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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

DOOM & PUBG

 

Gaming with the Rival 600 has been a blast. When it comes to titles like Doom, we were able to play around with higher CPI levels, as we tend to run and gun in this game quite a bit, and with many of the weapons offering automatic fire mode, accuracy is not so in demand. Instead, you can flick the mouse back and forth, and spin around to get a sight on the next enemy trying to take you to hell. In shooters like PUBG, we found the dual CPI button quite the advantage. Working much like a sniper button, we could rummage around the buildings with 6000 CPI or so, and when it comes time to settle in and take that long distance shot, a quick press of the CPI selector takes us to 1600 DPI so we can zero in on the headshot. Along with the fact that the SSE3 software detects Windows mouse settings, defaults everything to zero, and delivers some of the finest accuracy we have felt in a mouse to date, we also need to address the LOD. We used the 0.5mm mode for most of our testing and found that with such a low setting, even the thought of lifting the mouse would stop the crosshairs in their tracks. With many other mice, the LOD is set too high, or the sensor isn't as capable, as there is always some wandering going on with most other mice we test. Not here, as SteelSeries drives home features which work as intended, and to keep you in the action, rather than trying to correct for inconsistencies.

 

Windows and Productivity

 

 

For daily driving around the internet, using a mid-range CPI, we were able to span the 4K screen with minimal movement of the wrist. We love having a back page button again, as the last couple of mice thought they were better without it, but by not having one, you realize how much it is used, and we cannot live without it. Because the mouse can be reprogrammed, Macros in MMO and MMORPG games is not the only time they can be beneficial. Editing images, productivity work in video and music could benefit as well. The feel and fit are done well in the Rival 600, and we have found no reason to remove it from our desk since we first opened the box.

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