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SteelSeries Rival

SteelSeries Rival
alaScore 94

540 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 540 reviews of SteelSeries Rival. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and design are overall positive. The price and size are also appreciated.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the SteelSeries Rival is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Hayden Dingman (pcworld.com)

SteelSeries Rival review: A solid, basic gaming mouse

 

There's nothing fancy about this peripheral, but it's a truly reliable workhorse.

Understated design ; Tons of lighting options ; Comfortable design (for righties)

Only six buttons ; 6500CPI sensor might not be high enough for your needs ; Thumb buttons too far forward for claw- and fingertip grippers

The Rival is perfect if you just want a comfortable, bare-bones mouse instead of a 15-button behemoth.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Jonathan Kwan (aphnetworks.com)

SteelSeries Rival Review (Page 1 of 4)

 

"He is the Asian guy with black hair, brown eyes, and glasses," I told my friend. "Oh yeah, I know that guy!", my friend replied, albeit with a slight tone of sarcasm that can be clearly sensed from a mile away without any further explanation required....

As it turns out, the SteelSeries Rival's biggest rival may all boil down to the firmware it runs on, and the software it runs with. Now don't get me wrong -- the SteelSeries Rival is undoubtedly excellent hardware -- there is not a whole lot of...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Stuart_Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

SteelSeries Rival Optical Mouse Review

 

SteelSeries have long been established as one of the major players for enthusiast gaming peripherals. When we reviewed their Sensei mouse a while back we found it to be one of the best gaming mice around and they had huge success with their World of...

SteelSeries have long been established as one of the major players for enthusiast gaming peripherals. When we reviewed their Sensei mouse a while back we found it to be one of the best gaming mice around and they had huge success with their World of...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Chad Sebring (tweaktown.com)

SteelSeries Rival Optical Gaming Mouse Review

 

SteelSeries goes back to the design room for a right handed mouse with plenty of new features. It's time to see if the Rival can stand its ground.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Kat Orphanides (expertreviews.co.uk)

SteelSeries Rival review

 

Great price for a good gaming mouse

The Rival has plenty of features but its best characteristic is its sheer comfort. Although it's larger, it holds up well against our favourite Razer Deathadder for active gaming over an extended period, regardless of hand size.

Apr, 2014

Recommended

Expert review by: Ben Mansill (pcauthority.com.au)

Labs Brief: Steelseries Rival optical mouse

 

We recently reviewed the wireless version of the Rival mouse, and at the time were particularly impressed with the actual wireless implementation, but as far as the pure ergonomics and function of the mouse itself goes, this is the pure version.

Great value, and a great mouse.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: play3r.net (play3r.net)

SteelSeries Rival

 

The Rival is an interesting proposition from SteelSeries if not because of its apparent focus on minimalism then the associated price with it.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Richard Weatherstone (vortez.net)

SteelSeries Rival Review

 

With laser mice all the rage at the moment SteelSeries add to their own gaming range a very capable optical mouse. Will it be enough to rival the competition?

Very comfortable in prolonged use (right handers) ; Highly Customisable ; Textured, rubber non-slip surfaces ; Fairly priced

Lack of accessories ; non-braided cable

We labelled the SteelSeries Sensei the best mouse on the planet bar none. We should amend that title to the best laser mouse on the planet because with the Rival the Sensei is not quite the master it once was. Now, we are not for one moment saying the...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: David Hollingworth (pcauthority.com.au)

Review: Steelseries Rival

 

Steelseries has a reputation for no-nonsense, solid gaming performance. Recent keyboard efforts may not have lived up to our expectations, but we've always had a strong respect for its mice, especially the Sensei, which is one of the most precise,...

Another solid effort from Steelseries, but not our top choice.

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Catherine H. (newegg.com)

Good Performance

 

Honestly I'd give this mouse 5 eggs if they had used a more robust material for the side grips.

Size and shape are comfortable for extended periods of use. Tracks movement quickly and accurately with minimal error. It's light enough to be moved rapidly but has still enough weight to it to make it not feel like a cheap toy. The material used for...

The only real issue I've had with this mouse is with the material used for the grips on the sides. If you're using it for gaming and are making rapid movements with it, it doesn't take long for the rubber of the grips where the thumb and ring finger...

Nov, 2015

Product Specifications

Configuration

Apple Lightning Connector: No
Built-in Storage Capability: No
Charging Unit Included: No
Force / Vibrate Feedback: No
Read / Write Functionality: No
Scrolling Type:2-ways
Scrolling Wheel: Yes
USB:USB 2.0
USB Hub: No

General Features

Battery-free Mouse: No
Gaming Product: Yes
Graphic Tablet with Mouse:Not Applicable
Graphic Tablet with Pen:Not Applicable
Input Registration:Optical LED
Notebook Mouse: No
Platform:PC / Mac
Type:PC Mouse
Type of Connection:Cable
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