SteelSeries Sensei Pro Grade Laser Mouse
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During the past 3 years alone we have reviewed over 30 gaming mice, others aimed towards casual users who like to play games once in a while and others aimed at hardcore gamers who want the best in terms of speed and accuracy. SteelSeries really needs no introductions since they are without doubt amongst the best manufacturers in the field of gaming related accessories and their excellent track record is proof of that. Today however we will not be taking a look at any ordinary gaming mouse made by SteelSeries but at the very first unit which was actually designed and manufactured after taking into serious consideration hints by both professional and ordinary gamers, the Sensei pro grade laser mouse.
From day one, SteelSeries has been focused on making professional gaming gear that provide meaningful benefits to gamers of all skill-level, with the most demanding being those gamers whose lively hood depends on the performance of our products. We believe, as most gamers do, in winning, not trying! What originally began as a small two-person operation in Copenhagen back in 2001 has become a global leader in professional gaming products. SteelSeries recognized the need for superior, high-quality professional gaming gear that would give players a competitive edge. Fast-forward to today, and we've come a long way since our first glass mousepad. We have global offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, providing an integrated portfolio of products designed specifically for gaming. Fueling our growth is you, the gamer!
As already mentioned what really makes the Sensei pro grade laser mouse special is that SteelSeries designed it based on what gamers wanted to see with such a unit. Of course the main body of the Sensei was taken directly from the XAI gaming mouse since it was almost a perfect fit for the hands of most people but when it comes to the interior there have been lots of changes. That list includes an 5700DPI, 10.8 Megapixel laser sensor which thanks to an 32bit ARM processor can deliver up to 11.400DPI (although don't expect them to be "real"), the same LCD screen at the bottom as with the XAI which indicates the current profile used and an adjustable illumination which you can select from a total of 16.8 million colors. Of course much like the XAI the Sensei features several software innovations by SteelSeries such as the ExactLift which allows you to finetune the lift distance, ExactAim which practically slows down the mouse when you are trying to aim on something, ExactAccel which is obviously the opposite of ExactAim and ExactSense which is basically the DPI control system (it just allows you to adjust the DPI with increments of as small as 1). So on paper the Sensei pretty much seems to be the best gaming mouse to date but is that really so?