Conclusion: The LCD Screen on the bottom of this mouse is an amazing idea, very useful for when in a game or if you’d rather not have to get the driver up. The resolution of the screen on the bottom is very good, allowing text to be easily readable and the menus to be navigated with ease. The thing that let this system down the most is the names that SteelSeries give certain things.
Conclusion: Well this is a cool mouse I have to admit, it’s comfortable to use even though it’s made for both left and right handed people. I actually ended up replacing my own old mouse with this one for my main setup due to the fact it’s so comfortable and very easy to work with.
Summary: All told, the SteelSeries Xai is the most impressive gaming mouse I have ever tested in our labs. SteelSeries haven’t merely tried to differentiate the Xai with flashing lights and weight systems we have seen from competing manufacturers - instead they have concentrated on the core features such as ergonomics and performance.
Excerpt: Readers who keep track of me (yeah, both of you) know that my favorite gaming mouse of all time is the SteelSeries Ikari laser mouse. Not only are there great professional touches, but the mouse is simple to use and provides effective features not found in any other gaming mouse… but still it could be [...
Conclusion: The Xai feels a bit of a self-contained anachronism. It’s a foremost generation in terms of technological components, but a decade behind in terms of polish and refinement. There are a few mice out there with these kind of specifications, though, and they needed something to set them apart. Alas, SteelSeries have missed out and ended only in producing a good product rather than a really great one.
Pros: Symmetrical design works for left- and right-handed users, LCD menu screen allow configuration at any time, Very high precision laser technology, Highly customisable settings, Configuration software has in-built help explanations, Classic design not overly ostentatious
Cons: LCD menus are awkward to navigate, No way to switch profiles on-the-fly, Macro software is a little buggy, Feels a little unrefined for such a high price
Conclusion: Overall the Xai is a cracking mouse, and I really need to get my hands upon a second one as ferrying it back and forth between work is a nuisance and my Ikari Laser mice are both wearing out from excessive use. Perfect sensitivity and accuracy, coupled with driverless configuration and operation and an ambidextrous design make it the closest thing to mousing perfection. I have yet laid my hands upon.
Conclusion: So we’ve come to the conclusion of the SteelSeries Xai Review . SteelSeries Xai is the latest gaming mouse from SteelSeries. It actually looks elegant and minimalist, even though some people might not be happy with the “traditional” look for such a high-end gaming mouse. Its ambidextrous design means that the mouse is tailored for both left and right handed gamers yet comfortable to be used with either hand.
Excerpt: Steel Series XAI Gaming Mouse [Review] Roydon Cerejo, Dec 22, 2009 1413 hrs IST The most advanced gaming mouse yet Very good build and finish, hardware level profiles, up to 5001 CPI setting, programmable macros, built-in LCD for switching profiles Macros can be tricky to program, ambidextrous design makes the two of the four shortcut buttons useless Check specifications Write Review Expert Rating : We don't do a lot of peripherals usually quietly simply because most of...
Pros: Very good build and finish, hardware level profiles, up to 5001 CPI setting, programmable macros, built-in LCD for switching profiles
Cons: Macros can be tricky to program, ambidextrous design makes the two of the four shortcut buttons useless