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|Review: Steelseries Sensei Mouse|
|Posted by Dexter K.|
|Thursday, 29 December 2011 23:01|
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The first time looking at the box I knew this mouse meant business. You get a picture of the mouse on the front of the package, for all you fans of unicorns and ninjas you will be sorely disapointed from the packaging. The back gets the standard set of important features. Opening up the package you get a manual, the mouse, and a Steelseries sticker. If you want to download the software (I really suggest doing so) head over to http://steelseries.com/downloads
The mouse itself is very well built, but it is lighter than I thought it would be. Looking at the finish of the mouse I do wish it was matte black instead of silver. The somewhat shiny surface is prone to collecting dirt and getting rather dirty. Gripping the mouse, it is very comfortable. There are no issues with the surface of the mouse despite it gathering dirt easily, if you clean it once a week it will be fine. Size-wise it fits my hand perfectly (size M-L gloves). It is small enough where someone with small hands can still grip it comfortably, while it is still big enough where someone with huge hands won't feel like it is too small.
Clicking the buttons gives the impression that they are crisp and fluid, there is no stickyness here even after hours of use. The side buttons are well placed, while the scroll is very fluid yet still offers tactile feedback that it is indeed scrolling.
For those of you who have had the cord on a mouse tear before, there is nothing to worry about on the Sensei. You get a heavy-duty braided cable that will stand up to various amounts of punishment. This mouse is built to last and you should not have any problems with durability unless you choose to throw the mouse at a wall (you people know who you are).
Since this mouse isn't your run of the mill gaming mouse I figured that I would test it for longer than usual. If you are looking for a top of the line mouse, you will not find anything better out there. This is the best mouse I have ever used. FPS,RTS,RPG, everything i threw at it I had no problems with. Browsing the internet is a nice experience as well since it sits so comfortably in your hand. I did have a weird issue after using it on a new windows install, the mouse would glitch all over the place until I updated the firmware on it. So make sure you update that firmware when installing the mouse!