SteelSeries Sensei 310 gaming mouse review: An awesome ambidextrous option

The SteelSeries Rival 310 mouse is built for right-handed use, but the company also launched the Sensei 310, an ambidextrous variant of the Rival mouse for lefties.

If you happened to come across the excellent Rival 310 gaming mouse and are left-handed, you'd be disappointed to learn that it was designed for right-handed use only. Luckily, SteelSeries hasn't forgotten the smaller community of lefties, and it released the Sensei 310, an ambidextrous variant of the Rival 310.

Because this mouse shares many of the same specifications as the Rival 310, I highly recommend you check our Rival 310 review for a more comprehensive look.

Read our SteelSeries Rival 310 review

In this piece, I'll give an overview of everything else, because the performance is pretty much on par.

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SteelSeries Sensei 310

Teach me, Sensei

The main feature of the Sensei 310 is the fact that it's ambidextrous, meaning you can use this mouse with a right or left hand. The unit itself features the same TrueMove3 sensor that is found in the Rival 310, making it a top performer, especially for gamers. There's also full support for Prism RGB lighting, which is handled using the excellent SteelSeries Engine software suite.

A neat function of the 310 series of mice is the inclusion of onboard memory, which can store configurations. This is ideal for those who frequently switch between PCs or travel to LAN events.

For design, the Sensei 310 resembles the Rival 310 and other SteelSeries mice, and that's a positive. The mouse looks great, especially with the subtle LED lighting effect. While the Rival 310 has a total of six programmable buttons, the Sensei goes one step further by offering eight, adding another two on the right-side of the mouse. This allows for quick thumb actions with both hands.

A solid left-hander

Much like the Rival 310, we really dig the performance that is offered by such an affordable mouse. It's also easy to see how much effort went into designing and building a mouse that fully caters to eSports and those who take gaming seriously. That said, the Sensei 310 also gets knocked out by the same hurdles that plague the Rival 310, which include the rather cheap-feeling main left- and right-click buttons, inability to adjust the weight, and a lack of detachable cable.

Overall, it's an excellent mouse. The Sensei 310 by SteelSeries costs $59.99, which is a solid price for what's included inside the box.

SteelSeries Sensei 310


  • Exceptional performance.
  • Ambidextrous.
  • Designed with eSports in mind.
  • Affordable.


  • Non-extractable cable.
  • Inability to adjust weight.
  • Main clickers feel cheap.

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Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.