Summary: Was really looking forward to this mouse. Received the first one. Worked fine. Was impressed with the feel and quality of the product and the design put into it. Installed the SteelSeries Engine 3. It detected a firmware upgrade for the mouse. Proceed to do firmware upgrade which lead the mouse failing. Mouse buttons 6/7 stopped working as scroll buttons up/down. The base no longer was able to pair to the mouse.
Summary: I really have enjoyed using this mouse. I was having some issues with updates in the beginning. These "issues" usually dealt with it not being able to save profiles after an update. That issue has been fixed on the side of SteelSeries I believe as I have not had another issue after updating. The mouse is well made and feels good and solid and light in the hand. I have used many types of mice and my last wireless mouse was the Razer Mamba.
Good product as per usual, but unusually poor support
18 March 2015
Summary: I've been using Steelseries for a long time, starting with my passion for Counter Strike. I'd always found their products to be extremely well built, and usually one of the top performers in its category. This mouse is no different. It feel great in your hand, has a great weight to it, and performs wirelessly as well as any wired mouse I've used in the past.
Summary: I've used many wireless mice before. This is the best. The response time is perfect, the battery lasts a ridiculously long time, and the charging base is wonderful. I love the ability to customize lighting. Most importantly it works in the BIOS and works great with OS X on my hackintosh. While I don't use this for gaming too often, I do use it for video editing and purchased it to use with an onsite editing system.
the performance of the mouse is actually quite good. The receiver sits about 5 ft away from ...
26 February 2015
Summary: I have a gaming/HTPC setup in my living room and rather than dealing with messy cables running across the floor I sprung for this wireless mouse instead. Now.. the performance of the mouse is actually quite good. The receiver sits about 5 ft away from where I actually use the mouse and there's minimal input lag. However, the reason for the 3 star rating is due to the software. The mouse worked perfectly out of the box for about a month or so.
Summary: I bought and had this mouse since 2011. It was a great buy for me at the time. It felt great on my hand and the settings had made the mouse a steal to buy. Sure it's $90 but I personally believed that this was easily justifiable for the features. You have the LCD screen, the 16.8 million choices of colors to choose from, and it felt pretty good on your hands. Now you're probably wondering "Why did they rate the mouse an egg if they're stating its positives?" Well.
Pros: -Has a ton of colors to choose from when customizing -Feels pretty good in your hand -LCD Display is extremely useful for using multiple mouse profiles (which could include different colors, LCD image, mouse properties, etc.) -Steelseries engine has a ton of customization when it comes to the mouse
Cons: -Lifespan is, if you're lucky enough, about 4 years of use -The cable is made of a braided fabric that, in my experience, intertwines if not kept neatly placed -The silver paint on the mouse can be easly worn off
Summary: Best mouse I've ever owned. I have owned Razer, logitech, etc. For gaming, nothing feels as comfortable as a steel series. Its simple, elegant and the wireless is optional (you can also plug it in if you run on low battery while gaming). I love it.
Summary: Worked for couple weeks, then the base set went belly-up. Just did not work at all anymore. Usual story, tried different cables, computers etc. to verify the failure. I have been through defects before but thats not the "huge" problem. It's the support. Mailed the unit back to Steel Series following all their RMA instructions. I verified they received it, now it's just been silent. Keep asking for an update but no response.