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Steelseries rival 110 mouse review

Rival 310 is simple and lightweight, but still packs a punch and won't hurt your wallet.

Rival 310 is Sensei's right brother, and SteelSeries calls it the Esportsready high-performance gaming mouse. The 310 has arguably one of the best sensors, the TrueMove3 optical sensor, which has 1-to-1 tracking, low latency, and accuracy.

The first thing I noticed about 310 is that it looks simple. Its simple ergonomic shape is popular, lightweight, and very comfortable for holding the mouse and moving around on the mat. The contour of the mouse helps to adjust my grip, it feels good on the palm, and the raised hump is not too abrupt. SteelSeries adds thick rubber grips on the side to increase control and style. Anyone who previously owned a Rival 110 would like it.



Mouse size and weight

Technical mouse

The packaging box of the

Sairui is simple and elegant, and it advertises the product well with features and specifications that are easy to find and read. The mouse is placed in a foam-like mold in a smooth black box. Inside the

: The average size of the

Rival 310 (12.6 x 7 x 4.2 cm) is a mouse that fits most hand sizes. 310 is a medium-sized mouse, the size is very similar to G403, but slightly longer. It feels natural to hold this mouse with the palm or claws, but it is narrow enough to hold it comfortably with the fingers. If I had to determine the ID, I would say it was a bit too long, but the length did not negatively affect my experience. The 310 is 7 cm wide and is a thick mouse. I prefer it because it helps to lift my hands higher from the desk. The size is great, almost as good as the Razer Deathadder for my 7" x 4" hand.

is the same size as it, and the weight is in the middle. Rival 310 weighs 88 grams, the same weight as Roccat Kone Pure, and can slide easily on the pad without losing control. It is 42 grams lighter than the Rival 300. In contrast, the 310 feels lighter than air. You can’t customize the weight like the Rival 600. If you think it’s too light for you, it’s a negative number, but I always prefer a mouse over 100 grams until I try 310. The shape of

310 is designed. Hold it comfortably in your right hand and will not disappoint. The design almost looks distorted, but when you hold it, the shape fits perfectly. Due to its ergonomic shape, the left side of the mouse is slightly higher than the right side, and it is curved, just as you would expect. The left side of the mouse looks straighter, but there is a slight dent, and the thumb can be placed on the handle well, making it easier to hold the mouse. Compared with the Rival 710, it is wide enough, my ring finger and little finger sit comfortably on the downward slope, and the hump in the middle feels more balanced. The main buttons seem to be separated from the body, and the downward curve is good, making the mouse smoother and can be easily clicked regardless of the grip. The main buttons and the main shell are separated from each other, and between them is a very low-key mouse wheel. The

mouse shell is made of semi-wearing matte plastic, designed to prevent fingerprints. Plastic is fiber-reinforced to hold weight and stay strong and strong. This material is as difficult to touch as Rival 110, and does not give you a high-quality feel like the surface of Rival 600. On both sides of the mouse, it uses a textured patterned silicone rubber grip, which can hold the 310 firmly in your hand. The 310 grip is now a million times better than what we saw on the Rival 110, but the texture pattern makes the grip feel rougher than the id. When I was playing for a few hours or wearing it a lot at work, I didn't notice that my grip would be affected by sweat, so even if you have a pool with palms, the extra grip you get from the side will take it. mouse, stick to your hands. The

main button adopts what SteelSeries calls a separate trigger design, meaning the button is separate from the rest of the case. Below the button are 2 Omron mechanical switches, which can handle 50 million clicks. They feel great and can be easily clicked without accidentally pressing them every 5 minutes. The audible clicks are quite satisfying and its driving force is very low. The mouse has 2 thumb buttons (backwards and forwards), and they are perfect for mice under £ 50 / $ 50. When you push them, the thumb buttons will not jiggle or move too much, and the click will feels solid and accurate. I will not lie, they are not the easiest to hit in stressful situations, but the overall quality is very good. The Rival 310 has a tactile scroll wheel. Like the Rival model before it, the scroll wheel is located deep within the case, making it an understated model. I like how low the wheel is, because it doesn't affect the function at all, but it follows a simple and low-key design. The scroll wheel is clickable and provides you with another programmable button. Finally, there is a dpi button at the top, if you need this option, you can change your DPI at any time. The

Rival 310 cable is smooth, not braided, and like rubber, very popular. In recent years, I have encountered quite a few stranded rats, but it doesn't make a big difference.

In the end, it always wears out (no bungee jumping). The cable on the 310 is so thin that it fits easily into my Zowie Camade. The texture is smooth, but even when the 310 glides across the table, it won't lose its grip in bungee jumping. I think you can go out without bungee jumping, because the cable seems to barely hang from my desk or mat. Bungee jumping is my preference, unless I run the cables under the keyboard or have something or a clip-on device, I will definitely get one. The overall performance of the

mouse is excellent and the feel is very accurate and natural. It has a TrueMove3 optical sensor. Now the TrueMove3 sensor is very good, and I really like every mouse that I use it (the most obvious one being the Rival 650 wireless), but it's worth noting that it is essentially an updated PMW 3366, which will not cause any lag or impact. to reduce jitter. It has 1-to-1 tracking up to 3500 cpi, which means that any distance you move on the mouse pad will result in the same amount of movement you see on the monitor. Personally, I can't tell the difference between these two sensors, but TrueMove3 is very nice to use, with a DPI range of 100 to 12,000 and an IPS speed of 350.

Overall, the 310 performs well in terms of performance, it has an excellent sensor in a comfortable right-handed mouse, but for me it is very light.

I opened the FPS game, and after getting used to the weight of the Rival 310, I started to see the TrueMove3 sensor come alive. It is mainly tested on CSGO and PUBG. When doing some fine-tuning and correcting the target, the sensor feels very accurate. The accuracy of TrueMove3 makes aiming quite simple, and the spray control mode is also easy to manage. The overall movement of the mouse in various applications is smooth, and will not lose grip or fatigue due to extensive use.

You can customize mouse performance settings on SteelSeries Engine 3. The software is generally good and relatively easy to use, but there are some disappointments. For some of you, one important thing may be the DPI change. In SteelSeries Engine, you can only set 2 different DPI options. You can use the DPI switch button to switch between the 2 options in the game, but this may cause problems for gamers looking for more customization in games such as Overwatch. There is neither a profile button nor an option to create a profile on the SteelSeries mouse/software, so if you are a gamer who likes to set some different settings for different games, then maybe you will choose a more suitable mouse, such as Logitech G403. It is worth mentioning that you can still perform many of the operations you would expect from the software, such as changing the polling rate or programming buttons between 125 and 1000. The software allows you to customize the different RGB areas of the mouse, and you can use the angle adjustment tool (if you are a gamer, you don't need to use it).

The Rival 310 is an absolute competitor under 50 GBP/50 USD. Although compared with other software, the main disadvantage of this software is that it is below average and lacks customizable buttons, but it is still an excellent mouse. If you are thinking of a right-handed mouse with great value for money, the 310’s comfortable form factor and its high-performance sensors make it a viable choice for anyone. For me, the Rival 600 outperforms it in terms of form and performance, but the price is higher and it always depends on preference. Left-handed gamers are more likely to choose the smart Sensei 310, which has 2 additional buttons. The design of the Rival 310 is a bit simple, so it might prompt me to buy a more refined Razer Deathadder at a similar price. All in all, the value for money makes it an easy-to-recommend mouse. With its highly reliable performance, Rival 310 is a mouse that both casual and professional gamers can use.

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