Steelseries Rival 700 Gaming Mouse Review
Published: 30th December 2016 | Source: Steelseries | Price: £79.99 |
The Steelseries range of mice has been blowing our socks off since the Sensei first appeared on the market five years ago. Times have changed since the excellent sensor and crisp lighting of that won our hearts though, as nearly every mouse worth its salt has monster sensors and RGB lighting.
With the competition getting more fierce by the moment it is no surprise that Steelseries returned to the drawing board and produced a mouse which once again moves the technological goalposts. Equipped with a myriad of features and more customisation options than we would have either thought of, or thought we needed, the Rival 700 is the new flagship.
With so much to cover there is no time to waffle at the start. So let's get down to business and discover if the Rival 700 is a beast, or just a monster.
Steelseries obviously aren't remotely satisfied with the idea of merely allowing you to change the lighting colours. The Rival is easily the most customisable mouse we've seen. You can change the sensor if you prefer a different model to the one it is supplied with, or just need to replace it for some reason. You can change the palm rest to either Steelseries own models or even 3D print one if you want. Lastly you can replace/3D print the logo part at the very base of the mouse. Beyond that we have two different cable types, an OLED display, built in Steelseries Engine software, and haptic feedback. All of which is placed on top of a 16000 CPI sensor, the longest click rated switches on the market and two separate RGB lighting sectors. It's insane.