Steelseries has expanded their offerings of their award-winning Sensei mouse, which we gave a rave review of recently. The new versions offer flexibility of the look, feel, and finish of the Sensei, now in a glossy black and a matte black rubberized finish. Additionally, the SteelSeries [RAW] allows casual and hardcore gamers alike to take advantage of the stellar configuration options of the SteelSeries Engine at a much lower price, as the ARM processor, onboard memory, and LCD screen have been axed. The only real difference this makes to the original Sensei is that you must have SteelSeries Engine installed on the system you're using (most people are on 1-2 max systems anyway), and that the "double DPI" setting enabled by the onboard processor is also gone, but still being capable of 5,700 DPI will be adequate for 99% of the twitchiest gamers out there.
We like the move by SteelSeries, and it'll allow their all-around great mouse to find its way nestled into more hands! See the Press Release after the break.
STEELSERIES INTRODUCES THE SENSEI [RAW] GAMING MOUSE
New Mouse Delivers Premium-Quality, Hardware Essentials and an Award-Winning Design
Hanover, Germany – CEBIT– March 6, 2012 –Today, kicking off CeBIT 2012, SteelSeries, the leading manufacturer of premium-quality, competitive gaming peripherals, introduced the SteelSeries Sensei [RAW]. With best-in-class hardware like Omron switches, a pro-grade laser sensor and a CPI range from 90-5700, the SteelSeries Sensei [RAW] is designed to deliver the best in gaming performance. Its ambidextrous, all-grip design also features bright-white LED illumination in 3 zones –which can be configured with multiple levels of pulsation. Powered by the SteelSeries Engine software suite, users are equipped with advanced customization options and the ability to create and store an unlimited amount of profiles.
“When we built the SteelSeries Sensei, we knew that at the core of it, if you took out the on-mouse LCD menu and configuration options, it would be a really solid mouse from the sensor to the shape. The Sensei [RAW] delivers those core performance basics of a gaming grade mouse, like shape and its hardware, to those who don’t want, need or care to pay for all the extras,” said Kim Rom, SteelSeries CMO. “We also built the Sensei [RAW] with a transparent bottom to drive home the awareness that with this mouse, what’s inside is what makes it awesome.”
The SteelSeries Sensei [RAW] will be available in 2 different versions, each offering a very distinct feel for the user. For gamers who worry about sweaty palms, the SteelSeries Sensei [RAW] Rubberized features a rubberized black, hand-sweat resistant coating that allows for an exceptional grip and soft-touch comfort even during the most frantic gaming sessions. The SteelSeries Sensei [RAW] Glossy features a glossy black coating that delivers a unique grip and feel. This surface is ideal for players who prefer a smooth exterior that both looks and feels sleek.
The Sensei [RAW] Glossy and Rubberized also both feature:
• XL-size Teflon® Feet for a smooth, consistent glide
• 2m / 6.5ft anti-tangle black and white braided, nylon cord
The SteelSeries Sensei [RAW], Rubberized and Glossy editions, will be available in the SteelSeries Web Shop and select retailers starting in June with an MSRP of $59.99/ €59.99. For more information and images of the new mice, please visit http://steelseri.es/raw. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for new product updates as well as all SteelSeries happenings during CeBIT this week.
SteelSeries is a leading manufacturer of top quality gaming peripherals from headsets, keyboards, and mice to controllers, surfaces, and software. For more than a decade, SteelSeries has been on the forefront of designing and creating gear for competitive gamers. The company’s continued innovation also comes in collaboration with the world’s leading professional gaming teams and partners. SteelSeries is a global brand that continues to support the growth of competitive gaming tournaments and electronic sports leagues through professional team sponsorships, partnerships, and community support. For more information, please visit http://steelseries.com.