Two years ago, we reviewed the first Rival gaming mouse (it has since been renamed the Rival 300) from SteelSeries with positive remarks. Most notably it was comfortable to use for both claw and palm grips, something we’ve noticed is becoming rarer amongst gaming mice these days.
Today, we’re looking at an effort from SteelSeries that combines their best mouse with a slew of odd, features never before seen for gaming mice. The Rival 700 is the first mouse as far as we can tell that has an integrated OLED display, a vibrating motor, and a removable sensor module. As we roll through this review, we’re going to judge whether the sum of these features make this mouse a collection of gimmicks or something amazing.
Returning features from the Rival 300 are two RGB light zones and a removable rubber nameplate. The new features we have not yet mentioned are the two included detachable cables, 7 programmable buttons up from 6, and a removable top cover. The Rival 700 has a price of $95.64 shipped on Amazon and carries a one-year warranty. SteelSeries has already made available some accessories for the Rival 700 purchasable through their own webstore which are an alternate top cover pack and a Pixart 9800 laser sensor module.
SteelSeries Rival 700 Gaming Mouse Review Features:
SteelSeries Rival 700 Gaming Mouse Review Specifications:
Alongside the Rival 700 mouse are a quick start guide, some stickers, and two options of cabling – a 1m long rubber cable and a 2m long braided nylon cable We’re now ready to take a closer look at the mouse and its zany features.