Originally Posted by Muwatallis
Has anyone used both the Gigabyte xm300 and the SteelSeries Rival 300 and can let me know how they compare?
I'm having difficulty deciding which mouse to get
I have both and if you get an XM300 without any issues its WAY better than rival 300 in MY opinion. Here's why: Shape is a personal thing but I prefer XM300's shape, rubber grips are smoother and nicer to hold in general, main clicks are much crisper on XM 300 (rival's clicks are a touch heavier to press and kinda mushy), side buttons are kinda equal nothing spectacular and not bad either, I like the coating on both aswell (I've the silver rival), afaik XM 300 is about 5g lighter (100 vs 105 on the rival), cables are nothing special again they work on both units (I tape the cable to the back of my monitor so I dont really have problems with them), both mice belly glided out of the box but thats not an issues because you get not 1 but 2 extra mouse feet with XM300, the mouse wheel is the only hardware thing that rival beats XM300 in because my copy has pretty bad scroll sadly.
Now the 3988 in XM300 feels way snapier and better overall compared to the 3310 in the rival, I also prefer XM300's high sensor position. The software is the 2nd thing that rival beats XM300 in. As you might have read in the thread consistent lighting setting is bugged so dont use it, I dont mind it myself I just keep it pulsing in single color. XM300 software works just fine but rivals is just better hands down.
And just as a side note my aim was never as good as with XM300
So I just suck it up and ignore the crap mouse wheel and enjoy an otherwise awesome mouse for ONLY 36€
Hope this helps!