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SteelSeries Kana Black 1.1 Gaming Mouse Review - SteelSeries Kana Black 1.1 Gaming Mouse

SteelSeries sent us a few new toys and today we look at the Kana Black 1.1, a mouse built by gamers for gamers.

| Mice in Peripherals | Posted: Feb 21, 2012 3:11 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: SteelSeries

SteelSeries Kana Black 1.1 Gaming Mouse

 

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Once the Kana was removed from the box, I go an idea of the eye to detail with the Kana. Not only is there an orange strand laid in the braid on the USB cable, it is easy to tell that this is a dual-braid and will leave a smoother cord as not to grab on the edge of the mouse mat. This is just the cable; we haven't even touched on the Kana yet.

 

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The Kana, just like the box, comes in a mat finish on the plastic. At the palm of the mouse there is the SteelSeries logo by leaving that area as glossy finished plastic.

 

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On the left side of the Kana there is a long button that is very easy to find and use. When in the right-handed setup, this would be the page back button. The contour here really lends to your hand caressing the Kana for a natural feel in the hand.'

 

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The front of the Kana offers both the right and left click all mice should have, but also offers an orange scroll wheel that is backlit along with an on the fly CPI selector. The scroll wheel has a rubberized feel that makes it easy to use as it almost grips your finger when you slide it along the wheel.

 

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The right side of the mouse looks just like the left, lending to its ambidextrous nature in the design. With the right-handed setup, this is the page forward button. For lefties, these two buttons will swap functions.

 

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Flipping the Kana on its back you can see the entire base of the mouse is made of orange plastic and it does glow with the LEDs in the mouse. The mouse is supported with three Teflon feet giving the Kana an effortless glide across any surface. In the middle you can see the specially designed Pixart optical sensor that offers the 400 - 3200 CPI and incredibly fast tracking speeds.

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