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Delivers only what you need to help you eliminate the competition.


Available in two different textures: Glossy smooth and Rubberized anti-sweat.


Light up your wheel, CPI indicator or SteelSeries logo. Or turn it all off.


Fnatic, SK, EG, Na'Vi, EHOME, TyLoo. LoL, HoN, CS, SC2, DotA. They were all in on it.


CPI toggle for on-the-fly high/low sensitivity adjustments.


Scalable pointer speed from 90 up to 5670 in increments of 90 so you can be exact.


Improved durability and tangle-free via its double braided nylon cord.


Program your buttons, define your sensitivity, and create unlimited profiles.
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Features Sensei Sensei [RAW]
Ambidextrous Shape
Surface Material / Treatment Metal Rubberized / Glossy
Pro-grade Laser Sensor
Switches Omron SteelSeries
7 Programmable Buttons
SteelSeries Engine Support
Braided Anti-tangle Cable
3-zone illumination 16.8 Million Color White
32-bit ARM Processor
On-board Profiles 5 1
LCD Menu System
Counts Per Inch (CPI) 1 - 5700 90 - 5670
Double Counts Per Inch (DCPI) 5701 - 11400
Frames Per Second (FPS) 12000 12000
Price 89.99 59.99


SteelSeries Sensei is our original mouse extraordinaire. It’s the worlds most customizable mouse and it features it’s own 32bit ARM processor (which allows us to double up sensitivity, to 11,400 DCPI), can be configured thru a LCD menu system on the back and has 16,8 million colors.

SteelSeries Sensei [RAW] did away with processor, the LCD menu system and the on-board memory. If you don’t travel around the world as a pro gamer, if you don’t plug into tournament computers and if you don’t need all the colors, this is a much more price conscious option. Same world class performance, same amazing customization options, now you just need to configure the mouse thru SteelSeries Engine instead of doing via the LCD menu system. And Sensei [RAW] is available in 2 versions: one with rubberized soft-touch surface, one with smooth glossy surface - pick your favorite feel and start fragging.


"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."

Score: 9/10

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"By keeping things pure, simple, and elegant, SteelSeries now has the ultimate Sensei in the [RAW], especially when you consider that at $59.99."

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PC Mag

"The SteelSeries Sensei [RAW] is stripped down and refined, creating a solid gaming mouse."

Score: 3.5/5

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"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. "

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Yet Another Review Site

"Stripped back, but still packs a punch, still the same great comfort and performance. Less expensive than the original Sensei."

Score: 9/10

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Tweak Town

"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]."

Score: 9/10

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Review Studio

"There are mice that are far more compex and gimmicky than the SteelSeries Sensei [Raw] could ever fathom to be. Yet, in all its simplicity, this mouse is capable of appeasing the enthusiast and casual alike. The mouse's insides are of very good quality, so good that it actually outmatches many premium dedicated mice on the market. "

"It manages to outweigh most of its competition with one-size-fits-all ergonomics, amazing internals and impressive tracking performance."

Score: 9.2/10

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"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. "

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Score: 5/5

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The Game Fanatics

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eSports Gaming

Score: 9/10

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Bow to the Master. Again.


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.

Weight & Size


  • Weight: 90 grams (0.2 lbs)
  • Height: 38.7 mm (1.5 in)
  • Width: 68.3 mm (2.7 in)
  • Length: 125.5 mm (4.9 in)



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.
SteelSeries Sensei Glides

Developed with gamers


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.

Rubberized Vs. Glossy

Rubberized Vs. Glossy

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.

Developed with gamers


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.

Plug and play


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.



Operating systems:

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Mac OS X
  • PC & Mac Compatible

    Optical Sensor

    And the numbers

    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


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