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post #2511 of 2805
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Originally Posted by WindInSummer View Post

Worn down the sidegrip to the point where it rubs off like a thin paste (...) so I am looking to get a replacement and from a glance it seems a lot of people have issues with the 300?

I dont like the sound of being required to have drivers just as a principle (even if I do - or I think I do, as I still keep the SSengine around - but not updated). And someone mentioned stiffer keyfeel as well? I have just tried a mouse with a stiff shell / Huanos - I can definitely see the appeal and it is functionally OK, but it is not as infinitely spammable for me atleast.

Snappier sensor feel can both be a blessing and a curse when you are used to the old state.

I would really just like a identical Rival with sidegrips that dont melt frown.gif

Leaning towards getting an old one, but non disintegrating sidegrips makes a lot of sense on the other hand.

They already fixed the sidegrips a long time ago on the non-300 Rivals, if you will pick up a old Rival i can almost promise you they are with fixed side grips
post #2512 of 2805
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Originally Posted by solz View Post

They already fixed the sidegrips a long time ago on the non-300 Rivals, if you will pick up a old Rival i can almost promise you they are with fixed side grips

not exactly, a video is on youtube of someone with the Fade edition & he has a hole in his side grip. SS said the problem was fixed with the grips when they dropped it. NOPE still present. On the Gunmetal grey it has the new grips with the bigger bumps, which I have to say feels absolutely amazing in the hand and against the thumb. So much better than the previous small bumped sides do. Hopefully for users these new sides last & do not fray so easily.
post #2513 of 2805
The Rival 100 has durable plastic grips with those naps.

The Riva 300 still has this soft rubber that melts from warm fingers?

I would totally prefer the Rival 100 solution.
post #2514 of 2805
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Originally Posted by softskiller View Post

The Rival 100 has durable plastic grips with those naps.

The Riva 300 still has this soft rubber that melts from warm fingers?

I would totally prefer the Rival 100 solution.

i have the white rival non-300 since one year, and sidegrips are pretty much intact.
They must find a compromise between durability and softness, or they could have used plain plastic in the first place, which i would have hated.
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post #2515 of 2805
I just ordered a steelseries rival from Massdrop Bazaar (it's one that was leftover from their group-buy). The group buy completed like 8 months ago though, so while mine will be New In Box, it will be a 8-12 month old unit.

Is there any reason I wouldn't want one from 8-12 months ago versus a current rival 300? (the only thing I'm aware of is that they changed the rubber grips at one point, but this one apparently will have the updated side-grips).
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post #2516 of 2805
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Originally Posted by djchup View Post

I just ordered a steelseries rival from Massdrop Bazaar (it's one that was leftover from their group-buy). The group buy completed like 8 months ago though, so while mine will be New In Box, it will be a 8-12 month old unit.

Is there any reason I wouldn't want one from 8-12 months ago versus a current rival 300? (the only thing I'm aware of is that they changed the rubber grips at one point, but this one apparently will have the updated side-grips).

Well it will stil have warranty, right.
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post #2517 of 2805
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Originally Posted by djchup View Post

I just ordered a steelseries rival from Massdrop Bazaar (it's one that was leftover from their group-buy). The group buy completed like 8 months ago though, so while mine will be New In Box, it will be a 8-12 month old unit.

Is there any reason I wouldn't want one from 8-12 months ago versus a current rival 300? (the only thing I'm aware of is that they changed the rubber grips at one point, but this one apparently will have the updated side-grips).

I ordered a Rival 300, but got an original Rival non-300. I contacted the company about it, they answered with that they are pretty much the exact same, just the name is different. And it's a store that is partnered with steelseries, so I believe them.

There are only two different Rivals.. one that had the old rubber grips, those were updated a year ago to newer grips.. now the one with the newer grip and the 300 are 100% the same, just the name is different.

And even though it says "Rival" instead of "Rival 300" in the steelseries engine, you still get the same firmware updates. So basically, same mouse, different brand.
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post #2518 of 2805
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Originally Posted by Aymanb View Post

I ordered a Rival 300, but got an original Rival non-300. I contacted the company about it, they answered with that they are pretty much the exact same, just the name is different. And it's a store that is partnered with steelseries, so I believe them.

There are only two different Rivals.. one that had the old rubber grips, those were updated a year ago to newer grips.. now the one with the newer grip and the 300 are 100% the same, just the name is different.

And even though it says "Rival" instead of "Rival 300" in the steelseries engine, you still get the same firmware updates. So basically, same mouse, different brand.

Erm no. The updated rival and rival 300 have different rubber grips. Plus there are some differences hardware wise (MCU is different or something like that)

Rival that's updated has soft rubber sides with small bumps.

The 300 has a harder rubber compound with much larger bumps.
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post #2519 of 2805
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Rival that's updated has soft rubber sides with small bumps.

The 300 has a harder rubber compound with much larger bumps.

it's already as hard as it gets on my white rival, and the black one i had, didn't feel different to that either(it's not quite the most comfortable feel with this hardness).

If it's an even harder rubber compound on the 300's, they already could have used just plastic. thinking.gif
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post #2520 of 2805
Whenever I touch the rival cable at the USB, it turns off/reconnects... thats a faulty cable right? i can RMA this? Doesn't happen with other mice.
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