Summary: I am very pleased so far with the SteelSeries Rival mouse thus far. I have been using the Razer DA 2103 predominately for the past 6 months or so and recently made the switch to the RIVAL. In my honest opinion this is the best mouse that I have used throughout my history of PC gaming! And I have used Logitech, CM Storm, Razer, and other SteelSeries gaming mice in the past! Build Quality is superior, I am thoroughly pleased with the finish texture on the RIVAL.
Summary: I purchased the Steel Series Rival to replace my Razer Death Adder, and I consider it an upgrade. In the four months I've used it, the Rival hasn't failed me once, unlike my Death Adder which succumbed to double-click and scroll-wheel failure very early on. Pros: + Lightweight and easy software with high customization + The sensitivity toggle is a God-send, perfect for alternating between fine (sniping) and broad (vehicle) movement + Good weight, not too heavy or too...
Summary: My use is not gaming, so I don't get to push the mouse to its fullest. But I do click the mouse constantly using graphics and that's why I bought SteelSeries: my DeathAdder just gave up the mouse clicking ghost.
SteelSeries needs to improve their quality control.
22 April 2014
Summary: Overall, the mouse is awesome. Really. Best I've ever had. BUT, my mouse came with a few defects. 1. The right click, doing some wierd noise. its feels like there is a little gap between the button and the switch... its really annoying, I didn't expect to this from this company and this mice that is one of their flagships. Every time im getting off my hand from the mouse and put it back, this noise occurs. once in a while even when im just moving my finger on the button.
Summary: This is a fantastic mouse, solid performance in all areas, no hitches so far. I have 2 complaints, (one of which is my own fault) and one manufacturer suggestion. 1.) This mouse measures 5.23 inches long. Coming from a 4.75 inch mouse, I didn't think a half an inch would be a very big deal. Man, did I get that wrong. To give you an idea of my hand size, I wear a size 9 glove perfectly. For my grip style, a 4.75 inch mouse was perfect.
Summary: Great interface with programing the colors and dpi settings are easy. Feels accurate and just the right amount of weight for a gaming mouse. The reason I knocked off a star is that if you play any fps such as bf4 or cod you most likely have your aiming down the sites bound the holding down right click (as you aim) 2 and left mouse click bound to fire.
Summary: This model from Steelseries is the first mouse they have available to use the new Steelseries Engine 3. The software is more stable and improved than the previous Engine 2 software. I'm glad Steelseries finally got their act together and developed a mouse for right-handed people. Their typical ambidextrous design left a lot of people like me non-necessarily clicking the buttons on the right side of the mouse with our ring or pinky fingers.
Pros: High DPI stable optical sensor, Stylish Lights, Comfortable rubber grip, Designed for right handed people.
Great precision. Great grip. Many colors and customization to match your setup. Classic mouse for the modern gamer
Kiyo M., Amazon
16 January 2014
Summary: My first impression was that the mouse felt a little cheaply made, but it definitely keeps the weight of the mouse down. It is light and almost feels like there's nothing inside. If you like a little weight on your mouse then this probably isn't for you. Ergonomics are pretty good. It feels comfortable and the side grips helps keep a hold of the mouse better. I really like the material that they used for the grip. The anti-sweat matte finish gives it a smooth feeling.