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Steelseries Rival





-6400 CPI in steps of 50
-1000 Hertz

-0 Acceleration
-steelseries Engine 3.0
-cloud sync profiles
-Ptfe Teflon Feet
-Customizable Rubber Tag
-16,8 million color 2 zones illumination
-New switches 30 million clicks
-Rubber side grips









Competitive Price

The Rival isn't a spin-off from the Sensei range, its a new design on its own. It shares design language and features with the Steelseries Ninja, a leaked concept that Steelseries was still working on back in February. Still, this is a new product that will augment those gamers looking some something that doesn't resemble a Sensei.

The Rival has a more svelte form factor and unlike the Sensei, doesn't have an ambidextrous design. Steelseries says that the Rival is "optimised for FPS gaming" and will be the best in class in its pricing tier. The features themselves are nothing to sniff at. A 6500dpi sensor and 1000Hz polling makes for a very responsible pointer, while the buttons feature custom switches builtfor 30 million clicks.

Steelseries was quick to point out that personalisation was a concern when making the Rival and you're given the option of 16.8 million colours in two colour zones customisable in the control panel, as well as software in the new version of Steelseries Engine 3.0 that allows you to compensate for recoil in games and a new Snapping option, which allows you to aim anywhere in a 360 degree space quickly without having to drag your mouse further to turn your character around fully.

Soft-touch rubbers on either side of the mouse will help to make it more comfortable and Teflon feetcome as standard. When ordering your Rival online you also get one last customisation option - allowing Steelseries to engrave your nick or clan name onto the bottom of your mouse

 

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Shape seems decent enough, too bad about the razer esque short cut with the rubber on the sides that feel like crap, id much rather just have a proper coating.
 

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Its a competitor against the deathadder and ec2 just watch the video and stop @1:05

its a right handed ergonomic design....

 

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Was about to grab a sensei to replace my Deathadder which is 4 years old. Guess i will wait for this one, thank you for posting this!
no problem, you just have to wait a bit longer till november.
 

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Originally Posted by CtrlAltel1te View Post

Its a competitor against the deathadder and ec2 just watch the video and stop @1:05

its a right handed ergonomic design....
Wish they put some numbers up there on dimensions.
Its hard to tell with those.. very well set up bad images that make sure you dont get the proper angles at the proper lighting, but the right side looks more -| than DA's annoying -\
 

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So far hard to tell by the few pictures and videos we have seen since there is no clear image. But is it just me or does this not look like a Steelseries product, but rather a product from a company that usually don't build mice, but trying out to force themselves into the market?

Well lets wait for more information and reviews to judge this thing. So far I am quite happy with my Zowie, but you never know.
 

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Here 2 screenshots I took from the video, you can see the sidegrip and slope beter to get a clue about the shape.


 

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Cant see Razer allowing the DPI bump, but their press release seems very confused about which number to use. I would lean toward 6400 ^^

Also, It seems as If I was wrong about the products general status, though inconsistent and made up marketing slides are apart of that.
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Thanks for starting another (is this the 3rd or 4th?) thread of this mouse. We all know one isn't enough.
There's some hype about that SteelSeries product, huh?
 

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Cant see Razer allowing the DPI bump, but their press release seems very confused about which number to use. I would lean toward 6400 ^^

Also, It seems as If I was wrong about the products general status, though inconsistent and made up marketing slides are apart of that.
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There are some typos and improper sentence structure in their slides. Wouldn't be surprised if the number is wrong as well.

General status? Meaning it's being released soon with the Kana v2, general specifications or that it is a "value" mouse?
 

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Meaning an actual product and not just made up as previous surveys showed. Older specifications outside of a close DPI number did not exist in any form.

Value mouse? It's actually rather impressive to pull off something like that given current market situation and SS status. I don't know what you're getting at as there are many worse examples in terms of hardware to MSRP ratio.

This mouse will sell very well if properly marketed and dispensed into the right channels/retail stores.
 

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I am betting this product gets to be a best seller for this price point of view.
Especially something small like the customizable rubber on the back of the mouse will increase sales.

With there new ceo Bruce Hawver ex motorola they heading in a good direction.
Releasing this mouse with this competitive pricing.
Only the pricing is a bit weird seeing there older mice pricing at the moment.

http://steelseries.com/blog/press/steelseries-appoints-bruce-hawver-new-chief-executive-officer
 

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60 euro is NOT "competitive pricing". You trolling or work for SS?

It'll cost 80-90AUD. That is not cheap lol
Well that would be nice working for SS
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but no I aint working for them

here is a link btw to a dutch internet shop

http://maxict.nl/product/3888290/steelseries-steelseries-rival-optical-mouse?btwview=in&rs=hwinfo&utm_source=hardwareinfo&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=prijsvergelijker

it list the rival for arround 50 euro
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And for what you get its really a competitive price.
Sorry to sound to much as salesman right know but its only good for the current mice market.

Curious how other companies like for example Razer will react.
 

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More or less competitive, you can get a DA 2013 for 55€, what interests me more is how it influences their competitors in terms of a certain Softwarefeature.
 
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