SteelSeries Ikari Laser Gaming Mouse

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SteelSeries Ikari Laser Gaming Mouse
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Final Conclusion

Product(s): SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse
Provided By: SteelSeries

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Introduction: 

The quest for the "perfect" mouse is a never ending task, if you're anything like me you've got a drawer full of mice that you've used over the years, and like to keep your eye out of the latest and greatest.

Today I'm going to look at the SteelSeries Ikari Laser mouse. This mouse is aimed at the high-end gamers, and according to the SteelSeries website is the result of 15 months of extensive research of ergonomics, technology, shape, motion, hand grip, and play styles by gamers.

Let's see how this mouse performs...

 

First Impressions:

When I first received this mouse, I pretty much just ripped it open and plugged in the mouse, and didn't bother to look at all the "features" this mouse had. Well, as soon as it's all plugged in, and you take a peek at the bottom, you're going to see that it has a built-in LCD on the bottom of the mouse, yes you read that right, a LCD that tells you what settings you have your mouse set at, that's something you don't see every day.

After I got it all installed, I did the "feel test", and at first feel, it felt very ergonomic and seems like it's going to be pretty comfortable to use.

Another thing I noticed right away was the cord was covered in a braided material, which gives it kind of a neat feel, and should help the durability of the cord during use.

Other than that, this mouse looks pretty normal, pretty standard layout and seems like there won't be any new weird/awkward buttons to try and learn, as you can see in the pictures below.

 

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SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse - Box Front

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SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse - Box Back

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SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse - Top View

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SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse - Top View

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SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse - Side View

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SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse - Side View

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SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse - Built-In LCD

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SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse - Side View

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SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse - Low Settings

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SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse - High Settings


SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse Specifications:


Specifications for SteelSeries Ikari Laser:

  • Samples per second: 40.000
  • Inches per second: 50
  • Counts per inch: 1 - 3.200  (1 CPI Steps)
  • Acceleration: 20 G
  • Sensor data path: True 16 bit
  • Lift distance: 0,07 inch
  • Buttons: 5
  • Cord: 6.5 ft (braided to improve durability)
  • Polling: 1000 Hz
  • Gold-plated USB connector
  • Measurements: 5,1 x 3,3in - height 1,4in
  • CPI high/low indicator
  • SteelSeries FreeMove Technology
  • Large pressure points that reduce friction for optimized glide
  • Driverless, plug-and-play feature for LAN gamers
  • Operating systems: Win XP/Vista/Win 2000/Win 98/Win ME/Mac OS