SteelSeries Ikari Laser Gaming Mouse - Final Conclusion

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SteelSeries Ikari Laser Gaming Mouse
Testing and Software
Final Conclusion

SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse - Final Thoughts:

I've used quite a few mice over the years; personally I really enjoy getting a new mouse. Sometimes getting a new mouse can take a bit of adjustment, but that's not the case with the Ikari, other than the slightly different feel of the mouse, it's pretty easy to get onto, and thanks to the adjustable sensitivity, it's really easy to find a setting that works for you, especially since you can adjust the sensitivity 1 CPI at a time, unlike other mice that have "predefined" settings.

The LCD on the bottom of the mouse is pretty handy if you need to "fine-tune" some sensitivity while playing a game and the LCD enables you to make a quick change without having to exit out of the game, which is very handy if you want to just make a minor change. Other mice offer a feature like this, but most times your just adjusting the sensitivity up or down and almost guessing how much of a change you are making, but with the LCD on the bottom of the mouse, you know exactly what setting you are at, and it's very easy to make a very minor sensitivity adjustment accurately.

This is probably the most expensive mouse I've ever used on a regular basis, and when I first received it I was a bit skeptical of the ~$89.99 USD price tag, but after using it for a couple weeks, I wasn't so concerned about the price tag anymore. I've always been willing to pay for quality, and that's exactly what you're doing with the Ikari, it's a very solid mouse with some great features, and I think the price tag is reasonable for what you get.

I really have no complaints about the Ikari, it tracked well on every surface I tried it on, and it even tracked well without a mousing surface. Skipping is usually the biggest downfall of mice, but I tried half a dozen mousepads and never had it skip on me once. Software is usually the other big complaint with high end mice, but the SteelSeries software is great, and even lets you go online to download other user's setups, so you can use the exact mapping as professional gamers if you choose.

At the end of the day I was very happy with the performance of the Ikari, it's a great gaming mouse, as well as it does a great job with those everyday tasks. With features like an LCD on the bottom of the mouse to help you quickly adjust settings without exiting the game, it makes this a gamers dream, and it offers sensitivity settings for pretty much all games, no matter how you like to set your sensitivity at. Thanks to the great performance and features that no other mice on the market offer, we can very easily give the SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse our "Top Pick" award, and if you're a demanding gamer looking to upgrade your mouse, you're going to want to check this mouse out.


  • Easy Setup
  • Excellent Performance
  • Adjustable DPI on the fly
  • Easy to Use Software



  • Nothing Major





I'd like to thank SteelSeries for sending me the Ikari Laser. If you have any questions, comments, or general feedback, please leave it at the "Comments" link below.