"Nearly everything about the Sensei that we adored is replicated here. It's supremely comfortable to use, and a perfect size for gamers large or small."
"By keeping things pure, simple, and elegant, SteelSeries now has the ultimate Sensei in the [RAW], especially when you consider that at $59.99."
"The Steelseries Sensei [Raw] is the ideal midrange gaming mouse. It has attacked the needs of the gamer head on and has provided excellent results. This mouse completes the package providing the customer with reliability, comfort and features which are much needed by the avid gamer. "
"Stripped back, but still packs a punch, still the same great comfort and performance. Less expensive than the original Sensei."
"The best thing about this is you can get the Sensei for much less now if you opt for the [RAW] edition in either form, it will only cost you $59.99. To step into what makes professional gamers as accurate and deadly as they are with such a drop in pricing over its predecessor, this is the perfect time to experience it for yourself with the SteelSeries Sensei [RAW]."
"As a piece of gaming hardware it comes from Curse highly recommended, but as a member of Steelseries' flagship line and most fine-tuned product, the Sensei, you'd simply be out of your mind to pass this one up if it's slightly pricier sibling was just a little too intense. "
"In many ways, the Sensei [RAW] is the quintessential SteelSeries product. It provides just what you need and nothing that you don’t—and it does it all extremely well. The Sensei [RAW] (rubber) provides raw comfort and just enough extra functionality to make it a top contender in the ‘all-rounder’ category of gaming mouse. And it’s worth noting that the Sensei [RAW] is fairly wallet friendly at $60—an excellent price point for a top-notch gaming mouse."
"I’m sure that this piece probably sounds like marketing for SteelSeries – but that’s because the product is solid. Everything they have made that we have tested is pretty damned awesome. It is obvious that lots of thought and planning goes into their gaming gear, because every single product that they put out performs well and exceeds expectations."
"Thanks to the Sensei [RAW], I realized I don’t want, nor need, a mouse with a zillion different buttons. I do, however, need a mouse that’s comfortable, simple, and performs well. I now have exactly that."
"If you’re a die hard Call of Duty fan and looking for a fantastic mouse, we’d strongly recommend the SteelSeries Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 gaming mouse."
Since the release of our first mouse, we have been using Japanese-inspiration in our naming of them. Our mice are built for performance and tournament-style play; Ikari means anger, Xai means talent, and the list of product names goes on. The Sensei is our version of the grand-master in our Do Jo. It is the teacher. The Sensei [RAW] is that master in his pure and focused form. With tournament grade components and focused intent, the Sensei [RAW] is the essence of performance delivering only what you need to eliminate your challengers.
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 [RAW] is the purified form of the original SteelSeries Sensei. It is is the essence of performance and embodies everything we ever learned about mice, everything we ever researched, everything we ever discovered, everything that makes a mouse great, is exactly what we built the SteelSeries Sensei mice around. The DNA of Sensei is programmed to win. These are those rare hardware products forged by love and science, trial and error, passion from professional gamers and a desire to push the envelope. SteelSeries Sensei mice were born for tournament victory; they are built to help you win.
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
Thanks to the support of the SteelSeries Engine software, you can record even extremely long and advanced macros to the Sensei [RAW]. 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.
Featuring a state of the art laser sensor that offers a consistent and reliable performance, the SteelSeries Sensei boasts 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.
The SteelSeries Sensei [RAW] Rubberized features a rubberized, soft-touch coating that is hand-sweat resistant, which allows for exceptional grip and comfort even during the most frantic gaming sessions.
SteelSeries Sensei [RAW] Glossy features a sleek, glossy black coating that delivers a unique feeling, allowing the user to compete and win in style.
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 SK Gaming, Fnatic, Evil Geniuses, Natus Vincere 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. Click on the picture below for a list of the players who helped us with testing and refinement of the Sensei. We owe them a lot of thanks, Sensei [RAW] has the same performance as the original Master – so if you like the Sensei these are the players who helped make it happen.
There’s no need to install software of any kind in order to use the Sensei [RAW]. It is completely capable of operating flawlessly with default settings. SteelSeries Engine enhances the Sensei [RAW] with advanced customization options like CPI settings, programmable buttons, LED intensity, and lighting modes.
The Sensei [RAW] is supported by SteelSeries Engine technology.
The brilliant white 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 brightnesses, you can quickly switch between profiles and also ways know which profile is active.
Frames per second: 12000
Inches per second: 150
Mega pixels per second: 10.8
Counts per inch: 90 – 5670
Maximum acceleration: 30 G
Sensor data path: True 16 bit
Lift distance: ~2 mm
Maximum polling: 1000 Hz