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SteelSeries Sensei Wireless Mouse Boasts 1ms Response Time

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A wireless mouse for hardcore gamers? Steelseries thinks that its Sensei Wireless can fit the bill.

Steelseries Sensei Wireless

CES is a smorgasbord for cool new tech, and the PC gaming peripheral selection wasn’t any different, with a ton of new toys for us to play with. One of them that stood out to us was probably one of the least flashy at the show, but that’s always been SteelSeries’s way. Performance over bling any day. The new SteelSeries Sensei Wireless Mouse is an ambidextrous high-end gaming mouse based off one of SteelSeries’s most popular mice, the Sensei.

While the Sensei Wireless isn’t first wireless mouse from SteelSeries, it’s the first non-licensed wireless mouse, the other being the World of Warcraft Wireless MMO mouse from 2012. The primary concern that gamers have with wireless mice is that their response time isn’t good enough for pro-level gaming. Well, SteelSeries says that this mouse has a 1ms response rate, which should be more that fast enough for any gamer and if you really need to be wired you still have the option of connecting the mouse with a cable.

The new Sensei is also the first mouse to feature SteelSeries’s new propriety switches, which have ‘30 Million Click Durability’. Its other features include up to 8200 CPI, 8 programmable buttons and 16 hours of battery life. The charging base is particularly attractive, being crafted from sandblasted steel, and having cool LED light surrounding the mouse that indicates when it’s charged. All the LEDs on both the mouse and base can be customized with 16.8 million color options.

The SteelSeries Sensei Wireless Mouse will be available at the end of Q1 for $160.

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    Jgriff , January 15, 2014 4:35 PM
    Make a gaming controller already. There's enough options to choose from for the keyboard/ mouse crowd. But there needs to be more controllers, something that outdoes the ps4/x1 contoller if possible. The ds4 is the best controller I've ever used only if it was for a couple minutes, but I think it's still possible to outdo it. Tired of using a 360 controller, all heavy and bulky with that fat ass battery pack, and that cheap plastic feel, and them rigid nipple hard rubber sticks.
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    maxiim , January 15, 2014 4:59 PM
    Meh, I do my PC gaming at my desk, no need for a wireless mouse.
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    edogawa , January 15, 2014 6:55 PM
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    Meh, I do my PC gaming at my desk, no need for a wireless mouse.


    No need for a wireless mouse? You obviously speak for every other individual then. There is a large market for wireless mice; it would be naive to think otherwise.
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    nvllsvm , January 15, 2014 7:01 PM
    Curious if this has the slight hardware acceleration that the Sensai Raw has.
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    Jack Mckenzie , January 15, 2014 7:01 PM
    Mionix did the same with their Concept PX, 1ms, 1000Mz Polling Time, Wireless Mouse and Charging Pad.
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    grndzro , January 15, 2014 7:38 PM
    Sensei is way too clicky. The weight of your hand will click the buttons. Go with an older Logitech like the G5, or Go with Corsair.
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    chicofehr , January 15, 2014 10:49 PM
    I game with a trackball mouse so it never moves so no need for wireless for me. I haven't used a traditional mouse since 2002!
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    expl0itfinder , January 16, 2014 7:07 AM
    Nice. Wireless mice are more convenient in every way, no argument about it. Glad to see some true gaming wireless mice hitting the market. But the price is far from the range of sanity for what is being offered...
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    maxiim , January 16, 2014 8:19 AM
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    Meh, I do my PC gaming at my desk, no need for a wireless mouse.


    No need for a wireless mouse? You obviously speak for every other individual then. There is a large market for wireless mice; it would be naive to think otherwise.


    And you speak for me insinuating that I speak for every other individual? Don't take someones opinion so personally just because it doesn't coincide with yours.
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    qlum , January 16, 2014 12:12 PM
    I personally prefer wired mice, the wire doesn't hinder me that much and I prefer it over having to worry about batteries, extra weight and all that crap.
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    Phatty Ogre , January 16, 2014 1:07 PM
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    Meh, I do my PC gaming at my desk, no need for a wireless mouse.
    No need for a wireless mouse? You obviously speak for every other individual then. There is a large market for wireless mice; it would be naive to think otherwise.
    Sure, there's a market for wireless mice, but not one with a 1 MILLISECOND RESPONSE TIME. Good lord. The general public has no interest in the difference between 2 mice that do the same thing in the same manner. Who cares that they double-click their portfolio less than a tenth of a second faster. Not everybody is a true hardcore gamer like this is intended for. This is beside the fact that any TRUE hardcore gamer already uses wired mice in any MLG-type setting due to the faster response time and not having to worry about interference and/or a dead apparatus during a gaming marathon. All just food for thought.
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    edogawa , January 17, 2014 10:44 PM
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    Meh, I do my PC gaming at my desk, no need for a wireless mouse.
    No need for a wireless mouse? You obviously speak for every other individual then. There is a large market for wireless mice; it would be naive to think otherwise.
    Sure, there's a market for wireless mice, but not one with a 1 MILLISECOND RESPONSE TIME. Good lord. The general public has no interest in the difference between 2 mice that do the same thing in the same manner. Who cares that they double-click their portfolio less than a tenth of a second faster. Not everybody is a true hardcore gamer like this is intended for. This is beside the fact that any TRUE hardcore gamer already uses wired mice in any MLG-type setting due to the faster response time and not having to worry about interference and/or a dead apparatus during a gaming marathon. All just food for thought.
    I am not speaking in regards to 1ms or 2ms, but the fact he was saying wireless mice in general are unnecessary. A lot of gamers do like wireless mice. I myself will use a wireless mouse sometimes. It's obvious to use a wired mouse a a tournament for self explanatory logistic reasons. "TRUE" hardcore gamer? What a nonsense statement.
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    edogawa , January 17, 2014 10:48 PM
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    Meh, I do my PC gaming at my desk, no need for a wireless mouse.
    No need for a wireless mouse? You obviously speak for every other individual then. There is a large market for wireless mice; it would be naive to think otherwise.
    And you speak for me insinuating that I speak for every other individual? Don't take someones opinion so personally just because it doesn't coincide with yours.
    I am not taking it personally. Your statement was silly to me. It would be like if I went into an article about a 4K monitor and said, "I do my gaming at 1080P fine, no need for a 4k monitor." Probably not the best analogy, but should convey the point.
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    maxiim , January 18, 2014 7:10 AM
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    Meh, I do my PC gaming at my desk, no need for a wireless mouse.
    No need for a wireless mouse? You obviously speak for every other individual then. There is a large market for wireless mice; it would be naive to think otherwise.
    And you speak for me insinuating that I speak for every other individual? Don't take someones opinion so personally just because it doesn't coincide with yours.
    I am not taking it personally. Your statement was silly to me. It would be like if I went into an article about a 4K monitor and said, "I do my gaming at 1080P fine, no need for a 4k monitor." Probably the best analogy, but should convey the point.


    "Sounded silly to me" sounds personal, I posted MY opinion on the matter, not yours not anyone else. No need to take someone else opinion personal and try to post a reply pertaining only to what I said, instead of the article itself.
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    edogawa , January 18, 2014 1:57 PM
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    Meh, I do my PC gaming at my desk, no need for a wireless mouse.
    No need for a wireless mouse? You obviously speak for every other individual then. There is a large market for wireless mice; it would be naive to think otherwise.
    And you speak for me insinuating that I speak for every other individual? Don't take someones opinion so personally just because it doesn't coincide with yours.
    I am not taking it personally. Your statement was silly to me. It would be like if I went into an article about a 4K monitor and said, "I do my gaming at 1080P fine, no need for a 4k monitor." Probably the best analogy, but should convey the point.


    "Sounded silly to me" sounds personal, I posted MY opinion on the matter, not yours not anyone else. No need to take someone else opinion personal and try to post a reply pertaining only to what I said, instead of the article itself.


    Not really, more along the lines of confusion.

    Would have preferred if you expanded on and explained your opinion instead of some snarkey sounding comment that gives off the vibe that PC gamers do not need/shouldn't use wireless mice because they sit at desks.