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SteelSeries Sensei [RAW] Frost Blue Edition Disassemble and Carbon Fibre Mod

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Had this mouse laying around on my spare computer for guests, carbon fibre sheet and free time so i decided to give it a quick 30 minute mod that helps a lot with the finger print magnet coaring during long lan sessions when mates come over.

All you need is:
  • 1 x Philips screw driver $2
  • 1 x Carbon fibre sheet from eBay $1
  • 1 x Hair dryer (borrow it from your girlfriend or wife lol)
  • 30-45 minutes of spare time
  • 0.5mm teflon feet $3 or you can reuse
  • Can or bottle of coke to quench thirsts $1

Total mod cost: $7




Let me know what you think, throw me out some tips, ideas or post your own mods for the community to check out.

smile.gif
Edited by strayakent - 3/25/13 at 10:35am
post #2 of 17
I've been looking to buy this mouse, how flexible is the rubber cord? One of my biggest gripes with original Sensei was the super stiff braided cord that would get stuck at the edges of my mousepad
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
It's very flexible and won't have the issues you currently have with a braided cord. It definitely won't snap unless you get it heavily jammed onto your bag zip if you chuck it in your bag often or cut it with scissors...
post #4 of 17
Quite flexible. I sent mine back because it had a wobbly wheel. Poor QC.
post #5 of 17
if it was black carbon fibre it would look more badass imo
i dont have a wife or a gf, with no one to get a blow dryer from how can i complete this mod?

nice job though.
post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks! Haha ask the neighbour i guess? I was debating between black, silver and white. Then i thought since i'm only going for a half carbon fibre finish, i might as well go white to match the white/grey/frost blue scheme rather than black.

Anyway the carbon fibre i bought was rated to last 7 years indoors without tear if i'm only clicking it so that's pretty hardcore. tongue.gif

Edit:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skylit View Post

Quite flexible. I sent mine back because it had a wobbly wheel. Poor QC.

Now that you mention it... i've realized my wheel is wobbly too. Too bad i'm in Australia, SteelSeries is useless and the shop i bought it home definitely won't help.
Edited by strayakent - 3/25/13 at 10:16am
post #7 of 17
do you think you could try and do the whole top shell in carbon fibre? then use like an exacto knife or something to cut out a hole so the LED still comes through (im not sure how difficult it is to cut)?
i think it would look really solid with all carbon on the top and would consider doing this myself.
post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
Too difficult to cut to be honest, you'll risk scratching the mouse casing itself. You apply the carbon fibre onto the mouse like a screen protector on the phone. You apply it section by section bubble it out with your fingers or a card and heat it with a hairdryer and stretch it out. Repeat until mouse is covered. When it's all done you cut the sides wrap it in to the underside and smooth the sides out.

So... i can't see how that'll be an option.

Covering the finger areas are more than enough to prevent smudging. Looks pretty nice in person and feels amazing.
post #9 of 17
i did the same mod on my Razer deathadder black edition with black mat carbon fibre but i didnt like the feel of pressing the mouse buttons after that.
the carbon fibre made it slippery and made my hands sweat more. But it definitely looks much cooler.
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post #10 of 17
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I'm having no issues with the clicking, there's quite a bit of space between the Sensei's top and bottom shell. I also only cut like 3mm out extra and wrapped the mouse so i was quite precise despite doing it in such a short time.

I also find the Sensei [RAW] Rubberized more slippery. This carbon fibre coating provides more grip to my fingers. Everyone's different so it's best you test it out first. smile.gif
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