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SteelSeries Rival 3

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Pros

  • lighter
  • its cable and mouse feet glide more smoothly
  • significantly lighter and has mouse feet that glide more smoothly

Cons

  • its shape leaves a lot to be desired
  • the side buttons can be a bit difficult to press
  • the side buttons start flush with the body of the mouse

Key specs

  • 8500 dpi
  • 6
  • 1
  • 77 g
  • Optical

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SteelSeries Rival 3 - Pros & Cons

SteelSeries Rival 3

Pros

  • lighter
  • its cable and mouse feet glide more smoothly
  • significantly lighter and has mouse feet that glide more smoothly
  • good quality plastic and feels solid
  • Excellent sensor performance with low CPI variation
  • Comfortable for all hand sizes with claw grip
  • best wireless mouse
  • like excellent battery life
  • relatively lightweight
  • the thing is sturdy
  • it looks simple

Cons

  • its shape leaves a lot to be desired
  • the side buttons can be a bit difficult to press
  • the side buttons start flush with the body of the mouse
  • no horizontal wheel or L/R tilt buttons on the mouse wheel
  • Side buttons can be a bit difficult to press
  • not playing video games or checking out new gear
  • quintessential entry-level gaming mouse
  • The feature is a little buried though
  • fingerprint smudging pretty early on
  • not add a couple more thumb buttons on the right side
  • on design and performance

SteelSeries Rival 3 - Technical Overview

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IconNumber of buttons
6
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IconOperating resolution
8500 dpi
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Redragon Ranger
Operating resolution: 124000 dpi
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77 g
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Dicota Twister
Weight: 0.07 g

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SteelSeries Rival 3 - Full Specifications

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General
Type of motion sensorOptical
Device interfaceUSB Type-A
PurposeGaming
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Features
Ergonomic designyes
Customizable movement resolutionyes
Programmable mouse buttonsyes
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Dimensions
Width2.64 in
Height1.49 in
Depth4.74 in
Weight2.72 oz
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Technical details
Operating resolution8500.0 dpi
Buttons typePressed buttons
Number of buttons6
Number of wheels1
Scroll typeWheel
Scrolling directionsVertical/Horizontal
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Design
Colour of productBlack
Form factorRight-hand
Material
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
Illuminationyes
Illumination colourMulti
Surface colorationMonotone
Cable length1.8
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Power
Power sourceCable

SteelSeries Rival 3 - Q&A (8)

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    lesley.hodkiewicz
    11 months ago
    Is the SteelSeries Rival 3 a good mouse?
    craig.abshire
    9 months ago
    Yes, the SteelSeries Rival 3 is a great gaming mouse. It is perfect for any customer who wants a good wired gaming mouse.
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    terry_schmeler
    10 months ago
    How much does the SteelSeries Rival 3 weigh?
    van.predovic
    9 months ago
    The SteelSeries Rival 3 gaming mouse weighs around 3.74 ounces or 100 grams.
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    micah_breitenberg
    11 months ago
    Can the SteelSeries Rival 3 drag click?
    trudi
    9 months ago
    No, the SteelSeries Rival 3 cannot drag click.
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    elisha
    10 months ago
    Is SteelSeries Rival 3 good for Fortnite?
    donnie.goodwin
    9 months ago
    Yes, the SteelSeries Rival 3 is an ideal gaming mouse for Fortnite.
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    mollie
    11 months ago
    Is the SteelSeries Rival 3 wired compatible with PS4?
    carli
    9 months ago
    Yes, the SteelSeries Rival 3 is absolutely compatible with the PS4.
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    walton
    11 months ago
    Does the SteelSeries Rival 3 double click?
    billi_torphy
    9 months ago
    Yes, the SteelSeries Rival 3 double clicks just as any normal mouse.
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    sherise.robel
    10 months ago
    Can the SteelSeries Rival 3 butterfly click?
    jarrett.blick
    9 months ago
    Yes it can, and you will get around 14 clicks per second max.
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    chong.mann
    11 months ago
    Can you use the SteelSeries Rival 3 on PS4?
    jacquelyne_gusikowski
    8 months ago
    Yes, the SteelSeries Rival 3 is compatible with the PS 4, Windows, Mac, Xbox, PlayStation 5 and Linux.
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SteelSeries Rival 3 SteelSeries - Editorial Reviews (15)

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SteelSeries Rival 3 SteelSeries Rival 3 review
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TechRadar
Published: 28.02.2020
SteelSeries Rival 3 review
3.5

Cheap, but still good

SteelSeries Rival 3 Steelseries Rival 3 Wireless review
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Tom's Guide
Published: 30.10.2020
Steelseries Rival 3 Wireless review
3.5

The SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless is mostly easy to use

SteelSeries Rival 3 SteelSeries Rival 3 review
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LaptopMag
Published: 09.02.2020
SteelSeries Rival 3 review
4.0

An excellent gaming mouse for just $30

SteelSeries Rival 3 SteelSeries Rival 3 Review - Introduction
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Vortez
SteelSeries Rival 3 Review - Introduction

SteelSeries are well-known in the PC gaming industry for their high-performance, high-cost devices but they've had a go at something much friendlier on the wallet, the Rival 3, priced at around half ...

SteelSeries Rival 3 SteelSeries Rival 3 Review - Price, Pros and Cons | Compsmag
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Compsmag
Published: 17.09.2020
SteelSeries Rival 3 Review - Price, Pros and Cons | Compsmag
4.0

SteelSeries Rival 3 Review - The Rival 3 resembles the cheaper Rival 110 but adds a few design elements you wouldn't usually find on such an

SteelSeries Rival 3 SteelSeries Rival 3 Review
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PCMAG
Published: 11.02.2020
SteelSeries Rival 3 Review
3.5

SteelSeries' back-to-basics gaming mouse, the $29.99 Rival 3, is a solid but not irresistible contender.

SteelSeries Rival 3 SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless Mouse Review - Impulse Gamer
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Impulse Gamer
Published: 28.10.2020
SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless Mouse Review - Impulse Gamer

The Rival 3 Wireless is a new and fairly cheap wireless mouse from SteelSeries with many standout features. The main feature being its 400+ hours of battery

SteelSeries Rival 3 SteelSeries Rival 3 Review
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RTINGS.com
Published: 17.02.2020
SteelSeries Rival 3 Review
4.2

The SteelSeries Rival 3 is a great wired gaming mouse. It feels very comfortable to hold, and any hand size can easily reach all the buttons using a claw grip. T...

SteelSeries Rival 3 SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless Review: Budget Quality
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tomshardware.co.uk
Published: 04.11.2020
SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless Review: Budget Quality
4.0

A low-priced wireless gaming mouse that doesn't disappoint

SteelSeries Rival 3 SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless gaming mouse review
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pcgamer
Published: 27.01.2021
SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless gaming mouse review
3.8

A sturdy, cheap wireless gaming mouse for on-the-go claw grippers.

SteelSeries Rival 3 SteelSeries Rival 3 review: An excellent budget-friendly gaming mouse
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Windows Central
Published: 20.02.2020
SteelSeries Rival 3 review: An excellent budget-friendly gaming mouse
4.0

For just $30, the SteelSeries Rival 3 is hard to beat.

SteelSeries Rival 3 SteelSeries Rival 3 review: "A fantastic contender for gamers on a budget"
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gamesradar
Published: 29.09.2020
SteelSeries Rival 3 review: "A fantastic contender for gamers on a budget"
4.0

The SteelSeries Rival 3 punches above its affordable price tag proving just how far cheap gaming mice have come in recent years.

SteelSeries Rival 3 SteelSeries Rival 3 Review - Affordable Gaming Mouse from SteelSeries
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Craving Tech -Technology and Reviews
Published: 28.04.2020
SteelSeries Rival 3 Review - Affordable Gaming Mouse from SteelSeries
5.0

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn More SteelSeries Rival 3 Review – Usually when you read “affordable” or “budget”, you’d think that the product will have many compromises and it’s not something that you want from a serious, competitive gaming mouse. But thankfully, SteelSeries does not cut corners in designing one of their most affordable gaming mouse ever, […]

SteelSeries Rival 3 SteelSeries Rival 3 TrueMove Optical Gaming Mouse Review | eTeknix
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eTeknix
Published: 25.09.2020
SteelSeries Rival 3 TrueMove Optical Gaming Mouse Review | eTeknix

SteelSeries is one of the biggest names out there, especially when it comes to high-end gaming peripherals. They've got some of my all-time favourite headsets, keyboards and mice ever in their product range. However, they can often be a bit on the expensive side for their best hardware. So what about their more affordable products? The Rival 3 is set to be friendly to your wallet, but is it still good enough to smite your enemies in whatever game you choose? SteelSeries Rival 3 TrueMove Optical Gaming Mouse The Rival 3 is certainly well equipped, especially for such an affordable

SteelSeries Rival 3 SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless Review
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TechPowerUp
Published: 19.11.2020
SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless Review
5.0

As the name suggests, the Rival 3 Wireless is basically the wireless version of the ambidextrous Rival 3. With a new custom 18,000 CPI sensor, battery life of up to 400 hours, and optional Bluetooth operation, the Rival 3 Wireless brings a lot of innovation to an affordable price point of $49.99.

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