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SteelSeries Sensei Wireless Laser Mouse Review

The Steelseries Sensei Wireless Laser Mouse has been winning plenty of awards since it was released and I can see no reason for us to break the trend. As I noted earlier in the review, I have spent the last year using a Logitech G700, so re-adjusting to the shape of the Sensei Wireless took a couple of hours. After that, I found it more comfortable to use and I appreciated how much lighter it was as well.

Battery life is really very good indeed. Even while gaming a lot, the mouse can easily last a couple of days before needing to charge. That said, it would have been nice to see an exact battery level percentage in the SteelSeries Engine 3 software, as the light indicator on the dock doesn’t always give the best indication.

I have mixed feelings about the SteelSeries Engine 3 software. While it is great for customisation and additional mouse features, I did have some problems. The program runs rather slow, even when installed on a quick Solid State Drive and at one point during the review process, I had to reinstall the software as it refused to load up properly, despite having worked fine up until that point. That said, I couldn’t find any mention online of other SteelSeries users facing similar problems, so it could have just been an unfortunate one-time occurrence.

Everything about this mouse is premium – from the packaging right down to the build materials and that reflects in the price. The Sensei Wireless costs £134.99 from Overclockers, which is a bit steep considering that the wired variants of the Sensei costs between £49.99 and £69.95. There is no doubt this is a fantastic mouse, but we do feel the price could be a little lower.

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Pros:

  • Deep software customisation.
  • Premium build materials.
  • High resolution sensor.
  • Impressive battery life.
  • Lightweight.

Cons:

  • Very expensive.
  • Software could be improved.

KitGuru Says: If you are only interested in the very best in gaming peripherals, then the Sensei Wireless is definitely worth buying.
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Rating: 8.5.

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