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SteelSeries Sensei Wireless Laser Gaming Mouse Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mice in Peripherals | Posted: Jul 11, 2014 2:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: SteelSeries

Charging Base

 

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We mentioned that the base is found under the mouse in the packaging, but it took us a while to get to it. Here is the all plastic base that is designed to match the black and metal finishes on the Sensei wireless. Not only does it display the SteelSeries name, but there is also a form fitted area to cradle the mouse while the three pins align for charging. There is an LED ring around the form fitted area as well, but more on that in a bit.

 

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With the center section being slightly inset, even if you don't get the mouse centered exactly, it will tend to sort of fall into the correct place to make sure it is connected for what we saw as a 5 hour charge cycle when completely dead.

 

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Under the base there is a large rubber pad applied, so this is sure not to move around. Under the sticker, just to the right, is the second "connect" button to pair the mouse to the base as the instructions show us to do for wireless mode.

 

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The thicker end at the back of the base is also where that same cable we showed plugged into the front of the Sensei goes for the wireless mode. This way, the base receives the mouse actions, and via the cable, it will transmit those signals to the PC, which is what powers the charger in this base.

 

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A very handy feature on this base is that by default, the LED ring around the mouse is set to denote battery life. As long as the mouse is active, whether it's on the base or not, the ring will glow green for a "good" range of power, it glows yellow when there is only about 25% left, and glows red when you are down to the last 10% or so.

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