From the Manufacturer
SteelSeries Xai is a tool - not a gadget. The SteelSeries Xai Laser Mouse features state of the art technology and groundbreaking technical specifications. The technology, shape, size, weight and surface of the SteelSeries Xai were designed with one purpose: to enhance the users performance. Research and development was done in close cooperation with fulltime professional gamers from USA, Europe and Asia.
With the LCD display on the backside of the SteelSeries Xai mouse, you can customize all settings to fit your specific needs. If you choose to download the advanced software for Xai, there are even more detailed options to customize and personalize your mouse settings.
Plug and Play Simplicity
There's no need to install software of any kind to use the Xai. The built-in driver can be adjusted through an LCD menu on the backside of the mouse. Just plug in the Xai and play.
Advanced Programmable Macros
On the SteelSeries Xai you can record 8 macros for key combinations that can be up to 200 different keystrokes and with a precise timing of sequences. This allows you to setup common commands and shortcuts that enhance your actions per minute and ensures that you don't accidentally hit the wrong key and miss out on important in-game sequences.
Tracks on Any Surface
SteelSeries ExactAim makes it possible to adjust the way the SteelSeries Xai gets information from the laser sensor. For instance, if you have a surface that is not optimized for gaming, with ExactAim you can simply adjust the jitter and prediction corrections. For optimal use of the Xai we strongly recommend the SteelSeries 9HD mousepad, which was developed simultaneously with the Xai and features a prism-like textured surface for maximum performance for next generation mice.
True Sensitivity with ExactSens
SteelSeries ExactSens allows you to control how fast your pointer should move by adjusting your CPI in increments of 1 between 100-5001. This means the SteelSeries Xai offers you true hardware-based sensitivity settings, freeing you of interpolation from game software. To take advantage of ExactSens you need to deactivate any cursor acceleration and set your sensitivity settings in-game (sensitivity 1 or adjust your sensitivity slider to lowest possible setting) and on your operating system to default.
Adjustable Rate for Smooth Movement
SteelSeries ExactRate enables you to adjust the rate of which data is sent from the SteelSeries Xai to your computer. When tweaking the ExactRate to the response time of your screen you can make the mouse cursor movement perfectly fluent.
Automatic Lift Distance
To make sure you always have a 1mm lift distance the sensor on the SteelSeries Xai automatically adjusts the lift distance depending on the surface you’re using. If you are a low sensitivity gamer a minimal lift distance is extremely important so that the mouse will shut off the sensor when you lift your mouse up to change positions.
Personalized Path Correction
SteelSeries FreeMove eliminates path correction, which makes the mouse predict, correct and make your movement straight. With the SteelSeries Xai, you can adjust the amount of path correction or completely disable it for 100% control of your movement. For FPS games that require high precision, this is a crucial feature.
Download Pro Gamer Profiles
The SteelSeries Xai allows you to configure and store up to 5 profiles on the mouse. This helps you easily switch between profiles when playing different games or performing tasks on your computer that require different levels of sensitivity and precision. You can also exchange your setting profiles with other Xai users as well as try downloading a profile from a few professional gamers who’ve used the Xai to win major global tournaments.
Software for Advanced Setup
Although no software installation is required to use the Xai, the SteelSeries Xai can be configured with simple software which is available in the downloads section of the SteelSeries site. If you want to get the maximum use of all the Xai's features including macro settings, acceleration, profile settings and more, then the software menu should be your next destination.
The SteelSeries Xai is ambidextrous, which means that unlike other SteelSeries mice like the Ikari which was designed for the right hand only, you can use the Xai as a righty or lefty gamer.
What's in the Box
SteelSeries Xai High Performance Laser Gaming Mouse and software.
What Critics Are Saying About the Xai Laser Gaming Mouse
"The Xai is in every way equal to the SteelSeries Ikari - the hands-down best gaming mouse of all time that received a whooping 97% in October 2008 - except for one thing: It's ambidextrous, with two thumb buttons on each side."
"... the SteelSeries Xai is quite simply the best pure gaming mouse we've ever tested."
--Edward Chester, TrustedReviews.com
"In terms of ergonomics, the Xai is fantastic. All told it is the most comfortable mouse I have used and fits both left and right hands perfectly. [...] All told, the SteelSeries Xai is the most impressive gaming mouse I have ever tested in our labs."
--Henry Butt, HardwareHeaven.com
- Frames per second: 12,000
- Inches per second: 150+
- Mega pixels per second: 10.8
- Counts per inch: 5,001
- Maximum acceleration: 30 G
- Sensor data path: True 16 bit
- Lift distance: ~1mm
- Maximum polling: 1,000 Hz
- Dimensions (H x W x L): 1.5" x 2.7" x 4.9"
- Weight: 0.22 lbs
Which SteelSeries Gaming Mouse is Right for You?
Ikari High Performance
Xai High Performance
|Driverless: Plug & Play|
|Large Glide Surface|
|Software for Advanced Settings|