When it comes to mice, SteelSeries over the past few years has basically stuck with a single design that they have used on multiple mice. We first saw it with the Xai and later the Sensei but they have also used it on various branded mice and a smaller version on the Kinzu as well. When SteelSeries announced that they were bringing out a new mouse design with the Rival I was very interested, but also a little worried about messing with a good thing. After a short wait, we finally have the Rival in hand and can put it through its paces and see how the new design performs.

Product Name: SteelSeries Rival

Review Sample Provided by: SteelSeries

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes



Optical Sensor

- 50 to 6500 Adjustable CPI

- 1ms Response Rate / 1000Hz Polling Rate

- 200 Inches Per Second (IPS)

- 50Gs of Acceleration

Size and Weight

- Weight: 128 grams (0.28 lbs)

- Height: 40 mm (1.57 in)

- Width: 70 mm (2.76 in)

- Length: 133 mm (5.23 in)

- Cable Length: 2m (6.5 ft.)


- 6 Programmable Buttons

- 16.8M Color Illumination w. 2 Zones

- Soft-touch coating

- Injected rubber side grips

- Cable Texture: Soft Rubber Cable

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #33558 27 Dec 2013 21:23
Before the weekend I take a look at the latest mouse from SteelSeries. If you are a fan of the Razer Deathadder, I would highly recommend you check this one out. Have a great weekend

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