SteelSeries Kana and Kinzu v2 Pro Review
Introduction and Technical Specifications
Published: 12th March 2012 | Source: SteelSeries | Price: |
As time has moved on in the technological world there has become a bit of a split between what people want something to do. Through the 80s and 90s, and to some degree the early part of this century, we all wanted more bells and whistles, more features, bigger better more more more. Now, as our phones are TVs and our TVs have the internet on them there is quite a large amount of people who want some of the benefits of modern technology, but without so many needless features. Anyone who wants a mobile phone that doesn't need recharging every 4 hours and breaks if you so much as sneeze on it will know what I mean.
So what if you want all the benefits of a modern gaming sensor on your mouse, but don't need a dozen buttons, an OLED screen and the ability to make a cup of tea? Your choices are extremely limited, although back in December we saw the brilliant CM Storm Xornet which hinted at things to come. Now SteelSeries are joining the fray with the Kana, and the Kinzu v2 Pro. We absolutely love the Sensei here and think it's still the best mouse on the market. So if you have all the comfort of the Sensei, as well as the build quality that SteelSeries is known for, and a beastly sensor, we definitely should be in business.
So similar are these mice that we're reviewing them together. As you can see the major differences is that the Kana is a little lighter, and has a couple more buttons. But the main event, the sensor, is the same on both and as we'll see on the next page the design is familiar too.
|Frames Per Second||3600|
|Inches Per Second|
Kana : 130
Kinzu v2 Pro : 65
|Megapixels Per Second||3.7|
|Counts Per Inch||400-3200|
|Sensor Data Path||16 bit|
|Maximum Polling||1000 Hz|
Kana : 72g
Kinzu v2 Pro : 77g
Kana : 6
Kinzu v2 Pro : 4
Time to look up close.
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With the ability to swap the buttons over in the SteelSeries Engine software, it's as left-handed as you could hope for I believe.Quote