SteelSeries Rival Gaming Mouse Review

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SteelSeries Rival Gaming Mouse Review

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:01 am

It doesn’t happen too often when a new optical gaming mouse receives hype. In-fact this past year up until now, all the mice we reviewed all used lasers and laser sensors. SteelSeries sent us their Rival gaming mouse which does feature an optical sensor as well as a number of other gaming-focused features. It’s often argued that optical sensors don’t skip and thus track more reliably than laser sensors. In any case, better mice technology has narrowed the gap. We really haven’t noticed mouse skipping on the laser mice we have reviewed and the Rival’s optical sensor has a specified sensitivity, up to 6500 DPI, comparable to some laser mice out there. We’ll have to see if the Rival stands out from the crowd or conforms to the rest.

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Article Title: SteelSeries Rival Gaming Mouse Review
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Pricing At Time of Print: $54.99 Shipped
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Re: SteelSeries Rival Gaming Mouse Review

Postby FZ1 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:21 pm

What OS was used in the review? I bought a SteelSeries Apex keyboard because my Logitech broke and the software will not run properly. It seems they've had an issue with Win 8.1 and have a "fix" for those having issues but it didn't help. I have to say I'm disappointed.
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Re: SteelSeries Rival Gaming Mouse Review

Postby Spamburger » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:29 pm

Windows 7 because I began to sense a pattern.
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Re: SteelSeries Rival Gaming Mouse Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:58 pm

Spamburger wrote:Windows 7 because I began to sense a pattern.


It looks like Corsair, SteelSeries and many of the peripheral companies aren't fully Windows 8.1 compliant. Sounds like we need to get a system with Windows 8.1 to test these out on!
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Re: SteelSeries Rival Gaming Mouse Review

Postby kenc51 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:11 pm

Apoptosis wrote:
Spamburger wrote:Windows 7 because I began to sense a pattern.


It looks like Corsair, SteelSeries and many of the peripheral companies aren't fully Windows 8.1 compliant. Sounds like we need to get a system with Windows 8.1 to test these out on!


Why not add Linux since steam is making inroads there too?
A basic Ubuntu install is easy to do and I don't see any other "mainstream" sites doing it. I'm always available via a PM/email/IM for any help with the setup.
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Re: SteelSeries Rival Gaming Mouse Review

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:42 pm

kenc51 wrote:Why not add Linux since steam is making inroads there too?
A basic Ubuntu install is easy to do and I don't see any other "mainstream" sites doing it. I'm always available via a PM/email/IM for any help with the setup.


I don't think enough of us use Linux enough to start using the OS for reviews. On top of that it would take more time and money to do that, plus most companies don't offer Linux drivers... For example SteelSeries offers just Windows and Mac drivers for the Rival.

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