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SteelSeries Rival

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User ratings:
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3.8 out of 5
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Pros

  • clean and relatively modern design
  • RGB lighting is handled fantastically for a mouse at this price point
  • relatively lightweight

Cons

  • Only six buttons and a scroll wheel
  • it arrived in a different sized box
  • only the left side of the unit has buttons on it

Key specs

  • 6500 dpi
  • 50G
  • 6
  • yes
  • 1
  • Wired
  • 128 g
  • Optical

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SteelSeries Rival - Pros & Cons

SteelSeries Rival

Pros

  • clean and relatively modern design
  • RGB lighting is handled fantastically for a mouse at this price point
  • relatively lightweight
  • the thing is sturdy
  • overall design and aesthetics are great
  • Great performance from the sensor and primary buttons
  • Excellent comfort in claw and fingertip grip
  • The side buttons are placed in a comfortable spot with good travel and response
  • Rival 310 is an excellent value
  • significantly lighter and has mouse feet that glide more smoothly
  • Comfortable for all hand sizes with claw grip

Cons

  • Only six buttons and a scroll wheel
  • it arrived in a different sized box
  • only the left side of the unit has buttons on it
  • how high your DPI is
  • Bluetooth mode is only for standard clicking
  • of the buttons are flimsy
  • no reading on battery life at all over Bluetooth
  • you'll have to keep stocked up on batteries
  • Slightly cluttered software design
  • not add a couple more thumb buttons on the right side
  • fingerprint smudging pretty early on

SteelSeries Rival - Technical Overview

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IconNumber of buttons
6
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IconOperating resolution
6500 dpi
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Redragon Ranger
Operating resolution: 124000 dpi
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128 g
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Dicota Twister
Weight: 0.07 g

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SteelSeries Rival - Full Specifications

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General
Type of motion sensorOptical
Device interfaceUSB
PurposeGaming
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Features
Compact designyes
Ergonomic designyes
Plug and Playyes
Mac compatibilityyes
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Design
Colour of product
  • Black
  • White
Form factorRight-hand
Rubber gripsyes
Illuminationyes
Surface colorationMonotone
Cable length2
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Power
Power sourceCable
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Technical details
Operating resolution6500.0 dpi
Max polling rate1000Hz/1ms
Acceleration50G
Buttons typePressed buttons
Number of buttons6
Scroll wheelyes
Number of wheels1
Scroll typeWheel
Scrolling directionsVertical
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Connectivity
ConnectionWired
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Dimensions
Width2.76 in
Height1.77 in
Depth5.24 in
Weight4.52 oz

SteelSeries Rival - Q&A (7)

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    glen.nicolas
    10 months ago
    Is SteelSeries Rival 600 any good?
    anissa.rosenbaum
    8 months ago
    Yes, the SteelSeries Rival 600 is an excellent gaming mouse in terms of ergonomics. The only downside is that it is a wired mouse.
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    moshe
    11 months ago
    Does the SteelSeries Rival 3 Wired work on PS4?
    leandro_goodwin
    8 months ago
    Yes, the SteelSeries Rival 3 is compatible to be used wired with a PS4.
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    kraig
    10 months ago
    Is the SteelSeries Rival 710 wireless?
    delfina.zemlak
    8 months ago
    No, the mouse can only be operated when wired.
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    alfredia
    10 months ago
    How much does the SteelSeries Rival 600 weigh?
    eugenio.buckridge
    8 months ago
    The SteelSeries Rival 600 weighs around 96 grams, which is justified given its a large gaming mouse.
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    arnold
    10 months ago
    Does SteelSeries Rival 600 work on Xbox?
    alden
    8 months ago
    Yes, the SteelSeries Rival 600 works with the Xbox
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    damien.barrows
    10 months ago
    Can the SteelSeries Rival 3 butterfly click?
    elidia_wisoky
    8 months ago
    No, the SteelSeries Rival 3 cannot butterfly click.
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    terese
    11 months ago
    Does SteelSeries Rival 3 have a software?
    emmitt.kautzer
    8 months ago
    Yes, the SteelSeries Engine Software compliments the SteelSeries Rival 3.
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SteelSeries Rival SteelSeries - Editorial Reviews (17)

3.8
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SteelSeries Rival SteelSeries Rival review: A solid, basic gaming mouse
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pcworld.com_techhive.com
Published: 12.09.2014
SteelSeries Rival review: A solid, basic gaming mouse
1.8

There's nothing fancy about this peripheral, but it's a truly reliable workhorse.

SteelSeries Rival 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 Steelseries Rival 5 review: a colourful RGB mouse for fast-paced gaming
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T3
Published: 10.11.2021
Steelseries Rival 5 review: a colourful RGB mouse for fast-paced gaming
4.0

The Steelseries Rival 5 is affordable, reliable and has 9 programmable buttons

SteelSeries Rival SteelSeries Rival 5 gaming mouse review
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LaptopMag
Published: 11.07.2021
SteelSeries Rival 5 gaming mouse review
4.5

The Rival 5 is my new favorite gaming mouse — this is why

SteelSeries Rival 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 SteelSeries Rival 5 Review
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KitGuru
Published: 01.07.2021
SteelSeries Rival 5 Review

Today we’re checking out a new mouse from SteelSeries, but not just any mouse, this mouse has been i

SteelSeries Rival 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 Steelseries Rival 310 Review - A no frills top performer
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TheGamingSetup
Published: 28.06.2018
Steelseries Rival 310 Review - A no frills top performer

This is a great mouse. A top contending mouse for any gamer that prefers a medium mouse and finds the DeathAdder or G900 too big.

SteelSeries Rival SteelSeries Rival 3 Gaming Mouse Review: Entry-Level Without (Much) Compromise
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tomshardware.co.uk
Published: 22.01.2020
SteelSeries Rival 3 Gaming Mouse Review: Entry-Level Without (Much) Compromise
4.5

With good performance for just $30, the Rival 3 is a highly recommended budget mouse.

SteelSeries Rival SteelSeries Rival 5 review: A feature-rich gaming mouse without the high cost
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Digital Trends
Published: 13.05.2021
SteelSeries Rival 5 review: A feature-rich gaming mouse without the high cost

SteelSeries new Rival 5 is an impressive all-in-one gaming mouse with a few quirks and an attractive price.

SteelSeries Rival SteelSeries Rival 5 review – a lighter Logitech G502
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PCGamesN
Published: 17.05.2021
SteelSeries Rival 5 review – a lighter Logitech G502

The Rival 5 is a fantastic gaming mouse for pretty much any game

SteelSeries Rival 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 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 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 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...

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