The style of the mouse definitely takes a much more basic, simple approach than many of the other gaming mice in the Steelseries lineup, which often focus on many extra buttons for complex configuration. Indeed, the Kinzu has no real additional buttons at all; just two main buttons, a mouse wheel and an additional button below the wheel used to adjust the sensitivity of the mouse. No additional buttons are present, not even the ‘bumper’ buttons which adorn many basic office mice these days.
The mouse comes in a number of different colours, including white, black, orange, yellow, blue and the ‘special edition’ silver. Some of the colour options are quite ‘loud’ such as the orange Kinzu, but the black, blue and silver mice are more delicately muted. In particular, the silver ‘special edition’ Kinzu looks very attractive, bearing black trim and a simple black Steelseries logo on the heel.
Similar to other offerings from Steelseries, the cable used is a long, sturdy, braided affair. At two metres (6.5ft) it’s more than long enough for the vast majority of computer setups and the braided cable will ensure that it lasts a long time.
Unlike some of the more ‘premium’ offerings from Steelseries, the USB connector is not gold-plated.
Steelseries have provided “high performance UPE material” which covers 16% of the underside of the mouse, helping to reduce friction and provide less resistance in the heat of battle.