SteelSeries Sensei [RAW] Gaming Mouse Review

Introduction:

SteelSeries is a company famous for its pro-grade gaming peripherals.  They are known for communicating with professional gaming teams and designing peripherals according to suggestions made by these teams. The real thing about SteelSeries is that there products are equally useful for the mainstream users as the professional gaming teams. An excellent example of this is displayed in their latest lineup of Sensei series boasting some awesome features at a reasonable price tag.

Today, we have the SteelSeries Sensei [RAW] mouse with us in our lab. The Sensei [RAW] gaming mouse is a stripped version of the tournament-ready Sensei Mouse released last year. The original has a lot of high-end features and is a highly rated product with a little criticism on its metallic finish. SteelSeries have fixed this in the best possible way. They are offering Sensei [RAW] in two different finishes; glossy black or rubberized.

SteelSeries Sensei [RAW] (1)

SteelSeries removed the onboard 32-bit ARM processor and the LCD menu from the original Sensei to make the cheaper Sensei [RAW]. The removed features are only useful for the pro-gamers who are always on move, participating in tournaments and attending LAN parties. For the home gamers these are useless. SteelSeries has also swapped the multi-color illumination with a standard white color illumination and replaced the metallic surface with a glossy/rubber surface. Stripping it down like this has made the Sensei [RAW] $30 cheaper without any considerable compromise on its performance.

Features:

  • Ambidextrous shape
  • Rubberized or glossy surface coating
  • Omron Switches
  • 7 programmable buttons
  • SteelSeries Engine support
  • LED lighting
  • 125/250/500/1000Hz polling rate
  • Up to 5760DPI (dots per inch)
  • 2 DPI modes (‘High’ and ‘Low’)
  • Support for programmable macros and multiple profiles
  • APM (Actions per minute) measuring system
  • Braided Cable