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SteelSeries Rival 500

SteelSeries Rival 500
alaScore 98

13 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of SteelSeries Rival 500. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design, but many are negative about the price. Comments are divided on the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the SteelSeries Rival 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Hayden Dingman (pcworld.com)

SteelSeries Rival 500 mouse review: Innovative design we hope to see more of

 

The Rival 500 isn't a great mouse, but its innovative thumb layout and the inclusion of haptic feedback are interesting glimpses of the future.

Intuitive and useful thumb-button layout ; Beloved PWM3360 sensor ; "Tactile Feedback" is like controller rumble in a mouse

"Tactile Feedback" is only in a handful of games ; Short, squat, and heavy ; Tons of buttons, but none feel great to press

The Rival 500 is fascinating. I can’t in good conscience score it highly—I just don’t think it’s an incredible mouse. The shape is squat and fat, it’s heavy, the buttons are spongy when they need a satisfying click and too stiff when they need to be...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Jayce Wagner (digitaltrends.com)

Steelseries Rival 500 review

 

The Steelseries Rival 500 reinvents the MMO and MOBA inspired gaming mouse.

Good button placement ; Intuitive design ; Useful software tools

Poor build quality ; Chalky exterior

The Steelseries Rival 500 is a decent gaming mouse with some interesting and unique features, but it’s not without a few faults. While the overall design is innovative and intuitive, the build quality leaves much to be desired, and the cord doesn’t...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: (techaeris.com)

SteelSeries Rival 500 review: A MOBA/MMO mouse that also enhances productivity

 

The Rival 500 is a great MOBA/MMO gaming mouse with its innovative button layout, and I'd definitely recommend it for day to day office use as well.

Easy to use, great customization features, comfortable. Has the ability to bind games and applications to configuration setups. Useful for both gaming and office applications

A braided cable, or swappable cables like the Rival 700, would be a nice addition. Only three games work with Gamesense

There's no doubt the Rival 500 is a great MOBA/MMO gaming mouse with its innovative button layout, but I'd definitely recommend it for day to day office use as well.

Nov, 2016

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Expert review by: Jonathan Kwan (aphnetworks.com)

SteelSeries Rival 500 Review (Page 1 of 4)

 

If you have spent some time studying biology, you will realize your thumb is the most important finger on the human hand. Because of its large range of movement and high relative strength, as well as the fact humans have what are known as opposable...

If you are unfamiliar with the MOBA/MMO scene and has not seen a mouse with a grid layout, look up something like the Corsair Scimitar. In my opinion, having something that looks like an old phone's dial pad on the side of your mouse is interesting to...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Ben Palmer-Wilson Ben Palmer-Wilson (hardwareheaven.com)

SteelSeries Rival 500 Mouse Review

 

http://seattlebusinesscapital.com/help-writing-an-admission-essay/ Help Writing An Admission Essay SteelSeries have always been a strong peripheral manufacturer, and one of its latest products, the Rival 500 continues that trend. Designed for MMO...

The Rival 500 is a fantastic mouse; RGB colours is the trend right now, and SteelSeries are taking that on-board and giving users exactly what they want. The programmable buttons are fantastic and comfortable to use. The vibration feature for gamers in...

Oct, 2016

SteelSeries Rival 500 Gaming Mouse

Expert review by: Bob Buskirk (thinkcomputers.org)

SteelSeries Rival 500 Gaming Mouse Review

 

The SteelSeries Rival 500 is designed specifically for MMO and MOBA games. So with that you have 15 programmable buttons, a PixArt PMW3360 16000 DPI optical

– 15 programmable buttons ; – Side buttons are actually functional ; – Tactile feedback ; – Comfortable design ; – Engine 3 software

– Could be too cumbersome for people looking for something more streamlined ; – Can only quick-switch two different DPI levels

I have been using the Rival 500 for a few weeks now and I have to say SteelSeries implementation of this mouse is done quite well. I do not have the largest hands, but I am still able to use all of the buttons on this mouse. The larger size of the...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Marshall Honorof (tomsguide.com)

SteelSeries Rival 500 Review — Pro Controls for Pro Gamers

 

The Rival 500 is an atypical take on an eSports gaming mouse, and while it's most definitely not the mouse for me, I can envision a lot of players for whom it's just right. It's got a ton of buttons, but it's not an MMO mouse; it's big, but...

Large, comfortable design ; Innovative tactile feedback ; Sensible software ; Novel take on eSports mouse

Steep learning curve ; No onboard profiles

The SteelSeries Rival 500 is a comfortable, functional mouse with lots of customization potential and a reasonable price for all it offers.

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Stuart (reevoo.com)

SteelSeries Rival 500 MOBA/MMO Optical Gaming Mouse

 

Great customisation software in their "engine". Once adapted to, the new thumb buttons are really effective.

The extra buttons on the finger side are hard to click when resting two fingers (index : left and middle : right click), but are too easy to accidentally press when resting 3 fingers (middle finger on scroll wheel). This is taking some getting used...

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: LG (reevoo.com)

SteelSeries Rival 500 MOBA/MMO Optical Gaming Mouse

 

Could be

Feb, 2017