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conclusion:We like it

85 July 22nd 2012 8:16 pm

Like many gaming mice, the SteelSeries Sensei includes a set of programmable buttons (in this case, there are seven), along with software that lets you fine-tune your settings and save profiles for different games or applications. Unlike most mice, the Sensei lets you save profiles directly to the mouse and access them using an LCD display on its base. You can also program its lighting system to display any color you choose, and personalize the LCD display. You can't adjust the Sensei's weight or shape, like you can with some gaming mice, but if its ergonomic — and ambidextrous — shape works for you, that may not matter.

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Critic reviews

8.3
11 reviews
  • Ergonomics / comfort
    8.4
  • Design and form factor
    7.7
  • Configurability
    9.0
  • Accuracy
    8.8
  • Portability
    8.0

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User reviews

8.5
6 reviews
8.0
PC World Sep 29, 2011

The SteelSeries Sensei is a high-quality gaming mouse with lots of tweakable options and some very well-thought-out features, but at $90, it's definitely meant for serious gamers only.

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7.0
PC Mag Dec 5, 2013

The SteelSeries Sensei [RAW] is stripped down and refined, creating a solid gaming mouse, though it's not without its flaws.

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9.0
CNET AU Oct 14, 2011

The Sensei is a phenomenal mouse. It's a testament to its performance that despite having woefully horrible button customisation and macro support, it's still one of our favourite mice.

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8.0
PC World Australia Jul 4, 2013

SteelSeries Sensei [RAW] is a simple looking yet highly practical mouse well suited for gaming and non-gaming use. However, gamers that want more bells and whistles in a mouse will likely look elsewhere.

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9.0
TrustedReviews Jan 18, 2012

Although some might bemoan the lack of adjustable weights or grips, this mouse is very well balanced and about as comfortable as ambidextrous gaming mice get ... also offers some of the best, most tweakable performance of any mouse available, aided by its powerful ARM CPU and superb sensor.

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10
Hardware Heaven Sep 8, 2011

Some great design mixed with excellent configuration options. The SteelSeries Sensei is the most powerful mouse we have tested to date. An epic product from SteelSeries.

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9.0
Gadget Review Apr 30, 2012

The comfort, performance customization, robust technology–and now–sharp looks place the SteelSeries Sensei as my absolute favorite gaming mouse to date.

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9.0
Benchmark Reviews Nov 3, 2011

The Sensei is close to perfect with only a few minor annoyances holding it back from a perfect score. Hopefully SteelSeries will make a version of the Sensei with a rubberized exterior, and a slightly more crafted design that will help it fit the hand even better.

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7.0
bit-tech Oct 16, 2011

The mouse really doesn’t work well with sweaty palms ... The price is also a choking point - you can get better mice for less, although they might not be ambidextrous. As a result, we can’t recommend the Sensei, despite it being one of the better ambidextrous mice we’ve seen.

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10
Overclock3D.net Sep 30, 2011

It looks the business, works flawlessly and has customisation options coming out of its ears. This is currently our favourite mouse on the planet and it will take something very special to knock it from the top spot. The SteelSeries Sensei deserves nothing less than a highly-polished Gold Award.

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9.0
Funky Kit Nov 16, 2012

When the Sensei came to town it came and kicked some butt. I have to say the MLG edition mouse came and did the same.

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9.0
dmertl dmertl

Needed to replace my trusty old MX 518, A.K.A. the greatest mouse ever created. I picked out the Sensei after hearing about it through an MLG event (thanks for supporting esports SteelSeries). I was initially disappointed as the feel of the Sensei was not as solid as the MX 518 had been. I really...

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9.0
rahul247rocks rahul247rocks

The Steelseries Sensei is one of the best gaming mouse that provides a comfortable grip and extremely accurate movement. Although you will never use the 11000 DPI, you still get superb performance at lower DPI. There is no limit to customizing the Sensei You need to download a software and...

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8.0
rade363 rade363

Great and customisable mouse! Not so much suitable for "claw" grip that I am so used to. Will have to learn the "palm" grip. Had Logitech G9 before, this one was better for me, but last for 6 years and died because of cord issues.

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