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SteelSeries Rival Gaming Mouse Review

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:01 am
by Apoptosis
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
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/steelseries ... iew_136665
Pricing At Time of Print: $54.99 Shipped

Re: SteelSeries Rival Gaming Mouse Review

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:21 pm
by FZ1
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.

Re: SteelSeries Rival Gaming Mouse Review

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:29 pm
by Spamburger
Windows 7 because I began to sense a pattern.

Re: SteelSeries Rival Gaming Mouse Review

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:58 pm
by Apoptosis
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!

Re: SteelSeries Rival Gaming Mouse Review

Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:11 pm
by kenc51
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.

Re: SteelSeries Rival Gaming Mouse Review

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:42 pm
by Apoptosis
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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