Steelseries rival 600 mouse review
SteelSeries Rival 650 is a heavyweight competitor in the wireless gaming mouse market, with a jaw-dropping 121g performance. This Titan is equipped with top-notch sensors and an impressive design, but is it too heavy? Despite the production of some high-quality peripherals, the
SteelSeries has never been at the same level as manufacturers such as Logitech in terms of wireless mice. Enter the SteelSeries Rival 650 wireless mouse, what a beautiful kit. Yes, it is actually a heavier wireless Rival 600, but it is visually impressive. The Rival 650 (121 grams) is now 25 grams heavier than its older brother, but 40 grams heavier than Logitech G Pro Wireless. If you like a heavier mouse, the weight of
can be considered an advantage. Compared with wireless competitors, your gaming time with this mouse will not be much, but you can get a full day of gaming time (24 hours).
SteelSeries has another slightly unique wireless feature...fast charging. That's right, if you have a USB 3.0 port, you can now charge for 10 hours in just 15 minutes! The 650 is not equipped with 1 but 2 sensors. The main sensor is the SteelSeries TrueMove3 + optical sensor, which has a precise one-to-one tracking function, and the second sensor detects take-off. Its shape is ergonomic and suitable for right-handed gamers, similar to the DeathAdder or G703. The ink black rubber offsets the bronze colored plastic and vibrant RGB lighting, making for a visually stunning mouse. This mouse is really very easy to use. I found the transition to this mouse easy and I can easily and quickly track targets. If you are looking for the best wireless mouse and weight is not an issue then this should be a concern.
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box itself is very stylish and advertises the product well with features and specifications that are easy to find and read. The mouse is housed in a plastic mold, and the instructions are neatly stored on the foldable side of the box. Inside the
, we have: The
SteelSeries Rival 650 is designed in the same shape, size and appearance as the Rival 600 at first glance. This is a visually appealing mouse, and its comfort is as good as its predecessor. The mouse has satisfactory curves, sharp edges and straight lines, giving it an excellent overall ergonomic quality. The top of the mouse, which is connected with the fingers and palm, is made of rubber-coated matte black material, which gives the mouse a comfortable grip texture. This material is more susceptible to dirt than smooth plastic, but it is easy to clean and can handle sweat well. However, this is the similarity. The first thing to note about the
Rival 650 mouse is that it is one of the heaviest wireless mice on the market. It weighs 121 grams with no additional weight, making it similar to the weight of Corsair Glaive (wired) and Roccat Tyon (wired). However, its weight is not close to its wireless competitors, about 40 grams heavier than the wireless Logitech G Pro, but still 25 grams heavier than the wireless Razer Mamba. If the weight is still too light, you can increase the weight to 153 grams in increments of 4 grams. Despite being a fairly large and heavy mouse, I think it is suitable for all types of hands. My hand is 7"x 4", and the mouse feels almost customized for me. The
has 7 programmable buttons and a clickable scroll wheel. The main buttons are separated from the main body of the mouse, using a soft-touch rubber texture. The main buttons are divided by RGB touch scroll wheel and DPI switch. There are 3 thumb buttons on the left side of the mouse, which can be programmed according to your game specifications, but for us, they are not practical. The buttons feel high-quality, but no matter what kind of grip I just use the rear thumb button to feel doable, while the other buttons feel a bit out of reach. The
mouse uses 8-zone RGB lighting in a pair of vein-shaped strips that extend from both sides to the middle to provide a vibrant edge for the core of the mouse. The SteelSeries logo on the back of the mouse lights up like the scroll wheel and feels like a continuation of the strip. The light is very bright, you can customize it in the SteelSeries Engine software to customize the color or effect.
It is equipped with a cable similar to the Rival 600 to charge the mouse, and it has a beautiful soft rubber texture, which can avoid any resistance if you need to use it while plugging it in. The cable plugs into a USB port that is as secure as the 600, so you know you won't randomly lose connection. Like other mice, you can use this charging cable to connect to the USB extender and place the receiver on the desk if necessary. The cable is 2m long, so it should provide enough distance for most gamers who have to switch it to "wired mode".
Steelseries brings a very high-quality mouse to the party, and it's not stingy on functionality! They cooperated with PixArt to bring us TrueMove3 + optical sensors with 310 and 600 series functions. It is similar to PMW3360, which provides 12,000 CPI, 350 IPS speed, but the original tracking has been improved from 2000 to 3500. This sensor gives you the benefits of accurate 1-to-1 tracking without gaining additional delay or losing jitter reduction. If you go into outer space, this mouse can also withstand 50g acceleration.
It also has a depth sensor! It tracks and detects take-offs. I am a big fan because I am a low-sensitivity gamer. Sometimes my arm moves a lot, but this sensor has a huge impact on my gaming experience.
SteelSeries seems to use their own branded switch as the main button, which they claim can last 60 million clicks. Steelseries seems to have also increased its wireless features and implemented these features in this mouse. It uses the new Quantum wireless technology with 2.4GHz wireless connection. This low-latency technology has a polling rate of 1000Hz (1ms) and ensures consistent connections, but you can change it to 125, 250, or 500 as needed.
It is worth noting that this wireless technology provides the function of a mouse without any problems. After you try to use this mouse, you will not connect again at any time.
About this mouse, it is worth mentioning its fast charging function. If you have USB 3.0, you are lucky, and you can now get 10 hours of battery life with just 15 minutes of charging. When fully charged, they will allow you to play for 24 hours. Now I have no doubt that MOBA gamers can take advantage of the additional programmable buttons and DPI conversion, but with its size, weight and sensor, this mouse is suitable for all games. The lift distance (LOD) of this mouse can be changed from 0.5 to 2mm in the software, but due to my gaming style, I will not lower it by 2mm.
Switching to a different mouse can be annoying for me, but this mouse hardly takes time to adjust. I'm not sure if it's because the sensor is one of the best sensors I've used, or it may be ergonomic, but this mouse works great in games. The mouse is sturdy and can slide easily on any surface. The only resistance is the weight of the mouse, but since I prefer a heavier mouse, I don't mind. If you are willing to get used to your weight in CSGO, similar to Deathadder / Mamba and G703 for me. Tracking the head is relatively easy, but when making the necessary fine-tuning in CSGO, I noticed the true performance of the sensor.
SteelSeries Rival 650 If you want to customize the settings, naturally you need Engine 3 software. You can change CPI settings, remap buttons, and try RGB lighting effects. Interestingly, the software allows you to change the LOD detection, and you can change the amount of click angle of the cursor, which may be beneficial to you when you draw, but it certainly won't in the game. View our detailed software guide here.
From a design and performance point of view, this mouse is amazing. This is a very unique mouse, it can also do the work in the game. I have been using it for a week, and honestly, it is one of the best overall performance and quality I have used. I think price and weight may be a negative factor for some people, if you think it is too heavy, then I would consider the lightweight G Pro, or if it is too expensive, you can use Razer Mamba to get cheaper but better quality Good stuff. This mouse has the same design as the Rival 600 and the additional advantages of the new Quantum wireless technology, making it an important competitor. Compared with other wireless mice, the battery life it provides is only a fraction, but 24 hours is definitely enough, and it is just another device you need to remember to charge every day. If you are looking for a comfortable wireless mouse, this mouse may not be suitable for you at the current price of more than £100/$100, but remember that it only takes about 3040 minutes to fully charge with fast charging. If the shape of this mouse suits you, but the possibility of using wireless technology will not cause you too much trouble, please consider Rival 600. idea!