Summary: The mouse works very well and all the features are nice. The only problem and the reason I didn't give it five stars is the two buttons on the right side. When using the mouse sometimes you accidently hit the buttons on the right side.
Pros: Good dpi it's not 8200 like the non raw edition but I never put my dpi that high anyway...I play mostly fps games so I only need 1 profile...the dpi switch button toggles it from one set dpi to one other one.
Cons: The side buttons feel a little soft the buttons aren't as clicky as I like them if that makes sense to you
Summary: The steel series software crashes CONSTANTLY and so far no solution in my research has been helpful. no idea why it crashes, it just does. i have to relaunch it 5 or 6 times during my day. very annoying, and hopefully steel series 3 engine will fix this once its compatible with this device.
Pros: this mouse is great. i wanted a simplistic mouse with a few but not too many buttons to macro. this mouse met all my specifications. i don't use it for gaming, but i do use it for work and having the side buttons act as macros for certain tasks are wonderful.
Cons: If you are right handed, the right buttons on the side are going to be awkward to press. if you are left handed, the left button on the sides are going to be awkward to press. i only use the left side buttons (im right handed) because pressing the two on the other side are often at best extremely weird, and at worst difficult. its not natural, so i assume this is made for both right and left handed people.
Summary: It's okay; the software is pretty cool, but laggy on anything but a performance computer. Additionally, the mouse streaks if you have any moisture on your hands whatsoever because of the glossy finish. I do like the high DPI settings though, and switching between my own customized onboard profiles is very handy for swapping between shooters and RPGs. The threaded cable is high quality, and will probably last forever.
Summary: I finally found a gaming mouse with the sensei. I had the Logitech G700s for a few months and got so annoyed with the battery constantly dying after 4 or 5 hours. Also with the 700s my DPI setting would never stick and I'd be constantly hitting the DPI up button the mouse every 5 minutes. I finally got fed up with it and went on to the Razer Deathadder 2013. It had a great feel to in but I had a lot of trouble with it being jumpy on the steelseries qck mass mousepad.