the best wireless mouse out there, it is definitely the best and most fun one I've ever used.

If I could I would give this mouse a 4.5 out of 5 eggs. The non-adjustable weight and battery issue are worth a minor deduction in my book which leaves me on deciding a final score. In past reviews where I feel that .5 is needed I round up or down depending on whether the pros or cons carried the most weight. In this case I'm going up. You get a lot of really cool features with the Sensei and because of that you'll get hours of gaming entertainment. SteelSeries really did a heck of a job here.

If you can live the non-adjustable weight and both you and your wallet agree the premium is worth it, get it; you'll be happy you did.

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

Pros: - Arrived very quickly from NewEgg. Mouse came well packaged and undamaged.
- The mouse communicates wirelessly with the base. The base is connected to the computer through 2 M long braided detachable cable. The mouse ‘s internal batter charges when it is placed on the base.
- You can disconnect the cable from the base and connect it directly to the mouse. In such case the mouse is being charged while is being used. The mouse has a locking mechanism that needs to be disengaged before the cable can be disconnected from the mouse.
- The mouse feels fairly heavy and yet very comfortable. It has this “great quality but expensive” look.
- The mouse has 8 buttons that can be remapped pretty much any way a user desires. The mouse is ambidextrous (can be programmed for left-hand user).
- Additionally, the mouse’s configuration controls are very granular for common high end mouse setting such as: sensitivity, acceleration, deceleration, polling rate etc. The mouse even has “lift distance” sensor which allows to control the height at which the mouse quits tracking.
- The base can be set up to display battery status by displaying certain colors. The mouse’s logo can be highlighted with custom colors.

Cons: - Battery is non-replaceable.
- The base is large and it needs to be hardwired to the computer. This mouse is probably better suited for desktops.
- The mouse is high quality, but also expensive.
- The side buttons have very little relief. You don’t know these buttons are even there without looking.

Other Thoughts: - The mouse works well right out of the box. No additional set up is needed. However, “SteelSeried Engine 3” software suite that unlocks mouses’ additional capabilities can be downloaded from Sensei’s website.
- When you experiment with mouse software suite, be sure to create fresh profile for your tests. Once you change the default profile there is no way to return the mouse to the default settings.
- Since this is a wireless mouse with non-removable rechargeable battery, you have three options to charge it: (a) place the mouse on the pad and leave the computer running, (b) ensure the USB port that the mouse is attached to is powered while the computer is in sleep mode. You can then place the mouse on the pad and let the computer go to sleep. (c) Bypass the base and plug the mouse directly to the computer. You can use the mouse while it is being charged.
- You need to use the hardware switch on the bottom of the mouse to turn off the mouse temporarily before you switch the cable from the base to the mouse and vice versa. If you don’t, the mouse will not be recognized until you unplug/plug the US cable or reboot your computer.
- Once you make the decision to purchase the mouse and get over the high price, you will not be disappointed. The mouse is of great quality, very customizable and comfortable. It’s great not only for a gamer but also for a casual or business user as well. This mouse will not disappoint.

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4 out of 5 eggsSolid performance!

Pros: The base charging unit is solid and appears to be well built. Love the option of being able to connect a cable and use it wired. This would come in very handy for those uber long gaming sessions when you run low on battery power, simply unplug the USB cable from the base unit, and attach to the front of mouse and you are back in the game, while also charging the mouse at the same time. There is a quick disconnect button on the bottom side that you need to press for releasing the cable when it is plugged in to the mouse.

I have not experienced any latency issues, but I do have the base located fairly close to the mouse. The USB cable is long measuring just over 6 feet, so you should have plenty of options for locating the base unit nearby, or more than enough cable if you prefer to use it wired.

Another nice feature is that the SteelSeries Engine 3 interface is independent from the background processes. So when you are done making configuration changes, close the interface window to free up your computer’s operating resources for other games and applications.

Configurations can be set to deploy automatically whenever you use a specific game or application. Add any number of applications to your library and SteelSeries Engine 3 will seamlessly change the configurations of your devices as you switch between them.

Another great feature is Angle Snapping which corrects minor imperfections when you try to move your mouse in straight horizontal or vertical paths. This can increase precision if you are simultaneously turning and shooting in a first person shooter or drawing lines in a graphics editing application.

This mouse also has a sensor built in that will turn off the logo when your hand covers it to save power; this has to be enabled within the software for it to work properly.

Sleep mode can be customized from 1 minute to 20 minutes. To wake up, simply click any button once.

Cons: This mouse may not be very comfortable for people with small hands as it is a bit large.

Other Thoughts: A new version of the SteelSeries engine 3 was released on July 17, 2014, version # 3.2.5 for 32/64 bit windows OS.

Software download also available for MAC users!

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4 out of 5 eggsImpressive

Pros: This mouse is impressive. The control console gives you the power to change any setting that the heart desires. There are four buttons, two on each side that's programmable. You can in theory make any button do anything. You can change the color of the logo, or base to be whatever you would like it to be. There are multiple configurations for the sensitivity, battery performance rates, angle snapping, polling rate. Really any setting that you could think of can be changed.

With that out of the way the mouse feels nice in the hand, you can use either the right or left hand. It's light. I really like how it feels in the hand.

The charging base is nice. You just toss it there whenever you walk away from the computer and your battery will never be dead. I have yet to fully drain the battery.

In wired mode you feel the cable but no more than any other wired mouse.

Cons: Biggest con that i can come up with is the cost. It's priced about sixty dollars above what it should be in my opinion.

Only other con is no user replaceable battery. In the G700 you can replace the battery with a standard rechargeable AA battery. Granted the G700 is much bigger.

Other Thoughts: If this product was priced more competitively it would definitely be in the running for something I would consider buying for myself or recommending to a friend or client. On sale for closer to a Benjamin it's a great mouse.

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4 out of 5 eggsPretty cool

Pros: The mouse has a good weight and feel to it. Size wise, it is somewhere in the middle of the mice I use - quite a bit smaller than my Logitech mx518, but slightly bigger than the throw-aways that come with preconfigured computers from the likes of Dell or HP...

The mouse can be used wired or wirelessly, so if your gaming marathon outlasts the battery, you can switch to wired mode and keep going while it charges.

So far, I have not been able to find a function on my Logitech mouse that I was not able to reproduce on this mouse, except for the extra buttons.

The sensitivity setting will take you from 50 counts per inch, where several trips across the mouse pad are required to move an inch, to 16000, where the slightest touch of the mouse will send the cursor flying to the other side of the screen. I found the default setting of 1600 to be ideal. There is a deceleration slider in addition to the acceleration option that most mice offer, which allows for some additional customization.

They are pretty clever to have added a sensor to the top of the mouse to detect when your hand is covering the logo so the light can be turned off to save power.

Cons: Sensei has taken an annoying cue from Apple and made the rechargeable battery non-replaceable, so when the life expectancy of the battery drops below your expectations, you will be buying a new mouse rather than a replacement battery.

There is very little relief on the side buttons, so they are difficult to feel. They are also not placed well for my hand. The side buttons on the right side are almost completely undetectable. For a lefty, they would be a welcome addition, but for a righty, they will be of no use, so this is really only a 6-button mouse.

The Sensei Wireless control application is far less intuitive than other similar products from the likes of Logitech, and the only documentation is found by clicking on tiny question marks in the application which then provide a hint about what that function does. There are only 2 buttons/settings that have tool tips, for the rest, you have to just click and see what it does.

I was intrigued by the "Angle Snapping" function that allegedly helps you move in straight lines, but when this setting was increased to any value above the minimum, mouse performance was dramatically hindered. The pointer constantly froze and even reverting the setting was a challenge. This seems like it could be a neat function, but it doesn't appear to be implemented correctly.

The "Lift Distance" setting is another odd option that doesn't appear to do anything. Supposedly, it allows you to adjust the sensitivity of the laser so that if the mouse is lifted, it can still detect movement. I was unable to notice any difference between any of the settings, despite trying several different mouse pads, and a bare desk.

I found some strange interaction between an application with macros assigned and Windows when I assigned a button to close the application window (alt-f4) and then hit that button. Hitting the same mouse button seemed to clear the problem even though the application with the macro definition was already closed. This was not consistent, but does happen from time to time. A "close application" command would be a nice addition to "print screen" which is the only "command" in the list.

When I added my first application to the control panel, defined some buttons and clicked save, the mouse went completely dead. I tried to reconnect by holding the connect button the base, then on the mouse, but that did not work. Following that reset, the base connected (stopped flashing blue) but the mouse would not and the tiny light below the scroll wheel kept flashing blue. Turning off the mouse also did not resolve the problem. In the end, the base had to be unplugged and the mouse had to be turned off, then the base plugged back in and the mouse turned back on. I was not able to reproduce the problem, so it was most likely just a fluke.

Other Thoughts: Overall, this is a pretty nice mouse, although $160 is pretty steep for a mouse.

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4 out of 5 eggsGreat Gaming Mouse / Bad Non-Gaming Mouse

Pros: The Sensei wireless mouse gets a 4-egg rating for gaming, but a 3-egg rating for everyday use.

+ Onboard 32bit ARM processor to remove any possible processing bottlenecks.

+ One of the first wireless mice of this kind.

+ Ability to use the mouse in wireless or wired mode.

+ Extra long high quality braided USB cable which, when in wired mode, locks into the mouse in order to avoid disconnecting on accident.

+ Design for both right handed and left handed people with the mouse being perfectly symmetrical with symmetrical button placement.

+ Plenty of customization options for mouse buttons including various mouse buttons, keyboard shortcuts, macros, media keys, and launching various applications.

+ 8 mouse buttons as well as scroll up and scroll down action can be customized.

+ Two CPI (Counts per Inch) modes with a preprogrammed mouse button, which can be reprogrammed if needed.

+ CPI options range from 50 to an absurd (in a good way) 16400.

+ Up to 1000hz polling arte

+ A few notable features that set this mouse apart from non-gaming mice are high level of accuracy, acceleration and deceleration customization, lift distance control, horizontal/vertical angle snapping, and selectable polling rate.

+ Ability to have multiple profiles that automatically launch based on application/game.

+ SteelSeries Engine which not only is able to configure various SteelSeries mice, but also is able to configure various SteelSeries headsets.

+ The base LED outline, as well the mouse SteelSeries Logo and scroll wheel LED color can be customized via a color palette. In addition to constant on and fading in/out effects, any of the 3 LEDs can be customized to show the battery life via Green-Orange-Red colors.

Cons: - Unreasonably large charging base/receiver taking up more desktop real estate than other solutions.

- Even though 16.8 million colors are advertised for customization, most of the colors that are picked via the color palette will be completely off and bland with both the mouse and the base not being to display/replicate them properly.

- Relatively short battery life when taking all other wireless mice into consideration. 16 hours standard, with a maximum of 20 hours via power saving modes. All of the onboard processing needs a lot more power than other mice, so even if not doing any gaming, it will eat through the battery much quicker while delivery very high precision.

- Cannot charge the mouse while computer is turned off, unless the computer is able to power USB devices while off.

- Noticeable lag (1/4 to 1/2 second) when switching DPI settings via the button on the mouse.

- No ability to add/remove weights for further customization to meet one’s specific needs.

- Not quite an intuitive button customization. There should be a default drop down menu for various ‘simple’ button assignments, as well as an option for all of the ‘advanced’ assignments.

- Unable to set how many lines are scrolled when scrolling up and down.

- Unlike other mice, when in wireless mode, the mouse is unable to be woken up by simply moving it side to side after it goes to sleep. The only way to wake the mouse is via physical button clicks. It doesn’t sound like that big of an issue, yet is quite annoying after years of using various other computer mice which don’t exhibit the same issue.

- Unable to use the mouse immediately after disconnecting the cable from the base and connecting it directly to the mouse. The only way to bring the mouse back up in such scenario is by plugging the mouse into a different USB port on the computer.

- No battery saver feature that allows prolonging the overall life span of the mouse battery by keeping the mouse charged to no more than 80%. By keeping the mouse battery always topped off the overall life span of the battery decreases. Since there is no user replaceable battery in the mouse, at some point in the future, the end user would need to settle on having the mouse wired all the time.

- No option to toggle between profiles via a button press.

- No left-to-right scrolling ability that is found on various other mice.

Other Thoughts: For gamers that want a wireless gaming mouse, this Sensei mouse should be a great fit as long as the end user is able to charge it while the computer is off and is able to deal with the very few gaming shortcomings. As can be seen in the above cons, this mouse will not be worthwhile for non-gaming everyday use with the many issues that other mice would not exhibit.

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4 out of 5 eggsWell designed wired or wireless mouse

Pros: - Solid construction using soft-touch surface for top of mouse

- 8 programmable buttons (using SteelSeries software)

- Custom color choice available for 3 different LED (scroll wheel, logo, and base)

- Wired or wireless operation (with use of base)

- Easy to use macro software with optional cloud-based backup

- Two custom CPI settings that can be switched on-the-fly

- Sturdy recharging base that doubles as wireless antenna

- Nice tactile feedback in scroll wheel

Cons: - If you use the mouse wireless with all the LEDs and effects on, the battery life is roughly 18-20 hrs. I was able to game 3 days in a row without charging (at roughly 6hr per session) the battery showed 13% remaining.

- If not using the software the mouse defaults to a higher CPI, When tested on a MacBook Pro 13" retina it was too high and had to be lowered.

- Larger size may be an issue for people with small hands or for portable use.

Other Thoughts: While the battery life could be improved some I was quite impressed by this mouse using it for everyday tasks and some FPS & RTS gaming, and after a few minutes of configuring it to my liking using the SteelSeries software I was up and running in wireless and wired mode with no issues.
MMO players may still want the extra buttons for macros etc, however this is not the intended use for this type of mouse and I feel the customization and build quality make the lack of 10+ buttons irrelevant.
As long as you are not in need of a mouse with a plethora of macro buttons you will be hard pressed to find a higher quality product that offers the flexibility of wired or wireless operation at the cost of this device.

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4 out of 5 eggsExcellent Wireless Gaming Mouse

Pros: I've been a big fan of Logitech Mice going back to the MX700 and only recently found a suitable wireless replacement with the G700(s).

The Sensei 62250 from SteelSeries has some nice improvements over competitor offerings, but falls short in other areas.

Pros:
-Biggest plus of this mouse is it is fully ambidextrous. I know for some people, especially lefties, this is a problem, for me however this is almost a con (more on this later).

-Overall excellent build quality. All the materials feel good, a smooth, matte rubber finish on the keys, smooth plastic on the sides, and a bead blasted metal trim.

-Buttons are responsive, with confident quality clicks. The middle mouse button and wheel are especially good, with a textured "tire" wheel and rugged click intervals.

-Base is very high quality, heavy so it won't move around with a nice metal finish and LED outline that responds based on the mouse's charge level. Very easy to place the mouse in the cradle.

-The mouse can be used in a tethered/wired mode if you run low on batteries, you can disconnect the micro usb from the base and connect it directly to the mouse to use and charge it. There's a clip to hold the micro usb in place on the mouse, so it is very sturdy.

-Battery life is excellent for a performance wireless mouse with a full 1000ms polling rate. My G700s only lasts around 8h compared to this one which hasn't run out of batteries yet over 2 days (about 14 hours of gaming).

-Mouse will go to sleep and you can change these settings in the SteelSeries software.

-Impressive software suite, there's a lot of options you would expect from most gaming software including CPI, acceleration, angle snapping. Download is pretty large (47MB) but this is due to the graphics no doubt.

-Feet glide well on my Razer Destructor. At first they seemed to not glide as well as my Logitech mice, but after breaking them in slightly they feel just as good.

-Very light for a wireless mouse that allows it to be flicked around quickly. Still some weight to it so it doesn't feel cheap/light.

Cons: -Price. $160 is a lot for a mouse. I buy a lot of mice, but I generally don't spend more than $80 for a mouse. I just buy them too frequently to spend $160. The build quality on this mouse is great, but I am not sure if it is worth nearly 2x more than a

-Because this mouse is ambidextrous, 2 of the buttons will be virtually useless for most people. The 2 buttons on either side of the body nearly flush, so it is hard to discern them even with your thumb. Trying to click the other buttons with your ring and pinky are virtually impossible.

-There's a lot of buttons missing on this mouse I have gotten used to on my Logitech mice, like 2-3 buttons near index and right-left click on the middle mouse. I think the G502 is just about perfect for what I would want in a gaming mouse.

-The thumb buttons are kind of hard to click, maybe with more time I would get used to where they are but I am used to buttons that are a bit more obvious.

-I'm a claw gripper, so this is not the most comfortable body style for me (too flat). Molded bodies with a high arch that fill the palm better are more comfortable for me. My wife has a smaller hand and feels the mouse is a bit too large.

Other Thoughts: Overall this is a great wireless gaming mouse, but I just can't get past the price. I think it caters to a specific market:

1) Pro gamers who demand the highest CPI
2) Lefties who need ambidextrous mice
3) Fans of the Steelseries Sensei that always wanted a wireless version with all of the bells and whistles.

If money is no object and you want a great wireless mouse that performs as well as wired mice, this is a solid choice.

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4 out of 5 eggsPretty slick mouse!

Pros: The Sensei Wireless Laser Mouse comes in a box that includes the Mouse, Charging Base, USB cable, a notice page, a Quick start manual and a sticker. The mouse its self is bigger than the Logitech Laser mouse I normally use but still fits well in my hand. The mouse measures 5” long by 2.5” wide and can be used by right or left hand users. The Sensei mouse is plug and play and does not require any additional software to use as a mouse, however if you want to take advantage of the additional programmable buttons, mouse sensitivity or customize the color you need to download the Steelseries engine 3 software (Version 3.2.4 when I tested). There are 3 locations that have customizable color (the base unit, the scroll wheel, and the logo) all or none of which can be set as the battery indicator, solid color, or breathing style color.
The charging base has its own light bar which can also be customized with the Steelseries software and just placing the mouse on this unit starts the charging process. Quick and painless.
I typically have my mice set on a very high sensitivity. This mouse can go beyond anything I would ever want to use in a realistic environment. I like that I have this option though.
The programmable buttons can be set to do different tasks as you would expect, They can also be set to run keystroke macros so if you have a certain combination you like to use in a game all you need to do is hit a button.

Cons: The Battery life, I don’t know about you but going from a mouse that I change a batteries once every 3-5 months to this mouse which is good for 24hrs of usage (what is advertised) is a bit of a letdown. It is probably due to the eye candy lights rather than any functional process draining the power. (Note: All lights can be turned off with the Steelseries engine 3 software).
Possible connection issues – I found when disconnecting the base from the USB and reconnecting I end up having to turn off the mouse and turn it back on again. This is also noted in the “notice page” listed above. This seems like a flaw that should be remedied as it is quite an expensive mouse to have this kind of issue. The mouse runs very smooth one everything is synced up again.
The charging station is slightly bigger than the footprint of the mouse. If you have limited desk space it may become a nuisance though you can charge the mouse directly from the USB cable.
I found the buttons near my thumb were in a great location though the buttons on the opposite side of the mouse may be a little too easy to press by accident and will probably just disable these in the future.

Other Thoughts: The Steelseries software comes with a cloud backup option so you can back up all your custom settings to the cloud.
It would be really cool if you could setup a multi-color “breath” option or cycle through colors randomly. It would also be nice if you could have the color revert to a battery indicator when the battery drops below a certain percentage. Just an idea.
As always I will report any future issues of features I may come across with more use.

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