“The World’s Most Customizable Mouse”

Every gamer knows the importance of having the edge over their opponents. While natural talent and acquired skills are key to competitive gaming, so is having the right equipment. I’m not saying that the tools make the gamer, but with the ever-increasing number of people entering the casual and professional multiplayer scene, it is crucial to make sure you have every advantage you can. For PC gamers, this means you can’t just have the best system; you must have the best peripherals.

The SteelSeries Sensei pro grade laser mouse is truly a technological marvel. Equipped with its own 32-bit ARM processor, the Sensei has more power than you could ever possibly ask for. This internal CPU can double the sensitivity range allowing for incomprehensible movement speeds. The default CPI (Counts Per Inch) for a mouse is between 1 and 5,700. The Sensei allows players to double that speed to 5,701 up to 11,400 CPI. To put it simply, this means that players will have an unrivaled level of customization when it comes to finding their perfect movement speed, and challengers quite literally will not be able to keep up.

The laser sensor on the Sensei is yet another feature that will set players up with a serious advantage. One of the most frustrating aspects of gaming can be dealing with inconsistent and unreliable equipment. When a game requires precision and accuracy, using a mouse that is erratic and untrustworthy will not cut it. The Sensei allows for “10.8 megapixel HD image correlation at up to 12,000 frames per second and the ability to handle tracking movements of up to 150 inches per second.” In terms of gaming, this means players will be able to trust their reflexes when it matters and the game is on the line. When a game can be won or lost by a single click of the mouse, the last thing that a real gamer wants to worry about is whether or not their crosshairs will find their mark. With the power and precision of the SteelSeries Sensei, this will be one less factor that players have to worry about.

Sensei Mouse Sensor

The utility and customization options on the Sensei are second to none. This mouse is overloaded with options that are ready to be tweaked to each player’s personal preferences. From the internal movement and sensitivity options to the 8 programmable buttons and light options, the Sensei is perfect for people who want the right look, the right feel, and the ability to adjust everything at a moment’s notice.

The settings for the Sensei allow for players to adjust, regulate, and measure every possible setting for their mouse. The sensitivity, lift, acceleration, aim, and free movement can not only be tailored to each player, but they can also be customized to multiple profiles that are accessible through the menu options or even directly on the mouse itself. This is an indispensable advantage for players who need to swap between multiple games or even for switching between in-game customizations for specific games like Call of Duty where certain loadouts require a variety of movement and sensitivity options.

Sensei Mouse LightThe light options on the Sensei also add to the depth of the profile customization as well as general aesthetics. The 3 separate lights with 16.8 million color variations on the Sensei can be individually customized for each profile. In this way, players will be able to visually tell the difference between the various profiles for the mouse, or simply set a standard color theme to make your Sensei look great for general use. Even when you’re not gaming, it is great to be able to set a theme for your Sensei to match your computer, you mood, or whatever else you may want to complement.

The body of the Sensei is simple yet practical and surprisingly well-thought-out.  The mouse is perfectly symmetrical, allowing for right or left-handed players to easily adjust to its shape. There are no bold designs that make the Sensei stand out, but the subtle curvature feels great to hold and has a good ergonomic design. The material used for the brushed chrome top and satin black sides also feel nice while providing a good grip as well. While some right-handed mice, like the SteelSeries Rival, may feel a bit more comfortable and have better gripping, the Sensei still feels great.


The buttons on the Sensei were designed well but do come with some small, potential problems. Each button reacts well, gives a clear, audible click,  and yields to the perfect amount of pressure. Buttons that are too sensitive or not sensitive enough can be quite annoying, but the Sensei has found a nice point that takes just the right amount of pressure. One small issue I have with the design is that it can be easy to accidentally press the side buttons, especially if you’ve got larger hands.  On the flip side, the placement of these buttons can allow for quick actions to be made during gameplay, but it might take some time before players are able to really utilize them without error.

Overall, the SteelSeries Sensei is one of the absolute best gaming mice on the market. Every pro gamer knows the importance of having peripherals that are tailored to fit their needs, and the customization options on the Sensei deliver where it counts. The ability to adjust pressure, sensitivity, movement, speed, lift, and color schemes all with a single click is absolutely incredible. For players that are looking for a professional mouse that will allow them to take their gaming to the next level, the Sensei will definitely do just that.

SteelSeries Sensei Review
The SteelSeries Sensei professional gaming mouse is truly amazing. This mouse allows players to intricately customize every aspect of functionality from the movement and response to the lights and button configuration. While some players may prefer a different design, the level of options in this mouse makes it one of the best on the market.
  • Incredible customization options.
  • Fun and convenient lighting options.
  • Well made.
  • Right-handed players may prefer a right-handed mouse.
  • Side buttons are easy to accidentally click.
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Derrick D
Editorial/Reviews Writer

Derrick has been an avid gamer since before he even started kindergarten. He is a video games enthusiast first and foremost and has a unconditional love for the gaming industry. His fun-loving personality, wide array of experiences, as well as his background in gaming and the film industry have helped him to develop a unique perspective that is always thoughtful and invariably entertaining.