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SteelSeries Rival

SteelSeries Rival
alaScore 98

308 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 308 reviews of SteelSeries Rival. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and price also get good opinions.

usability, price, size, 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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 308 reviews)

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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: Stuart Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

SteelSeries Rival Optical Mouse Review

 

Today we take a look at a new mouse in the SteelSeries range, the Rival. This mouse features a new body shape, taking us away from the design used on the likes of Sensei and Kana. Is it for the better though?

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

SteelSeries Rival review

 

Great price for a good gaming mouse

Apr, 2014

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

Labs Brief: Steelseries Rival optical mouse

 

Steelseries impresses with this very well-priced gaming rodent.

For gaming, as long as you don’t mind the scarcity of buttons it’s fine, being particularly lightweight you can do mouse-lift turns effortlessly in FPS games.

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

 

The gaming peripheral maker ditches ambidextrous design for a light, well-made gaming mouse.

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Can't beat it for the price.

 

Best mouse I've had in a long time. My two most recent mice were the Razer Deathadder Chroma, and a Logitech G9x. The sensor in this one destroys the sensors in both of those. The removable nametag thing is a nice touch too.

Best sensor I've had in a mouse. Period. 100% accurate tracking, no acceleration, skip, etc ; Ergonomic shape that I feel fits my (moderately big) hands much better than a Deathadder ; Mouse wheel is much more grippy than a Deathadder Chroma ; Lighting...

Rubber is starting to wear away ever so slightly in the spots that I consistently grip at. Not a big deal at all to me considering the price of the mouse ; No braided cable but it doesn't really matter

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

SteelSeries 62271

 

This mouse is SOLID for FPS games, with none of the input lag I experienced with my MMO mouse. Extremely glad I opted for the refurb model, and I would do it again

None

Jun, 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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