SteelSeries covers this new venture into mice with a look back at all the other products offered in performance mice, and thought to themselves they could do better. To do this, you need a couple of things, well a few actually. First and foremost you need a very comforting design that becomes an extension of the hand, and here a universal design just wasn't going to cut it, and SteelSeries realized this. They have also gone into designing their own switches for the right and left click buttons, that not only feel good to use, but are near dead silent in operation. Another thing you must have is a good sensor, and with this design, SteelSeries finds a top tier optical sensor to use, and it does not come from Avago.
Not so mandatory in mouse designing is fancy things. If the mouse functions well, and feels good in the hand, there is no real need for more, but as consumers we want everything we can get for the investment. SteelSeries also realized this, and with this new design comes rubber side pads we have not seen before, and it has been quite a while since we saw a SteelSeries mouse with 16.8 million color choices for the LEDs in this design, and on top of that there are dual zone controls for full customizability.
They even added a cool little name plate to the back, and while they offer a couple of choices to use, the idea here is to let 3D printer users make their own inserts for it and personalize it to the fullest extent.
To go at the market with the idea that we can do it better, faster, and with all new components to back it up, the new naming applied, Rival, seems quite fitting for a mouse that is set out to take on the world and conquer all other devices. That also sets the bar pretty high for SteelSeries right out of the gate, as they pretty much are saying they have the best performance or gaming mouse currently on the market. While those are some really big boots to fill, I say we take this new Rival optical mouse and see if it is the new master of its domain, or just another average mouse to add to the massive list of potential purchases.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- NVIDIA celebrate Alan Turing's birthday, GTX 1180 confirmed?
- TSMC pumps $25 billion into 5nm node, expected in 2020
- TSMC ramps 7nm production: new GPUs, AI, crypto chips coming
- Yawn: Intel Z390 chipset rumored to be rebadged Z370
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 rumors: 16GB RAM in a smartphone
- GA-Z68AP-D3 rev 1.0, unable to access BIOS or load Win10
- Samsung 970 Pro 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review
- AMD Vega 56 not being detected by Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4 motherboard
- win 7 with gigbyte mobo/network only getting 10% of bandwidth
- AMD Ryzen 7 2700 and Ryzen 5 2600 Review
- Micron Launches Industry's First Enterprise SATA Solid State Drives Built on Leading 64-layer 3D NAND Technology
- Micron, Rambus, Northwest Logic and Avery Design to Deliver a Comprehensive GDDR6 Solution for Next-Generation Applications
- Toshiba Memory America Unveils UFS Devices Utilizing 64-Layer, 3D Flash Memory
- ASUS Announces GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Series Gaming Graphics Cards
- ASUS Announces ASUS Hangouts Meet Hardware Kit