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SteelSeries Rival
9.2 out of 10

SteelSeries Rival

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Overall 6
6.0

Solid Gaming Mouse

Cecil S., Newegg
10 March 2016
  • Summary: Newegg sent me this mouse for review, and it came nicely packaged with this mouse and a quick start guide with links for the customization software and user guide. The software was easy to install, and the user guide was handy for explaining all the bells and whistles.
  • Pros: Nice heft and feel Customizable button and light options Excellent software
  • Cons: For right-handers only UPDATE: After giving this mouse such a glowing review I felt it was only right to report that the left button no longer works. I did all the usual things to try to get it to work (rebooted, tried different USB ports) and have the latest firmware installed. I'm guessing this...
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Overall 6
6.0

Great after a painful start

Matthew C., Newegg
10 February 2016
  • Summary: I took two eggs off because of the firmware issues I had and for the missing nameplate. For $60 you should not have issues right out of the box. It is a great feeling mouse and it functions very well after my frustrating start with it, and my second firmware install went flawlessly.
  • Pros: This mouse is very light and comfortable for large hands and all the buttons perform great for gaming. I like the soft touch black rubbery surface and I don't have trouble with it smudging or fingerprinting but my hands are always clean. Seems to work on any surface at my home including the glass...
  • Cons: When I plugged it in it worked great until I opened the software and it prompted me to update the firmware and it failed the installation. Took me the next 20 minutes of rebooting and retrying the the process before it finally worked again after it bricked the mouse. The firmware must be updated ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Not sure about this one

Steve F., Newegg
29 January 2016
  • 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
21 January 2016
  • 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

Mouse build quality is good, but materials are cheap

mikheil abuladze, Amazon
19 December 2015
  • Summary: To start with i have big hands. I always avoided SS Rival in past, because problem with side rubbers was deal breaker for me. Now with 300 model this is fixed. Mouse build quality is good, but materials are cheap.
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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

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

Good mouse for the price but I prefer my 'old' ...

JP, Amazon
17 September 2015
  • Summary: Good mouse for the price but I prefer my 'old' ones : Logitech G700s / G5 Probably a little because I'm used to it but also because : - it was harder for me to aim because this mouse slides too easily for my taste so I tend to move when trying to keep it still, maybe it works better with a certain...
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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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