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SteelSeries Sensei

alaTest has collected and analyzed 606 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the durability and design are on the whole positive, whereas views about the size and reliability are different.

usability, design, durability

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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 217 user reviews of SteelSeries 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 Reviewers really like the size and durability. The design and price also get good opinions, but there are some negative comments about the reliability.

usability, price, design, durability, size


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 (Fnatic Black and White)

May, 2017

Expert review by: PC Magazine (

SteelSeries Sensei [RAW]


Simple design still offers customization options. Ambidextrous design. High-quality optical sensor.

Glossy finish is slick and uncomfortable.

The SteelSeries Sensei [RAW] is stripped down and refined, creating a solid gaming mouse, though it's not without its flaws.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Patrick Miller (

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.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: T_H_Schafer (

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...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Benchmark Reviews (

SteelSeries Sensei Pro Laser Gaming Mouse


Hyper customizable using the included SteelSeries Engine, Accurate on a multitude of surfaces, Wide 1-11,700 DPI sensitivity range, Comfortable feel, Powerful 32-bit ARM processor integrates many features

Plastic Top, Expensive

Performance is about being able to accurately track on a multitude of surfaces. I found that during gameplay I could quickly target enemies on either my wooden desk or my Razer Goliathus Accuracy cloth pad. During long gaming sessions I found the...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: techPowerUp! (

SteelSeries Sensei Gaming Mouse


The SteelSeries Sensei mouse is a good albeit expensive mouse. It is definitely one of the best performing solutions out there, and is right up there with the Mionix 5000. Sensor wise the Avago 9500 based mice are still in the lead, despite having...

Very good performance across the board, Near perfect ergonomics, Seven fully programmable buttons, Quality cable, Lights, LCD Display, Neat driver suite (when it works), Compatible with most mats, Low lift-off distance, Ambidextrous

High price!, Somewhat buggy driver suite, Not compatible with all mats

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: mad shrimps (madshrimps)

SteelSeries Sensei Pro Grade Laser Mouse Review


Sensei is one of the latest high performance mice from SteelSeries, coming with some features from its predecessor like the shape and the LCD underneath and its power is now doubled with the included 32bit ARM processor. The SteelSeries Engine...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Legit Reviews (

SteelSeries Sensei Pro Grade Laser Gaming Mouse Review

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Sean Colleli (

SteelSeries Sensei


As I've said before, you typically don't go wrong with SteelSeries. You might pay a bit more than usual but as the old saying goes you get what you pay for. I've been trying to see if that maxim holds up with SteelSeries' Sensei, their new...

The Steelseries Sensei is probably one of the better ambidextrous mice you'll find, for gaming or just general use. The styling is attractive but the strictly middle ground ergonomics take a little getting used to, and the price might be too much at $90.

Nov, 2011


Expert review by: André Gordirro (

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

Nov, 2011

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Expert review by: garfi3ld (

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...

Sep, 2011