Can you really have a wireless gaming mouse?

Subject: General Tech | August 18, 2014 - 05:05 PM |
Tagged: input, mouse, wireless gaming mouse, SteelSeries Sensei

Gaming mice have wires as it reduces input lag that would otherwise be the death of you while gaming.  Unfortunately for some this means they cannot sit on the couch streaming YouTube to their TVs since the wire on their mouse just isn't long enough.  SteelSeries claims to have overcome the technical problems of gaming wirelessly with their SteelSeries Sensei.  The software is definitely aimed at gamers, with an impressive array of settings to tweak and an impressive macro editor but that is not enough to solve the performance issues.  Believe it or not when TechGage compared it to a wired mouse they could not detect any difference whatsoever.  I would still recommend wearing pants while frying bacon regardless of your final mouse choice.

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"Want a high-performance wireless gaming mouse that doesn’t have its battery-life measured in seconds? Well, SteelSeries has released its renowned Sensei into the wild, free to run and frolic in grassy meadows, without the need of being tethered to unsightly cables. Does the result live up to our high expectations? There’s only one way to find out."

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Source: Techgage
August 19, 2014 | 10:36 AM - Posted by Dusty

The Logitech G700 that I use on a daily basis has had 1 ms polling since 2010, and a usable life of approx. 8 hours on normal mode, even after having it for about a year and a half.
That being said, the Steelseries software looks like it is more thoughtfully laid out, and has the extra touches of lighting control, and full macro editing. Another point to compare would be the battery life, as I said above, 8 hours of use is normal for me to get, and the newer G700s is supposed to improve on that, but I doubt it is a good as 20 hours of use. In all it looks like for $160 you get better software, better battery life, and some customizable lighting, compared to the $67 G700s.

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