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SteelSeries Prime Gaming Mouse

MSRP 60 USDNEX score 65%

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Product Overview

SteelSeries Prime is a wired ergonomic right-handed mouse designed for gaming. It has a physical shell that is particularly beneficial for claw or fingertip grips.
The SteelSeries Prime uses the company's TrueMove Pro optical sensor with CPI up to 18,000. It comes with true 1-to-1 tracking without hardware acceleration.
This sensor is paired with Prestige OM optical mechanical switches that are more consistent and durable, rated for 100 million clicks. The Prestige OM switch uses a neodymium magnet to achieve consistency, while the optical IR sensor ensures durability and fast response time.
At the same time, the SteelSeries Prime is surprisingly light for its size, weighing just 69 grams.
Alongside the Prime, SteelSeries also introduced the Prime+ and Prime Wireless.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Sleek, lightweight design
  • Easy to use
  • Comfortable clickers
Cons
  • Somewhat stiff thumb rest
  • Not a fancy OLED display

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 65% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Comfortable clickers
  • Good number of programmable buttons and companion software compatible with Windows and macOS
  • Comfortable, right-handed shape suitable for all grip types and most hand sizes
  • Lightweight and easy to use
  • Accurate acceleration
  • Feels ve...
Cons
  • Mouse wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and doesn't unlock for free scrolling
  • Clickers are stiff
  • No on-the-fly DPI button
  • Click latency is higher than most other mid-range wired gaming mice
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
USB

Construction

Buttons
6 buttons
Cable
2m / 6.6 feet braided cable
Colors
Black Matte Finish
Form Factor
Ergonomic, Right-Handed Mouse
Material
ABS Plastic
Switch Type
Prestige OM optical mechanical switches

Dimensions

Size | Depth
125.3 mm / 4.93 inches
Size | Height
42.4 mm / 1.67 inches
Size | Width
67.9 mm / 2.67 inches
Weight
69 g

Function

Compatibility
Windows, Mac, Linux, and Xbox
Resolution
Up to 18,000
RGB Lighting
1 RGB Zone
Sensor
SteelSeries TrueMove Pro (optical)

Performance

Durability
100 million clicks
Max Acceleration
50G
Report Rate
1000 Hz / 1 ms
Storage
5 preset profiles

Production

Debut
2021-05

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

laptopmag[1]

Sentiment Score 79%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following***:
The SteelSeries Prime is a wired mouse with a detachable microUSB wire. It is capable of 18,000 DPI, 450 IPS (inches per second) and 50G acceleration. Like its siblings, there's no on-the-fly DPI button. The mouse wheel is smooth, but like the others, it feels cheap.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Lightweight and easy to use
  • Comfortable clickers
  • Accurate acceleration
Cons
  • No on-the-fly DPI button
  • Clickers are stiff

rtings[2]

Sentiment Score 51%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following***:
The SteelSeries Prime mouse is great for FPS gaming. It's lightweight, feels very well-built, and has an ergonomic, right-handed shape suitable for all grip types and most hand sizes. It has a wide CPI range, a CPI you can adjust by increments of 50, and a very low lift-off distance. Unfortunately, while its click latency is good, it's higher than many other mid-range wired gaming mice.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Feels very well-built
  • Good number of programmable buttons and companion software compatible with Windows and macOS
  • Comfortable, right-handed shape suitable for all grip types and most hand sizes
Cons
  • Click latency is higher than most other mid-range wired gaming mice
  • Mouse wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and doesn't unlock for free scrolling

User Reviews

References

1. ^ SteelSeries Prime review. [laptopmag]. https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/steelseries-prime. 2021-07-19. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
2. ^ SteelSeries Prime Mouse Review. [rtings]. https://www.rtings.com/mouse/reviews/steelseries/prime. 2021-06-29. Retrieved 2021-09-21.

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