Steelseries Sensei

Steelseries Sensei


It’s amazing to think that we once all gamed with a rollerball mouse. Then most of us transitioned through optical, eventually ending up utilising either infrared or laser based rodents. Today I’m looking at one of the latter, a new gaming peipheral from Steelseries, the Sensei.

It sits at the high end of the gaming mouse price range, but it does have an impressive feature set. Pitting itself against the most expensive rodents out there, can the Sensei dig out its own niche, or will it be another overpriced peripheral? With a claimed CPI (DPI) of up to 11,400, it’s certainly got my attention. Let’s find out if it’s up to scratch.


Double Sensitivity – Powerful 32 bit ARM processor allows for DPI of 11,400
Adjustable lift Distance – Control the lift distance regardless of mat surface
LCD Display – Customise your underside display on the fly using a scroll wheel or display a custom logo
Built on the Advise of pro gamers – Fnatic, SK, EG, Na’Vi, EHOME, TyLoo
Illuminate – Light up the wheel, DPI indicator and Steelseries logo in a variety of colours
Backed by Engine – Gamers can benefit from the Steelseries Engine software


Full list of Steelseries specifications here.

4 responses to “Steelseries Sensei”

  1. Great review. Thanks for taking the time to write this up. Finding the perfect mouse for yourself is hard. But having multiple reviews on items helps out. Trying to find something to replace my Diamondback still :) this mouse seems like a good option to put on my list.

    1. I would heartily recommend it. The only caveat to this review that I should add, is due to the smooth surface, the top does collect a lot of dirt. It needs cleaning once every couple weeks unless you don’t mind finger marks.

  2. How do you configure the graphics below? Is there any difference of the steelseries engine to that of previous steelseries drivers? would there be in app sensing to find which app is running? smth like the Kone?

    1. As far as I’m aware, you need to manually switch which profile you have setup, but it only takes a couple seconds.

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