SteelSeries Xai Laser Mouse Review

/ 8 years ago


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[COLOR=#000000]For most people, a mouse just does a single job, but for others there is no denying the value of having a proper gaming mouse. As games increase in complexity and improve their graphics the demand for evolving precision is being pushed to its limits, to the extent that it is by far the most important peripheral for gaming.

SteelSeries are currently leading this field; they produce not only mice, but keyboards, headsets, headphones, surfaces and some other gaming accessories. They have a tendency to produce very well built products and at a very reasonable price. The Xai is said to be no exception, although it does cost a fair bit more than the older Ikari model.

[COLOR=#000000]SteelSeries have, as you are probably aware, designed this mouse with the aid of professional gaming teams to make it as suitable for all gamers as possible. They spend lots of money and hours testing their range of gaming accessories to make sure they are the best. We have seen that this does tend to produce good results but sometimes this can lead to the cost being passed onto the consumer making the mice more expensive.

SteelSeries mice are not designed just for gaming however and as such tend to have many features to help improve the everyday productivity of your computer. After all, are you likely to keep 2 mice plugged in, one for gaming and one for general use? Well, maybe you are, but the vast majority are looking for a single mouse which performs well in all scenarios. This means it has to be a good all-rounder, while still excelling in the gaming world.[/COLOR]


[COLOR=#000000][COLOR=#000000][FONT=Tahoma]The specifications for this mouse are pretty comprehensive, but does give you some idea of how many features are available on this mouse.[/FONT][/COLOR]

  • [COLOR=#000000]Frames per second: 12.000
  • Inches per second: 150+
  • Megapixels per second: 10.8
  • Counts per inch: 100 – 5.001 (one CPI Steps)
  • Max. Acceleration: 30 G
  • Sensor data path: True 16 bit
  • Lift distance: ~1mm (auto-adjusting)
  • Buttons: 8
  • Cord: 2 m / 6,5 ft (braided to improve durability)
  • Polling: 125 – 1000 Hz (1Hz increments)
  • Gold-plated USB connector
  • Measurements: 125,5 x 68,3 x 38,7 mm / 4,94 x 2,69 x 1,52 in
  • CPI high/low indicator
  • SteelSeries FreeMove Technology
  • SteelSeries ExactSens Technology
  • SteelSeries ExactRate Technology
  • SteelSeries ExactAim Technology
  • On mouse acceleration Technology
  • On mouse LCD display for tweaking profiles through a menu system
  • Large pressure points that reduce friction for optimized glide
  • Driverless, plug-and-play feature for LAN gamers
  • Built-in memory for 5 profiles
  • Operating systems: Win 2000/XP/Vista/7



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