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Steel Series Sensei

alaTest has collected and analyzed 599 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and build quality. The usability and value for money also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

design, value for money, usability, build quality, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the Steel Series Sensei is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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SteelSeries Sensei Gaming Mouse Review: For Hardcore Gamers Only


What could you possibly do with a 32-bit ARM processor in your mouse? Plenty of fun stuff, as it turns out. SteelSeries's Sensei high-end gaming mouse puts slick design and powerful hardware and software at your disposal, but the $90 price tag means...

Cool design ; Excellent customizability ; Very comfortable

Pricey ; Needs a wizard to help explain tweakable options

The SteelSeries Sensei is a high-quality gaming mouse with lots of tweakable options and some very well-thought-out features, but at $90, it's definitely meant for serious gamers only.

TECHGAGE - Editor's Choice

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SteelSeries Sensei [RAW] Gaming Mouse Review


SteelSeries unleashed its Sensei in 2011; one year later, the revamped Sensei [RAW] joins its ever-growing gamer-oriented line. Join us as we see whether or not the newest model's "less is more" approach is enough to merit its celebrated predecessor's...

I'll mince no more words and just say things as simply as I can: The Sensei [RAW] is now my favorite mouse. This baby is a keeper.

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SteelSeries Sensei


I don't know where to really start with this thing. The back of the box reads off so many features that an ordinary man is liable to get mad. "What are all these features?!", he might say. So, knowing that you are no ordinary man, and could likely be a...



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SteelSeries Sensei Mouse Review


This gaming-grade model reaches 11,400 dpi and features a tiny LCD to access the customization menu. Let's take a look at our test.

Ultra high resolution of 11,400 dpi ; ExactTech system enhances the user’s movements ; Elegant design with 16.8 million choices of light colors

Main left button is a little hard to click ; Ambidextrous design turns two side buttons virtually unusable ; Not-so-friendly software

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SteelSeries Sensei Pro Grade Laser Mouse


Remember back in the day when you got your first computer and all the great stuff that came with it? Most computer packages today come with a cheap and basic set of accessories which includes your keyboard and mouse but after a while they can get worn...

Software isn't intuitive ; Sensitivity settings won't change automatically when you're in game and then wanting to choose classes and menu items ; No grip siding

The software can be a bit confusing to figure out at first, but once you do, it makes it a great mouse to play against your fellow gamers with. I love the fact that you can create and assign macros which makes it easier to do some game winning moves...

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Steelseries Sensei Pro Grade Laser Mouse


Steelseries' new Sensei mouse upgrades their popular Xai model with shiny new looks, a 32-bit ARM processor, and a whopping 11,400 DPI. We find out if all the power helped us game any better.

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SteelSeries Sensei


One of, if not the best mouse to come through our doors was the SteelSeries Xai. Steel Series isn't a company that normally just pumps out new products unless there is a need. But how do you follow up with a perfectly balanced, no frills gaming mouse...

Even with that opinion, it’s clear that the Sensei is an amazing mouse with absolutely no issues at all. I can’t wait to load up our LanOC Reviews profile and take it out to a few LANs before the end of this year. You couldn't ask for a better...


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SteelSeries Sensei Pro Grade Laser Mouse Review


Today we have the latest SteelSeries mouse attached to our system. The Sensei has a familiar look and feel but this masks some impressive component upgrades inside such as one of the most precise gaming sensors we have ever tested... powered by a CPU...

Some great design mixed with excellent configuration options. The SteelSeries Sensei is the most powerful mouse we have tested to date. An epic product from SteelSeries.

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Amazon review summary for Steel Series Sensei


alaTest has collected and analyzed 191 user reviews of Steel Series Sensei from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on

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85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SteelSeries Sensei Laser Gaming Mouse (Fnatic Black and White)SteelSeries Sensei Laser Gaming Mouse MLG Pro Grade Edition (Black)

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works with windows 8.1 now!


would buy it again now that it works windows 8.1 now./

I owned the sensei and sensei mlg mice. Awesome mice except when windows 8.1 came along. I had the mlg at the time and had to throw it out because it kept pooping out during driver init. They now have a new version of the steelseries 2 engine that...

Only that I gave up a mouse that was awesome for it's dcpi ; (11,400 for sensei, 16,000 for mlg)

Product Specifications


Built-in Storage Capability:No / Yes
Charging Unit Included: No
Force / Vibrate Feedback: No
Read / Write Functionality: No
Scrolling Function: Yes
Scrolling Type:2-ways
Scrolling Wheel: Yes
USB Hub: No

General Features

Battery-free Mouse: No
Gaming Product: Yes
Graphic Tablet with Mouse:Not Applicable
Graphic Tablet with Pen:Not Applicable
Input Registration:Optical Laser
Notebook Mouse: No
Platform:PC / Mac
Type:PC Mouse
Type of Connection:Cable