Same design, new hardware.
Gaming mice is the type of gaming accessory that often gets updated after a year or two. That’s not the case for the SteelSeries Ten – from the name itself the device is already on its 10th year and while SteelSeries decided to keep the classic design, they’ve upgraded the internals to match the demands of today’s gamers.
We’re not complaining about the classic design, though others may probably want something new. Still, the internal upgrades are what makes the Sensei Ten one of the best gaming mice on the market today.
It retains its symmetrical shape, which is still comfortable to hold. It’s a low profile design, and you’d probably mistake it as an average mice when you first see it. Buttons include the normal left, right and center scroll wheel along with a DPI-adjustment button. There are also dual thumb buttons on each side, easily making this ideal for left-handed gamers like myself. The wired mouse has an all-black design, but you have RGB lighting built-in where you can customize to any color scheme that you want.
On the technical side, the Sensei Ten features a TrueMove Pro, which is the latest optical-sensor technology that was custom designed by SteelSeries and PixArt. TrueMove Pro features one-to-one tracking, 18,000 CPI (counts per inch – for one inch of Sensei Ten movement, the cursor moves 18,000 pixels) and a 450 inches-per-second (IPS) tracking speed. If those numbers are confusing just think of it as one of the most precise gaming mice you’ve ever used. It can even stabilize tilted mouse maneuvers that can effectively eliminate false tracking.
The SteelSeries Engine software offers a plethora of options in customizing how the Sensei Ten works. Everything from programming the RGB lights, assigning buttons and creating different profiles for individual games can all be done on the software. You also have the option to save five gaming profiles right on the mouse so it’s prepped and ready for use for gaming anytime.
Performance is spot-on – I’ve used the Sensei Ten on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Jedi Fallen Order and Fortnite and it handled it all with ease. It’s fast and very responsive, easily making this one of our favorite gaming mice.
The SteelSeries Sensei Ten is available for 315 AED, and that easily makes the price worth it if you’re looking for the best performing mouse that offers comfort even after hours of usage. The Sensei Ten may have retained its classic design, but it has proven that it still has what it takes to be one of the best gaming mice available today.
+ Comfortable to use
+ Classic design is still a plus
+ Great software
– Others might not like the 10-year-old design
Final Rating: 4/5