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    Reviews - SteelSeries Xai Gaming Mouse Review

    Dissecting the Xai Gaming Mouse from SteelSeries.
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    Re: Reviews - SteelSeries Xai Gaming Mouse Review

    that little screen on the underside is a masterstroke, but I can see why the naming might get complex.

    Can you rename those features via the drivers or not?

    Good review.. and you're very right about the buttons needing to be made from a different casting and design to the main mouse to prevent accidental clicking while gripping.

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    Re: Reviews - SteelSeries Xai Gaming Mouse Review

    Thanks for the review. The only thing I noticed missing from it was any mention of price?

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    Re: Reviews - SteelSeries Xai Gaming Mouse Review

    Quote Originally Posted by miniyazz View Post
    Thanks for the review. The only thing I noticed missing from it was any mention of price?
    I've edited the review for ya .

    (Added a line in the conclusion to include price)

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    Re: Reviews - SteelSeries Xai Gaming Mouse Review

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    I've edited the review for ya .

    (Added a line in the conclusion to include price)
    Nice one

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    Re: Reviews - SteelSeries Xai Gaming Mouse Review

    I've just noticed I'm doing some kind of "tea-pot" pose in the packaging photo

    Oh no!

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    Re: Reviews - SteelSeries Xai Gaming Mouse Review

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    I've just noticed I'm doing some kind of "tea-pot" pose in the packaging photo

    Oh no!
    at least you're not NAKED!!!

    Reflecto porn is NOT the way forward for reviewers

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    Re: Reviews - SteelSeries Xai Gaming Mouse Review

    Looks like a pretty nice mouse but £55!
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    Re: Reviews - SteelSeries Xai Gaming Mouse Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    [img][picture][/img] at least you're not NAKED!!!

    Reflecto porn is NOT the way forward for reviewers
    Are you trying reverse psychology, Zak?

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    Quote Originally Posted by format View Post
    Looks like a pretty nice mouse but £55!
    It's not too bad when you think that you use the mouse everyday, even more than the keyboard and when spread over the full year the cost only equates to approximately 15p a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee @ SCAN View Post
    It's not too bad when you think that you use the mouse everyday, even more than the keyboard and when spread over the full year the cost only equates to approximately 15p a day.
    fair play Lee... damn god answer.

    Actually, it's better value than even that, because it does some funky stuff that makes it worth it's own money.

    Matty H is hard to please... if he's pleased.. it's good

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    Re: Reviews - SteelSeries Xai Gaming Mouse Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee @ SCAN View Post
    It's not too bad when you think that you use the mouse everyday, even more than the keyboard and when spread over the full year the cost only equates to approximately 15p a day.
    Good answer

    However, considering the average price of other mice then it's still a high price regardless

    Having said that, I am a little tempted. I need a new mouse, my G5 (which I love) is getting on a bit.
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    Re: Reviews - SteelSeries Xai Gaming Mouse Review

    Well I paid £45 for my Roccat Kone, and that's an ok price.

    I'd have carried on using that Steelseries if I wasn't so used to this Roccat by now. I love my mouse .

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    Re: Reviews - SteelSeries Xai Gaming Mouse Review

    Any review for the SteelSeries 7g?

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