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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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  • 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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  • Daniel B.
  • 8/12/2014 10:36:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great, precise, solid mouse. Feels great in my hand. Easy install, no drivers needed.

Cons: Only 2 thumb buttons.

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  • Kathleen S.
  • 8/7/2014 9:22:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood Mouse

Pros: -Ergonomic
-Adjustable lights
-Buttons are well placed, scroll wheel is comfy
-Thoroughly adjustable CPI

Cons: -The matte plastic coatings are better than the glossy finishes some mice have, but any filth sticks to it. Your hands should be very clean when using it, or else you'll have to wipe the mouse down.

Other Thoughts: The control panel for the mouse is great. You can fully adjust the lighting inside the mouse (the scroll wheel and SteelSeries logo can be adjusted separately, too). The CPI adjustment is another good touch.

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  • Kyle J.
  • 7/24/2014 2:06:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsTerrific mouse, Steel Series could use better QA

Pros: - Feels great in the hand, man
- Endless colors for LED lights
- Low lift off distance
- Rubberized sides adds grip I didn't know I wanted
- Engine software doesn't force the cloud on you

Cons: The first one of these I received had a defective mouse wheel. On certain notches it would do nothing, but then perform two movements the on next notch. I exchanged this for another which did not have this issue but did have a hard time operating on my wood desk whereas the first one worked fine. There seems to be a lot of variance in the quality of these mice so either I'm just unlucky or SS needs to step its QA game up.

Ultimately though, the second mouse is working great with a cloth mouse pad.

Other Thoughts: This is my first "gaming" mouse. Up til now I've used an old school Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 which has been perfect for many years. The Rival feels like a logical progression from that mouse with a similar form with a better texture and feel. The side buttons also work far better.

On the texture front, I've seen what this mouse looks like after a long time of use. The matte texture seems susceptible to rubbing away by finger oils which takes from the aesthetic, but probably has no effect on the actual operation of it. Hoping it's a good while before this occurs to me, if it even does.

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  • LORETTA S.
  • 7/20/2014 4:17:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA Wonderful Mouse

Pros: -Works with any grip type
-Programmable buttons and software works excellently
-Lights both look and work well
-Inexpensive
-Durable

Cons: -Doesn't have all the bells and whistles of other mice

Other Thoughts: Highly recommended

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