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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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  • Andy A.
  • 4/17/2015 3:50:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: i went from nova 3 to dmg

Cons: none

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  • steven c.
  • 4/12/2015 4:22:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great.

Pros: 1st: It's big fits my large hands nicely
2nd: The click feels good
3rd: really smooth no jitters so far

Cons: Not really a con just wish the cord was braided.

Other Thoughts: Competes with the Death Adder.

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  • christian g.
  • 4/5/2015 1:59:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWonderful for my long hand

Pros: Fits really well in my long, skinny hand. I love the dual color you can set up, even though you don't see the one in the palm of your hand that often.

Cons: nothing I can think of immediately.

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  • Benjamin Y.
  • 3/27/2015 8:12:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat sensor and feel

Pros: This mouse has a lot of pros. I am a CSGO player so an accurate mouse was my first priority when looking for a new one after my deathadder 2012 died.

-Clicks are nice and tactile, a little stiff but once you get used to them they are very nice without any accidental clicks.
-The sensor is flawless and I have never had any issues with it skipping.
-The lighting is vibrant and changing it with the software is very easy.
-It is easy to create different dpi profiles for specific programs/games. For example, I switch to 800dpi when I launch csgo and when I alt tab or close the game I go back to 1600dpi.
-Scroll wheel has treated me very well over the year that I have owned the mouse. It has nice resistance but also feels light and tactile.
-I was a little worried about the rubber grips because I wasn't sure I was going to like how they felt on my hands, but they have been great at keeping my hands on the mouse.
-The texture of the mouse is a rubber coating that doesn't wear off and coming from a 2012 deathadder, I was very pleased to see that sweat build up was not a thing with this mouse like it was on the glossy sides of the deathadder.
-Mouse is huge (can also be a con) and works great for a palm style grip
-Price is unbeatable for the options that you get with the software and with the mouse itself.

Cons: -The shape is off for me because I have a small hand so I hold the mouse with an angled type grip.
-Rubber grips have worn a lot since I bought the mouse, but it isn't a thing that bothers me too much.
-The mouse is very long (can also be a pro) and I have a hard time reaching the front side button on the mouse with my thumb.
-The "Anti Sweat" grip does not do it's job in my experience, but I do have very sweaty palms. Good news with this is that your sweat doesn't build up on the mouse like other mice.

Other Thoughts: Like I said earlier, my hands are very small, but I have had an amazing experience with this mouse. The grips are very nice even when worn down and I know I always have a grip.

If you have big hands, you will love everything about the shape of this mouse. Can't recommend it enough. However, I will be switching mice soon because I want to try something different like the G303 from logitech. It will accompany my small hands a bit better than the rival does. Hope this helped your decision.

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  • Stephen E.
  • 3/7/2015 9:28:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Mouse

Pros: -solid buttons and click action
-comfortable design for claw grip
-customizable LED colors
-good DPI switch placement

Cons: seems big at first, but you grow into it

Other Thoughts: I purchased this mouse back in October for first-person-shooter use, and really glad I did. It seems like it will definitely hold up to my FPS abuse over the long haul.

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  • Michael S.
  • 2/18/2015 9:38:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsFeels great, solid mouse

Pros: Was looking for a better mouse to replace my Naga for FPS games (big hands + palm/slight claw grip dont mix on the Naga) and since I'm getting into Counter Strike i wanted one with a "flawless" sensor
this mouse feels great, the rubbery coating is super grippy even if your hands are a bit sweaty, tracking is amazing (at 400 cpi), i play on the lower sensitivities and i can whip my arm around and pick up/recenter this mouse all day without my arm getting tired
the scroll wheel feels really nice too and the click for the scroll wheel feels just as nice as the left/right buttons
the lighting effects are also pretty cool if that's your thing

Cons: my button 4 (larger side button) is indented a little, kind of want to exchange it but it's not a big deal and it doesnt affect the comfort/performance of the mouse
there is no indication that you've switched to your second set CPI other than feeling the change in game

Other Thoughts: this mouse felt better in my hands than the Deathadder Chroma
testing in paint, 6500 CPI produced tons of jagged/sawtoothy lines
might want to use lower CPI in game (i use 400)

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  • Tim H.
  • 2/15/2015 4:50:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNow I understand

Pros: Everything about the mouse is excellent

Cons: None to dated

Other Thoughts: Typical Newegg order, shipped fast, got here quickly and packed beautifully
This mouse has given me a totally new perspective of higher cost/higher rated gaming mouse, and why people spend the $.
The feel of this mouse is silky, it is designed just a bit different than standard mice, and where my hand gets "numb" after a long session of games researching/browsing, with this mouse I feel comfortable and have had no problems. The programability of the mouse is outstanding, with two possible set ups available and the ability to switch between them with a touch.
It addresses every questiong I've had with any mouse I've owned in past, and I will continue to purchase them from
Steel Shield. Money well spent & highly recommended

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  • Richard H.
  • 2/14/2015 9:47:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsvery good mouse for large hands

Pros: Great for people (like myself) with large hands, very responsive, the software is simple yet effective, good grip points on the mouse, SOLID PRICE.

Cons: The only con I can think of is maybe some type of grip material near the palm area. I have yet to see that anywhere.......

Other Thoughts: Very nice, under rated mouse perfect for people with larger hands that have trouble finding a good gaming mouse.

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  • Matthew V.
  • 2/1/2015 10:00:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Mouse

Pros: Very comfortable, fast response, Steelseries software included is good.

Cons: None.

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  • Jonathan G.
  • 1/27/2015 3:36:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsreally good mouse

Pros: -long mouse, good for people with big hands. you have no clue how nice it is to have a mouse that actually fits the shape of my hand.
-nice grip on the surface. plus the rubber things on the side means you can really control the exact location of the pointer.
-did I mention that the surface doesn't get slick if your hands are sweating? you still have all the control you could need.
-thumb buttons are really well placed. most other 5 button mice I wind up ignoring the side buttons, but here they are right there. and they are unobtrusive when you aren't using them.
-ooooh, pretty led that can change color? not necessary, but it looks kinda cool

Cons: -doesn't work so hot on surfaces that aren't flat, but then again what mouse does?
-if you want full performance, you will probably need a mousepad (or some other non-glossy surface) paper works fine.

Other Thoughts: this is far and away the best mouse I have ever owned. true, I haven't bought one in this price range before. however, I believe it is worth every cent of the $60 price tag. will not disappoint.

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