Review: SteelSeries Prime Mini Wired & Wireless e-Sports Gaming Mouse

Review: SteelSeries Prime Mini Wired & Wireless e-Sports Gaming Mouse
Review: SteelSeries Prime Mini Wired & Wireless e-Sports Gaming Mouse

With many e-Sports gaming competitions happening around, gamers would want to have a mouse that offers the best ergonomics, zero lag on clicks with premium switches, and more. We take a look at the new SteelSeries Prime Mini-series wired and wireless e-Sports gaming mouse.


Corsair makes some high-quality products for competitive e-Sports gaming. And as the name implies, the Prime Mini series is the smaller and lighter version of the Prime gaming mouse. The design is very similar to the original Prime mouse. The device weighs 61g, which is about eight grams lighter than the Prime wired mouse. The Prime Mini is also 120.3mm in length as compared to the 125.3mm of the Prime.

The Prime Mini Wireless, on the other hand, is also a smaller and lighter version of the previous Prime Wireless mouse. The Mini wireless is 73 grams as compared to the Prime Wireless that is heavier at 80 grams. The dimensions of the new Prime Mini Wireless are the same as the wired models.

The new Prime Mini-series mouse features a VD130 tactile microtexture body with a black matte finish. The trigger buttons on the front are made of premium ABS-polycarbonate. The mouse is ergonomically designed for right-handed users. The design of the mouse suits gamers who love to use the claw grip, fingertip grip, and palm grip styles. The mouse is very comfortable to use, regardless of which grip style you use for gaming as well as normal purposes.

There are a total of 5 buttons on the Prime Mini wired and wireless mouse, two of which are located on the left side of the device. The wheel of the mouse is RGB illuminated. Unlike other mice, both the wired and wireless versions of the Prime Mini features a USB-C port on the front side.

The packaging of the Prime Mini comes with a 2m long USB-C to USB-A super mesh data cable and manuals. The wireless version comes with an extra USB-C dongle extender and a USB Type-C dongle for wireless connectivity.


One of the best features of the new Prime Mini Wired and Wireless mouse models is the Prestige Optical Magnetic switch that has the durability of 100 million clicks for better longevity. SteelSeries mentions that the Prestige OM is the most reliable switch used on a gaming mouse.

And while both the wired and wireless models feature the same Prestige OM switches, the optical sensors are not the same between them. The Prime Mini wired mouse packs the SteelSeries TrueMove Pro that features an IPS rating of 450 (on SteelSeries QcK surfaces) and a default CPI rating that ranged between 100-18000 in 100 CPI increments with 50G acceleration.

The Prime Mini wireless, on the other hand, comes with the SteelSeries TrueMove Air optical sensor with an IPS rating of 400 (again on QcK surfaces), 40G acceleration, and the same CPI rating as its wired counterpart. The CPI settings can be customized using the SteelSeries GG application to 800 CPI, 1200 CPI, 2400 CPI, and 3200 CPI.

The device also relies on 2.4GHz Quantum 2.0 Wireless with dual-channel optimization for lag-free gaming at almost no packet loss. The wireless model does come with a battery life that can last for around 100 hours of game time at a 1000Hz polling rate. The mouse has support for fast charge via the USB-C port. You can also customize the RGB lighting on the scroll wheel via the SteelSeries GG application.


The new SteelSeries Mini-series wired and wireless is a good option for those looking for a fast and light e-Sports gaming mouse. The new mouse is a smaller and lighter version of the popular SteelSeries Prime series mouse. The new mouse comes with the SteelSeries Prestige OM switches with a reliability of up to 100 million clicks.

The TrueMove Pro and the TrueMove Air optical sensors have a default IPS rating of 450 and 400, respectively. Both the new wired and wireless models come with a USB-C port. The wireless model has a battery life that can last up to 100 hours with a 1000Hz polling rate and support for fast charge. Users will be able to adjust the CPI, polling rates, and RGB lighting with the SteelSeries GG application.



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