SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse Review

/ 7 years ago

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The Ikari Laser Mouse by SteelSeries has been available for some time but the interest in it has not decreased, a surprising feat for a standard looking mouse. SteelSeries must therefore have a few tricks hidden up their sleeve. It is a mouse which has dominated the gaming market; it was afterall designed with feedback from over 5,000 gamers to help improve the ergonomics, technology, shape, hand grip, motion and playing style to produce what some people have called the perfect gaming mouse and even more impressively at a reasonable price.

SteelSeries have been a manufacturer of gaming peripherals and accessories since 2001 and have recently been leading the gaming peripheral market. They have achieved this mainly through their extensive sponsorship of gaming teams which leads to very good product research and feedback. However, you are probably more familiar with their range of headphones, headsets and keyboards.

The SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse has been specifically designed for RTS/FPS (Real-Time/First-Person Shooter) and MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) games. Due to this research the mouse comes packed with a few extra features that look very good on paper. The main function being ‘customisable CPI switching’ which, in theory, will allow you to adjust the sensitivity of your mouse while in the middle of a game without having to reach for the options menu. This is of course a feature that can be adjusted on every mouse with the help of drivers or software built into Windows and other operating systems. However with this function built into the mouse you will be able to take it with you wherever you go and switch multiple times with ease. For instance, there are many games available where you need to be able to have fine control over the mouse to select or aim at a single unit but straight after would want to scroll across a large map quickly. This mouse would aid in those types of games.

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3 Responses to “SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse Review”
  1. aruffell says:

    Just want to congratulate you on your first article, you've done a really good job 🙂

  2. sunmonger says:

    Not sure on the screen at the bottom apart from bragging right and putting funny messages about your friends.

  3. SJTelford says:

    The screen at the bottom is genuinely useful, if your in a middle of the game it is very easy to pause it, and adjust the CPI settings for the current profile you are on, without having to load up the options menus or even quit the game. This screen allows you to adjust it, and to know what you've set it to without having to load up the software every time.Simonp.s. Defniitely for the funny messages about your friends…but it is very limiting character wise :'Andy=cool' fits but apart from that….

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