Mice infestation: 37 gaming mice review

37 gaming mice of 15 brands tested

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Steelseries: Rival 300 and 700

We tested two Steelseries mice: the Rival 300 and Rival 700, ranging in price from 63 pounds / 70 euros to 99 pounds / 110 euros respectively. The Rival 300 has a rather high lift-off distance of 2.7 mm, but a sensor shows excellent performance. This model is clearly meant for right handed users and costs about 63 pounds / 70 euros. 

SteelSeries Rival 300 Silver

The Rival 700 is a special product with a lot of unique features, such as a built-in vibration motor that allows for tangible feedback and an OLED-screen at the front on the left. You can use this screen to for example play a gif or place a logo, although the resolution is limited. At 135 gram it is rather heavy and only suited for right handed use. 

SteelSeries Rival 700 Black

It does not end here, because the Steelseries Rival 700 is also partly modular. There are two extra tops available: a glossy black one or a matte variant with anti sweat coating. The gaming mouse uses an optical PMW3360-sensor, but this can be replaced by a PixArt 9800 laser sensor that is available for 27 pounds / 30 euros. In our opinion this is not necessary, because the Rival 700 has excellent performance with high tracking speeds. It is a shame that all those extras also cost a lot more. 

SteelSeries Rival 700 Black SteelSeries Rival 700 Black


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