Page 4 - Conclusion
From the day I have opened the box of the SteelSeries Sensei Wireless, I knew it was the one. And why should this be a question in the first place? For the last ten years or so, no matter how many computer mice cross the floor here at APH Networks, I have always stuck to my beloved Logitech shell for my main computer. It started with the MX500, who passed the torch to the G5, succeeded by the G5 V2, and finally, the G500. But today, the mouse that sits on my desk is the SteelSeries Sensei Wireless. Really, there is a lot to like about this mouse. It features a comfortable ambidextrous shape that works well for both gaming and productivity tasks. The rubber surface grips well in the hand, along with impressive build quality second to none. In terms of looks, SteelSeries continues their expertise in designing products with some of the coolest lighting effects around; never missing a beat in capture attention while being functional at the same time. Most importantly of all, the Sensei Wireless performs extremely well. Simply put, it is a wireless mouse that is as sharp as a wired mouse, with very reasonable battery life to boot. Personally, I have had a hard time finding any faults with this product. My only "major" complaint is the charging base requires an always on USB port on your PC if you want to charge your Sensei Wireless at night with your computer turned off. Other than that, and I am just nitpicking here, the logo backlight is unevenly distributed. For about $160 at press time, there is no argument here -- the SteelSeries flagship is expensive. But if price is the only objection in the entire discussion, then it always boils down to one statement we like to use here at APH Networks: If money will buy you the very best, then the very best you shall buy.
And here we are, more than seven years after the Logitech G5 V2 took home the highest numerical score awarded here at APH Networks, the SteelSeries Sensei Wireless ties for the top spot on this website.
SteelSeries provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH Recommended Award | APH Review Focus Summary:
9/10 means Excellent product with very minor drawbacks that does not affect the overall product.
8/10 means Definitely a very good product with drawbacks that aren't likely going to matter to the end user.
-- Final APH Numeric Rating is 8.6/10
Please note that the APH Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other sites.
Mark this date down: The SteelSeries Sensei Wireless really is the mouse to rule them all. It ties for the highest numerical score more than seven years after the only 8.6/10 was awarded here at APH Networks.
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1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look - Hardware and Software
3. Subjective Performance Tests