SteelSeries Sensei Gaming Mouse Review

The Sensei

SteelSeries Sensei Gaming Mouse Review

The Sensei

I think that someone has it in for me lately. Everything I've had to photograph recently has been piano black and the first thing that isn't is chrome.

The design is amazing to look at and, once again, pictures really don't do it justice. It almost looks molten it's so smooth and rounded. We've seen this design before in the SteelSeries Xai, but somehow in the matt black it wasn't as impressive. Here, in the Sensei, it's jaw dropping.

All the fun stuff isn't confined to the top though. Underneath are three large slippery feet to make sure that using the Sensei isn't restricted by the friction between the mouse and your pad of choice.

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The SteelSeries logo on the back of the Sensei is quite a party piece being able to be lit up in any colour that you can think of.

On the left things seem fairly normal with the standard front/back buttons. 

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On the right-hand side, in keeping with the ambidextrous design of the Sensei, we also have two buttons. These aren't a token effort either, but exact replicas of those on the left.

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Up front there is lighting around the scroll-wheel, equally capable of glowing in any colour of your choosing, an indicator LED (again, any colour you like) that tells you which of two DPI modes you're currently in. This is switchable when you press the button that is just below it.

Finally beneath the Sensei we have the LCD display which, here, displays the SteelSeries logo. But can also be used for other things, which we'll cover on the next page.

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Most Recent Comments

30-09-2011, 07:29:43

dugdiamond
omg - that is some serious polling - looks nice tooQuote

30-09-2011, 07:34:31

yassarikhan786
It looks and performs amazingly . £90 is OK considering the amount of features you get.Quote

30-09-2011, 07:47:26

SieB
I was looking at this earlier and wondering if it would be a worthy replacement for my Steelseries Xai, looks like I have my answer Quote

30-09-2011, 09:41:02

equk
Looks like a nice mouse

Don't see the reason for a LCD on the bottom of it but the features and the software look pretty nice.

Be nice if they did a cheaper version without the LCD screen.

Having the option to change the LED colours is a bit of a useless thing also but I guess some people buy hardware for what it looks like more than how it functions.

I was looking at the Xai a while ago as I used to use a Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 and the shape seems so much similar.

I ended up getting another Razer Deathadder tho.Quote

30-09-2011, 09:42:43

dipzy
I have got the steelseries kinzu mouse that i bought from dabs gadget show even at wembley stadium a few years back, its a awesome mouse. The Sensei would be the ideal replacement for it Quote
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