Performance is the key concern of most gamers when it comes to choosing an appropriate gaming mouse. While a massive specification isn’t always necessary for great performance, SteelSeries don’t disappoint and have included a very high resolution 5700 CPI sensor into the Diablo III gaming mouse. During our gaming tests this tracked flawlessly and recorded every slight movement we made with complete accuracy.
Another important aspect of the performance of a gaming mouse is weight. While some gamers prefer a reasonably weighty mouse, a lightweight model can help improve agility and facilitate a smooth glide when coupled with a high-quality gaming surface. The Diablo III mouse is very lightweight and features three large Teflon feet on the underside. This seems to be a winning combination as the mouse glides effortlessly and can easily be controlled with precision.
Everything considered, we are left with a very positive impression of the SteelSeries Diablo III gaming mouse. The cosmetic differences from SteelSeries’ usual ‘plain and simple’ approach is quite refreshing and is sure to lure those who prefer a more exciting looking mouse. All the usual benefits of owning a SteelSeries mouse are also present with the Diablo III as it offers great performance and top-notch build quality.
We were a little concerned that the SteelSeries Diablo III Mouse was going to be priced in a similar manner to the Diablo III headset that we reviewed recently. This was considerably more expensive than the very similar Siberia V2 headset, making us question why anyone would really want to buy it. Thankfully, this isn’t the case with the Diablo III mouse which is available for the reasonable price of £44 from Lambdatek. This makes it around £10 cheaper than the Xai, which actually has an inferior specification. We do find it hard to understand Steelseries pricing patterns at times.
As far as we can see, the only feature of the Xai which isn’t present on the Diablo III mouse is the screen on the underside which allowed driverless configuration of the mouse settings. While some gamers might find this useful, we have been using a Xai for over a year and haven’t used it once! So we think the Diablo III mouse offers great value for money for all gamers, not just those who want to play Diablo III.
- SteelSeries build quality
- Configurable LED lighting
- Comprehensive software configuration
- Ambidextrous design
- Great performance
- Excellent value for money
- Diablo III branding may not be to everyone’s tastes
KitGuru says: An excellent mouse that offers great performance at an affordable price.