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SteelSeries Rival 100

SteelSeries Rival 100
alaScore 93

273 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 273 reviews of SteelSeries Rival 100. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the durability and reliability are generally positive. The design and price also get good feedback, but reviews are divided on the size.

usability, price, design, reliability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the SteelSeries Rival 100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Hayden Dingman (

SteelSeries Rival review: Name-brand performance on a budget


The SteelSeries Rival pares the gaming mouse back to its bare necessities.

Name-brand quality on the cheap ; Decent sensor

Thumb buttons are oddly pointy ; A bit more money would get you a much better mouse ; Almost-ambidextrous shape, but without the ambidextrous perks

The SteelSeries Rival 100 is a solid option for budget-minded gamers, but some odd design flaws hold it back.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Tom Li (

SteelSeries Rival 100 Gaming Mouse Review


An excellent budget gaming mouse

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (

SteelSeries Rival 100 review: A simple, affordable gaming mouse


Our SteelSeries Rival 100 review takes a look at a simpler, affordable gaming mouse — let's see if it lives up to the SteelSeries reputation!

Low profile design ; Six customizable buttons ; Soft Touch Black finish is comfortable ; CPI toggle ; Can adjust polling rate, acceleration, deceleration, and angle snapping ; Onboard profile storage

Lower profile design isn't for everyone

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Jonathan Kwan (

SteelSeries Rival 100 Review (Page 1 of 4)


"I do not need a high end smartphone," my dad said, as he was shopping around for a new handset to replace his aging Nexus 4. "All I want is something with a performance camera, large high resolution screen, long battery life, and more storage...

As it turned out, $40 can buy you quite a bit with the SteelSeries Rival 100. It is not going to send Sensei owners out throwing their $80 mouse away tomorrow, but seriously though -- you are getting quite a bit of bang for your buck. Firstly, let us...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Chris 465 Articles (

SteelSeries Rival 100 Gaming Mouse Review - FunkyKit


Today I will be reviewing the Rival 100 Gaming Mouse from SteelSeries. “The Rival 100 optical gaming mouse brings unmatched performance to PC and Mac gaming, armed with illumination, a best in class sensor, and six programmable buttons at the best...

Smooth, glossy finish ; Multi-color backlight ; Correct weight ; Color options

In conclusion, the Rival 100 is a Great affordable mouse. The mouse is made of all plastic and at first can be deceiving and you may think the Rival 100 has no weight. I can guarantee that this is not the case and the Rival 100 has a nice weighty feel....

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Dmitry / Peter Henderson (

SteelSeries Rival 100 Gaming Mouse Review


The SteelSeries Rival 100 is the latest gaming mouse aimed at those who don't want to splash out hundreds of dollars for accurate polling and a

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (

Simple, economic, can't beat it for the price.


Although it's close to the company with the sails' offering, I think this one is slightly better since it comes in different flavors of LEDs

Really like the weight of it and the ease of use. I was thinking claw grip on this would be a no-no, but it worked well for Overwatch, World of Tanks and BF4. I would like for it to be full plug and play so no software needs to be installed (and it...

Might be a tad small for those of us with bigger hands, so be careful if you're one of those.

May, 2016

Consumer review (

SteelSeries Rival 100 Gaming Mouse


If you are looking for a good quality gaming mouse in this price point you won't be disappointed with the Rival 100 it has good skates and glides very easily, and works great on virtually any surface, the SteelSeries Engine 3 software is really good,...

The SteelSeries Rival 100 Gaming Mouse is a really very nice comfortable gaming mouse it has a very quality click and scroll buttons, I was actually very surprised by the overall feel of the Rival 100. The tracking is very good on the optical sensor,...

The SteelSeries Rival 100 Gaming Mouse has many great features but there is just one thing I would like to have seen included, like several different sized weights, I find that the mouse is just a tad to light for me, other than that it is just about...

May, 2016

Consumer review (

Very good minimal-frills mouse for casual use or gaming


If you want a fairly basic, inexpensive gaming mouse, this is a good purchase. I've been gaming with it in Path of Exile, Doom, and Battlefield 4 and have had no complaints so far compared to my much more expensive Logitech G700.

The balance of weight and size on this mouse fit my large hands well - I don't have to "claw" grip the mouse if I don't want to. For casual use, the mouse works just fine as plug-n-play, and the mouse works great for gaming with the Steelseries Engine...

I didn't like the lighting as much as I expected to, I thought it looked a bit "cheap"... like a white LED shining through cheap purple plastic. No big deal though, you can change the illumination settings if you don't like it.

May, 2016

Consumer review (

This is IT!


I have a sensei raw so I'm coming from another steel series into this mouse. I gotta say I love it. It's really hard to believe this is the entry level mouse with how much stuff they crammed into it. The mouse wheel is responsive and feels great, the...

- Precise sensor - Awesome grip - RGB leds in a budget mouse - Amazing scroll wheel - Great feeling body - Vibrant colors - Good software - LEDs can react to in game events for certain games (go red if low life, etc)

- The software is annoying to update, every time there is an update I get a windows notification, go to the website, download, install, etc. Can't it just auto update? - You can tell this is the entry model with the little touches. - Cord isn't braided...

May, 2016

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Red / Black, White / Black, Yellow / Green, Yellow
Form Factor:Ambidextrous / Right-hand
Illumination:No / Y / Yes
Surface coloration:Monotone

Energy Management

Power Source:Cable


Cable Length:70.9
Ergonomic design:Y / Yes
Plug and Play:Y / Yes

Input Device

Buttons quantity:6
Buttons type:Pressed buttons
Customizable movement resolution:Y
Device interface:USB
Movement detection technology:Optical
Movement Resolution:4000
Number of scroll wheels:1
Programmable mouse buttons:Y / Yes
Recommended usage:Universal
Scroll: Yes
Scroll type:Wheel
Scrolling directions:Vertical

Packaging Data

Mouse pad included:Y
Quick start guide:Y / Yes


Power Source:Cable

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.72 / 4.74 / 4.76
Mouse weight:3.25 / 4.23
Weight note (metric):4.23