The SteelSeries Sensei is the most customizable mouse in the competitive
Its 32 bit ARM processor allows for advanced SteelSeries ExactTech
calculations to be done directly on the mouse via its LCD screen. The Sensei is
ambidextrous with a metal, non-slip grip coating and three areas of illumination
with16.8 million color options. The mouse features 1 to 5,700 CPI, and an
“overclocked” Double CPI (DCPI) feature of up to 11,400 DCPI. The laser
sensor boasts 10.8 megapixel image correlation at up to 12,000 frames per
second and the ability to handle tracking movements of up to 150 inches per
MEET THE SENSEI
Since the release of our first mouse, we have been using Japanese-inspiration
in our naming of them. Our mice are built for performance and tournament-style
play; Ikari means anger, Xai means talent, and the list of product names goes
on. The Sensei is our version of the grand-master in our Do Jo. It is the
teacher. The one everyone bows to, the one who knows tricks and secret moves
that everyone wants to learn – but so very few can ever hope to master.
It’s a fitting name. Master your game. Meet the Sensei.
WINNING, IT’S THE WAY OF THE SENSEI
The name fits because everything we ever learned about mice, everything we
ever researched, everything we ever discovered, everything that makes a mouse
great, is exactly what we built the SteelSeries Sensei around. The DNA of Sensei
is programmed to win. It is one of those rare hardware products forged by love
and science, trial and error, passion from professional gamers and a desire to
push the envelope. SteelSeries Sensei was born for tournament victory; it was
built to help you win.
Featuring a state of the art laser sensor that offers a consistent and
reliable performance, the SteelSeries Sensei boasts 10.8 megapixel HD image
correlation at up to 12,000 frames per second and the ability to handle
tracking movements of up to 150 inches per second.
DOUBLE YOUR SPEED
SteelSeries Sensei can be fast, like really light-speed fast, if you need
that kind of speed. Because we use a 32 bit ARM processor in the mouse, we can
double (x2) your mouse sensitivity.
Our default CPI range: 1 to 5,700 CPI.
Our Double CPI range: 5701 to 11,400 CPI.
This feature is particularly useful for people using multiple monitor and
Thanks to the support of the SteelSeries Engine software, you can record even
extremely long and advanced macros to the Sensei. The macros can be layered and
can include keystrokes and precise timing. How you will decide to use this
advanced feature is up to you (choose your configurations wisely and adhere to
any rules that you may need to abide by during gameplay); we are only presenting
you with the capabilities for endless possibilities.
TO CORRECT OR NOT CORRECT?
SteelSeries FreeMove eliminates path correction, which makes the mouse
predict, correct and make your movement straight. With the SteelSeries Sensei,
you can adjust the amount of path correction or completely disable it for 100%
control of your movement.
32 BIT ARM PROCESSOR
The processor in SteelSeries Sensei is a 32 bit ARM processor and it is as
fast as the original Pentium 75 MHz processor released by Intel in 1994. That
is fast, incredibly fast. This reference may sound like overkill, but
it’s this type of power that allows us to do sophisticated calculations
directly on the mouse – without the need for software drivers and without
having to rely on the user’s computer.
Our industry leading ExactTech settings, like ExactSens, ExactRate, ExactAim
and more, are calculated directly on the mouse providing the user with a mouse
movement that is completely free of any interpolation or extrapolation, without
any delay, filtering and without using up memory or resources on the
Complete customization of the Sensei’s can be configured through
4 technology features that we’re calling SteelSeries ExactTech settings.
- EXACTLIFT: ADJUSTABLE LIFT DISTANCE
The Sensei gives you the ability to customize the lift distance. This has a
number of practical applications, most importantly it allows you to fine-tune
the mouse to your preferred mousepad or mousing surface. Not all surfaces are
equal. Surfaces are made of many different types of materials and those
different materials have different qualities. They can be reflective, rough,
smooth… the list goes on. All of these factors will influence the lift
distance of a normal mouse; with the Sensei, we put a whole new dimension of
control in your hands.
- EXACTAIM: SLOW DOWN AND FOCUS
SteelSeries ExactAim will allow you to be more precise. Headshots anyone? As
you slow down your cursor the mouse will decelerate even more allowing you to
focus on your target.
- EXACTACCEL: MOVE FAST, NO EVEN FASTER
SteelSeries ExactAccel does just the opposite as ExactAim. As you increase
the speed of your mouse movement, ExactAccel will accelerate your movements even
faster in order for you to move across your game or page faster.
- EXACTSENS: CONTROL THE SENSITIVITY
SteelSeries ExactSens allows you to control how fast your pointer should move
by adjusting your CPI in increments of 1 between 1 to 5,700 CPI. This means,
the SteelSeries Sensei offers you true hardware based sensitivity settings,
freeing you of interpolation from game software. To really get the full benefit
from ExactSens you need to deactivate any cursor acceleration and set your
sensitivity settings in-game (sensitivity 1 or adjust your sensitivity slider
to lowest possible setting) and on your operating system to default. You can use
the CPI calculator below to find the value that resembles the cursor speed you
are used to, giving you a good starting point for tweaking your sensitivity to
LIGHT ‘EM UP
3 different zones on the Sensei (the wheel, the CPI indicator and the back)
can be programmed individually – in 16.8 million different colors!!
It’s another way for you to personalize your mouse. It also brings a very
real benefit to users who utilize multiple profiles: by giving them different
colors, you can quickly switch between profiles and also ways know which profile
is active. For those of you who don’t like glowing shiny stuff on your
desktop, you can completely switch off all illumination.
PLUG, PLAY, WIN
There’s no need to install software of any kind in order to use the
Sensei. The built-in driver can be adjusted through an LCD menu on the backside
of the mouse. Simply plug in the Sensei and play. For the PC Gamers* who want
really advanced customization options, the Sensei is supported by SteelSeries
(*SteelSeries Engine for Mac coming 2012.)
ON-MOUSE LCD MENU
With the LCD display on the backside of the SteelSeries Sensei, you can
customize all settings to fit your specific needs. The LCD menu offers setup of
even the most advanced ExactTech settings! It also allows you to upload your own
bitmap picture, offering a great way to personalize your mouse – and help
prevent theft at LAN-events, gaming cafes and other public places. Design your
own unique picture for the Sensei LCD display, download to your computer and
upload to your Sensei via the SteelSeries Engine software.
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Weight: 102 grams (0.22 lbs)
Height: 38,7 mm (1.5 in)
Width: 68,3 mm (2.7 in)
Length: 125,5 mm (4.9 in)
BUTTONS (See numbered image)
With a huge assortment of easy to assign buttons, your gaming has never been
- Left side button 1
- Left side button 2
- Left click
- Right click
- Scroll wheel & middle click
- Right side button 1
- Right side button 2
- CPI high / low switch