Size and Weight

  • Weight: 98 grams (0.22 lbs)
  • Height: 38,7 mm (1.5 in)
  • Width: 68,3 mm (2.7 in)
  • Length: 125,5 mm (4.9 in)

Advanced Macros

On the SteelSeries Xai you can record 8 macros for key combinations that can be up to 200 different keystrokes and with a precise timing of sequences. This allows you to setup common commands and shortcuts that enhance your actions per minute and ensures that you don’t accidentally hit the wrong key and miss out on important in-game sequences.

Adjustable Rate for Smooth Movement

SteelSeries ExactRate enables you to adjust the rate of which data is sent from the SteelSeries Xai to your computer. When tweaking the ExactRate to the response time of your screen you can make the mouse cursor movement perfectly fluent.

Tracks on Any Surface

SteelSeries ExactAim makes it possible to adjust the way the SteelSeries Xai gets information from the laser sensor. For instance, if you have a surface that is not optimized for gaming, then you can now simply adjust the jitter and prediction corrections. For optimal use of the Xai we strongly recommend the SteelSeries 9HD mousepad, which was developed simultaneously with the Xai and features a prism-like textured surface for maximum performance for next generation mice.


Operating systems:

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Mac OSX*

*Configuration software only available for Windows operating systems.

Plug and Play

There’s no need to install software of any kind to use the Xai. The built-in driver can be adjusted through an LCD menu on the backside of the mouse. Just plug in the Xai and play.

True Sensitivity

SteelSeries ExactSens allows you to control how fast your pointer should move by adjusting your CPI in increments of 1 between 100-5001. This means, the SteelSeries Xai offers you true hardware based sensitivity settings, freeing you of interpolation from game software. To take advantage of ExactSens you need to deactivate any cursor acceleration and set your sensitivity settings in-game (sensitivity 1 or adjust your sensitivity slider to lowest possible setting) and on your operating system to default. You can use the CPI calculator below to find the value that resembles the cursor speed you are used to, giving a good starting point for tweaking your sensitivity to perfection:


  • Left click
  • Scroll wheel & middle click
  • Right click
  • Right side button 1
  • Right side button 2
  • CPI high / low switch
  • Left side button 2
  • Lefts ide button 1
  • Automatic Lift Distance

To make sure you always have a 1mm lift distance, the sensor on the SteelSeries Xai automatically adjusts the lift distance, depending on the surface you’re using. If you are a low sensitivity gamer a minimal lift distance is extremely important so that the mouse will shut off the sensor when you lift your mouse up to change position.

Mouse Glides

  • Material: Gaming grade UPE teflon
  • Covers 16 % of mouse bottom to ensure maximum glide
  • We recommend to change glides regularly as they eventually get worn down. See our made to fit SteelSeries Glide Xai.

LCD Menu Set-Up

With the LCD display on the backside of the SteelSeries Xai mouse, you can customize all settings to fit your specific needs. If you choose to download the advanced software for Xai, there are even more detailed options to customize and personalize your mouse settings.

Developed with Gamers

At SteelSeries, we are proud to be associated with some of the best players in the world of esports. We maintain strong relationships and have continuous dialogue with teams like SK-Gaming, fnatic and Evil Geniuses who help in the development and improvement of our products. We strive to improve what we put out into the market. The Xai is a perfect example of our evolution.

Best-in-Class Technology

Featuring a state of the art laser sensor offering you consistent and reliable performance, the SteelSeries Xai boasts 10.8 megapixel HD image correlation at up to 12,000 frames per second and the ability to handle tracking movements of up to 150 inches per second.

Personalized Path Correction Setting

SteelSeries FreeMove eliminates path correction, which makes the mouse predict, correct and make your movement straight. With the SteelSeries Xai, you can adjust the amount of path correction or completely disable it for 100% control of your movement. For FPS games that require high precision, this is a crucial feature.

Engineered for Intense Use

The SteelSeries Xai has several unique features, based on the feedback from professional gamers who helped us develop it. To begin, the Xai is an ultra lightweight mouse, which was highlighted by gamers as an important feature that was missing in the mouse market today. A heavier mouse makes your wrist sore and tires your arm after extended use. We’ve also made the Xai with a sweat resistant coating for an optimal grip over longer periods of time. Finally, we’ve added a nylon braided cord to optimize durability and to prevent the cord from tangling.

Pro Gamer Profiles

The SteelSeries Xai allows you to configure and store up to 5 profiles on the mouse. This helps you easily switch between profiles when playing different games or performing tasks on your computer that require different levels of sensitivity and precision. You can also exchange your setting profiles with other Xai users as well as try downloading a profile from a few of our professional gamers who’ve used the Xai to win major global tournaments.

Software for Advanced Setup

The SteelSeries Xai can be configured with simple software, which is available in the downloads section of our site. If you want to get the maximum use of all the Xai’s features including macro settings, acceleration, profile settings and more, then the software menu should be your next destination.


The SteelSeries Xai is ambidextrous, which means that you can use the Xai as a righty or lefty gamer.

Laser Sensor

  • Frames per second: 12.000
  • Inches per second: 150+
  • Mega pixels per second: 10,8
  • Counts per inch: 5.001
  • Maximum acceleration: 30 G
  • Sensor data path: True 16 bit
  • Lift distance: ~1mm
  • Maximum polling: 1.000 Hz

Braided Cord

  • Gold plated USB 2.0 connector
  • Anti-tangle braided cord for enhanced durability
  • Cord length: 2 meters (6,5 feet)