Competitive gaming scored itself a new peripheral vying for the top spot back in August, when SteelSeries unveiled its ambidextrous Sensei mouse. If you'll recall, the Sensei tracks up to 150-inches per second with its 10.8 megapixel sensor, and uses a 32-bit ARM processor to calculate it all without bogging down your rig. Making things sweeter, a trio of illuminated sections can be set to differing hues befitting your mood, and an LCD planted on the Sensei's underside will let you change some settings without a computer. If you've been dying to get your FPS-loving mitts on this $90 input device, it's now officially up for pre-order from the company's website and due to hit doorsteps during the first week of October. As usual, the full PR is located just past the break.

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THE STEELSERIES SENSEI IS AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW

Consumers Can Order the New Mouse Directly on the SteelSeries Web Shop

CHICAGO – Sept. 20, 2011 – The most customizable mouse to ever hit the competitive gaming industry, the SteelSeries Sensei, is now available online for consumers directly from the SteelSeries' Web Shop. With an MSRP of $89.99 / €89.99, and a list of original features that have been perfected alongside some of the world's most recognized competitive gamers, the Sensei is setting a new standard in mouse customization and capabilities; some of these features include:

· A 32 bit ARM processor, that powers sophisticated calculations to be done directly on the mouse – without the need for software drivers and without having to rely on the user's computer.

· Complete customization, from the buttons, macros and multiple profiles to the colors, and technology settings.

· Illumination with 16.8 million colors choices to be programmed in 3 different zones on the mouse.

· Sensitivity settings that can be changed in increments of one from 1 to 5,700 CPI, and an "overclocked" Double CPI feature that allows the user to go all the way up to 11,400 DCPI.

· A 10.8 megapixel image correlation laser sensor at up to 12,000 frames per second and the ability to handle tracking movements of up to 150 inches per second.

· An ambidextrous design with a metal, non-slip grip coating and is connected with a double braided nylon cord with a USB connector.

· Simple plug and play; for the PC Gamers* who want advanced customization options, the Sensei is supported by SteelSeries Engine technology – save multiple profiles, create long and advanced macros with layers, keystrokes and precise timing. The Sensei Mouse is compatible with both Mac and PC; *SteelSeries Engine for Mac will be coming in 2012; for PC it is available now.

The SteelSeries Sensei can be pre-ordered from the SteelSeries Web Shop directly at http://steelseries.com or by clicking the 'Buy Now' button, at http://steelseries.com/sensei.