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Sentey Lumenata Pro Gaming Mouse Review

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Testing & Results

Testing Methodology

The Sentey Lumenata Pro was tested on both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports for over 100 total hours. The programs and games that were used during testing, regular Windows and browser use aside, include: Adobe Photoshop CS6, World of Tanks, Battlefield 3, Diablo III.

Test System

  • Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth Z87
  • System Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB x 4
  • Processor: Intel i7-4770K Haswell @ 3.5 Ghz
  • Audio: On-board
  • Video: XFX Double Dissipation R9-290X (4GB)
  • PSU: Corsair HX Series 1000HX
  • Monitor: Dell UltraSharp U2412M IPS 24″ x 3 @ 5760×1200
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)

Results

Lumenata Pro has an available function, through the software only, to change its polling rate between 125 and 1000Hz. The max, 1000Hz, was used for all of my tests. According to our (Benchmark Reviews) polling tools, Direct Input Mouse Rate Mouse Rate Checker, the Lumenata Pro performed exactly as advertised on both USB 2.0 & 3.0.

Sentey-Lumenata-Pro-Mouse-Rate-Check-USB-2-&-3

During my testing, with a monitor set to a resolution of 5720×1200, I stayed in the 5200 to 5900 resolution range, this proved to be quite comfortable for me. Working in Photoshop CS6, I had to lower the DPI to around 2000 to 3000 depending on how much control I needed and how small of an area I was trying to work in. These DPIs are a little lower than what I normally use, but only because the Lumenata Pro is lighter than my current mouse.

While gaming with the Lumenata Pro, I did have to drop the resolution down to around 800 DPI while playing World of Tanks, mainly because with how easily I could spin the turret was making it difficult to shoot on the run. Battlefield yielded a similar outcome, but with only dropping to 3000 during game play and 2000 during sniping. Diablo III I ran at a constant 2200 DPI, which for me was the sweet spot for Diablo III with this mouse. I’m sure with more practice and some improved hand and I coordination on my part, I could easily run this mouse at some of the higher DPIs, although I can’t fathom sniping at 8200 DPI!

None of the usual problems from the ADNS-9800 sensor was experienced during my testing, which tells me that the adjustable lift feature has proven to be a superb idea. Having all the macro buttons proved to be beneficial in both gaming and applications (Photoshop). With gaming, I could easily assign simple or complex macros and execute them with one click. While in Photoshop, I assigned specific functions and shortcuts to the macro keys, making Photoshop that much more efficient.


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2 comments

  1. Jon

    This is just a re-branded Shogun Bros Ballista MK1 from a few years ago. Even the software looks the same. http://shogunbros.com/commander/ballista-mk-1

    1. Jason Vaught

      Thanks for the comment Jon, I reached out to Sentey concerning the similarities to the Shogun Bros MK-1. Sentey informed me that the Lumenata chassis design is not exclusive worldwide but is exclusive in retail for Sentey here in the U.S.

      However they do caution that the components found inside the Lumenata Pro vary from those found in other, similar mice built on the same chassis. So while they are both the same design on the outside, they may not have the same type or quality of components on the inside. Hope this clears things up a bit.

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