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

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  • William C.
  • 3/23/2014 4:06:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Mouse Ive owned

Pros: great mouse does almost everything advertised and was easy to setup out of the box you do have to find the driver on their website for the fine tuning that's nbd, infared optical so no red light when you pick it up. light weight is a plus cause I wanted something light.

Cons: the color picking option isn't as Perice as they make it out to be only can do so much with the led eg if you take the color selection to black obviously it turns off the led so going darker red just kinda dims the brightness I guess.
also this already has tons of leds but none for dpi button so you have to guess if it's on or off

Other Thoughts: I came from a wireless laptop mouse (claw grip)
to this and it's taken sometime to get used to but now i could never go back overall I'm happy with this purchase.

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4 out of 5 eggsFantastic Product!

Pros: Wow! Am I surprised this only has five reviews.

Let me tell you, I was one of the ones that fell into the hype of laser gaming mice. After I got mine, I was pretty dissapointed -- the z axis problems (lift-off), acceleration issues (movement to mouse speed is *NOT* constant), etc.

Don't fall for what I did O: ). I think optical, for gaming, is the WAY to go. You get none of the issues you see from laser mice.

Now, I prefer gaming on higher sensitivity, so this mouse is absolutely perfect! I have larger hands, so I always worry a mouse will be too small (Roccat Kone was way to small), but let me tell you this was the perfect size! Size wise, this is comparable to a Razer Death Adder. No lift off, so I can easily lift up the mouse and reposition it to the center of my matt with no tracking issues while lifted off. This thing is smoooth. You will be happy you got it =).

I paired this up with a Corsair MM200 cloth matt. Perfect combo. This thing is responsive and I have to say, my favorite mouse I've ever owned.

Software is great!

Cons: Now, I did say software is great, but software is also where it will receive a -1 dock. When I installed the software for my mouse it mentioned a critical firmware update.

I clicked this... uh oh. While flashing the mouse the update bar *did not move* at all. Scary stuff, thought I had bricked my mouse. It just flashed blue. I researched online and this seems to be a somewhat common problem.

As much as I hate rebooting during a flash, I ended up killing the software, rebooting, and trying again. Worked instantly this time.

Other Thoughts: Other than the firmware flash issue, I can think of no additional cons. I really love this mouse. I am using it on a cloth mat, so I don't know how it would track on a hard mat. I tried it on my desk (white shiny top) just for kicks and it does not track well -- expected since this is optical, so keep that in mind. I would really recommend buying a mouse pad with this.

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  • Matthew W.
  • 2/8/2014 6:04:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFeels Great.

Pros: Feels wonderful to hold, buttons seem to be in just the right place.

Very responsive, (mouse pad).

Super customizable.

Cons: Does not work to well on a fake wood finished surfaces, mouse pad is recommended.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/25/2014 3:42:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Mouse

Pros: Overall, this mouse has a good feel. Responsive. I like the overall design. Fits like a glove (for right-handers). Side buttons are positioned well. I really enjoy the CPI button to switch on they fly.

Cons: A little on the light side. Needed some more weight in my opinion.

I was disappointed in how it advertised 16.8 million color lighting, when it clearly doesn't. You have 16.8 million choices in their engine, but the mouse doesn't always match exactly what you choose. My mouse still looks cool though.

Other Thoughts: Larger than the average mouse size. I love that aspect though because I have larger hands.

It doesn't have a braided cable, which I kinda wanted. It didn't really have an impact on the experience, so I didn't think it was a worthy con since it works fine.

The software that goes along with the mouse to have profiles is pretty easy to use. I don't have much experience with others, so can't really comment on if it was good or bad. It works though. I wish there was a way to change your profiles on the fly though. I guess there solution to that is by having profiles application bound.

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  • Tyler S.
  • 1/11/2014 10:50:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsFirst Gaming Mouse

Pros: The mouse has endless color combinations, and the steel series engine can ramp the DPI up to 5k. The macro keys are easy to setup and the comfort of the mouse grows on you within a week or so.

Cons: The only complaint i have for it, and it may just be me but its so sensitive that it can only work on flat surfaces. My desk at home has a fake wood finish on it and the mouse wont work on it, but nothing a mouse pad or folder can solve.

Other Thoughts: Overall amazing mouse and quality build, highly recommend for the avid gamer.

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  • Jayson S.
  • 12/28/2013 5:26:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Mouse

Pros: This is an amazing mouse for FPS gaming. I have been on the fence regarding 'gaming mice' for quite some time. In fact, I have exclusively used the Microsoft optical wheel mouse (two button and scroll wheel) for (what feels like) 15 years of FPS gaming. I finally was looking to upgrade to something that fit comfortably in my hand, and featured two buttons on the side for my thumb. The Steelseries Rival and Razer Deathadder were the two on my list to compare, and I decided on the Rival due to its size, and ability to comfortably fit in my hand. The visual customization allowed me to match the look with my Microsoft Sidewinder X4 gaming keyboard (gimmicky, but cool). Plus it tracks effortlessly across gaming mouse pads (in my case, Logitech G440). I can't say enough good things about this mouse. Perfect as a simple, gaming mouse and at a good price. Def. must buy!

Cons: None

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  • Marlon L.
  • 12/22/2013 11:29:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsBest Mouse I've Used

Pros: I play mainly FPS Games. The Rival has a very accurate Sensor and has been a pleasure to use so far. The dpi settings are in increments of 50. The Software is responsive and you can map any button or use a macro on any one of the buttons. The mouse feels really good in the hand. It feels like the death adder but it has a longer body. The rubber grips are plus and give s a nice feel to the mouse while its in the hand.

Cons: 3D printing only helps drive up the cost of the mouse. Unnecessary and impractical.

Other Thoughts: The lighting color is not very accurate but it works ok.

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