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SteelSeries Rival
9.3 out of 10

SteelSeries Rival

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Overall 6
6.0

Not sure about this one

Steve F., Newegg
1 week ago
  • Summary: I am sure some people will like the feel of this mouse, but for me, it's just not a good fit. And while I am disappointed that it will not work at all on my non-ancient Z77 based computer for some unknown reason (their SENSEI wireless mouse works fine), I am more concerned that it also has problems...
  • Pros: This mouse seems to have a pretty high quality build, as you would expect at this price. The weight is decent, but I would have preferred it to be slightly heavier. The performance of the mouse is very nice. Even before installing the SteelSeries Engine software, the sensitivity was just about ri...
  • Cons: Note that this a right-hand only mouse. That does not apply only to the left side buttons, but to the whole grip of the mouse. A lefty will find this mouse very uncomfortable. This mouse is also designed for very large hands. My wife refers to my hands as shovels, and I am unable to comfortably u...
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent mouse... for a right hander ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Craig B., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: - Price point seems about average... software is clean, plug & play is meh, steelseries build quality is excellent and usage seems practical enough. I'd likely wait until this item was on sale to pick one up or recommend it for the reasons listed above.
  • Pros: - Feel is great, - Steelseries Engine 3 is great, recording macros is simple, configuration changes are easy & UI isnt confusing for a first time user. - Performed great during gaming sessions, macro's worked as mapped. - Size is actually bigger than I expected, good for those with larger hands. ...
  • Cons: - Plug & play was a nuisance because it defaulted to 800 CPI - No gold plating on the usb connector - Feels odd for left handers, would take some getting used to, but its designed for right handers.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Performance

Catherine H., Newegg
30 November 2015
  • Summary: Honestly I'd give this mouse 5 eggs if they had used a more robust material for the side grips.
  • Pros: Size and shape are comfortable for extended periods of use. Tracks movement quickly and accurately with minimal error. It's light enough to be moved rapidly but has still enough weight to it to make it not feel like a cheap toy. The material used for the buttons and back of the mouse is also comf...
  • Cons: The only real issue I've had with this mouse is with the material used for the grips on the sides. If you're using it for gaming and are making rapid movements with it, it doesn't take long for the rubber of the grips where the thumb and ring finger rest to start wearing away. It tends to rub off...
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Overall 6
6.0

The rubber side grips feel nice and the mouse looks great but i just couldn't ...

SKo, Amazon
14 October 2015
  • Summary: Came with defective scrolls wheel. The rubber side grips feel nice and the mouse looks great but i just couldn't get used to the shape. The shape very long and thin
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Overall 6
6.0

good mouse but...

Stephen P., Newegg
19 September 2015
  • Summary: wish steelseries would offer a replacement rubber inlay so i don't have to buy another mouse. I bought 5 mice at the same time i got this one and tested them all and this one was the winner - perfect fit for my hands - perfect feel of rubber - perfect clicks -just didn't see the bad coming.
  • Pros: glides nice - real nice rubber texture on top - mouse clicks are very clean and good for gaming - fits in my adult hands very well
  • Cons: so why only three stars when there is nothing wrong with the performance....well, because as others have noted the rubber on sides is too soft and wears off very quickly. i have had my mouse for 1 1/2 years and the inside rubber by thumb is half gone on the entire side of mouse. disappointed that...
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Overall 6
6.0

Three Stars

York, Amazon
16 July 2015
  • Summary: It's not as good as sensai in my hands. Maybe due to my hand is not big enough.
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Overall 6
6.0

Scroll wheel issues

milo w., Newegg
24 June 2015
  • Summary: Not sure if it's just a faulty one, but I've seen refurbished Rivals on newegg before, probably because of this issue.
  • Pros: Good for big hands. Smooth. Great click thresh hold.
  • Cons: Scroll wheel has major issues scrolling up. Scrolling up quickly will result in scrolling down. Scrolling up slowly will scroll up. Scrolling down works fine.
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Overall 6
6.0

Three Stars

givoLtaqe, Amazon
7 May 2015
  • Summary: The design is neither good-looking nor ergonomic. No complaint performance-wise.
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Overall 6
6.0

I would say rival is a good one, but not close to Xai or Sensei

ETOMN, Amazon
5 December 2014
  • Summary: Okay,first, I am a FPS player, and I came from a steelseries sensei. I would say rival is a good one, but not close to Xai or Sensei. The new SS engine 3 doesn't allow you to change either X or Y axis sensitivity. Rival on default setting is okay on X axis, but Y axis is off.
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Overall 6
6.0

Rubber Wearing Off

Norman Z., Newegg
22 November 2014
  • Summary: I have the Steelseries Sensei RAW rubberized and I prefer the coating on that more than the coating on the Rival. The ergonomics are worse and the sensor isn't as good, but the coating just feels better and side grips didn't wear down. The logo led also isn't good on the RAW...
  • Pros: This mouse feels great. The ergonomics fit my hand well especially in palm and semi claw grip. The coating feels decent, but it attracts dirt after extensive use, easy to clean up and feel great again! The scrolls are defined and feels good. The clicks are satisfying and also feels good. The sens...
  • Cons: The lighting is not perfect on the mouse. The plastic covering the led has a certain hue, most notably on the logo lighting zone. Some people have a pinkish hue while I have a light bluish hue. It is very obvious when you set the led set to white, which my setup uses. The next major issue is the ...
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