SteelSeries Sensei Turns Ten: Sensei Mouse Relaunched For Its Tenth Anniversaryby Brett Howse on October 1, 2019 9:00 AM EST
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Today SteelSeries is bringing back one of their classic peripherals, outfitted with the latest tech. SteelSeries launched the Sensei Mouse back in 2009 and it quickly became one of their most popular mice, especially in e-sports, and the company has been fielding requests to re-release this model. So for its tenth anniversary, SteelSeries is bringing back the Sensei but with new features and improvements to the original design.
Left-handed gamers will appreciate that SteelSeries hasn’t changed the ambidextrous design, and the new mouse features the exact same dimensions as the original, which first launched as the SteelSeries Xai back in 2009, before being rebranded as the Sensei.
The new mouse builds on the original though, featuring an updated sensor dubbed the TrueMove Pro. This optical sensor is the latest design by SteelSeries and PixArt, and offers 18,000 Counts-Per-Inch (CPI), and can track at up to 450 inches-per-second. SteelSeries has also improved the new sensor’s ability to handle tilted mouse moves to avoid false tracking. SteelSeries claims this is the best performing sensor on any surface.
The company has chosen to stick with just a wired version of the Sensei Ten, in order to keep the weight in check, and the mouse comes in at just 92 grams. The mouse features eight buttons, and SteelSeries switches rated for 60 million clicks. There’s onboard memory on the mouse as well providing the ability to pre-store functions and have that saved right on the mouse, so it will be available on any PC it’s used on.
|SteelSeries Sensei Ten|
|Sensor||TrueMove Pro Optical Sensor|
|Counts-Per-Inch||50-18,000 in 50 CPI Steps|
|Polling Rate||1000 Hz|
|Illumination||2 Independent RGB Zones|
|Weight||92 g / 3.25 oz (without cable)|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||126 x 63-68 x 21-39 mm
4.96 x 2.48-2.67 x 0.83 -1.54 inches
|Cable||2 m / 6.75 foot|
|Compatibility||Windows / Mac / Xbox / Linux|
SteelSeries also took the opportunity to address the exterior, which features a different finish than the original’s metallic finish. The new mouse construction should be more durable as a result with a matte black finish. There’s also two independently controlled RGB zones, and the underside of the mouse is transparent plastic in a nod to classic technology such as the Gameboy Color.
Despite the advanced features, the Sensei Ten mouse is launching at a very affordable $69 USD, with global availability starting today.
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Alistair - Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - linkBy far was the most comfortable mouse for a left handed gamer. Problem is I bought 5 of them over 5 years, and 5 of them have problems or broken. Also the soft touch material they used on the Diablo 3 edition for example would get VERY dirty very easily.
They had an atrocious problem where the mouse would randomly not track properly. Anyone can look it up. They never fixed it and then finally after the 5th mouse I just didn't care about the comfort advantages anymore, a very poorly made mouse.
Now I use the Logitech pro gaming and G305 exclusively, and I only had to pay $50 for the wireless mouse that Steelseries wanted $200 for the Sensei wireless. At the moment I really want this, but I have expectations through the floor, sadly. They made crap, and priced it badly.
Alistair - Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - linkIf you are a post Steelseries victim, I strongly suggest you get this mouse instead:
DanNeely - Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - linkThat only has buttons on the right side though, making it a bad option for a lefty. Logitech's top end G900/903 mice do include a symetric design and the option for buttons on both sides. Depending if you want the latest variant or not you're looking at $78/85/150 on Amazon though. I suspect one of them will be my next mouse when the left handed Razers I'm using at home/work finally die.
I do wish they'd come up with something better than a cap for the pinky side. That finger doesn't have the dexterity to make a forward/back button pair work well; but could do top/bottom easily enough.
Chaitanya - Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - linkThey double click after sometime. Switches not the best that Omron offers.
Fausted - Thursday, October 3, 2019 - linkThe G900/G903 both developed double clicking issue for me after a few months and the numerous reviews on Amazon and by rocketjumpninja seem to show it's not an isolated problem.
I just started using the latest version, the G903 Hero, and fingers crossed it holds out.
Cellar Door - Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - linkSounds like you are doing something wrong buddy - I have two Sensei RAW, both have rubberized coating and both are going strong after 5 years now.
Or you are just one of those people that slams their mouse while gaming all the time and uses the mouse with greasy hands from food - then wonders why the coating is dirty or why the mouse is not tracking anymore.
Feel free to NOT buy this mouse, plenty more for the rest of us.
Alistair - Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - linkSo the Logitech wireless model doesn't have issues with randomly having the cursor move by itself or not track correctly, does not get dirty and has a durable finish, and includes wireless for less than the cost of the wired Sensei model. Still true.
Cellar Door - Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - linkCool story bro - but a rubberized coating will get dirty no matter which brand it is applied to. And the rest of you who mention seems like you are panicking with excuses.
Typical angry fanboy.
Alistair - Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - linkI'm a Sensei fanboy? And you are accusing me of being a fanboy against Sensei? Cool story bro - anyone who says that sounds pretty dumb. The market has moved on, and do you remember Sensei wireless being $200? Now they want to sell their old mouse that was riddled with problems, and they didn't even add wireless, and they want more money than Logitech also, that's worthy of criticism.
Cellar Door - Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - linkYou are not making any sense - reread what I wrote. It seems you have no clue what is going on. And you keep making clueless remarks about wireless mice now. So you have moved on target another aspect?
It is clear you have no idea what you are talking about - why even ruin your reputation here further?