Rival 310 mouse: Rival 310 – Ergonomic gaming mouse engineered for esports

Rival 310 – Ergonomic gaming mouse engineered for esports

  • The world’s first true 1 to 1 esports sensor
  • Exclusive split-trigger mouse button design
  • Omron 50-million click mechanical switches
  • Ergonomic right-handed design with pure silicone side grips
  • The world’s first true 1 to 1 esports sensor
  • Exclusive split-trigger mouse button design
  • Omron 50-million click mechanical switches
  • Ergonomic right-handed design with pure silicone side grips

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  • World’s First True 1 to 1 Esports Sensor

    SteelSeries TrueMove3 sensor technology features true 1 to 1 tracking for ultra-low latency and pinpoint accuracy.

  • Exclusive Split-Trigger Buttons

    Featuring industry-leading guaranteed 50-million click mechanical switches designed with Omron, our exclusive split-trigger buttons deliver long-lasting durability and a fast and consistent click feel.

  • Maximum Comfort

    The ergonomic right-handed design ensures balance and speed with all grip styles. First of its kind pure silicone side grips deliver extraordinary comfort and grip.

  • ARMed for Performance

    Powerful 32-bit ARM processor delivers low-latency performance and allows you to save CPI settings, button remappings and lighting effects on-board for software free use at LAN events and tournaments.

Sensor Name

SteelSeries TrueMove3

Sensor Type

Optical

CPI

100–12000 in 100 CPI Increments

IPS

350+, on SteelSeries QcK surfaces

Acceleration

50G

Polling Rate

1 ms

Hardware Acceleration

None (Zero Hardware Acceleration)

Top Material

Finger Print Resistant Semi-Rough Matte

Core Construction

Fiber-Reinforced Plastic

Shape

Ergonomic, Right-Handed

Grip Style

Palm or Claw

Number of Buttons

6

Switch Type

Omron Mechanical Rated For 50 Million Clicks

Illumination

2 RGB Zones, Independently Controlled

Weight

88. 3 g / 3.1 ounces

Length

127.6 mm / 5 inches

Width

57.2 mm (front), 62 mm (middle), 70.1 mm (back)
2.3 inches (front), 2.4 inches (middle), 2.8 inches (back)

Height

41.98 mm / 1.7 inches

Cable Length

2 m / 6.5 ft

OS

Windows, Mac, Linux, and Xbox. USB port required

Software

SteelSeries Engine 3.10.12+, for Windows (7 or newer) and Mac OSX (10.8 or newer)

Product Information Guide
Rival 310 Gaming Mouse

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Experience incredibly accurate tracking from 100 to 3,500 CPI.

Finally, a usable mouse above 3,500 CPI with no artificial lag.

No stability issues, no tracking errors, no response time delays.

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Ergonomic Design

Every aspect of the Rival 310 design meets esports players’ stringent demands for comfort. Whether you deploy a claw grip or palm grip, the shape will provide perfect comfort for long and intense gaming sessions.

Split-Trigger Buttons

While most mice use one piece of plastic from front to back, the Rival 310 features our exclusive split-trigger button design, first introduced in our flagship Rival 700 gaming mouse. Splitting the triggers provides excellent click force and consistent feel during burst firing, rapid presses or holds.

Settings On-The-Go

Save all your performance and lighting settings directly to the mouse. A Powerful 32-bit ARM processor allows you to save CPI settings, button remappings and lighting effects on-board for software-free use at LAN events and tournaments.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between the Rival 310 and the Rival 300?

The Rival 310 builds on the legendary shape of the Rival 300, but with a slight size reduction (approx. 1%) to improve ergonomics. The TrueMove3 Optical Sensor, silicone side grips, split trigger design, Omron 50 million rated mechanical switches, and matte finish are all new for the Rival 310.

Why did SteelSeries create its custom optical sensor with Pixart?

Having collaborated with Pixart in the past, we wanted to build upon the success of the Pixart 3360 sensor. We worked closely with Pixart to bring our expert knowledge of sensor technology based on gamers demands, to enhance the 3360 in areas that are required by pro gamers.

What makes the TrueMove3 sensor superior to other sensors on the market?

We are redefining what 1-to-1 tracking means. True 1-to-1 tracking is when moving an exact distance on a mousepad results in the same exact distance on screen. SteelSeries TrueMove3 sensor technology is the first to bring true 1-to-1 up to 3500 CPI, and above 3500 CPI we found the perfect balance of latency and jitter reduction to achieve 1to1 at those higher CPIs.

What makes TrueMove3 an esports sensor?

Four important items combine to make TrueMove3 an esports sensor: true 1:1 tracking, ultra-low latency, advanced jitter reduction and custom SROM/firmware that increases sensor accuracy timing.

How does the Rival 310 compare to the Razer DeathAdder Elite?

The Rival 310 can achieve 350+ IPS at any CPI level selected, while our tests consistently show the DeathAdder sensor performs lower than its stated IPS specification. Combined with guaranteed 50 million click Omron mechanical switches and our exclusive split trigger design, the click feel of the Rival 310 is unmatched. The mouse is lighter than the DeathAdder Elite (90g) yet uses higher quality parts and materials. You will instantly feel the difference. While the Razer DeathAdder Elite only stores your latest CPI setting, the Rival 310 has onboard memory to take all your performance settings with you on the go.

What materials are you using for the side grips to increase durability?

The 310 features the first ever pure silicone side grips on a gaming mouse. The ultra-durable, pro-tested polymer delivers a lifetime of use without signs of wear and tear.

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SteelSeries Rival 310 Review – RTINGS.

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Reviewed Jun 19, 2020 at 08:36 am

Latest change: Test bench update Oct 16, 2020 at 02:00 pm

By Shaqil Hossain, Nick Cheply, and Olivier Gariepy

7.2

Office/Multimedia

8.0

Video Games (FPS)

7.9

Video Games (MMO)

7.8

Ultra-Light Gaming

5.2

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Type

Standard

Connectivity

Wired

The SteelSeries Rival 310 is a great wired gaming mouse. It looks and feels similar to the SteelSeries Rival 500, but with a less bulky design and less programmable side buttons. It’s very comfortable to use with a palm grip for all hand sizes and has a low click latency. Its max CPI isn’t quite as high as the Rival 500 but is likely more than sensitive enough for most people, and the mouse is fully compatible with both Windows and macOS, which is great.

Our Verdict

7.2

Office/Multimedia

The SteelSeries Rival 310 is a good mouse for office use. Thanks to its right-handed ergonomic shape, it’s very comfortable to use for extended periods, and the two programmable side buttons can help you navigate work software quicker. It’s also fully compatible with both Windows and macOS, so you can use it on your work PC as well as your laptop, even if they use different operating systems.

Pros

  • Fully compatible with both Windows and macOS.

  • Very comfortable.

  • Durable and well-built.

8.0

Video Games (FPS)

The SteelSeries Rival 310 is a great FPS gaming mouse. It’s very comfortable to use for extended periods and its wired connection ensures low click latency. While its max CPI isn’t as high as some other options, it’s still likely more than sensitive enough for most people, and its CPI can be adjusted by increments of 100. Unfortunately, some FPS gamers may find it a bit heavy, and its rubber cable is somewhat rigid.

See our Video Games (FPS) Recommendations

7.9

Video Games (MMO)

The SteelSeries Rival 310 is a very good mouse for MMO games, though it doesn’t have nearly as many side buttons as dedicated MMO mice. It’s comfortable enough for long gaming sessions and has low click latency. You can also install the SteelSeries software on both Windows and macOS, which is great if you like to play WoW on your MacBook.

Cons

  • Not as many side buttons as dedicated MMO mice.

  • Max CPI isn’t as high as some other options.

See our Video Games (MMO) Recommendations

7.8

Ultra-Light Gaming

The SteelSeries Rival 310 is a fairly heavy mouse that isn’t nearly as lightweight as dedicated ultra-light gaming mice. It’s a good gaming mouse thanks to its low click latency and excellent sensor performance, but fans of very lightweight mice will likely want to look elsewhere.

Cons

  • Not nearly as light as dedicated ultra-light mice.

  • Max CPI isn’t as high as some other options.

5.2

Travel

The SteelSeries Rival 310 isn’t recommended for travel. Like most wired gaming mice, it’s quite bulky and won’t fit into most laptop cases. It’s also fairly heavy, and its wire is cumbersome when using in a tight space, like a plane.

Pros

  • Fully compatible with both Windows and macOS.

  • Durable and well-built.

Cons

  • Bulky wired design.

  • 7.2

    Office/Multimedia

  • 8.0

    Video Games (FPS)

  • 7.9

    Video Games (MMO)

  • 7. 8

    Ultra-Light Gaming

  • 5.2

    Travel

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Compared To Other Mice

The SteelSeries Rival 310 is a great wired gaming mouse. It’s similar to the SteelSeries Rival 500 but has fewer programmable buttons and a smaller and less bulky ergonomic design.

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The SteelSeries Rival 310 and the SteelSeries Rival 600 are both very good wired gaming mice but with different designs. The Rival 600 is bulkier and heavier and has more aggressive styling. It also has three side buttons, compared to two with the Rival 310, and has more RGB lighting. Both mice perform very similarly, but the click latency is slightly lower on the 600. While you can use the 600 with any grip type by people with medium or larger hands, people with small hands will likely have an easier time holding the 310, especially with a palm grip.

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The SteelSeries Rival 310 and the SteelSeries Rival 3 are both great wired FPS gaming mice. The Rival 3 is a bit lighter and has a more ambidextrous design that’s best-suited for a claw grip. On the other hand, the Rival 310 has a slanted right-handed design that’s better-suited for all hand sizes with a palm grip. The 310 also has a wider adjustable CPI range, but we measured a slightly lower CPI variation with the Rival 3.

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The SteelSeries Rival 310 is a predecessor of the SteelSeries Rival 5. The Rival 5 is a better gaming mouse overall as it’s lighter, feels sturdier, and has more side buttons, including a toggle switch up/down inputs. It also has an updated sensor with a higher maximum CPI and a lower lift-off distance. It’s ideal for all grip types but isn’t suitable for smaller hands. On the other hand, the Rival 310 is better suited for small hands using a palm grip but is only recommended for a fingertip grip for extra-large hands.

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The SteelSeries Rival 310 and the SteelSeries Sensei Ten are two great gaming mice that perform very similarly. They both weigh about the same, have similar sizes, and are well-suited for most hand sizes using a palm or a claw grip. That said, the Rival 310 has a right-handed slant, while the Sensei Ten has an ambidextrous shape with two side buttons on both sides. The Sensei Ten also has a slightly better sensor with a wider CPI range that you can adjust more precisely and less CPI variation.

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The Razer DeathAdder V2 performs slightly better for gaming than the SteelSeries Rival 310. Both mice have about the same size and weight, but the Razer has better feet and more programmable inputs. It also has a wider CPI range that you can adjust more precisely, a lower lift-off distance, and a much better click latency. The SteelSeries has less CPI variation, and it’s fully compatible with both Windows and macOS. However, it’s not meant for a fingertip grip.

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The SteelSeries Rival 310 is a better wired mouse for FPS gaming than the Logitech G502 HERO. The SteelSeries is quite a bit lighter, is more comfortable, and is better suited for people with small hands, as they can still grip it well with a palm grip.  On the other hand, the Logitech has more programmable buttons, including L/R tilt buttons on its scroll wheel. It also has a lower lift-off distance, a wider and more adjustable CPI range, a lower click latency, and a more consistent sensor.

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The SteelSeries Rival 100 is a predecessor of the SteelSeries Rival 310. The Rival 100 has an ambidextrous shape, while the Rival 310 has an ergonomic right-handed shape. Performance-wise, the Rival 310 also has a much wider CPI range, a CPI that’s more precisely adjustable, and a better click latency. It also has onboard memory. The Rival 310 is more suitable for a palm or claw grip for most hand sizes, whereas the Rival 100 is best suited for a claw or a fingertip grip for almost all hand sizes.

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The SteelSeries Sensei 310 and the SteelSeries Rival 310 are nearly identical, but they differ in shape and how many buttons they have. The Sensei 310 has an ambidextrous shape that’s ideal for all hand sizes using claw grip, and it has two side buttons on either side. On the other hand, the Rival 310 has an ergonomic right-handed shape best suited for all hand sizes using a palm grip, but it only has a pair of side buttons on the left. The Rival 310 we tested also had a more consistent sensor, but this may be due to manufacturing tolerances.

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The SteelSeries Rival 310 is slightly better than the Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury. The SteelSeries is lighter, more comfortable to use, and has a wider CPI range. However, the Logitech has lower click latency, a more consistent sensor, and its CPI can be adjusted in smaller increments.

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The SteelSeries Rival 310 is a better wired gaming mouse than the Razer Basilisk. The SteelSeries is lighter-weight and slightly more comfortable thanks to its slanted, ergonomic shape. It’s also fully compatible with both Windows and macOS, while the Razer is only partially compatible with Mac devices. However, while the click latency is slightly lower on the SteelSeries, the Razer has a wider adjustable CPI range, a lower lift-off distance, and more programmable buttons.

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The SteelSeries Rival 310 and the Razer DeathAdder Elite are both great wired FPS gaming mice. The Razer has a wider CPI range that you can fine-tune by increments of 1, which is excellent. Also, it has a more consistent sensor and lower lift-off distance. On the other hand, the Rival 310 has a slightly lower click latency and is fully compatible with both Windows and macOS, while the Razer is only partially compatible with macOS.

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Test Results

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Design

Type

Standard

Lighting Color

RGB

The SteelSeries Rival 310 has a straightforward design that looks very similar to the SteelSeries Rival 500, but with fewer buttons. It has textured rubber on each side and RGB lighting on the scroll wheel and rear logo. While our unit is all-black, this mouse is also available in PUBG or CS:GO color variants.

Length

5.0″ (128 mm)

Height

1.7″ (42 mm)

Width

2.7″ (69 mm)

Grip Width

61 mm

Volume

22.95 in³ (376 cm³)

Cable/Receiver Storing

No

As with most wired gaming mice, the SteelSeries Rival 310 isn’t the best for portability. This likely won’t be an issue for most people, as it’s designed to keep with your gaming setup at home.

Maximum Weight With Wire

128 g

Maximum Weight Without Wire

95 g

Minimum Weight Without Wire

95 g

Weight Distribution

Centered

Extra Weights

No

The SteelSeries Rival 310 gaming mouse is fairly heavy and has no weight optimization options.

The build quality of the SteelSeries Rival 310 is excellent. The entire mouse feels very sturdy with no loose or squeaking parts. It’s made of good quality plastic, with a matte finish and rubber grips on either side. The PFTE feet are okay but aren’t as good on some other mice, like the GLORIOUS Model O. Overall it feels as well-built and solid as the SteelSeries Rival 500.

Right-handed

Yes

Left-handed

No

Ambidextrous

No

Coating

Matte

Finger Rest

No

The SteelSeries Rival 310 is very comfortable to use. It has a right-handed ergonomic slant that allows it to fit very well in the hand. Overall it feels like the SteelSeries Rival 500 but with less bulk.

Small Hand

Yes

Medium Hand

Yes

Large Hand

Yes

X. Large Hand

Yes

The SteelSeries Rival 310 is very well-suited for a palm grip. Anyone should be able to use it comfortably with this grip, regardless of hand size.

Small Hand

No

Medium Hand

Yes

Large Hand

Yes

X.Large Hand

Yes

This mouse is suitable for a claw grip for everyone except those with small hands. People with small hands will likely find it difficult to comfortably reach the scroll wheel and front side button.

Small Hand

No

Medium Hand

No

Large Hand

No

X.Large Hand

Yes

This mouse isn’t recommended to use with a fingertip grip. People with very large hands may be able to use it with this grip, but they’ll likely find it uncomfortable and difficult to game with.

Bluetooth

No

Receiver

No

Battery Type

No Batteries

Use When Charging

No

On/Off Activation

None

Receiver Extender

No

Battery Indicator

No

This is a wired-only mouse.

Connectivity

Wired

Cable Length

6.6 ft (2.0 m)

Cable Type

Rubber

Permanent Kink

Yes

Port Type: Mouse End

No Port

Port Type: PC End

USB

The cable of this mouse is the same as the one found on the SteelSeries Rival 500, and is only mediocre overall. It’s coated in rubber and maintains some kinks from the packaging.

Gliding Experience

Good

Material

PTFE

Extra Included

No

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  • Manual

Control

Sensor Technology

Optical (LED)

Sensor Model

TrueMove 3

Works On Glass

No

Minimum CPI (DPI)

100 CPI

Maximum CPI (DPI)

12,000 CPI

CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps

100 CPI

CPI (DPI) Variation

-3%

Minimum Lift Off Distance

2.4 mm

Maximum Polling Rate

1000 Hz

Buttons Activation

Mechanical

Total Number Of Buttons

6

Number Of Side Buttons

2

Number Of Programmable Inputs

8

Profile Switching Button

Yes

CPI (DPI) Switching Button

Yes

Gesture Support

No

This mouse has two additional side buttons, for a total of eight programmable buttons. While you can set a button to switch profiles, it will switch to a specific one so you’ll need to set multiple buttons and can’t simply scroll through your various profiles. For a similar gaming mouse with hot-swappable left and right-click switches, check out the ASUS ROG Chakram Core.

Scroll Wheel

Notched Wheel

Scroll Wheel Steps

24 Steps

Scroll Wheel Tilt

No

Thumb Wheel

No

Thumb Wheel Steps

No Thumb Wheel

The mouse wheel is decent. Like with most SteelSeries mice, it’s fairly low profile and doesn’t stick out much. It’s incremented with soft bumps, but unfortunately, there are no L/R tilt buttons.

Click Noise

Quiet

Click Latency: Receiver

N/A

Click Latency: Bluetooth

N/A

Click Latency: Wired

15 ms

The click latency of this mouse is quite low and most people likely won’t notice any lag.

Operating System And Software

Software Name

SteelSeries Engine 3

Software Windows Compatibility

Yes

Software macOS Compatibility

Yes

Account Needed

No

On-Board Memory

Yes

CPI (DPI) Adjustment

Yes

Polling Rate Adjustment

Yes

Profile Configuration

Yes

RGB On/Off

Yes

The software for this mouse is superb. It’s fully compatible with both Windows and macOS and allows you to fully customize your mouse. The mouse also has on-board memory to save your settings between computers, though unfortunately, our settings didn’t save when switching the mouse from Windows to macOS, and we had to reprogram the mouse on the Mac.

Windows Compatibility

Fully

macOS Compatibility

Fully

This mouse is fully compatible with both Windows and macOS as the software can be installed on both.

SteelSeries Rival 310 mouse review. Death machine

After fancy mice (I’m talking now about unique devices in the face of Rival 500 and Rival 700), SteelSeries finally got back to their old ways and decided to release a couple of gaming esports units. Rework, restyling, rethinking – all this very well fits a couple of new mice aimed primarily at shooters. SteelSeries Rival 310 and SteelSeries Sensei 310. Formally, this couple differs only in shape, since all the insides and features are absolutely identical, from the sensor with switches to software and even cable. Let’s focus on the first: the redesign of Rival – one of the company’s fairly new ergonomic mice, which appeared not so long ago – is an attempt to create the perfect gaming weapon in a form that was quite successful in the first model, while removing everything superfluous.

The box is just sooo compact in size, and it seems that it only contains… a mouse. A cardboard box with a hinged lid is neatly tucked into a cardboard sleeve with branded printing. Without any frills, as simple as possible, but neat. We open. This is true. Only a mouse. Yes, of course, I want to see something other than a mouse embedded in polyurethane foam (there is still a piece of paper, but it just exists, as usual), but for most gaming mice, the lack of a bundle is in the order of things. I would like to see at least some Teflon legs, but where can I go. In general, the box protects the mouse as well as possible, and nothing more is required from it.

SteelSeries Rival 310 is a fairly large ergonomic mouse for right-handers. The mouse is not replete with controls: two main buttons, two side buttons, a wheel and a dpi switch button. But thanks to this, it turned out to be as easy as possible. Mouse dimensions (in mm) – 128 x 70 x 42; mouse weight – 88 grams (119 with wire). Inside lies an optical sensor called True Move 3 (we’ll talk about it separately). Under the main buttons are Omron switches rated for 50 million clicks, and the wheel is built on a mechanical 24-position encoder. The mouse has built-in memory for storing settings, as well as software for customizing all keys and lighting. The illumination of the mouse, with such a large abundance of various possibilities now, does not shine with something unusual – just two RGB zones (logo and wheel), but there are a couple of interesting chips here.

The design of the mouse from the first Rival model has undergone significant changes, but the general outlines of the form have remained the same, as well as the philosophy of approach to the creation of a new mouse. It is made very simply, although its appearance creates a certain feeling of restrained brutality. The shape of the SteelSeries Rival 310 has a smooth outline with several chopped lines. But in general, it is very ascetic, both in execution and in the materials used. There are only two main differences here: firstly, the mouse has become a little more assembled, more compact, even become less elongated, but at the same time it has not lost its hand in the convenience of placing it on it. And secondly, it has become much, much easier. The same simplicity and practicality are inherited in materials – the mouse coating is very tenacious, non-staining, and is made using matte paint applied to a slightly rough surface. On the sides are large and very pleasant to the touch silicone pads, which, of course, are not erased with intensive use – SteelSeries have taken into account the mistakes of their past. Everything else is the usual matte plastic and not even a hint of glossy details.

And in terms of shape, the SteelSeries Rival 310 has remained almost unchanged: it is still streamlined and rather flat, but at the same time, it has a noticeable expansion towards the back, which allows you to control the mouse well and confidently with your palm. At the same time, chopped outlines do not cause any feeling of discomfort and fit into the hand with enviable convenience – not every company can work out the form in this way. In terms of grips, everything is quite simple: due to slightly reduced sizes, it is now not so easy to place the entire palm on the mouse (the little finger will look for a place somewhere), but for relaxed work and lazy surfing, such a grip is best suited.

In gaming battles, of course, it is better to give preference to a palm-finger or claw grip – fortunately, both of them, due to the stubborn back part, allow excellent control of the mouse, and the absence of any humps does not interfere with using the mouse with a finger grip. And for the latter, in general, everything is also thought out: the side buttons are easy to get, and the main buttons, which have separate panels, are clicked with the same force over the entire area as with any other grip (here, a positive moment is especially felt using separate panels for the main buttons). And the wide back, coupled with a small mass, makes it easy to manipulate the device. In general – universal ergonomics without frills and with its own twist.

And about the panels I was itching to say from the very beginning: once again, SteelSeries, having learned from their mistakes, correct them in a way that almost no one else does. Separate panels, side buttons, yes the whole mouse as a whole! All this is done by a single monolith without a hint of backlash. I was afraid that the main buttons would stagger … But this is not the case. They sit perfectly in their places, and there is no backlash or gap between them. That is why the main buttons have a clear, sonorous, elastic and moderately responsive click. Side – it’s generally fire! Firstly, they are pressed with a slight movement of the thumb up, and secondly … They have a tight, very elastic and incredibly pleasant tactile feedback that you just want to squeeze them again and again … And yet .. . In in general, the buttons were made so that they were pleasant to press every time. And it pleases. The wheel has a noticeable dull “trrr” when scrolling, but there is not a hint of looseness here either. Cut-offs are soft, quite clear, and at the same time, step-by-step fixations are well tactilely distinguishable. Well, except that the pressure on the wheel is somewhat blurry and very short. But still – I’ve never seen anything like this from SteelSeries before, and what I feel now is very, very happy. Cool clicks!

The bottom of the SteelSeries Rival 310 has three not-so-large Teflon grips. They are quite small, rigid, and therefore provide a quick and easy glide on any surface. But the mouse wire, although made with high quality, could still be made easier: despite the lack of a braid, flexibility and softness, it would not hurt him to at least slightly lose weight and become more airy. And he, in my opinion, lacks a little plasticity – at some points he does not want to fully straighten out, so it will take some time to lay the cable and straighten it. Cable length – 2 meters.

SteelSeries has proprietary software for all its devices – SteelSeries Engine 3. In it, traditionally for their gaming mice, you can adjust the mouse sensitivity, save everything to profiles, create macros, select the backlight, synchronize it with other SteelSeries devices (Prism RGB) and so on… All this is known. As well as adjusting the nuances of the behavior of the mouse sensor. Much more interesting is that only SteelSeries has a cool feature called Game Sense – with the help of it, in some games (CS: GO and Dota 2 are one of them) you can customize the display of some information in the highlight zones. With the help of color indication, of course. It is a pity, however, that the mouse does not have any light circuit, since you will not be distracted by the mouse in the game, and if you do, then at least one zone – the logo – will be covered by your hand, and therefore the effectiveness of this chip is not so good, as you would like. On the other hand, there are other interesting applications (like Audio Visualizer) that allow you to control the backlight to the beat of the music or have other, much more interesting settings.

Inside SteelSeries Rival 310 is one of the best optical sensors – Pixart 3360. Or, most likely, one of its variations. Judging by the way the developers emphasize their sensor, telling us about “True Move 3”, “1 to 1” and so on, we can say that we have one of its variations (which is achieved either by hardware or software). And, judging by those. parts, it is: speed – 350 ips (default – 250 ips on this sensor), acceleration – 50 g. The mouse has a resolution of up to 12,000 dpi in 100 dpi increments. SteelSeries emphasizes that for best tracking it is best to set values ​​between 100 and 3500 dpi. In general, this is true… True, I would say that the most optimal values ​​without errors and in general with the absence of any negative distortions in tracking are in the range from 400 to 2000 dpi. And the vast majority of people simply do not use larger values. Therefore, this is typical for any sensor, and not just for the one installed in this mouse. The tear-off distance for this sensor is about the same as on all similar solutions in the face of Pixart 336x – low, in the region of 1-1.5 mm (depending on the type of carpet) and is practically not felt, since any movement ends immediately, as soon as you take the mouse away from carpet.

Therefore, much more interesting is not what the manufacturers promise us, but the sensations that the mouse gives in shooters. And then she turns out to be simply not from this planet. I will say this: if you are in a form, then you are the most dangerous player on the server. Because something like this is starting to fly in … That professionals will never dream of in a nightmare. I don’t know what’s special about this mouse – it’s simple and perfect… Oh. I found the answer it seems. It is in simplicity and a good sensor, as well as sliding and small mass, that the most beautiful qualities of this mouse lie. And they, in turn, allow you to distribute headshots, make crazy spray transfers and other things that seem unattainable to an average person on another mouse. In general, this is a real weapon of mass destruction, because in shooters (I’m talking about CS:GO first of all) you can fill frags only in this way. The mouse literally merges with the hand, and everything from great clicks to a really accurate sensor gives you the feeling of complete control over the game and your scope. I must say right away that if you think that by purchasing this mouse you will start dragging, then … maybe you will succeed. Or maybe not. But in skillful hands, this weapon simply cannot be found more perfect – it seems to obey a flashing thought, and not the movement of a hand. And it’s very cool. Needless to say, that the sensor showed itself from the best side, without any jambs, errors, and in general it exactly followed the hand? Oh yes.

Ergonomic shape, simplicity, perfect filling, low weight and monolithic construction – and nothing, absolutely nothing superfluous – this is how you can describe the new phenomenon in the face of the SteelSeries Rival 310. Today it is one of the most dangerous killers and a truly formidable opponent in any virtual space, where the whole fate of the whole game is decided by a masterly delivered headshot. So, if you feel that your skills are on top and only continue to grow, and their implementation has run into an invisible limitation, the name of which is your current mouse, it’s time to take a closer look at this discreet beauty. Because there are no limits for it, there is no ceiling for expressing your skill. And there are no big names for her. You come with it and just bend over. Sound cool? In reality, it is much more difficult. Perhaps, among all other mice, it is the SteelSeries Rival 310 that receives the title of the most advanced esports weapon for shooters, because now there is simply no one to resist such a symbiosis of advantages. As always, the whole secret is in simplicity and a competent approach.

SteelSeries Rival 310 Review – Wildly Helpful

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Developers of gaming peripherals will need to step up their game as SteelSeries proves for the third time in a year that it knows how to make a nearly unbeatable gaming mouse.

SteelSeries Rival 310 – $59 (around £45, AU$70), is the Sensei 310’s mid-priced, equal-priced partner. These two sit below senior competitor 600 at 79dollars or £79 (about AU$100).

At the time of writing, the SteelSeries Sensei 310 and Rival 600 are both at the top of our list for best gaming mice.

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design

The Rival 310 has a simple , clean design.

Matte black plastic covers most of the mouse, with gray silicone used for the side grips and scroll wheel.

Robust construction.

The only easily destructible aspects we suspect are the main mouse buttons, where the sizable gap in the front leaves too much room for something to plug it in and push the buttons out (although we bet they might just spit back

In our hand, the Rival 310 feels too small for a proper palm as our fingertips go past the front of the mouse. 0003

Fortunately, no matter what grip style, silicone siding is a fantastic help.

Rival 310 is a bit on the side of the world, weighing only 88.3 grams.

Introduction

We had a couple of weeks off serious gaming before testing the Rival 310 so we weren’t sure how it would go, but this mouse’s incredible tracking made it easy for us to dive back into some of the most competitive games out there.

We can only say that the Rival 310 provides every aspect of performance.

In terms of raw specs, the Rival 310 boasts up to 12,000 counts per inch (CPI), over 350 inches per second accuracy and up to 50 gauss acceleration and a 1ms polling rate.

And, of course, gaming experience does matter.

In every game we play with the Rival 310, we can feel how coordinated our mouse movements are.

Our only complaint about performance is a small one, and it’s the CPI switch that can switch between two settings, and there’s no indicator that is selected.