Steelseries Rival 700 Gaming Mouse Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Steelseries Rival 700 Gaming Mouse Review

Introduction

The Steelseries range of mice has been blowing our socks off since the Sensei first appeared on the market five years ago. Times have changed since the excellent sensor and crisp lighting of that won our hearts though, as nearly every mouse worth its salt has monster sensors and RGB lighting.

With the competition getting more fierce by the moment it is no surprise that Steelseries returned to the drawing board and produced a mouse which once again moves the technological goalposts. Equipped with a myriad of features and more customisation options than we would have either thought of, or thought we needed, the Rival 700 is the new flagship.

With so much to cover there is no time to waffle at the start. So let's get down to business and discover if the Rival 700 is a beast, or just a monster.

Technical Specifications

Steelseries obviously aren't remotely satisfied with the idea of merely allowing you to change the lighting colours. The Rival is easily the most customisable mouse we've seen. You can change the sensor if you prefer a different model to the one it is supplied with, or just need to replace it for some reason. You can change the palm rest to either Steelseries own models or even 3D print one if you want. Lastly you can replace/3D print the logo part at the very base of the mouse. Beyond that we have two different cable types, an OLED display, built in Steelseries Engine software, and haptic feedback. All of which is placed on top of a 16000 CPI sensor, the longest click rated switches on the market and two separate RGB lighting sectors. It's insane.

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Most Recent Comments

25-12-2016, 09:13:01

ChewyLV
Well i had this for 2 days, and believe or not - the price of it isnt worthy - My daily runners ar Steelseries Rival and Razer Lachesis 5600, and can tell my opinion. Razer is shlagg - Rival is pretty much the same as Rival 700 for FPS comparedQuote

28-12-2016, 11:38:01

Nelis
Thing is with mice nowadays. It seems they need to be in odd shapses, colours and all other kinda of weird looking things. I used a mamba for many years and was rather pleasing. No gimmick, just software and a awesome mice. No using the deathadder chroma but doesnt come close to the mamba.

Keep a mice a mice, industrieel looks. plane and simpel.Quote

28-12-2016, 14:45:23

Wraith
Haptic feedback on a mouse!? I couldn't think of anything worse.. Great write up Bryan, nice looking pointer aside form the Haptic stuff.Quote
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