SteelSeries Kinzu review: SteelSeries Kinzu

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good

The Good Mouse feet enable smooth movement on a majority of surfaces. CPI switcher. Profiles stored on the mouse.

The Bad Too pricey for what's being delivered.

The Bottom Line While the Kinzu adds some gaming trappings to the typical mouse formula, it's not enough for the asking price. We'd recommend saving a bit more and going for a full-fledged option.

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The Kinzu is SteelSeries' baby Xai . It's a little bit smaller, lighter, is lacking the LCD screen on the bottom and side buttons, and has fewer features in its control panel.

It still has the basic scroll wheel along with left and right buttons, and also offers a CPI switcher underneath this, a braided cable and slick mouse feet. Still, we find it hard to classify this as a gaming mouse due to the lack of options we'd usually associate with the moniker.

Kinzu Control Panel

Compared to the Xai, the Kinzu control panel offers limited options. (Screenshot by Craig Simms/CNET Australia)

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Where to Buy

SteelSeries Kinzu

Part Number: CNETSteelSeries Kinzu

Typical Price: $79.00

See manufacturer website for availability.