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SteelSeries Rival Optical Gaming Mouse

  • High-performance Optical Sensor (Up to 6500 CPI)
  • Zero Acceleration or Path Correction
  • Advanced SteelSeries Switches (Over 30 million click lifecycle)
  • LED Illumination - 16.8 Million Color Options
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With 50 to 6500 adjustable CPI and newly engineered switches, the SteelSeries Rival Optical Mouse is the weapon of choice that leads you from one victory to another. Six programmer buttons are intuitively arranged, while the ergonomic body  – painted in a matte finish combined with rubber grips – ensures a perfect fit and solid control. Two lighting zones, with adjustable color, make you and your mouse unique at a LAN party or e-Sports arena.

  • newegg Advanced Optical Sensor At the heart of Rival is the Avago ADNS 3310 optical sensor. The 3310 promises zero hardware acceleration, offering true 1:1 tracking and precise movements no matter how fast things get during the heat of battle. The CPI is best-in-class with adjustments from 50 to 6500.
  • newegg SteelSeries Switches The exclusive SteelSeries engineered switches have a lifetime of over 30 million clicks, and are the high-speed conduit between the sensor and mouse clicks. The audible mouse click is subtle, while delivering quick, tactile responsiveness.
  • newegg Unrivaled Design It has been many years since we last built a right-handed mouse, so we feel the Rival is long overdue. We went back to the drawing board and built off classic gamer favorites to make this mouse the ultimate solution in ergonomic feel. Rival’s shape was molded from some of the most iconic gaming mice of the past. We took great lengths to ensure a comfortable fit thanks to the right-handed orientation, a raised back end, and sleek contours. Our soft-touch paint is a unique experience, offering a matte finish while still feeling incredibly smooth. The anti-sweat coating helps to maintain great contact, even during intense gaming sessions. The rubber grips are not a sticker, but direct injected molded rubber for better control and grip. No one wants to do finger gymnastics just to press a button on their mouse. We engineered Rival with ergonomic button position and size so clicks and movements feel natural, quick, and don’t take away from gameplay.
  • newegg Brilliant Illumination The Rival features two independent lighting zones that are capable of 16.8 million colors. Colors can be adjusted in each zone, per specific profile, game or application. Four brightness levels and three lighting effects to choose from—Steady, ColorShift, and Breathe—will help make the Rival your own.
  • newegg 3D Printable Nameplate You may notice that your Rival came with two interchangeable nameplates. To switch them out, simply pry the existing one off at either end (a fingernail or the tip of a pen can do the trick) and pop the other one in. If you're handy with a 3D printer, you can even make your own nameplate.
  • newegg Fine Tuning When it’s time to get competitive, you can really dial-in your settings thanks to SteelSeries Engine 3. Adjustable CPI, programmable buttons, polling rate, angle snapping, acceleration and deceleration are among the customizations that will make the mouse perform as you see fit.


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General

Brand
SteelSeries
Name
Rival
Model
62271

Spec

Type
Wired
Tracking Method
Optical
Maximum dpi
50 to 6500 Adjustable CPI
Buttons
6

Features

Features
Unmatched Performance

We took a look at the landscape of high-performance mice and felt we could do a better job. So we did. The SteelSeries Rival's performance reigns over the competition thanks to a cutting edge sensor, newly developed switches engineered by SteelSeries, and a suite of tweaks to give you the edge over your rivals.


Ergonomic Buttons

No one wants to do finger gymnastics just to press a button on their mouse. We engineered Rival with ergonomic button position and size so clicks and movements feel natural, quick and don't take away from gameplay.


3D Printable Nameplate

You may notice that your Rival came with 2 interchangeable nameplates. To switch them out, simply pry the existing one off at either end (a fingernail or the tip of a pen can do the trick) and pop the other one in. If you are handy with a 3D printer, you could even make your own nameplate using the 3D models attached below.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Stephen E.
  • 10/22/2014 1:01:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Mouse Since My Razer Diamondback

Pros: buttons click sooo smoothly
great craftmanship
accuracy as expected
feel in hand (claw-grip) w/rubber grip
programmable buttons

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: I was looking for a mouse to replace my Razer Diamondback, and was reading all kinds of reviews. Don't know what I was thinking but I decided to try the Steelseries Ikari, and it just didn't work with my grip style. It seems like a very good mouse, just not what I'm looking for.

As is expected with their top-notch customer service, Newegg thankfully gave me a full RMA refund on it even though it was a refurbished mouse.

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  • BRANDON J.
  • 10/21/2014 11:28:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsRubber cord = bad

Pros: Clicks were fairly quiet and felt nice. Scroll wheel was also. Feet were smooth and accurate mouse movements without software added acceleration. Custom LEDs were a nice added touch.

Cons: Cord. Why would they make a rubber cord. When it lays on a flat surface it sticks/grabs onto it. Pulling it towards myself causes it to lift up my mouse pad since I have it on a sliding keyboard tray with the cord going down to my computer. At first I thought I could get used to it, but no. It's very annoying, especially while gaming. That slight tug over and over again made me want to return this mouse. There's no reason for a rubber cord.
Also, at first I thought the hand grips on the mouse was nice. But after using it a while it's kind of a pain. It's just too much.

Other Thoughts: I'm sticking with my old MX-518 mouse. The cord on the Rival should have had the same type of cord which is nice and smooth and not as stiff.
Overall, it's a good mouse. If they would have had a 'normal' cord and not as hard of grips it would have been a fantastic mouse. But...sadly it's not. And I'm sure some will say: "Psh... yeah right. You're just being picky" (like I said when I read that before). But nope, you'll understand after you get it. I can't believe a mouse could get ruined by mostly just the cord either. But somehow that's possible. Haha.

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  • Jay B.
  • 9/30/2014 8:07:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggshad a mx518 for 8 years

Pros: This mouse is amazing. It's very smooth on my icemat. first it didnt work out to well but i knew it was cause i had to clean my icemat first cause it was glass and my old mouse skates were worn on top of the mouse pad. The drivers are really good, it gave you an explanation on what each setting did. The clicks fell a little shorter than my mx518 and the side grip are amazing. Their is also no light coming from the optics so it doesnt release any heat like my mx518 which why i think the skate were worn.

Cons: wish it was a braided cord than a rubber.

Other Thoughts: might be my new go to mice just hope they keep selling these on newegg in the next 5-8 years.

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  • Kyle F.
  • 9/19/2014 5:46:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsShotty Mouse button 4 and 5's

Pros: This was the Best mouse i had ever used it was everything i ever wanted although i didn't get it from newegg. My fiance' bought me this mouse for my birthday 7 months ago.

Cons: The mouse button 4 is broken. Now u would think for a 60 $ mouse your mouse button 4 and 5's would last for at least more than a year, but alas they don't. Every time i hit Mouse button 4 it double sometimes even triple clicks and considering i use this mouse for Counter Strike Weapon switching its a terrible thing. Oh yea and when its not double or triple clicking its just not registering the click

Other Thoughts: I loved this mouse would almost say i was addicted to it but, if i can't use the buttons i bought it for then i can't continue using it. the games i play are very hotkey intensive.

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  • Eric H.
  • 9/8/2014 7:03:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Feel

Pros: Love the feel of this mouse. Fits the (right) hand perfectly and enjoy the ribbed rubber for my pleasure. The SteelSeries software is top notch too.

Cons: Wish the white with the LED matched the white in my RAW Keyboard.

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  • Colin F.
  • 9/4/2014 7:54:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsI'll Stick With Steelseries

Pros: - Prettiest Mouse I've Seen
- Great Shape
- Nice Coating
- Very Light
- Smooth Even Lighting
- Lovely Scroll Wheel Feel
- Side Texture Is Fantastic
- Easy To Lift
- Really Slippy Pads
- Completely Matte Black

Cons: - Non-Braided Cord (That's It!)

Other Thoughts: I'm curious how the rubber coating will wear over time. So far this is easily the best mouse I've used, I have medium to large hands, with somewhat thin fingers. I half-palm, half-claw grip it, and I can't see my hand ever aching from it. I also own the Steelseries Siberia V2 USB Frost Blue edition, and I would highly recommend it. (Unless you have a good sound card, then stick with the analog version) The Steelseries Engine 3 is also a great tool, it works with the mouse and the headset, and it's pretty to look at.

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  • michael s.
  • 8/30/2014 10:13:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsComfortable and precise

Pros: I had been using the Sensei for quite awhile and got tired of the ambidextrous form as it would tire my hand over long sessions. The Rival feels much more natural and the rubberized finish looks good and doesn't seem to get as dirty. At times the Sensei would "flick" to the edge of the screen unless I had a perfect mousing surface. Optical mice in general do not seem to be as prone to this frustration. Optical sensors have advanced quite a bit and the function of this mouse feels superior to the finicky lasers.

Cons: I would prefer not to have any software, but the version of steel series engine used for the Rival is inoffensive and quite functional.

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  • Timothy C.
  • 8/28/2014 12:10:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI like this mouse

Pros: Most consider this a con But I prefer the smooth cable over fabric encased ones, it allows me to twitch without hangups.
I did download the software and installed and used it without a hitch. A bit odd how the macros operate (by macro number, then you assign a number to a button,), but doable and more flexible than other mfg software I have used. This appears to be a better mouse than one with weight I bought at 3 times the price. The mouse is big but comfortable controls well laid out.. This mouse is accurate with acceleration deceleration off, it is precision control. With the max default polling rate of 1000, both axises are precise. I like the scroll wheel silent tactile click and precise. While I just got this mouse today, as of now I am completely satisfied, money well spent. 2 adjustable DPI precision modes a simple button away.. The colors are easy to adjust both to match, if you simply use the RGB number of the color you want. ( I wanted red to match my red keyboard) perfect match. I felt the mouse well balanced, I have seen complaints of light and flimsy, but for me the balance appears right..

Cons: you need an internet connection to update firmware and download software. You are not required to use the cloud to store settings but there is an option to setup all your settings macros to the cloud if you wish.

Other Thoughts: It is a mouse, but these days it seems harder and harder to find one that does what it is suppose to, with working software. Even without installing software the mouse functions as a traditional mouse. I may update this evaluation in 6 months, but I am please as punch with this mouse fit and function and accuracy over other gaming mice I have used in the very short time I have had it.

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  • Ashton Y.
  • 8/25/2014 11:06:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Mouse

Pros: Amazing fell for the most part. Fits the hand very well and I have very large hands so this is rare to find... The lights are a nice feature as well. The sensitivity is also very adjustable in the software you get on the download site...

Cons: If you could change the weight of the mouse instead of having the back 3D printed design

Other Thoughts: Great mouse for what you pay for I suggest this mouse for any gamers that want something comfy and cool.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/13/2014 10:05:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome mouse

Pros: ~Mouse is very comfortable. (I use somewhere between palm and fingertip grip; medium size hands)
~Tracking is spot on.
~Rubberized grip gives it a nice feel.
~Software for this mouse is nice (need to download from steelseries site though). With it, you can turn angle snapping, negative and positive acceleration completely off, customize the lighting and set up profiles with different button hot keys / macros (Like most mouse software do these days).

Cons: ~Non-braided USB cable, that's not too much of a big issue in my opinion, but to others it might be.
~Silly inter-changeable / customizable back plate. I guess the idea was cute to customize your own back plate with a 3D printer but its useless, and having access to a 3D printer isn't easy either.

Other Thoughts: Would recommend to anyone looking for a good gaming mouse.

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