"I spent a lot of hours gaming and using the Kana Black 1.1 and I really can't see myself moving back to any bulky, weighty mice for the long term. I used to be a fan of bigger and more included goodies makes for a better product. SteelSeries flipped my thoughts on their ear and delivered a precision gaming mouse that works great in games and at the desktop level. I really can't say enough about this mouse, if you are in the market for a new one, I strongly suggest you look at the SteelSeries Kana for your next purchase. "
"Sometimes you find something that feels like it was taylor made for you, the Kana feels like it was made just for me. With its $50 price tag it falls right into the middle of mice pricing, but in my opinion it is the mouse to get. If you want a no-nonsense mouse that delivers a solid performance the Kana is a perfect choice for a gamer looking to improve."
"The Kana is quickly becoming my favorite mouse for a few reasons. It tracks great, it feels wonderful in my hand, and the surface of the mouse is a nice matte black instead of a shiny surface. When you couple that with the price of $50 it is a must-buy. "
"Another impressive addition to the SteelSeries range."
"At around €49/$49 the Kana mouse from Steelseries offers a good mix of price, features and performance. Good hardware is backed by a decent software suite which will allow gamers to get the most from their new purchase."
"The Kana has that same great sensor as well as a couple of the bells and whistles that make a difference without over-egging the pudding. For £35 you're getting a lot of mouse that will serve you for a long time and for that we're happy to award it our Gold Award for being the best value in this very crowded price-bracket."
"We can certainly say that the Kana is speaking our language when it comes to comfort and quality materials."
"When it comes to lightweight mice, the Kana is definitely the way to go. It’s simplistic design and precision makes it the perfect mouse for the task at hand. When playing a MOBA or RTS, you’ll find your responses to be fast, thanks to the gliders and when playing FPS games, you’ll find that the CPI toggle will optimise the way you play. The Kana’s brilliance lies in its simplicity."
"Its hardware cannot be questioned, with the Kana proving accurate, smooth and deadly in Serious Sam HD"
We do more than talk a good game. We play, we create, we push the standards in peripheral design. Kana can mean many different things in different languages. In Swedish, canary. In Azerbjjan, blood. In Hawaiian, demigod. To us, gaming is a culture combined of many languages. Kana means, precision, control, winning and the ability to make you a better player.
The SteelSeries Kana bridges the gap between the kinzu and the Sensei. With 6 buttons, a tournament grade optical sensor, High Performance PTFE feet, it strikes an ideal balance in size, features and performance.
The SteelSeries Kana uses advanced, optical technology that operates at 3600 Frames Per Second and supports stable movement speeds at 130 Inches Per Second. These specs simply say that regardless of your frantic movements, the mouse will consistently deliver, especially for fast-paced FPS games.
The SteelSeries Kana features 2 XL-sized, side buttons (one on each side) for easy rapid-fire. If you choose to not use them, then head over to the SteelSeries Engine to disable. You’re welcome.
The SteelSeries Kana has an ergonomic, ambidextrous design makes it a natural fit for both right and left handed users.
The SteelSeries Engine allows you to customize your mouse settings like never before. With the SteelSeries Engine installed you are able to:
The illuminated scroll wheel is both stylish and functional. Utilizing the SteelSeries Engine, the LED intensity can be assigned to indicate the currently active CPI profile.
The SteelSeries Kana is available in two versions; the first named White1.1, while the second was selected by SteelSeries’ Facebook community of more than 300,000 gamers and where 60,000 “Likes” determined the winning design, Black1.1.
The centrally located toggle button allows you to quickly switch between two sensitivity settings. The pre-defined CPI settings in the Kana are used and recommended by professional gamers all over the world. These CPI settings, which reach up to 3200, are also easily adjustable via the SteelSeries Engine.
Material: High Performance PTFE material covers 16 % of mouse bottom to ensure maximum glide. We recommend changing glides regularly as they will eventually be worn down.
The SteelSeries Kana is made to be stable on every kind of surface with the help of its top of the line optical sensor. This sensor is also designed to eliminate jitter and provide optimized stability for the user.
We are proud to be associated with some of the best players in the world of eSports. We maintain strong relationships and have continuous dialogue with teams like Natus Vincere, SK Gaming, Fnatic, Evil Geniuses and others who help in the development and improvement of our products.
To ensure maximum performance in all gaming scenarios we enlisted help from world-class StarCraft® II, Counter-Strike, DotA, League of Legends, Heroes of Newerth, WarCraft® III and Doom players.
Frames per second: 3600
Inches per second: 130
Mega pixels per second: 3.7
Counts per inch: 400 – 3200
Maximum acceleration: 30 G
Sensor data path: True 16 bit
Lift distance: ~2 mm
Maximum polling: 1000 Hz