Earlier this year at CES we got a chance to go hands-on with the Sensei Wireless and came away quite impressed. With the Sensei, SteelSeries has created a wireless mouse without any superfluous bells and whistles – no adjustable shape or clip-on parts to be found here. It just takes the tried and tested design of their ambidextrous wired Sensei mouse and adds wireless connectivity while still keeping the same performance.
The Sensei Wireless has a 1 ms response time, which equals its wired counterpart, 8200 CPI and SteelSeries proprietary switches that have a 30 million click lifespan. Lastly, while the Sensei is a lot more subdued than many other gaming mice, it still offers some level of personalization, with LEDs on both the mouse and charging base that can be customized with 16.8 million color choices.
You can check out our hands-on video with the Sensei Wireless from CES below:
SteelSeries also announced its new CloudSync service, which allows you to store the settings for peripherals like the Sensei Wireless that run on the SteelSeries Engine 3 (opens in new tab) software in the cloud. While this feature may not be of much use to those of us who game primarily on one machine, for competitive gamers who are always using different hardware, there are some definite benefits to being able to access your settings wherever you are.
You can now pre-order (opens in new tab) the Sensei Wireless from SteelSeries for $160. However, there is still no date for when the mouse will be released (though we expect it to be soon). We should also be receiving one to test in the near future, so check back with us for our initial impressions.