Tuesday, May 11th 2021

SteelSeries Unveils the Rival 5 Versatile Multi-Genre Gaming Mouse

SteelSeries on Tuesday announced the Rival 5, an ambidextrous gaming mouse that its makers label as "versatile" and "multi-genre." Although ambidextrous in shape, its button arrangement favors the right hand. Besides the four buttons on top, five are located along the left side. Combined with software, these are mapped conveniently for not just FPS and MOBA, but also RPGs.

Under the hood, the SteelSeries Rival 5 uses a PixArt-derived TrueMove Air sensor with 18,000 cpi resolution. The polling rate is 1000 Hz or 1 ms. The main buttons are based on Golden Micro IP54 switches that can handle up to 80 million clicks. The mouse comes with 10 zones of lighting, using addressable RGBs capable of 16.8 million colors. Measuring 128.8 mm x 63.35 mm x 28.20 mm (LxWxH), it weighs 85 g. Available now, it is priced at USD $69.99.
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7 Comments on SteelSeries Unveils the Rival 5 Versatile Multi-Genre Gaming Mouse

#1
budgetgaming
would love to have wireless to replace my Rival 650 which is aging
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#2
isvelte
Good thing they got rid of the grips. Almost 3 years later my rival 600 still oozing out disgusting glue i have to wipe every so often lol
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evernessince
budgetgaming
would love to have wireless to replace my Rival 650 which is aging
Steelseries does have a wireless Rival mouse: steelseries.com/gaming-mice/rival-3-wireless

That said, the tracking quality isn't as good as competing products at the same price point.

There's also a tier above that called the aerox. TBH though I've tried every top wireless mouse on the market and the Aerox is one of my least favorite. Clicks are way too heavy, same as most steelseries mice.
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budgetgaming
isvelte
Good thing they got rid of the grips. Almost 3 years later my rival 600 still oozing out disgusting glue i have to wipe every so often lol
I remove the grip and clean the glue.... Not much of a driffrent to me
evernessince
Steelseries does have a wireless Rival mouse: steelseries.com/gaming-mice/rival-3-wireless

That said, the tracking quality isn't as good as competing products at the same price point.

There's also a tier above that called the aerox. TBH though I've tried every top wireless mouse on the market and the Aerox is one of my least favorite. Clicks are way too heavy, same as most steelseries mice.
Not interested in rival 3, aerox either, hopefully SS would make new to replace the rival 650

Oh i forgot i already modify the swith on rival 650 which jas better klik and shorter distance
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Wavetrex
isvelte
Good thing they got rid of the grips. Almost 3 years later my rival 600 still oozing out disgusting glue i have to wipe every so often lol
I removed the rubber pads and wiped out all the glue a long time ago.
Unfortunately this is not the only expensive mouse suffering from poor quality melting glue, the internetz are full of reports of similar things...

"Made in China"
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budgetgaming
Wavetrex
I removed the rubber pads and wiped out all the glue a long time ago.
Unfortunately this is not the only expensive mouse suffering from poor quality melting glue, the internetz are full of reports of similar things...

"Made in China"
Beter create tecture grip then rubber...
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#7
Caring1
Wavetrex
"Made in China"
I take it you are implying it's a better quality product then, than "made in America"
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