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SteelSeries Sensei

alaTest has collected and analyzed 880 reviews of SteelSeries Sensei. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and size. The design and usability also get good reviews, but there are mixed reviews on the reliability and price.

usability, design, size, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the SteelSeries Sensei is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for SteelSeries Sensei

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 217 user reviews of SteelSeries Sensei from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and durability. The design and price are also appreciated. There are some less positive comments about the reliability.

usability, price, design, durability, size

reliability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

SteelSeries Sensei Wireless

 

The SteelSeries Sensei Wireless is a high-quality gaming mouse, but the high price makes it hard to ignore some issues.

Ambidextrous, 8-button design. Programmable, with optional battery-saving mode. Visual indicators for connectivity and battery levels. Adjustable 8,200dpi sensor. Wireless and wired options.

Minor lag in wireless mode. Sometimes slow to connect. Battery charging requires the PC to be on.

Conclusion While the SteelSeries Sensei Wireless is a pretty good wireless mouse with plenty of gamer-friendly features, it's weighed down by the occasional connectivity issue and a sizable price tag. While it does offer some features that you won't...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

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] offers simplicity without being simplistic with a stripped down design that still allows customization and a quality sensor that offers solid performance during heated battle. Though I have some gripes about the glossy...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Patrick Miller (pcworld.com)

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 (fusionmods.net)

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 (benchmarkreviews.com)

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! (techpowerup.com)

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 (legitreviews.com)

SteelSeries Sensei Pro Grade Laser Gaming Mouse Review

 
Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Sean Colleli (gamingnexus.com)

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

SILVER AWARD

Expert review by: André Gordirro (hardwaresecrets.com)

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

Product Specifications

Design

Display:LCD
Display Type:LCD
Form Factor:Ambidextrous

Energy Management

Power Source:Cable

Ergonomics

LED Indicators: Yes

Input Device

Buttons quantity:7 / 8
Device interface:USB
Movement detection technology:Laser
Movement Resolution:11400
Number of scroll wheels:1
Purpose:Gaming
Recommended usage:PC
Scroll: Yes
Scroll type:Wheel

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000\nMac OS X
Depth:4.9
Depth (imperial):4.9
Height:1.5
Height (imperial):1.5
Mouse dimensions (WxDxH):2.69 x 4.94 x 1.52
Number of buttons:7
Number of products included:1
Product dimensions (W x D x H):2.69 x 4.94 x 1.52
Weight:0.22
Weight (imperial):0.22
Width:2.7
Width (imperial):2.7

Power

Power Source:Cable

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah, Mac OS X 10.1 Puma, Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar, Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Yes
Windows operating systems supported:0 - 202 / Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Mouse weight:3.6
Weight note (metric):3.6