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Sentey Lumenata Pro Gamer Series Mouse Review

Sentey Lumenata Pro Gamer Series Mouse Review

Sentey's Lumenata Pro Gamer Series mouse may not be perfect, but Chad loves it for what it is and the great asking price.

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Chad Sebring
Published Thu, Mar 26 2015 9:08 AM CDT   |   Updated Thu, Jul 30 2020 4:20 PM CDT
Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Sentey

Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing

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While Sentey has sent us quite a few products for our team to review, we have only had one other Sentey mouse to look at to gauge how well they do in the peripherals department. Of course, when we looked at that mouse, the Revolution Pro, we found just about everything a mouse owner could want in a mouse design, along with extra goodies. The Revolution Pro could be found at a really good price point as well, which is why we gave them our Best Value Award at that time. Regrettably, we reviewed the Revolution Pro just about a year ago now, and we are only just getting our second mouse reviewed so we can get a better feel of what Sentey mice have to offer.

This time around, there are obviously some additions we have not seen from Sentey before, but there are many similarities that hark back to the design of the Revolution Pro. This time, Sentey is not offering a million buttons on the left side of the mouse like many others have tried before. Sentey has taken a different approach, and has strategically placed twelve buttons, nine of which are fully programmable and within comfortable range of the fingers or thumb. With so many buttons at your disposal, this mouse is well set up right out of the box. This time we have DPI and mode selection buttons, and even a button that allows for on-the-fly Macro programmability.

To paraphrase Sentey: today's gamers are able to leave the competition in the dust because of this mouse, and if you would like to keep up with the professionals out there, you need to get this mouse. While we doubt this exact mouse has been the bane of your long term gaming spree, considering the layout and design of the Lumenata Pro we are looking at today, your chances of success have probably gotten better if you chose to use this mouse.

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Other than this chart, there is no mention of the Lumenata Pro on the Sentey product page, but we see they marked this product as the GS-3901 or the Lumenata Pro SP mouse from their Professional Series. One of the first things mentioned on the chart is that the Lumenata Pro comes with a one-year warranty. This device also has an optical laser sensor, which is really tough to do, but the Pixart/Avago ADNS9800 in care of tracking is definitely laser based. Additionally, this sensor allows for a DPI range of 200 to 8200 DPI in 200 DPI increment adjustments; to help with DPI adjustments, the Lumenata also has a DPI switch to cycle through four customizable settings. This mouse also offers a four-way scroll wheel, and the button layout is shown as nine plus two, and then you still have to count the DPI selector switch as well. As we mentioned, nine of the buttons can be used for Macro programmability, and that is over five profiles as well, each of which has a distinct color to designate which profile is currently in use.

This mouse has a gold plated USB 2.0 connection at the end of 1.8 meters of braded cable. The Lumenata Pro at the other end of the cable is made of plastic. The Lumenata has rubberized surfaces in addition to bits of highly polished plastic to deliver just the right amount of contrast to what is otherwise a black mouse with LEDs that light the one side. This mouse is 124mm long, 77mm wide as it ergonomically slopes to the right, and stands 42mm in height at its tallest point. Without any additional weighting involved in this design, the mouse comes in at a very modest 160 grams of weight. Other than that, we see it comes with a manual, is Windows ready, requires a driver for full control, and requires only 2.4MB for the driver (possibly more dependent on space needed to store Macros that are not currently saved in the mouse).

There is a suggested MSRP of $79.99 listed on the Sentey site, and in our opinion, this price is right for the capabilities of the mouse. However, even using their own "where to buy" link, all but one of the listings comes up blank. The only site that actually had a listing for the Lumenata Pro was Amazon.com. The listing on Amazon had a price of just $29.99. Ironically, the seller is Sentey, or at least that is what the listing shows. We have to assume there is some confusion somewhere, but we would certainly be hopping on the $30 deal for the Lumenata Pro if the listing is correct. This is just too much mouse to pass up on for that amount of money.

PRICING: You can find the Sentey Lumenata Pro for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.

United States: The Sentey Lumenata Pro retails for $29.99 at Amazon.

Packaging, Accessories, and Documentation

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The packaging for the Lumenata Pro is simple. The front is mainly black, and the red logo and white naming pops off the panel. There is a view of the mouse here as well, although it is very dimly lit.

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After working a Velcro pad lose, the front panel swung open. Behind the panel you get a look at what you will find in the software included on the disc in the box. To the right we find the mouse under plastic, but again, things are dark and mysterious without a great view of the mouse.

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In three languages, Sentey explains that the game is now in your hands. This backs up Sentey's claim that owning the Lumenata Pro will raise your game to pro level.

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The packaging is a bit brighter at the back where we see four images of the Lumenata Pro with various buttons and features pointed out. For each number there is a corresponding point at the bottom that explains what they are trying to show in the images.

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This side also covers a few features. At the top, Sentey points out the MAXDPI of the ADNS9800 chipset, covers the four-way movement of the scroll wheel, and finishes off with an explanation of the nine programmable buttons.

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Inside of the box we find a layer of cardboard that has what appears to be circuitry printed on it. The sides are bent to add a bit of structure to the box in case it gets crushed, and the plastic cap ensures the mouse does not move or get damaged in transit. Our Lumenata Pro appears to be in perfect shape.

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There is a user manual that comes along with this mouse, and apart from explaining how to connect the mouse and to use the disc to install the drivers, it also shows how this mouse is laid out. If you do not use an ODD anymore, the driver can also be found online.

Sentey Lumenata Pro Professional Gamer Series Mouse

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On the left of the Lumenata Pro, we see a polished plastic ring that surrounds the rubberized center of this flank. At the front, back in that shiny plastic, we find the DPI indicator LEDs. At the top are the page forward and back buttons, and at the bottom is a slider style switch that changes the DPI by sliding forward to raise the level, or back to lower it.

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The heel of the mouse extends to provide your palm with more comfort and support, and right in the middle is a grey Sentey logo on top of the matte black finish. We also see that this right-handed mouse has a ridge line across the middle and slopes to the right.

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The right side of the mouse has much fewer features. There are no buttons to speak of on the actual side of the mouse surrounding the rubberized insert used here. This side is deeply concaved to provide a place to easily grip and lift this mouse, but also has a support bump near the back for your pinky finger.

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At the front of this mouse where the convex right and left buttons end, we see a hard slope to the left. The nose of the mouse is also angled, with the longer bit under your ring finger as it should be.

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To the left of the left button, we see bars marked X and Y at the top, and at the bottom there is an arrow shaped like a return icon. When the F.S. button is held, you can swap between X and Y for an on-the-fly Macro slot. We can only assume the bottom is a reset of sorts, and without real instructions on how to work it, we were left a bit confused here.

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In the middle of the main buttons we find the rubberized four-way scroll wheel within easy reach. Behind that, we find the F.S. button for the X and Y, LEDs to the left, and behind that is the M button that scrolls through the five profiles or modes. As if what we saw wasn't enough already, Sentey decided to offer two more buttons on the right side of the top as well. These are marked as gaming buttons, and come to find out, these are what the X and Y associate to when the macro is finished. Otherwise, you may program them to suit your needs.

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Under the Lumenata Pro, we find three PTFE feet to glide upon. There is a wide one at the front, and at the bottom there are a lot of the sides covered as well before they almost meet at the bottom. The sensor is shifted to the high left when in use.

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The braided cabling that comes with this mouse is 1.8 meters in length, and it is gold plated at the connection under the protective cover at the end. There is also a choke inline to eliminate cross talk, and the wire is bundled with a Velcro strap.

Inside the Lumenata Pro

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After removing five screws, the halves can be separated. We are very familiar with dual PCB designs, but with so much going on in this design, they had to employ a third PCB and a second Sonix MCU.

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This is a view of the PCB from the top of the mouse. There are pad switches used under the M and P.S buttons. The page forward and back buttons use YSA switches, and we can see the first of two Sonix SM8 MCUs used to control all of the features.

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The third switch type in this design is this Omron D2FC-F-7N used under the left-click button. Without a specific number rating, it means this has a five-million click lifespan. Just in front of the Omron switch, you can see the pad switch used for the four-way scroll wheel.

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We did have to bend a rather large LED out of our way for this shot, but beneath the LED is the Pixart/Avago ADNS 9800 laser sensor that is top of the line when it comes to laser sensors.

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This arrangement of plastic, arms, and switches allows the DPI selector to run through the four programmable levels. When you move the switch, the arm moves and hits one of those tiny red switches to activate that function. For those still keeping track, this is switch type four.

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We noticed this as we made our way around the heel and back up the right side. Accidents can always happen in assembly, but in this instance, they almost completely severed the white lead as they pinched it in the frame when setting the screws.

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We found the second Sonix SN8 MCU not too far away from the laser sensor. With so much going on, one MCU just wasn't enough.

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The TTC switch beneath the scroll wheel is the fifth type of switch we have seen, and there is still more to go.

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To match the left side, the right button also uses an Omron switch. The pair of buttons way off to the right, on top of the mouse, is backed with the blue switches. This is the sixth type of switch and manufacturer found in this design.

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With everything reassembled, we powered up the Lumenata Pro and gave it a spin. From the front of the mouse, we can easily see the X and Y grids are filled with red and green LEDs, and down the side, we have all four DPI indicators lit.

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From this angle, we can also see the profile indicator light next to the M button. Depending on what mode you are in, this light can also be green, blue, pink, or cyan. There is also the tiniest slit in the scroll wheel that allows just a bit of red LED to peek through.

Software

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While we did opt for the digital distribution method of obtaining our drivers, we had no issues with installing or opening them. When the software opens, you are delivered this screen. There is an image of the mouse to the right, and at the left you have three different adjustment options.

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Under the Button Function tab, we can adjust our button functions. The functions of the eleven buttons listed can be changed for each of the five modes that you can select across the top. These buttons can be set to default functions or disabled, and there is a list of 20 or so functions other than Macros that can substitute for the default functions. Just click on a button as we did to turn it red in the list, then from the list on the left, drag the function you want into that red slot, and presto, the function is changed.

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Macro Management offers a list to the left that you will eventually fill with Macros you have created. If you are not that creative, you can upload and offload macros via this panel. You can create Macros from scratch with speed adjustments for spamming and time delays if needed. This is also the only mention we saw anywhere of the onboard memory space, and at the bottom of the left pane, we see there is 5888 bites of space offered.

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Clicking on the DPI and Tool tab to the left will present these options. The left shows the four levels that can be selected, and you can set the DPI with the sliders on the right. Of course, you can also change DPI independent of which axis you can adjust from the 1000Hz polling rate, and they offer scroll acceleration, but it is turned off by default. At the bottom of this page you can back up a profile and save it anywhere on your PC, restore a saved profile to the Lumenata Pro, or reset the drivers all together.

Final Thoughts

The Lumenata Pro is medium sized and fits comfortably in the palm of your hand without impeding functionality. All of the switches and LED indicators are functional, and while there is little love offered from the F.S. button, we were able to sort out how it all comes together with a little bit of trial and error. All of the buttons are well placed on the Lumenata, but we used the right side buttons very little because we were always feeling for them and it just didn't feel natural. However, the buttons are accessible, and with time and repeated use, your hand will learn where they are.

What really stands out to us in our testing is that Sentey does have their firmware in order, and has delivered one of the most pleasurable tracking mice we have tested in a long time. There is no prediction to screw things up; the mouse simply goes where you intended it to be, with every curve or adjustment you need followed by the cursor. So, if you are gaming, photo editing, or doing something else that requires precision, the Lumenata Pro will track your movements flawlessly. This mouse feels as though it is part of your hand.

We really enjoy the feel of the mouse, the lack of effort involved to make minor adjustments, the button layout, and all of the options available once the software is in play, but sadly, there were some issues we noticed. Some form of explanation for how the F.S. button works, and what happens after a Macro is used on-the-fly, would be greatly appreciated by any customer, but the lack of one is not a deal breaker. We also found that they smashed one of the USB wires when they assembled our sample, but the mouse still functions with no work involved on our part, and had we been a good customer left the mouse intact, we would have never known. However, one thing we just cannot shake is the way the two main buttons feel. The left side is clear, crisp, and plainly audible when it is used; but the right button feels mushy, your finger slides to the outside of the mouse, and it even sounds muffled when activated. We opened the mouse to be sure the switches both felt right without the buttons in play, and they did, so it has to be either the way we held the mouse, or the right button just doesn't allow for a direct press like the left.

Pricing is confusing with the official product page showing a MSRP of $79.99, which isn't out of the ball park for a mouse with this feature set, and the Sentey Amazon listing showing a price of just $29.99. However, with the low pricing on Amazon, the pressure we were applying does ease considerably. At this price we can overlook the wiring and the fact that there is a bit of learning involved with the Lumenata Pro. Additionally, feel is something that many users consider when purchasing a mouse, and it is usually what drives the purchase. If you do get a chance to lay your hands on one of these mice, you really should; it is just too comfortable to overlook.

PRICING: You can find the Sentey Lumenata Pro for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.

United States: The Sentey Lumenata Pro retails for $29.99 at Amazon.

TweakTown award
Performance87%
Quality including Design and Build89%
General Features93%
Bundle and Packaging85%
Value for Money96%
Overall90%

The Bottom Line: Even after exposing a couple of tiny issues, the feel and tracking are too nice to pass up. On top of this, you have software to open up the customization of it, and the Sentey Lumenata Pro can be had at a great price.

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After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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