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: After years of work designing and perfecting the Xai it's weird that there are almost no special features that stand out other than the LCD screen. After using the mouse for a few weeks, it was easy to see where all of their time went. Steel Series clearly spent months on every detail of functionality. The Xai is perfectly balanced and a shape that is perfect for almost every grip.
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.
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
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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.
Excerpt: Para testes temos o Xai, a versão laser do rato mas também existe uma versão com sensor óptico, o Kinzu. Este último acaba por perder também algumas características como é o caso dos botões laterais.