|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 Detailed Features
Just as important, as the hardware used to create peripherals, the software used to control them can easily help separate a particular company from its competition.
The first page of the SteelSeries Engine was designed to allow users to program each button with a macro of their choosing along with whether the Sensei is a left handed device or a right handed device.
The second page is dedicated to creating and uploading the profiles that are stored on the Sensei. Although an infinite number of profiles can be created only five profiles are able to be saved directly to the Sensei and can easily be switched without the software once they have initially been prepared.
The settings page provides the meat of the SteelSeries Engine and gives users the ability to customize the sensitivity of the Sensei between 1-11,700DPI. This high resolution is reached using the 32-bit ARM processor to double the usable resolution above 5700 to give the extremely high DPI ranges the Sensei has. Users can set two separate DPI settings and easily switch between them using the switch above the scroll wheel. SteelSeries also gave users the ability to change any of the three LED zones to one of 16.7 million colors. Along the LEDs, SteelSeries allows users to use the integrated tool to upload 128 x 32 bitmaps to be viewed on the Sensei's integrated LCD panel.
On the right, users have a whole host of options to change. Starting from the top SteelSeries has a slider to control what they call FreeMove, which controls the amount of movement prediction used. Next SteelSeries provides a slider to allow controlling the amount of acceleration that the Sensei has using the ExactAccel slider. The SteelSeries ExactAim option is an interesting feature that works like reverse acceleration allowing user's movement speed to decrease even more quickly as they slow down their movement. Lastly, SteelSeries provides what they call ExactLift, which allows users to configure the cutoff point for liftoff of the Sensei. This allows for configuration based on the surface being used, and how far users lift their mice when moving.