SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless Review 10

SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless Review

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SteelSeries is a Denmark-based peripherals company founded in 2001. To this day, the Rival 3 (see our review here) is still among the top recommendations for people on a budget. The Rival 3 Wireless picks right up where the Rival 3 left off, bringing dual connectivity—2.4 GHz or Bluetooth—to an affordable price point. In terms of shape, the Rival 3 Wireless is no different from the Rival 3. As for the sensor, the Rival 3 Wireless is using the custom TrueMove Air capable of up to 18,000 CPI, which is a surprisingly high-quality sensor at this price point. The Rival 3 Wireless can be used either with one or two AAA-batteries. Additionally, SteelSeries promises up to 400 hours of battery life, as well as a generally more reliable wireless connection (2.4 GHz). Main button switches rated for 60 million clicks, full software customizability, and basic RGB lighting round things off.


SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless
Size:120.6 mm x 67.0 mm x 37.9 mm
Size (inches):4.75" x 2.67" x 1.49"
Weight:85/96/107 g
Number of Buttons:6 (including wheel click)
Main Switches:SteelSeries
Wheel Encoder:Mechanical
Sensor:TrueMove Air (PAW3335)
Resolution:100–18,000 CPI
Polling Rate:125/250/500/1000 Hz
Warranty:2 years
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