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Hey, i have been looking around for a gaming mouse for more than a month now, and i got my eyes on the SteelSeries Sensei Raw, i heard alot of good things about it, now PLEASE keep in mind, i live in UAE where such gaming stuff are really i mean REALLY hard to find, i only found a local store for Steelseries, i looked all over the place for logitech and others, and i just cant find anyones, i found one 70KM's away from where i live and i dont have a car and even if i did i will not be going there to get a mouse, so please, tell me what you think about it and maybe suggest more mice from steelseries

1. What's your grip style?
Claw grip/finger top
2. What's your sensitivity?
I have no idea
3. What's your maximum budget?
140$
4. Do you want additional buttons?
2 would be enough
5. What games do you play?
FPS mostly, never MMO

and id like to know which is better the glossy or the rubbery finish, thanks alot for your time
post #2 of 15
Visit this thread, http://www.overclock.net/t/1296278/the-raw-sensei-review it answers most of your concerns.
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Rubberized will fit people that tend to get sweaty hands.
Glossy will fit people that tend to have more dry hands.
The normal Sensei have a "metallic" coating that is similar to the glossy version though it gives more grip.
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I don't know about others, but I had the worst experience ever with a Sensei. Right from the firmware update I could tell it would be trouble. Finally got that to go through and then the software wouldn't install. Jumped through a bunch of hoops to get the software working, and then it wouldn't register my mouse as being plugged in even though I was using it mad.gif Finally got it to register and set up the profile I wanted, and the mouse cuts out every 10 minutes when gaming. I almost put it under the back tire of my car before pulling out of the driveway on my way to buying a different one.
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what is the new mouse that you bought ?
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Just FYI, MMO isn't a genre; it stands for Massively Multiplayer Online. Since you're a FPS gamer, I would emphasize on a good quality sensor, since accuracy is very important in FPS games. Others will tell you that since you're not a competitive gamer, it doesn't really matter, but honestly, you're spending $140 for a mouse, so the sensor better be flawless.

Here's the issue with the sensei raw:
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Avago DIP-16 Laserstream™ Gaming Sensor

*snip*

-This architecture does not or hasn't provided 1:1 linear tracking within it's rated specification window of 150 IPS. If you are seeking accurate point A to point B movement, look else where until the manufacturer corrects the hardware or ROM.  Otherwise the accel curve is within 5% of its linear range.


Credit and logged by http://wikis.jp/interfacedevice

Explanation: 1:1 movement is shown as 100% on the graph above. With lower IPS movement, the Xai hits a small negative acceleration curve around 0.6 or 0.7 meters/s or 25 IPS. After 1meter/s or 40 IPS, the sensor goes into a wobble effect of positive acceleration above the linear range. This remains the case with newer 9800 branded mice as well. Last update 7/28/2012

I'll quote an earlier post of mine with mice with perfect sensors:
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Originally Posted by tahayassen View Post

Afaik, all my recommendations below have no acceleration (until you reach very high speeds), no prediction, no jittering, and no z-axis issue.

Please note: the mice listed in each paragraph all have the same sensor.

The CM Storm Spawn (beware) is pretty good if you will never use VoIP. The Logitech G400 is great if you can mod your mouse and replace the USB cable, because the USB cable is very cheap and breaks within a year. Logitech offers a 3-year warranty and will ship you a new G400 without asking for the old one though. The Razer DeathAdder (with the latest firmware), Roccat Savu, Zowie EC eVo, and Zowie AM all are great mice.

If you like laser mice, the Razer Lachesis, Razer Mamba 4G, Razer Imperator, and Cyborg R.A.T. & M.M.O. 7 all use a decent sensor. These ones MIGHT have a z-axis issue, so you'll need to do further research.

Alternatively, you can pretty much use any Microsoft 400 DPI mice. The problem is that you will be limited to 400 DPI.

Edited by tahayassen - 8/26/12 at 8:05am
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The sensei raw isn't anywhere near 140$. That being said I would consider myself a hardcore gamer, which includes fps and the adns9500 (Sensei Raw) isn't a bad sensor at all. In fact I prefer it to my deathadder
    
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The sensei raw isn't anywhere near 140$.

I was referring to his budget.
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what is the new mouse that you bought ?

Razer DeathAdder. Installation went flawlessly and I haven't had a problem with it since I bought it. Works great. I also play a lot of shooters, BF3 mostly. This mouse is great for it.
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post #9 of 15
Sensei raw is fine if you're not picky bout minor accel.
post #10 of 15
Skylit is right. by far most people won't even notice the acceleration of the sensei raw and it performs much better on clothpads, than older mice with the same sensor like the xai.
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