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SteelSeries Rival 700 Gaming Mouse Review

By Tom Jaskulka

Manufacturer: SteelSeries
Product Name: Rival 700 Gaming Mouse
Model Number: M-00005-01
UPC: 813682020033
Price As Tested: $79.99 (Amazon | Newegg)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by SteelSeries.

SteelSeries, a company known for many innovations and their support of eSports, has released a new weapon in the competitive gamer’s arsenal: the Rival 700.  While they’ve been busy refreshing all of their product lines to update previous models with new features, the Rival 700 is a brand new entry entirely.  Positioned as the premier offering in the Rival line of mice, the SteelSeries Rival 700 has a new twist – or, more appropriately, a buzz.  Modular sensors, interchangeable cords, Prism RGB illumination and swap-able panels compliment a first-of-its-kind tactile feedback system and customizeable OLED display panel.  Will these features justify the price of entry?  Follow along as Benchmark Reviews takes a closer look at the new Rival 700.

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Features & Specifications

DESIGN

  • Material: Matte Top Cover
  • Ergonomic, Right-Handed
  • Grip Style: Palm, Claw, and Fingertip
  • Number of Buttons: 7
  • SteelSeries Switches: Rated for 30 Million Clicks
  • Reinforced Left and Right Clicks
  • Weight: 135g, 0.3lbs
  • Height: 124.85mm, 4.92in
  • Width: 68.46mm, 2.70 in
  • Depth: 41.97mm, 1.65in
  • Short cable length (non-braided): 1m, 3.28 ft
  • Long cable length (braided): 2m, 6.5 ft

SENSOR

  • Sensor Name: PixArt PMW3360
  • Sensor Type: Optical
  • CPI: 100 to 16,000
  • IPS: 300
  • Acceleration: 50g
  • Polling Rate: 1 ms (1000 Hz)
  • Zero Hardware Acceleration
  • Tracking Accuracy: 1:1

CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS

  • GameSense Support
  • OLED Display Customization
  • Tactile Alert Customization
  • SteelSeries Engine Support: SSE3
  • Multiple CPI Options
  • Programmable Buttons
  • Onboard Profile Storage
  • Acceleration Customization
  • Deceleration Customization
  • Color Options: 16.8 Million
  • Swappable Pixart 9800 Laser Sensor
  • Swappable Rival 700 Top Cover Pack
  • Printable 3-D Nameplate


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