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Sentey Lumenata Pro Gaming Mouse Review

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Gaming Mouse Final Thoughts

Most of you reading this have probably never heard of Sentey, but they have been in the gaming business for quite a while. Offering a plethora of gaming products, the Argentinian based company has hit the mark with the implementation of the Lumenata Pro, featuring loads of options, for a decent price. Something you don’t see very often with some of the bigger names in the industry. For some, the ADNS-9800 sensor will turn you off immediately, mainly for it’s poor implementation in other mice, but Sentey did it right with this mouse. I’ve noticed 0 lag with the Lumenata Pro, something that cannot be said about my current mouse, the G700.

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Sentey Lumenata Pro Conclusion

The Sentey Lumenata Pro’s performance is exactly what you would expect from an upper tier mouse. The Avago ADNS-9800 sensor showed no input lag that is commonly associated with that sensor. The buttons have a nice solid feel and the grip is comfortable.

The Lumenata Pro features clean lines, a comfortable button layout, and a unique placement of the DPI selector switch. The DPI selector switch, although not what I’m used to, proved to be quite intuitive in it’s placement in terms of ease of use. The rubberized exterior is nice and grippy, but attracts loads of dust and dirt, though not un-common in gaming mice.

Although the Lumenata Pro is lighter than what I’m used to, it does not feel any less solid. The construction is nice, with attention to details in many areas, such as the button layout and the teflon feet on the bottom. The Lumenata is a wired mouse, featuring a sturdy, braided cable with a gold plated USB connector. The rubberized finish makes it easy to grip, but also easy to attract dirt.

The Lumenata Pro sets the pace in terms of functionality. While most manufacturers only let you change specific settings with software, the Lumenata Pro allows you to change almost all settings right from the mouse.  The software works well, the sensor performs as it should and the adjustable lift feature is a first for me. That alone really sets this mouse apart from it’s competition. The Lumenata Pro’s software is where we run into a bit of wrinkle, each mouse Sentey makes, uses a different piece of software. Most manufacturers have one piece of software that will recognize and display options for the mouse that it detects, this would be a more ideal solution than the several different versions of software Sentey currently uses.

As of May 2014, the Sentey Lumenata Pro can be had for a mere $44.99 (Amazon), a very reasonable price for a feature rich gaming mouse. Even if it was selling for it’s MSRP of $79.99, it would still be a good deal on an exceptionally thought out mouse.

Although a well designed mouse, with many features only found on the higher end, it would not take my current mouse’s spot as my “go to” mouse. Mainly because it’s just not heavy enough for my tastes. Some people like a lighter mouse, but I need something heavier. Anyone looking for a good, decently priced, feature rich mouse, should definitely take a look at the Sentey Lumenata Pro. So long as weight is not a factor that is.

Pros:Benchmark Reviews Golden Tachometer Award Logo (Small)

+ 5 Configurable Profiles
+ 8200 DPI
+ 1000Hz Polling Rate
+ 9 Macro buttons
+ Independent and Programmable X & Y Axis
+ Price

Cons:

- No adjustable weight system
– Rubberized finish attracts dirt
– Software needs to be less individualized

Ratings:

  • Performance: 9.25
  • Appearance: 9.00
  • Construction: 8.75
  • Functionality: 8.75
  • Value: 9.50

Final Score: 9.0 out of 10.

Excellence Achievement: Benchmark Reviews Golden Tachometer Award.

COMMENT QUESTION: What gaming mouse are you currently using?


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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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