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SteelSeries Sensei Pro Grade Laser Mouse review

A highly responsive yet lightweight gaming mouse

Our Verdict

For

  • Fast and responsive
  • Easy switching between profiles
  • LCD screen for changing settings

Against

  • Not the most comfortable mouse
  • Lightweight
  • Feels a bit plastic

If you take your PC gaming as seriously as a sport then you want the best equipment to give you a competitive edge. A high-quality gaming mouse is as important to a professional gamer as an expensive racquet is to a tennis player.

SteelSeries has been steadily making its name as a specialist in PC gaming peripherals. The new Sensei gaming mouse has obviously had a lot of care and attention lavished on it to make it an excellent tool in a serious PC gamer's arsenal.

With a reflective metallic painted coat and amber lights that glow from within, the SteelSeries Sensei Pro Grade Laser Mouse certainly looks the part.

The metallic coating can be quite misleading, however. The mouse has a lightweight feel that can at first feel rather insubstantial. If you often use weights to hold down your mouse while gaming, then this isn't going to be for you.

The light weight and high DPI of the mouse makes it incredibly speedy and responsive. Even better, you can alter the settings of the mouse via the built-in LCD menu and save the settings as a profile. You can save a number of profiles – or download ones made by professionals – and quickly and easily switch between them.

The SteelSeries Sensei Pro Grade Laser Mouse also includes features such as the SteelSeries FreeMove and ExactSense features that tweak the mouse to be even more responsive.

Verdict

For quick-moving first person shooters in particular, this is a great choice of gaming mouse.

Tech Specs

Product TypeMouse
Number of Total Buttons7
Pointing Device Host InterfaceUSB
Scroller TypeScroll Wheel
Brand NameSteelSeries
Pointing Device Connectivity TechnologyCable
Movement DetectionLaser
Height38.7 mm
Width68.3 mm
Depth125.5 mm
ManufacturerSteelSeries ApS
Product ModelSensei
Product NameSensei Mouse
Device SupportedComputer
Manufacturer Part Number62150
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.steelseries.com
Marketing Information

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.

Movement Resolution11400 dpi
Weight (Approximate)102 g