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SteelSeries Ikari Laser - Mouse - laser - 5 button(s) - wired - USB

alaTest has collected and analyzed 226 reviews of SteelSeries Ikari Laser - Mouse - laser - 5 button(s) - wired - USB. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The design and durability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the SteelSeries Ikari Laser - Mouse - laser - 5 button(s) - wired - USB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for SteelSeries Ikari Laser - Mouse - laser - 5 button(s) - wired - USB


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of SteelSeries Ikari Laser - Mouse - laser - 5 button(s) - wired - USB from The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Views about the reliability and design are generally positive. The durability and size also get good feedback. Many are critical about the price.

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50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SteelSeries Mouse IkariSteelSeries Mouse Ikari

May, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for SteelSeries Ikari Laser - Mouse - laser - 5 button(s) - wired - USB


alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 user reviews of SteelSeries Ikari Laser - Mouse - laser - 5 button(s) - wired - USB from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Reviewers really like the design and reliability. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive reviews about the price.

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63% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SteelSeries Ikari High Performance Laser Gaming Mouse (Black)SteelSeries Ikari High Performance Laser Gaming Mouse (Black)

May, 2018

Expert review by : Mufaddal Fakhruddin (

Steelseries Ikari Laser Mouse (White) Review


The re-colored old champ still packs a punch.

gorgeous looks, great design, comfortable, superb performance, software-free DPI changer, great driver and software, LCD screen

expensive than other in the class, mouse would be unresponsive on boot-up sometimes, only 2 DPI settings possible

Flipping the mouse over, you will see a tiny rectangle LCD screen that displays the profiles name. The profile and its name can be set via the bundled software. This is a handy little tool that directly relays the information you need without having...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Jesma (

SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse Review - A Top Gaming Mouse & Great Value


A review of the laser gaming mouse from SteelSeries. Built with the professional gamer in mind, its advanced features will easily meet the desires of any gamer, and for a fair price. A wonderful gift for your loved one, or for yourself.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : garfi3ld (

Steelseries Ikari Laser Mouse


Steelseries is well known for being a quality gaming peripheral company. Their headsets and mouse pads are seen all over any just about any lanpartys or tournament that you go to. Up until last year their mouse line was basically a Microsoft mouse with...

Simply put, you can tell that Steelseries's focus is directly on the gaming market. There isn't one feature on the mouse that wasn't well thought out and tested specifically for gamers and by gamers. I was impressed by the shape and comfort of the...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Stuart Davidson (

Steelseries IKARI Laser Mouse


SteelSeries have built a name for themselves over the years by producing some of the most popular gaming headsets and surfaces in the business. We have looked at a couple of their other accessories recently though, namely the 7G Keyboard and their...

The Ikari mouse is certainly an excellent product. It combines style with functionality to create the ultimate accessory.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Jason "Fujitsu" Schneider (

SteelSeries Ikari Laser Gaming Mouse


The quest for the "perfect" mouse is a never ending task, if you're anything like me you've got a drawer full of mice that you've used over the years, and like to keep your eye out of the latest and greatest.

Easy Setup ; Excellent Performance ; Adjustable DPI on the fly ; Easy to Use Software

Nothing Major

I've used quite a few mice over the years; personally I really enjoy getting a new mouse. Sometimes getting a new mouse can take a bit of adjustment, but that's not the case with the Ikari, other than the slightly different feel of the mouse, it's...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Nate Marion (

SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse


SteelSeries feels their competition is doing things wrong, but does that mean they are doing things right? After taking a look at their Ikari laser mouse, we can wholeheartedly say "yes"! The Ikari is catered for gamers, and it shows. Simply put? The...

Extremely comfortable, great button placement ; Sensitivity can be fine-tuned to the greatest degree ever possible ; Accuracy might as well be perfect on a decent surface (even a $2 cloth mat) ; Automatic error correction can be removed/adjusted as the...

Current software doesn't allow a mouse button to be programmed to a single key

I've been using the Ikari for a few weeks now, and have played a wide variety of games (F.E.A.R., Counter-Strike: Source, Quake 4, Crysis, BioShock, Portal, Oblivion, etc.) and I can easily say that the Ikari is the best mouse I have ever used. The...

Apr, 2008


Expert review by : William Ford (

SteelSeries Ikari Laser


Ergonomically, this is one of the most comfortable mouse devices I and my very large hand have ever used. Your hand rests comfortably on the mouse with your index and middle fingers falling naturally onto the two primary buttons. The thumb rests just...

Very comfortable with smooth, even tracking and precise response, high resolution that can be adjusted on the fly

No wireless model available

I was very skeptical about this mouse but all of my fears were laid to rest after trying the mouse and I can truthfully say, this is my favorite mouse for gaming and, preferably for the comfort, everything else as well. I am glad I am not left-handed...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Greg Baden (

SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse


The SteelSeries Ikari Series mice, just being released not too long ago, are a perfect gaming addition for anyone looking to improve their gaming. With 15 months of research and development SteelSeries has been able to closely perfect the art of gaming...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Kristofer Brozio (

SteelSeries Ikari Laser Gaming Mouse Review


I've always been a fan of Laser mice, I find them much more accurate and just easier to use, and of course I do like some of the higher end optical mice as well but not as much as the laser type mice. I used my Logitech G5 from when it came out...

Comfortable to use ; No drivers ; Easily adjustable ; Cool LED display ; Excellent tracking ; Well made ; Big feet, keeps balance ; Good weight

Scroll wheel button is a little too sensitive ; Pricey

The trend with gaming mice seems to be to add more features, buttons, weights etc, but SteelSeries has essentially done the opposite and created a laser gaming mouse that takes us back to basics. No weight kits, no interchangeable face plates, no other...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Steve (

SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse


When designing a "gamers mouse" the best thing to do would be to consult top gamers and gaming groups around the world to take into account what games want and need in a mouse. That's exactly what SteelSeries has been doing for the past 15 months while...

Great performance ; Driver-less design helps to free up CPU ; Mouse can save your current profile to use on any system ; Screen on the bottom for viewing/editing profiles/CPI on the go ; CPI settings can be adjusted on the fly without having to use the...

Left side buttons should be placed slightly better ; The mouse did not seem to work well with my hands (it felt too low and like it should have a slightly different angle)

For being SteelSeries' first introduction into the world of gaming mice, they've done an excellent job of taking many new ideas and features and implimenting them onto a nice mouse. They've tried a lot of new things that I haven't seen any other gaming...

Product Specifications

The SteelSeries Ikari Laser mouse features programmable macros for RTS and MMO gamers and a high precision sensor suitable for FPS gamers. Furthermore the Ikari Laser is completely driverless which enables the mouse to remember settings and macros when plugged into tournament computers - without installing any drivers or software. The advanced SteelSeries XY2 laser engine supports resolution settings with increments of only 1 CPI, which for the first time ever gives the user the ability to fine tune the mouse exactly to his personal reaction pattern. Set your windows and in-game sensitivity to default and set the CPI on your hardware instead of forcing software calculations. With the built in LED display in the bottom of the Ikari Laser you are able to adjust your CPI anytime, anywhere - you are completely independent of software or drivers. The gaming grade engine used in the SteelSeries Ikari Laser utilizes a new way of analyzing tracking, reaching 40.000 SPS (or around 5 times the speed of conventional laser technology).


Color of product:Black
Display Type:LCD

Energy Management

Power Source:Cable


Cable Length:78.7
LED Indicators: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes

Input Device

Button functions:DPI switch
Buttons quantity:6
Device interface:USB
Movement detection technology:Laser
Number of scroll wheels:1
Recommended usage:PC
Scroll: Yes
Scroll type:Wheel

Other Features

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Mouse dimensions (WxDxH):2.69 x 5.12 x 1.42
Number of products included:1
Product dimensions (W x D x H):2.69 x 5.12 x 1.42
USB required: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Data

Package type:Box
Packaging type:Box


Power Source:Cable

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: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

Weight & Dimensions

Mouse weight:3.46
Weight note (metric):3.46