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...
Summary: I have to admit this is the first gaming mouse I've ever used. I've had it about 6 months and unlike the Steel Series keyboards its easy to set up and I only had to reset the colors about a dozen times before they actually stayed how I set it.
Summary: Initially I was surprised at how large the mouse felt as I was used to much smaller mice, but in the end the shape feels very nice in my claw grip. The mouse sensitivity is spot on and I haven't had any issues with tracking.
I would say rival is a good one, but not close to Xai or Sensei
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.
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 ...
Summary: This mouse is very close to being a great mouse, but questionable design decisions ruin it. Pros: *Excellent tracking *Pretty lights *Great customization options (DPI, polling rate, etc) Cons: *It's a big mouse, which is what I like, but the front end is too narrow to be comfortable.
Summary: This is a great mouse performance wise. It made my shooting accuracy much better (coming from a microsoft wireless mouse) and looks cool too. The lights and all the mouse functions can be customized in the steelseries software. One thing you will have to consider is that this mouse is huge.