"It is a very solid and comfortable mouse to use, and a sheer joy to game with."
"As an avid FPS-gamer both of these mice were tested by playing COD4, CS:S, and TF2 to mention a few. After getting used to the shape of the mouse everything went just as it was supposed to. I found myself getting the headshots I needed, even in difficult situations. Both of the mice tracked as they were supposed to and even all of the faster movements were tracked without any jitters."
"If you're in the market for a mouse that performs well, allows some customization and just is a great mouse then the Ikari Optical might be for you, or if you're like me, a casual gamer then you might want to consider this mouse as it has the features that you'll want along with a decent price and of course the SteelSeries quality behind it."
"Honestly I really cannot fault this mouse for what it is, in my opinion it could be quite possibly the best mouse out there today, at least it is for me, it will be in use on my desk for some time to come."
With “Toggle On-the-fly” we introduce an option for gamers to have 2 different sensitivity settings and switch between them with only 1 button click below the scroll wheel on the mouse. This allows you to switch your sensitivity settings quickly, whehter it’s for different weapon types in FPS games or in player vs. player action for MMORPG games.
To us, it’s important that when we remove the “extras” in a piece of hardware, the price should follow. This is why the SteelSeries Ikari Optical is in a reasonable price range, compared to other optical mice in the market. The balance between options, price, and quality is what makes this product one of the best in its category.
There are no external drivers needed to configure your settings for the Ikari Optical. All you need is in the mouse itself, which makes it perfect for travel and when using multiple platforms or computers.
*Configuration software only available for Windows operating systems.
The SteelSeries Ikari Optical mouse is designed for one thing, to perform. FPS gamers love this mouse for its straight forward no-nonsense approach to gaming. But don’t be fooled by its simplicity, it’s whats “under the hood” that makes this mouse and FPS gamers ultimate weapon.
The large glide pads underneath the mouse give it a smooth and fluent glide on any surface. This provides extra stability and reduces friction for maximum control.
We recommend to change glides regularly as they eventually get worn down. See our made to fit SteelSeries Glide Ikari.
The unique shape of the Ikari Optical was more than a 15 month long journey of design innovation and testing in order to create an optimal FPS gaming mouse. If you like a mouse that can deliver high performance with a simplistic look and feel, then the SteelSeries Ikari Optical is made for you.
Frames per second: 6,500
Inches per second: 40
Counts per inch: 400 – 1,600
Maximum acceleration: 15 G
Lift distance: ~3.5 mm
Polling: 1,000 Hz
Righties, yes – lefties, no. Even though at first glance, this might look like a left-handed mouse, it is not. The shape will instantly, and uniquely, fit your right hand when used.
First person shooter players are common users of the Ikari Optical, due to the proven optical sensor providing unheard-of tracking on all surface.
In spite of sharing shape, the Ikari Optical and Ikari Laser are lightyears apart when it comes to technology, surface and price tag. Choose freely.
Liking the glossy surface on Ikari Optical, but not a fan of optical mice? Then swing by the Ikari Laser product page and have a peep at the white, glossy version.