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Steel Series XAI Laser Mouse

alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability and size. The build quality and design also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the Steel Series XAI Laser Mouse is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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SteelSeries Xai Medal of Honor Edition Mouse Review


Simplicity at its most effective.

Highly customizable; No need for software; QcK surface is large and smooth; Ambidextrous; 5 Profiles with full customization and macros

DPI switch only allows to switch between two values

The rubberized base is good, and given the large surface area, it will almost never move from place. Since the QcK surface is cloth and rubber, you can easily fold it and take it with you wherever. My concern is that over time the edging of the cloth...


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SteelSeries Xai Pro Gaming Laser Mouse


At first glance, the SteelSeries Xai mouse looks like an ordinary run-of-the-mill type budget mouse. Not until further investigation did we really understand what makes the Xai a high quality gaming mouse. The ability to program buttons and create your...

Overall the SteelSeries Xai Pro definitely shocked us with everything it could do and all of the customization options that we had at our fingertips. For an ambidextrous mouse, the Xai is comfy enough for extended gaming. No, it’s not the most...

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SteelSeries XAI Review


SteelSeries is a well-known brand when it comes to professional gaming. Their lineup of high-end gaming peripherals

Personally, despite its second gen laser sensor I liked this mouse from the moment I started using it. Its software is easy to use and modify according to your needs and the fact that everything can be customized of the mouse without need of any driver...


Gold Award

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Steel Series Xai


Steel Series was fairly new to the mouse scene when they introduced the Ikari in August of 2007. The Ikari was and still is an amazing mouse, when Steel Series told me that they have spent years perfecting their next mouse I definitely had to see what...

After years of work designing and perfecting the Xai it's weird that there are almost no special features that stand out other than the LCD screen. After using the mouse for a few weeks, it was easy to see where all of their time went. Steel Series...

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SteelSeries Xai Laser Mouse


Today we are going to take a look at a SteelSeries Xai laser pro gaming mouse. As you can guess, it was designed with gamers in mind. But how can it be any different than other mice?

Plug and play ; Ease of set-up ; Ten programmable buttons ; User friendly software ; Ergonomic design ; Good for Right or Left handed user

A little out of balance

I found the SteelSeries Xai laser gaming mouse to be very easy to set-up and use. It has an ergonomic design that is very user friendly. The ten buttons on it can be assigned to anything you choose. The software is easy to understand and use. Overall,...

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Steelseries Xai Gaming Mouse


Introduction Today we are taking a look at a mouse from Steelseries, they sent us their latest gaming mouse named Xai. This mouse comes equipped with a small display on the bottom and it is also conveniently made for lboth eft and right handed users. A...

Comfortable ; Sleeved cabled ; 1000Hz ; Easy profiles ; No lagg

Wish it was 10$ cheaper to compete with others

Well this is a cool mouse I have to admit, it’s comfortable to use even though it’s made for both left and right handed people. I actually ended up replacing my own old mouse with this one for my main setup due to the fact it's so comfortable and very...

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Steelseries Xai Gaming Mouse Review


Today we are going to look at the SteelSeries Xai Laser Gaming Mouse that fits in at the top of their range above the Ikari Laser Gaming Mouse one of the finest mice we have ever tested and a personal favourite within the Heaven Media staff circles.

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SteelSeries Xai Laser Mouse


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Amazon review summary for Steel Series XAI Laser Mouse


alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Steel Series XAI Laser Mouse from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on


value for money

82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

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Exactly what was expected


This mouse is received in a small box and shipped in an envelope holding the box. Ample protection although the small box was just barely big enough to hold it. The mouse had extremely small signs of wear on the bottom glides. Other than the slight...

Slight scratches on the glides on the bottom. (doesn't really matter)

Product Specifications

SteelSeries Xai is a tool - not a gadget. The SteelSeries Xai Laser Mouse features state of the art technology and groundbreaking technical specifications. The technology, shape, size, weight and surface of the SteelSeries Xai were designed with one purpose: to enhance the users performance. Research and development were done in close cooperation with fulltime professional gamers from USA, Europe and Asia. The sensor offers huge improvement over current laser mice, processing 12,000 frames per second at movement speeds of 150+ inches per second. This level of performance results in completely reliable tracking even during the most frantic and fast-paced games. SteelSeries Xai can be fully configured via a LCD menu system on the back of the mouse, while supporting advanced macro capabilities of up to 200 strokes per button programmable.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:PC / Mac
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:SteelSeries

Input Device

Buttons Qty:8
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:External
Interface (DB):USB
Movement Detection Technology:Laser


Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS / Microsoft Windows Vista / 2000 / XP