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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





Since we already had the SteelSeries Rival connected, we were also running on SSE3 software, but once we connected the Sensei Wireless, we were notified to download version 3.2.4 to be most up-to-date. Once installed, upon opening the software, it will search for the device and show it in the larger box below. To get to the advanced settings, simply click on the mouse name at the left; there is also the Library tab that will associate "configs" in software with various games on the PC.




That is pretty much it as far as windows go for the software, but there are a couple of hidden gems. Here there are the ten "buttons" listed at the left, and they can be swapped around to fit your needs, or the hand used. The macro editor is below that. In the middle is a view of the mouse with all of the buttons displayed around it, and there is an option at the top to see it in three views. To the right are the pair of CPI settings to swap between with the button, and the bottom shows battery life, offers high performance and balanced modes of use, and has a sleep time that can be set from one to twenty minutes before shutdown. These settings even offer a switch not seen below that turns the Sensor Smart Mode (which aids in the laser tracking) on and off.




Once you click on the Macro Editor "launch" button, this new window pops up. Obviously, the left side holds the list of names for the commands, and once named, you can click the start button and perform the commands. The screen will register time delays. The gear allows for As Recorded playback, 1.5ms delay, or no delay, and the manage button is what opened the column to the left.




This is to show the base illumination, and to get to this window, simply click in the colored box next to the word "BASE," below the smaller window. By default, it is set to the battery status and shows the levels of capacity for each light. This can also be switched from battery status to a regular lit LED, or you can put it in breathe mode in any color you want.




These are the standard LED options, and to get to this little window, we clicked the colored box next to the B3 button. This is indeed capable of full RGB scale results to offer the full 16.8 million color options. Either put in the three number code for any specific color at the right, or slide the bar in the middle to the general color, and use the box to the left to pinpoint the exact shade. Colors can also be saved along the bottom, and this has the three LED options, including using the scroll wheel for battery notifications. This is also the same window that would be seen if you were to press the "LOGO" button.

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