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SteelSeries Rival 600 Gaming Mouse Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mice in Peripherals | Posted: Jan 15, 2018 8:40 am
TweakTown Rating: 98%Manufacturer: SteelSeries

SteelSeries Rival 600 Gaming Mouse




The left of the Rival 600 is reminiscent of the shapes seen in the Rival 500, but this time with fewer buttons. The removable side panel offers a trio of buttons, a large rubber thumb grip area, and sections off the front from the back. Just above and behind the tallest section of the side panel is an LED strip, which holds three-zones of the RGB LEDs in it.





The side panel is held into place with a pair of round magnets near the bottom, and we also see three "+" shaped holes for the side buttons to go through the panel and make contact with the switches inside of the mouse. Near the bottom is a rubber insert with square holes, which is where four of the adjustable weights can be added.




The heel of the mouse is very angular, not just in the way the rear edge is shaped, but also with the angular body lines coming from the front of the mouse. Right smack in the middle of the heel, we do find the SteelSeries logo, which is one of the many LED zones.




The right side of the mouse is shaped similarly to what we saw on the left, but due to its right-handed design, there are no buttons on this side. We do see a pair of rubber pads on this side though, which makes lifting the Rival 600 a breeze.




The right side panel is also removable, held into place with a pair of magnets, and again has room for adjustable weights. The four opening here, along with the four on the other side, allows for a total of 32 additional grams of weight.




At the front we can see the ergonomic lean of the top, catering to right-hand gamers. The main buttons are split, all the way back to the CPI button, and are convex in shape to cradle the fingers. The lower half of the mouse comes up to the buttons on the sides, but in the middle, it is cut away to allow the Micro-USB end of the cable to be plugged into the Rival 600.




The view from above the Rival 600 shows how wide the gap is between the main buttons, the highly styled rubber scroll wheel, and the dual selection CPI button. We can also see that the shiny black sides contrast the rubber pads and soft touch coatings, and we can even make out the RGB strips much better from this angle.




Under the mouse, we see one larger foot in the front, and two much smaller feet at the back. The product sticker is placed low, which allows the main tacking sensor, the larger of the two, and the LOD sensor above it.

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