|Item model number||62029|
|Item Weight||5.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||7.99 x 6.69 x 2.17 inches|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||7.99 x 6.69 x 2.17 inches|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||September 9, 2011|
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SteelSeries Kana Optical Gaming Mouse - White
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|Movement Detection Technology||Optical|
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- Ambidextrous shape with ergonomic button layout
- Amazingly comfortable size, for all grips
- Tournament Grade Optical Sensor
- Illuminated scroll wheel SteelSeries Engine will allow complete configuration and control of your mouse and gameplay
- Drag & drop macros with timing control
- Unlimited number of profiles
- Heat map of button use
- 5 programmable buttons
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|Item Dimensions||7.99 x 6.69 x 2.17 inches||4.93 x 2.77 x 1.53 inches||4.50 x 2.80 x 1.40 inches||1.49 x 4.61 x 2.49 inches|
|Item Weight||5.64 ounces||3.52 ounces||2.88 ounces||4.00 ounces|
The SteelSeries Kana is an optical, ambidextrous mouse designed for all three grip styles: palm, claw and swipe. The functionality, ergonomic button layout and size was perfected alongside SteelSeries' professional gaming teams, who also tested and validated the precision and power hidden in the Kana's modest exterior. Make no mistake; this mouse was built for consistency and accuracy even in professional tournament conditions. Designed by Gamers: SteelSeries Kana is available in two versions; the first named White1.1, while the second was selected by SteelSeries' Facebook community of more than 300,000 gamers and where 60,000 "Likes" determined the winning design, Black1.1.
From the Manufacturer
The SteelSeries Kana is an optical, ambidextrous mouse designed for all three grip styles: palm, claw and swipe. The functionality, ergonomic button layout and size was perfected alongside SteelSeries' professional gaming teams, who also tested and validated the precision and power hidden in the Kana's modest exterior. Make no mistake; this mouse was built for consistency and accuracy even in professional tournament conditions.
The SteelSeries Kana features 2 XL-sized, side buttons (one on each side) for easy rapid-fire
Tournament grade optical sensor and coated feet for the ideal balance in size and performance
The SteelSeries Kana is also available in black to suit your gaming style
Improved durability and tangle-free via its double braided nylon cord
By the Community
SteelSeries Kana is available in two versions. The first was named White1.1, while the second was selected by SteelSeries' Facebook community of more than 300,000 gamers and where 60,000 "Likes" determined the winning design: Black1.1.
The SteelSeries Kana uses advanced, optical technology that operates at 3600 FPS and supports stable movement speeds at 130 inches per second. These specs simply say that regardless of your frantic movements, the mouse will consistently deliver, especially for fast-paced FPS games.
The SteelSeries Kana is made to be stable on every kind of surface with the help of its top of the line optical sensor. This sensor is also designed to eliminate jitter and provide optimized stability for the user.
The SteelSeries Kana features 2 XL-sized, side buttons (one on each side) for easy rapid-fire. If you choose to not use them, then head over to the SteelSeries Engine to disable.
The SteelSeries Kana has an ergonomic, ambidextrous design that makes it a natural fit for both right- and left-handed users.
The centrally located toggle button allows you to quickly switch between two sensitivity settings. The pre-defined CPI settings in the Kana are used and recommended by professional gamers all over the world. These CPI settings, which reach up to 3200, are also easily adjustable via the SteelSeries Engine.
Works with SteelSeries Engine
The Kana can be configured using SteelSeries Engine software. The SteelSeries Engine allows you to customize your mouse settings like never before. With the SteelSeries Engine installed you are able to set custom CPI settings, set LED intensity per CPI, program your mouse buttons, record macros, set game triggers for profiles, and much more.
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So why two stars? I did so to call attention to SteelSeries' striking misrepresentation of the functionality of their software. Before purchasing it, I checked SteelSeries.com to make sure the software would work with OS X Yosemite (10.10). According to the website, the Kana requires Engine 2 (they've not yet gotten Engine 3 to work with it), but the website assured me that Engine 2 works with "Mac OSX 10.7 or newer." Unfortunately, after purchasing the Kana I found that Engine 2 could not recognize the mouse. After some email back-and-forth with Brendan M at SteelSeries technical support, I finally got this piece of information in an email on August 26, 2015:
"Unfortunately none of our SteelSeries Engine 2.0 software or drivers are compatible with OS X 10.9+ yet.We are working diligently to release be ready for the release of the retail client. We are working around the clock to get these updates out to our customers as fast as we can to minimize the downtime our customers are experiencing. As soon as the software and drivers become available they will be posted immediately to our website in the download section.Thanks for your patience and understanding.Regards,
Now this is all very polite and apologetic, but the fact remains that, even after he sent this email -- clearly indicating that SteelSeries knew that the software didn't work with Yosemite, the website continued to claim it did (see attached screenshot, taken August 26, 2015).
The bottom line is that they're not being truthful, and as a result wasted a lot of my time. I returned the Kana.
However, after a good 8+ years of usage, both of mine died, and I decided to take a chance on a replacement with this SteelSeries Kana Optical Gaming mouse. I have to say, that so far, I love the feel of it. Side by side the Kana is only millimeters less long than the Intellimouse, at almost identical widths and heights. The side buttons of the Kana have a nice groove near them for easy finding "by touch". This mouse feels solidly built, the white and black design fit in well with a business environment, and the dps button makes it easy to swipe the mouse across multiple screens, and then by hitting the button, slow down response for more finite control. The braided lines are also fantastic, as it means no more bunched up, twisted cords. Best part is, the mouse functions perfectly with or without the drivers from SteelSeries, so no need to install extra software if you don't need it. (From what I've found, the software allows for remapping of the buttons, control of the small white LED behind the mouse-wheel, and adjustment of the sensitivity. None of which are critical to mouse functionality).
Frankly, for business use, I think I've found my new favorite. This SteelSeries Kana.
Edit March 2018 :
I figured I'd throw an edit in here. It is now 4 1/2 (or so) years later, and the Kana is still functioning alright! I have not had issues with disconnects, or any other of the sort. The only real difference from my original review is that I've had to install the SteelSeries engine drivers on my laptop with Windows 10 updates last year. I am not sure of the change, but after installing the drivers, it's again been rock solid, and issue free.
The issue with Macs is that the mouse tends to track insanely slow across the screen, even when the tracking speed is set to max. I've solved that issue by downloading free USB add-ons (SmoothMouse is good), but said 3rd party add-ons don't always work with some games; like, the mouse won't work at all with Heroes of the Storm.
**UPDATE** Per steelseries' own site, this mouse now isn't compatible with OS X 10.8 or higher (including MacOS Sierra). I contacted support, and was told that adding modern mac OS support is something they'd like to do, but isn't being worked on. Literally unusable with Macs.
Now, I will add the caveat that I'm writing this within 4 hrs of my first use of it - one can see how excited I am...... Therefore the "heavy duty" remains to be seen. Watch this space.
Top reviews from other countries
The only 2 things I don't like about this mouse is the cord of the mouse, because it is too stiff, and the 2nd dislike are the side buttons, which are too big and they have too much space between.