Ok i've received the rival today
before sharing my first impression i wanna ask something. When i plugged IN the mouse, the SS engine 3 asked me to update the firmware. Too bad the SS engine frozed. I did a reboot (the mouse wasn't working, the ss logo was flashing in blue), i ran the software again and it said something like "the last firmware update was a fail, do you want to update the firmware now?" I did yes and this time looks like the mouse is working, too bad at the end of the process the SS engine crashed again xD Anyway, now it looks like the mouse is working and the software works fine. Can anyone confirm me that the latest firmware version is the 22.214.171.124?
That said, this mouse is AMAZING. First of all i wanna say i returned the original sensei and the zowie am because i instantly saw something wasn't right... like if the mouse was lagging (especially on low dpi). Now i know it was the smoothing causing that
I dont notice this smoothing on my new rival and on my deathadder 2013. Dont know why, maybe the smoothing is still present, the problem is that i don't notice it at all and my flick shoots are amazing. I tested the mouse for 2 hours:
it's the same of deathadder 2013, you just need to tweak a little bit the sensitivity, since DA has 6400 dpi and Rival 6500. If i have to find some differences i would say the rival is a little bit more responsive than the deathadder, but maybe is because the shape is much better.
shape and build quality.
Ok, here is where the rival shines. First of all, the weight is perfectly balanced, like on an ambidextrous mouse. I never get why the deathadder has all the weight on the ass, it's really annoying tbh. I like A LOT the side buttons and the new steelseries switches are perfect for me (stiffer that omron's but not hard as huano's) . I had a lot of problems on my DA, coz i misscliked mouse2 a lot. Thanks god that won't happen on the Rival. The coating is like the Xai. The side grips are almost identical to the Deathadder ones, just much bigger.
It's early to say, but i think this mouse is going to be my main for a long time
Anybody with big hands claw this thing? If so, how is it?
Since i can't palm my deathadder at all i suppose my hands are big
Ye, i can clawgrip this mouse. I always used small ambidextrous mouse, so i usually fingertip my device. My first "big" mouse was a Xai so my fingertip became a mix between palm and fingertip. Anyway i can use the same grip i used on the Xai, because the mouse is flat where i place my fingers and, like i already said, the weight is perfectly balanced.