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SteelSeries Rival
9.6 out of 10

SteelSeries Rival

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Overall 8
8.0

... bit light but i assure you it is very sturdy and responsive

ivan rivera, Amazon
19 March 2015
  • Summary: May seem a bit light but i assure you it is very sturdy and responsive. Just wish i could make my own name plate to change the rival one.
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Overall 8
8.0

Feels great, solid mouse

Michael S., Newegg
18 February 2015
  • Summary: this mouse felt better in my hands than the Deathadder Chroma testing in paint, 6500 CPI produced tons of jagged/sawtoothy lines might want to use lower CPI in game (i use 400)
  • Pros: Was looking for a better mouse to replace my Naga for FPS games (big hands + palm/slight claw grip dont mix on the Naga) and since I'm getting into Counter Strike i wanted one with a "flawless" sensor this mouse feels great, the rubbery coating is super grippy even if your hands are a bit sweaty, tracking is amazing (at 400 cpi), i play on the lower sensitivities and i can whip my arm around and pick up/recenter this mouse all day without my arm getting tired the scro...
  • Cons: my button 4 (larger side button) is indented a little, kind of want to exchange it but it's not a big deal and it doesnt affect the comfort/performance of the mouse there is no indication that you've switched to your second set CPI other than feeling the change in game
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Overall 8
8.0

Great mouse - not without flaws.

Tyler B., Newegg
21 January 2015
  • Summary: A solid mouse for any player looking for something ergonomic but without sacrificing accuracy and precision. Good for the casual and the hardcore gamer alike, but not without its flaws - but this can be said for most mice.
  • Pros: -Uses one of the best optical sensors out there. 1:1 tracking and no acceleration. -Fully customizable color scheme as well as 3D printable nameplate -Software is easy to use. -Quick DPI switch in a place you cant accidentally press. 2 Side buttons raised above just enough so theyre out of the way but still easily accessible. -"steelseries" switches as opposed to omron. I personally like these- they're softer feeling, but require a solid actuation force. in rapid suce...
  • Cons: -Multiple software flaws. Multiple respectable forums report findings of smoothing taking place within the software. Unneeded and unwanted. The software often lags and freezes up. -"no sweat surface" is not effective. not to mention that once you do sweat on it, the markings stay on the mouse until you clean it. -mouse sometimes fails to connect to the system upon startup entirely. doesnt light up or track anything. strangely, this only happens sometimes, and when it ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid performer.

Chung Sil Yoon, Amazon
2 December 2014
  • Summary: Pros: Flawless sensor. Large size relative to other gaming mice with similar specs, good if you like to palm it. Software is pretty easy to use and I haven't noticed any bugs. Glowing lights on the mouse are pretty. Rubberized side grips feel nice. Cons: The material used on the rest of the mouse isn't very slippery, makes it hard to make small adjustments to your grip in the middle of a game of Osu! for example.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not the MS 3.0 but a great mouse.

Vince Paul Calvo, Amazon
2 December 2014
  • Summary: Bought this as a replacement for the legendary MS Intellimouse 3.0. While most people say this mouse is the successor to the MS 3.0, I wouldn't fully agree. Both mice have their own profiles. The weight and shape of the two are the same but that is where their similarities end. Pros: The Rival has a sharper feel to it in every sense. Cons: Setting it up for CS:GO took a bit of research in regards to the drivers/firmware.
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Overall 8
8.0

SC2) Awesome mouse. Doesn't conform to my hand as well ...

Leszek Okrasa "LOkrasa", Amazon
19 November 2014
  • Summary: Primary Device - Macbook Pro Primary Use - Gaming (D3, HoTS, WoW, SC2) Awesome mouse. Doesn't conform to my hand as well as a Logitech G5 or my always favorite MX518, but not bad. Steelseries Engine software provides you with limitless customization possibilities and runs flawlessly on my ancient Macbook Pro. Very happy, but I wish it fit my hand a little bit better.
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Overall 8
8.0

I like this mouse

Betsy O'Quinn-Orr, Amazon
13 October 2014
  • Summary: I like this mouse. My other mouse and perfectly fine but liked to suddenly start scrolling all over the place messing up projects I was working on and getting me lost. I game on my computer so I wanted something corded and something black to match the rest of my computer set-up. Most mice I looked at for gaming had lights all over them with no option to turn them off.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good mouse, but quite large

cozzbp, Amazon
13 October 2014
  • Summary: Good mouse for those with large hands. Is very comfortable to use with a palm grip, the customizable lights are really cool, and the switches all feel good. The ONE issue I have with this mouse is that the two thumb switches on the left side of the mouse are placed a bit weird. The backmost button is quite a bit larger than the front one, which seems unnecessary and makes hitting the front button difficult from a palm grip. Other than that, the mouse is pretty good.
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome sensor but too heavy for Non Palm-grippers.

Enzo, Amazon
27 September 2014
  • Summary: Awesome sensor. Good Ergonomics & shape if you use Palm grip. I use fingertip grip & I had ringfinger cramps when I used this for 1 hour. So I bought Mionix Avior 7000 which uses the same sensor ADNS-3310, but smaller than Rival. SS Rival is 128g, too heavy if you like lifting your mouse. It doesn't feel heavy at first, but after hours of playing you will feel the fatigue from lifting a 128g mouse. But still, awesome sensor!
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Overall 8
8.0

Best basic gaming mouse ive used

Greg R., Amazon
29 August 2014
  • Summary: Best basic gaming mouse ive used. Perfect size, grips great (Razor mouses too slick feeling). Only issue is after 3 months heavy use the left side buttons seem to stop working randomly but briefly, not often enough for me to want to replace it.
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