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SteelSeries Rival
9.5 out of 10

SteelSeries Rival

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Reviews and Problems with SteelSeries Rival

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Overall 6
6.0

Great mouse except side material

rsconcierge, Amazon
3 weeks ago
  • 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.
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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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Overall 6
6.0

Could have been great...

Thrax, Amazon
5 September 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

This is a great mouse performance wise

kungfutofu2, Amazon
28 July 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Drivers aren't the best

Nick Wren, Amazon
19 May 2014
  • Summary: Awesome mouse in general, quite big though. Occasionally though, the mouse fails to switch profiles when I change programs which makes me have to open the program and do it manually.
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Overall 6
6.0

Doesn't work proreply on SS 9HD

Dmitry, Amazon
24 March 2014
  • Summary: Has performance issues on steelseries 9HD mouse pad. The cursor moves itself with no apparent reason. Works fine on cloth mousepads though.
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Overall 6
6.0

great sensor and switches, but the rest is OK

H. collision, Amazon
2 March 2014
  • Summary: just a quick background on my history with gaming mice, here are the mice I owned so far. Corsair m90, mionix avior 8200dpi, Madcatz Rat 7 and logitech g700. I play all kind of games from FPS to strategy, this is supposidly my latest mouse and the one I am currently using, I was out for an optical...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

nateroc, NCIX.com
15 January 2014
  • Summary: Mionix 7000 has same sensor more comfort for medium hand people and claw grip people can use them, and no sweat pads on the sides and braided cable and mouse surface analyzer to check the wear on your mouse pad, and it has all the features of a Sensei without a lcd screen.
  • Pros: Palm grip, anti-sweat coating, 3310 sensor, 30mil clicks, better positioned thumb buttons... Cost less than competitors.
  • Cons: Rubber grips make my thumb sweat if gaming a few hours, not sure how easy they'll be to clean, thinking of selling mouse because of this.
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Overall 6
6.0

A mid-range gaming mouse from SteelSeries

Media Man, Amazon
4 January 2014
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