Since gaming’s not my forte I asked Don to help me out once again to review the SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse so, take it away Don.
It has been stated in earlier reviews I am an avid PC gamer, so imagine my dismay when my beloved Logitech gaming mouse started having problems. Yet, everything was not doom and gloom because the cavalry in the form of SteelSeries and my wife came riding to my rescue, and allowed me to review the SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse. I’ve had many different gaming mice over the years from many different manufacturers and I’ve got to say the Ikari is the winner.
I have big hands and don’t do well with small mice, the Ikari is wider and has a lower profile than my last mouse making it more comfortable for me to use. The performance of the Ikari is outstanding. The Ikari’s responsiveness, and the smooth skating on my mouse pad because of the five large mouse feet, has allowed precision in my games I have never experienced before. It has a gold plated USB 2.0 connector that pretty well guarantees the interface with your computer to be flawless. One of the sweetest things about this mouse is a braided cord, say goodbye to the cord twisting and kinking up. In short this mouse is amazing.
What more the SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse is jammed packed with useful features and stylish looks. My gaming rig is black from the tower to my keyboard and the Ikari’s gray and black color fits perfectly, and I’ve got to say this is one sleek looking mouse. One feature I’ve never had on a mouse before is the LCD display on the bottom that lets you see what profile is being used at a glance. It can be use as plug-n-play and hooked up to your USB port driver-less but, to do so would rob you of the full experience. When you install it’s utility and drivers the Ikari come into it’s own. You have five programmable buttons and a button to change your sensitivity on the fly also, there is a tilt scroll wheel . The sensitivity of the Ikari can be adjusted from 1 to 3200 counts per inch in increments of one. The Ikari allows you to set up multiple macros so it’s a snap when programming your button configuration in different games. The Ikari has one neat little feature that is very useful in or out of gaming called the SteelSeries Freemove, what this does is allows you to move the mouse in a perfectly straight line. I don’t know about you but, I can’t move a mouse perfectly straight no matter how hard I try.
I sure you can tell I was very impressed with this mouse. To be blunt , the SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse is the best mouse I have ever used. If you have a gamer in your family you can’t go wrong by getting them the Ikari.
One small con: there are no drivers provided in the Ikari’s package, you must download them from the SteelSeries website.
The Ikari Laser Mouse retails for $79.99 at SteelSeries.com or at Amazon with price ranging from $64.99 – $81.23
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A product was received for review. I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting. The opinions expressed are my own and were NOT influenced in any way.