SteelSeries Kinzu V2 Pro Gaming Mouse Review


The original SteelSeries Kinzu was a fine example of a high-performance optical mouse hardware wrapped in a small, minimalistic chassis. For 2012, SteelSeries' family of ambidextrous optical mice has been joined by the Kinzu v2. While the tournament-grade 3600 FPS Pixart optical sensor of the Kinzu v2 already makes it a solid performer, SteelSeries decided to give their smallest mouse an upgrade in the form of the Kinzu v2 Pro. With 'best-in-class' Omron switches and slippery Teflon feet, the v2 Pro is a performer for sure. But do its features and price tag make sense for the niche it is supposed to fill?


Tournament Grade

'Best-in-class' optical sensor and switches for advanced precision and consistency.

Counts Per Inch

Scalable pointer speed up 3200 inch increments of 400, 800, 1600, and 3200 CPI.

Compact & Lightweight

Delivers consistent performance in a compact, 4-button design.

Teflon Glides

Featuring high-performance Teflon feet for a low-friction glide.

Build By The Best

Fnatic, SK, EG, Na'Vi, EHOME, TyLoo. LoL, HoN, CS, SC2, DotA. They were all in on it.

Double Braided Cord

Improved durability and tangle-free via its double braided nylon cord.

Toggle On-The-Fly

CPI toggle for on-the-fly high/low sensitivity adjustments.

The SteelSeries Engine

Program your buttons, optimize your sensitivity, and create unlimited profiles.



  • Weight: 77 grams (0.17 lbs)
  • Height: 36 mm (1.4 in)
  • Width: 64 mm (2.5 in)
  • Length: 117 mm (4.6 in)
  • Frames per second: 3600
  • Inches per second: 65
  • Mega pixels per second: 3.7
  • Counts per inch: 400 - 3200
  • Maximum acceleration: 30 G
  • Sensor data path: True 16 bit
  • Liftoff distance: 2mm
  • Maximum polling: 1000 Hz
  • Tournament grade optical sensor capable of 3600 fps
  • Gaming grade UPE teflon glide pads
  • Support for the SteelSeries Engine




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# David 2012-04-20 10:16
Nice review, thx!