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SteelSeries Rival 700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of SteelSeries Rival 700. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and reliability. The size and design are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the usability. Many are less positive about the price.

design, size, reliability, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the SteelSeries Rival 700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Chris Scott Barr (

SteelSeries Rival 700 Mouse Review


When the average user goes to buy a mouse, they usually don't care much about it, aside from the fact that it works, and is comfortable. However, when a PC gamer is in the market for a new mouse, there are a plethora of options that need to be...

The Steelseries Rival 700 is a great mouse that’s crippled by its software. The single biggest selling point for the mouse is the tactile feedback, and until they allow this feature to be used with a lot more games, it’s one that most won’t use. The...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Victoria Song (

SteelSeries Rival 700


With tactile alerts, a modular design, and an OLED screen, the SteelSeries Rival 700 gaming mouse is functional and fun, but adding modular components can get pricey.

Modular design, RGB lighting, OLED screen, and tactile alerts are novel approaches to gaming personalization. Adjustable sensitivity.

Additional modular components are expensive. For right-handed use only.

Conclusion All in all, the Rival 700 is a gaming mouse that takes a novel approach to personalization. While it may be argued that the tactile alerts, OLED screen, and RGB lighting are mostly gimmicks, they can serve a functional purpose and add a bit...

Jul, 2016

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Expert review by : Kevin Parrish (

SteelSeries Rival 700 review


The SteelSeries Rival 700 gaming mouse raises the bar with great design and a slick OLED display.

Tactile feedback in your palm ; Modular design ; Deep customization capabilities ; Built-in OLED screen

No left-handed model

The Rival 700 is one of the best PC gaming mice we’ve seen in a long time. Even forgetting the fact that it provides tactile feedback and swappable components, it just feels solid and precise when we’re getting our frag on in Doom and Unreal Tournament...

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (

SteelSeries Rival 700 review: A great gaming mouse with missed potential


Our SteelSeries Rival 700 review takes a look at a gaming mouse with tactile feedback and an OLED display — read on to find out what we thought!

Comfortable, many customization options.

Only three games with Gamesense support.

If you play one of the three supported games, the SteelSeries Rival 700 will definitely add to your gaming experience. If you don’t however, the Rival 700 is still a comfortable, excellent, and customizable gaming mouse — you’ll just have to do without...

Oct, 2016


Expert review by : Jonathan Kwan (

SteelSeries Rival 700 Review (Page 1 of 4)


A few weeks ago, I was hanging out with some of my friends, when suddenly someone I did not know jumped into a conversation with me. About ten minutes later, I realize the guy just would not stop talking, even though I was clearly not interested in...

There are certainly a lot of reasons why you should be excited about the SteelSeries Rival 700. It is not just because of its OLED screen and Tactile Alerts, although both of them definitely add to the list. The ultra-wide sensitivity range PixArt...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Barry Brenesal (

SteelSeries Rival 700 Review and Ratings


The Rival 700, equipped with an OLED display on one edge, has a solid, attractive physical design. Our quibbles? Aging configuration software, and some key features that work in just a handful of games.

Solid ergonomic design ; Angle-snapping support ; Unlimited configurations per application ; Swappable USB cords

OLED display is mostly a gimmick ; "tactile alerts" work on only three games ; Just two storable DPI settings ; No separate X- and Y-axis adjustment ; Just three buttons likely programmable

So, these are the issues the Rival 700 faces. With an MSRP of $99.99 and selling for $80 from various resellers, it's not an inexpensive mouse. Physically it's attractive and ergonomically designed, and the left-side sculpting makes it easy to...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Dominic Moass (

SteelSeries Rival 700 (w/ OLED display) Mouse Review


SteelSeries has earned itself a very good reputation for its peripherals, and what better way to put A mouse with an in-built OLED display? Useful or just a gimmick?

Very comfortable.

OLED display is a gimmick.

The Rival 700 is certainly a good mouse, with the tactile alerts from the vibrating motor being an innovative and genuinely useful feature. However, the OLED display is a gimmick and reduces the overall value of the mouse.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Tony Le Bourne (

SteelSeries Rival 700 Review


SteelSeries change the game with the Rival 700, a highly customisable mouse that has an animated OLED screen and tactile vibration alerts.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Chris (

SteelSeries Rival 700 Gaming Mouse Review - FunkyKit


Today we will be covering the SteelSeries Rival 700 OLED Gaming mouse. Now the biggest, well there are actually two things, are the small monochrome display and the vibration feedback. As far as I know this is the very first mouse to have both of these...

Vibrating feedback ; OLED display ; Steelseries promoted images for OLED ; SteelSeries Engine ; Swappable Laser ; Swappable USB cord

Well there we have it! The new ground breaking Rival 700 from SteelSeries. I found a few uses for the OLED display including but not limited to funny pictures and Gifs. I could see where the display could be an asset in the heat of the battle. I hope...

Jun, 2016

Consumer review (

STEELSERIES Rival 700 Optical Gaming Mouse


programmable haptic feedback

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Right-hand
Illumination: Yes

Energy Management

Power Source:Cable


Cable Length:78.7
Plug and Play: Yes

Input Device

Buttons quantity:7
Buttons type:Pressed buttons
Customizable movement resolution:Y
Device interface:USB
Keypad integrated: No
Movement detection technology:Optical
Number of scroll wheels:1
Programmable mouse buttons: Yes
Recommended usage:PC/notebook
Scroll: Yes
Scroll type:Wheel

Packaging Data

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes


Power Source:Cable

Weight & Dimensions

Mouse weight:5.61
Weight note (metric):5.61