Sensei Wireless Gaming Mouse
This ergonomically designed mouse comes with 8 programmable buttons, a premium laser sensor with configurable CPI up to 8,200 (and DCPI up to 16,400) , compared to 5,700 for the tethered version. This mouse will also use new premium SteelSeries switches said to be good for 30 million clicks.
Company claims the wireless connection has a response time of just one millisecond. Lag shouldn’t be an issue here.
When the Sensei runs out of battery you can simply charge this gaming mouse using its base station provided, or users have the option of connecting the mouse with a wired USB cable. SteelSeries promises 20 hours of run time on a single charge, which should be sufficient for multiple gaming sessions.
The Sensei Wireless Gaming Mouse has 4 zones of illumination: on the scroll wheel, SteelSeries logo, on the base station and pinhole on the mouse for battery and connection status. The Sensei will become available from March 2014 for $159.99.
Kana V2 Gaming Mouse
Available in both black and white color options, this wired mouse comes with six buttons, a high precision Avago optical sensor, 400-4000 CPI (switchable) and a 2m USB 2.0 cord.
“With the Designed by Gamers campaign, it was the first time we asked our fans and followers to choose a design for us, and we were incredibly proud to see the response from the community – it makes sense that consumers, specifically our consumers want to have a say in what we’re creating, said Kim Rom, SteelSeries CMO. “This new line-up of mice were each designed to fulfill the needs of different types of players, especially those who may not need all of the customization that can be found in the SteelSeries Sensei.”
The SteelSeries Kana, Kinzu v2 and Kinzu v2 Pro Edition are all powered by the SteelSeries Engine. It allows users to customize the mice with the ability for unlimited profiles, program buttons, set the polling rate, create macros, customize CPI settings, optimize your layout by recording movements and viewing a heat map of button usage and more.
Steelseries Apex Gaming Keyboard
The Apex and Apex[RAW] gaming keyboard has 5 different zones that are customizable through the SteelSeries Engine software, which you’ll want to install to get the most out of the keyboard, instead of having a single backlit keys.
Aside from that there are also 22 macro keys with 4 different layers, and a SteelSeries button with extra features like disabling the Windows key so you don’t have to worry every time you clicked that button while playing.
Both keyboards will feature low-profile keys, an extra-fat space bar, and extra arrow keys. The Apex [RAW] sounding cooler is actually the lower-spec model, it’s actually the lower-spec model, with a few less macro keys / options and only white backlights.
Also if you think that this gaming keyboard uses mechanical keys, sad to say that the Apex strays away from the popular choice of mechanical keys, going with rubber-dome switches. SteelSeries defends the decision by claiming that the rubber-dome technology offers little resistance, making your keystrokes faster. Also, the Apex is really quiet to type on, so if you prefer the tactile feedback and clicks of a mechanical keyboard, you’ll want to think twice. The Apex and Apex [RAW] sells at $100 / $70, respectively.