SteelSeries CoD Black Ops II and Diablo III Gaming Mice Review


With another blockbuster title like Call of Duty Black Ops II arriving on store shelves, it's no surprise to see that SteelSeries is offering fans of its critically acclaimed Sensei ambidextrous mouse a special edition product to satisfy their thirst for some intense run-and-gun gameplay. SteelSeries also offers a special edition mouse for fans of the dark RPG world of Diablo III. Despite catering to different gaming genres, both mice pack the same components and winning attitude - a testament to the versatility of the Sensei [RAW] platform. 


Call of Duty® Black Ops II & SteelSeries Diablo® III Gaming Mice

Based off the most award-winning, critically acclaimed gaming mouse in history, the SteelSeries CoD Black Ops II and Diablo III Gaming Mice are tournament grade laser mice that deliver only what you need to win. Powered by the SteelSeries Engine software suite, the mice can be configured to meet your exact specifications including CPI, DCPI, lift distance, and button layout with intuitive drag and drop functionality. Featuring an ambidextrous, all-grip design, a premium-quality sensor, tournament-grade switches, 7 programmable buttons, brilliant 3-zone illumination, high performance Teflon feet and SteelSeries Engine support, these mice deliver on the essentials required to dominate the competition. Our “Winning is Everything” philosophy can be seen in every detail to simply deliver the best core technology.  splash
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Advanced Macros

Thanks to the support of the SteelSeries Engine software, you can record even extremely long and advanced macros to the CoD Black Ops II and Diablo III Gaming Mice. The macros can not only be layered and can include keystrokes and precise timing, but they can span across your peripherals allowing you to have a mouse button assigned to perform keyboard strokes and mouse clicks in the same macro. 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.

Light 'Em Up

The LED illumination is capable of several modes of operation including: solid, slow, medium, and fast pulse. You can also vary the intensity of the illumination between low, medium, and high. For those of you who don’t like glowing shiny stuff on your desktop, you can completely switch off all illumination.

It also brings a very real benefit to users who utilize multiple profiles: by giving them different levels of brightness, you can quickly switch between profiles and also ways know which profile is active.

Plug, Play, Win

There’s no need to install software of any kind in order to use the CoD Black Ops II and Diablo III Gaming Mice. They are completely capable of operating flawlessly with default settings. SteelSeries Engine enhances the mice with advanced customization options like CPI settings, programmable buttons, LED intensity, and lighting modes.

Best-In-Class Technology

Featuring a state of the art laser sensor that offers a consistent and reliable performance, the CoD Black Ops II and Diablo III Gaming Mice boast 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.

Glide Like The Wind

Material: High performance UPE material covers 16 % of mouse bottom to ensure maximum glide. We recommend changing glides regularly as they will eventually be worn down.



Length 125.5 mm (4.9 in)
Width 68.3 mm (2.7 in)
Height 38.7 mm (1.5 in)
Weight 90 grams (0.2 lbs)
Frames per second 12000
Inches per second 150
Megapixels per second 10.8
Counts per inch 90 - 5670
Maximum acceleration 30G
Sensor data path True 16 bit
Lift distance ~2 mm
Maximum polling 1000 Hz

1. Left side button 1

2. Left side button 2

3. Left click

4. Right click

5. Scroll wheel & middle click

6. CPI high / low switch

7. Right side button 1

8. Right side button 2

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Mac OS X
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As is typical of SteelSeries mice, the CoD Black Ops II and Diablo III mice come in beautifully illustrated boxes with hinged panels for viewing their contents. The mice share their containers with a quick start guide and SteelSeries catalog. 

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