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SteelSeries Rival 500 MMO/MOBA 15-Button Programmable Gaming Mouse - 16,000 CPI

The Rival 500 is the first mouse designed to function with the natural movements of your hand. The side button layout is engineered to the natural contours of your thumb to react accurately and fluidly. With tactile alerts, you can feel in-game event...

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Design

(9 reviews)
Weight

(7 reviews)
Shape

(5 reviews)
Idea

(7 reviews)
Game

(10 reviews)
Feel

(10 reviews)
Sensor

(7 reviews)
Click

(11 reviews)
Feature

(16 reviews)
500

(11 reviews)
Disconnect issue

(4 reviews)

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Reviews around design (5.00 of 5)

  • I REALLY wanted to like this mouse, the design is AWESOME!I read that some people were having major issues with this mouse, but I figured they would have fixed it with a software update by
  • Good ergonomic design, but there is no way to adjust the mouse lift-off distance in the drivers
  • The design is great, the construction feels solid, and unlike a lot of mouse and keyboard software, the software to manage this device is easy-to-use and looks nice
  • The mouse itself is designed really well, and feels great in the hand
  • It is a nice design with a nice feel and many buttons that are well placed
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Reviews around weight (5.00 of 5)

  • its got a nice weight to it and the button placements feel natural when using them
  • I was concerned that it seemed a little light when I pulled it out of the box, but actually the weight is perfect.
  • Best mouse for MMO's and a good sensor shape and weight for FPS.
  • This had the perfect weight and the best positions for custom key bindings
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Reviews around shape (5.00 of 5)

  • Best mouse for MMO's and a good sensor shape and weight for FPS.
  • The shape and size of the mouse are pretty good, and the scroll wheel is nice too

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Reviews around idea (5.00 of 5)

  • I have no idea what I will be doing with 15, but cool to have.
  • its a good idea and i really hope they figure out how to link it to games in the future so it vibrates on direct player actions such as being shot or falling something to that affect
  • The flick down switches are a great idea, but primarily for the ones that are easiest to reach immediately below my thumb and the one that my thumb rests right on top of
  • The thumb buttons are a good idea gone bad as they're not organized in a naturally reachable configuration, and the natural resting position for the thumb isn't even a button.
  • Like the idea of several mouse click using just my thumb.
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Reviews around game (4.42 of 5)

  • If a game is not a “Game Sense” supported game you can set up your own tactile alert but you must trigger them manually with a button press or keystroke versus the game automatically detecting the event
  • I also suspect that people will bind their most often used and critical game commands to the button immediately under their thumb as I have, because it saves time to press in on that button without moving to it from the dead zone area
  • This is true, but it happens automatically only if Steel Series 3 (the software) supports the game via SS3 “Game Sense
  • I have several profiles setup, each game I play and for work and switching is easy
  • As of this writing, only three games are supported in Game Sense: DOTA, CS:GO, and Minecraft
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Reviews around feel (4.40 of 5)

  • If SteelSeries ever fixes this issue I would actually buy this mouse again because I liked the button layout and the feel of it.
  • but I think its a solid mouse and good for gaming, the feel also on my hand is comfortable
  • I like the grip and feel of the mouse, and the buttons take getting used to, but you control what they do.
  • The feel and fit is very nice in the hand, button placements are intuitive and easy to use.
  • It is a nice design with a nice feel and many buttons that are well placed
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Reviews around sensor (4.21 of 5)

  • While the 3310 sensor in the Zowie is still very good, I noticed an immediate difference and improvement with the Rival's 3360
  • Best mouse for MMO's and a good sensor shape and weight for FPS.
  • Yet, generally speaking MOBA style gaming mice tend to fall behind FPS mice in certain categories such as high end sensors, ergonomics, weight distribution etc
  • The sensor is much better than the logitech g600 and razer naga that it replaced
  • Sensor works flawlessly and the haptic feedback is incredible.
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Reviews around click (3.95 of 5)

  • You get 2 buttons on your index finger next to the left click, one button at your right click finger and a VERY sturdy tilt scroll wheel mouse with a down click as well
  • But it is way to heavy and other than the left/right click buttons which feel really good the rest require way to much pressure to activate
  • My favorite buttons are the bottom ones, which are stiff enough for extra thumb support without the fear of accidental clicking
  • he scroll wheel), and 13 on the left side of the right click button (next to the scroll wheel) rather than where they are now
  • You can easily be pressing and holding down on your right click button and roll your finger over and press the custom button on that side and never lose your right click hold
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Reviews around feature (3.65 of 5)

  • Overall, its a good mouse that has other superfluous features I won't do into as its more a preference thing you can choose to use or not use.
  • This was advertised as a key feature of the mouse, with nothing stating it only worked for 3 games.
  • I love the thumb lockout feature so that you can rest your thumb on the buttons
  • Quick fix and a really neat feature once you find a use for it!
  • Unfortunately its most innovative feature, Gamesense, only fully supports 3 games at the time of this review
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Reviews around 500 (1.00 of 5)

  • I am playing on the Rival 500 prior to release, so hopefully this issue is more flushed out upon release
  • This apparently isn't uncommon for the Rival 500 and SteelSeries hasn't really made any effort to fix the issue
  • Seriously just do a quick search and see how many people are complaining about the same damn issue with the Rival 500
  • Overall:Having come from another premium mouse, I wanted to try out something new and was quite pleased with the Rival 500
  • switches.”Steel Series also added additional buttons to the top of the Rival 500
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Reviews around disconnect issue (1.00 of 5)

  • I haven't had that disconnect issue at all, since they finally squashed that bug
  • Then I experienced the disconnecting issue when I began to use the side buttons in game
  • Amazing mouse, bought it right after disconnect issue was fixed by developers and have no problems so far
  • They fixed the disconnecting issue it used to have, haven't had it disconnect on me once

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More about SteelSeries Rival 500 MMO/MOBA 15-Button Programmable Gaming Mouse - 16,000 CPI

  • The Rival 500 is the first mouse designed to function with the natural movements of your hand
  • The side button layout is engineered to the natural contours of your thumb to react accurately and fluidly
  • With tactile alerts, you can feel in-game events
  • Everything comes together to create the most dynamic gaming experience possible for the sole purpose of helping you play better
  • Armed with gaming’s first flick down switches that are extremely easy to distinguish
  • It's more ergonomic and gives gamers the fastest reaction time because your thumb moves faster when you flick down opposed to pressing in
  • When the battle is the most intense you can always find the key you need.