|SteelSeries Sensei Pro Laser Gaming Mouse|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Input Devices|
|Written by Austin Downing|
|Thursday, 03 November 2011|
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SteelSeries Sensei Laser Gaming Mouse Review
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by SteelSeries.
Danish company SteelSeries has designed products to compete against the likes of Razer, Logitech, and Microsoft in the competitive gaming peripherals market. Their newest product the Sensei aims to decimate the competition with its 32-bit ARM processor, 5700 DPI sensor, on-board memory, and advanced software that allows users to control almost every function imaginable. Benchmark Reviews will evaluate if the Sensei is the master by which every mouse should be compared, or if it is the student still learning from those that came before it.
Some users want a more basic mouse with a high quality sensor that simply works; others want a mouse that much like their computer is composed of the best components that users can buy. Sadly, this comes at a price, and at $90 the Sensei is at the expensive end of the spectrum for mice. Yet for this $90 you get a mouse with a processor more powerful than an original Pentium 75MHz, eight customizable buttons, three fully customizable LED's, and a customizable 128 x 32 LCD.
When it comes to testing mice, it is best to not look only at one area or you may overlook flaws that a peripheral has. This is why when testing a gaming mouse it is best to look at many aspects of your daily experience on a computer. This means that you should not only test one type of game but multiple styles such as RTS, FPS, and MMO's along with making sure that the mouse is usable in non-gaming situations such as web browsing or photo editing.