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SteelSeries Rival 500 MMO/MOBA 15-Button Programmable Gaming Mouse - 16,000 CPI, Black

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Rival 500
Connectivity Technology USB
Brand SteelSeries
Color Black
Number of Buttons 13
Style Wired

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  • Fastest, most ergonomic button layout available – built around your thumb
  • 16,000 CPI custom PixArt sensor for extreme precision
  • SteelSeries exclusive tactile alerts let you feel in-game events
  • Reinforced left and right mouse buttons with industry-leading 30 million click switches
  • Fully-customizable with 15-programmable fast-click buttons; Grip Style: Palm, Claw, and Fingertip

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  • MOBA/MMO Optical Gaming Mouse
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    Rival 100 Rival 300 Rival 500 Rival 700
    Rival 100 Rival 300 Rival 500 Rival 700
    Illumination 1 RGB Zone 2 RGB Zone 2 RGB Zone 2 RGB Zone
    Buttons 6 6 15 7
    Sensor Type Optical Optical Optical Optical, Laser Sensor Sold Separately
    CPI & IPS 4000 CPI / 140 IPS 6500 CPI / 200 IPS 16,000 CPI / 300 IPS 16,000 CPI / 300 IPS
    Ideal Grip Style Claw / Finger-Tip Palm / Claw Palm / Claw / Finger-Tip Palm / Claw / Finger-Tip
    GameSense
    Swappable Cable
    Unique Features 3D Printable Nameplate Tactile Alerts, Next-Gen Side Button Design OLED Display, Tactile Alerts, Modular Components

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    Color Black Black Black Black
    Item Dimensions 4.68 x 3.08 x 1.71 inches 1.6 x 2.9 x 4.6 inches 1.57 x 2.95 x 5.2 inches 1.77 x 3.14 x 5.11 inches 1.65 x 2.68 x 5.07 inches 2.76 x 2.91 x 1.69 inches
    Item Weight 4.64 ounces 0.50 lbs 4.32 ounces 0.01 ounces 3.04 ounces 0.66 lbs

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    Style:Wired  |  Pattern Name:Mouse  |  Size:Rival 500

    The Rival 500 is the first mouse designed to function with the natural movements of your hand. The side button layout is engineered to the natural contours of your thumb to react accurately and fluidly. With tactile alerts, you can feel in-game events. Everything comes together to create the most dynamic gaming experience possible for the sole purpose of helping you play better. Armed with gaming’s first flick down switches that are extremely easy to distinguish. It's more ergonomic and gives gamers the fastest reaction time because your thumb moves faster when you flick down opposed to pressing in. When the battle is the most intense you can always find the key you need.

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    Style:Wired  |  Pattern Name:Mouse  |  Size:Rival 500

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    Reviewed in the United States on July 4, 2017
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    Reviewed in the United States on September 17, 2019
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    Simon Ranson
    5.0 out of 5 stars Nice
    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 17, 2019
    Style: WiredPattern Name: MouseSize: Rival 500Verified Purchase
    Lorin H.
    5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for gamers, a fantastic power user mouse
    Reviewed in Canada on May 14, 2018
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for gamers, a fantastic power user mouse
    Reviewed in Canada on May 14, 2018
    //EDIT - year and a half after purchase// The left mouse button has stopped responding consistently. In some instances it can no longer click/drag and in others it does not register clicks at all. Many times the device refuses to wake up properly from sleep and needs to be plugged in again. I am waiting on a replacement via RMA from Steelseries.

    #TL;DR - if you're a power user with no special accessibility needs, this is your mouse.

    I've been using Logitech mice for ages, multiple generations of the MX series and even managed to burn out the right mouse button by overuse (Dota 1 era)... For the last 2 years I've been using the Logitech Gaming G502. Never thought I'd be able to find a suitable replacement, especially from a different brand.

    The Rival 500 is a game changer, even if you don't play games. They get so many small details right.

    #Pros

    * IT CAN VIBRATE?! What a brilliant concept, much better than interactive lighting (who looks at their mouse while using it??). It has some interesting functionality baked in, such as a pulsing heart beat when at low health in Dota 2 or a buzz for Discord notifications. This feature is perfect for situations where you're immersed in a project or game and don't want external visual or audio interfering.
    * Out of the box it retained the same movement as the Logitech G502, no nonsense or tweaking.
    * It's wider and has deeper angle on the right side, my pinky no longer touches the mouse pad!
    * SO MANY BUTTONS! Finally! The buttons are laid out well around the device. EIGHT (!!) buttons on the left, a central button, horizontal scroll, and one on the right for good measure.
    * There's a physical lock to disable the bottom left buttons for folks that accidentally press them. It's sturdy and detected in software.
    * SteelSeries support was responsive and got back to me within a few hours of submitting my tickets.
    * Compared to the Logitech G502 there are fewer areas that could collect dirt.
    * Have a 3D printer? The subtle nameplate is removable and SteelSeries support can provide the 3D model so you can print a custom version! Great if you bring your mouse with you to events.

    #Cons (Physical)

    * The left mouse button is pretty flat, so your finger might gravitate closer to the scroll wheel than the upper left buttons.
    * Like in almost all gaming mouse, lighting is mostly useless whilst using the mouse (again, who looks at their mouse??). That being said, I do understand its benefits from a personalization and branding perspective.
    * The area where the thumb rests in a neutral position has a tiny bit of flex if pressed on.

    #Cons (SteelSeries Engine software)

    * SteelSeries Engine does not have an equivalent to Logitech "G-Shift" - which allows holding a mouse button to change what other buttons does. Personal example: pressing the G-Shift button + right/left scroll act as next/previous media buttons. This is a pain point for power users such as myself that want to eek out as much functionality as possible. Don't make me touch the keyboard!
    * No OSD (on-screen display) option when triggering media buttons

    ##My wish list for future revisions

    * Indent the left mouse button further so the finger naturally falls into the center of the button, not towards the scroll wheel, making it effortless to click the two top left buttons.
    * Concave the bottom of the mouse further, so even less dirt gets caught on the undercarriage.
    * Put a lighting under the top left buttons, which will always be visible to the user even during use (unless they are left handed but this is a righty only design).
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    Kane Comeau
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good Gaming Mouse
    Reviewed in Canada on March 7, 2019
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Good Gaming Mouse
    Reviewed in Canada on March 7, 2019
    I love the way the SteelSeries packages their products. This mouse is good. It's a little big length wise but it's comfortable for me. I'm not fully use to it yet but I do like it. I think the width length is perfect. The software is neat and I like how the mouse can actually vibrate for notifications, as well have certain colours for your game. There's one problem though with the software, it would be nice if you owned more than one product if you could turn game sense off for one but keep it on for the other. The quality of the mouse is great, feels and looks pretty top notch. The RGB lighting is nice even though you will barely see it when your hands are on top of it and you're using it, but it's still nice. The only complaint I have about this mouse is that it would be nice if it was a little smaller length wise, it's not the best for smaller hands. My grip type is claw/finger-tip grip and it works pretty good but I do have a hard time reaching the very top left button next to the left click. The mouse has quite a bit of buttons that you can macro to your liking. I like how you can disable the bottom thumb buttons as well. During gaming and using your desktop the mouse is pretty smooth and accurate. The functionality for the mouse in the software is also pretty good. Overall this product is pretty good especially for the current price tag.
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    Judge Kitty™
    5.0 out of 5 stars Best mouse i've used, period.
    Reviewed in India on September 30, 2018
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Best mouse i've used, period.
    Reviewed in India on September 30, 2018
    I've had/have a bunch of gaming-centric mice in my time. I currently use an Alienware pro, a Razer Mamba, a G600 and a Naga trinity exclusively for WoW.

    Enter, the Rival 500.

    The TL;DR version is: It has the benefits of all the mice, and the cons of none (except maybe to some: the bulkiness, which personally i kinda LIKE)

    I'm only going to cover the things that aren't already covered multiple times by every damn review and comparison you will read/see about the R500.

    The weight / bulkiness:
    Some people find this a negative factor, people like me find it a positive. It adds a total sense of 'quality' to an item the heavier and well-built it is. It's human nature to feel that way. For those of you pansies who like the featherweight types, the "heavy" weight is easily made up for by the plethora of mouse sensitivity options. It even has a decelerate function, which helps slow your mouse down, even you are at 160000000 DPI it brings the mouse to a silky smooth halt depending on how you set it up. i mean wtf that is epic for any mouse to have.

    Macros:
    Damn easy to set up when i compare it to the interface of the rest of the mice. Especially coughcoughrazercough

    Vibrations? yes please:
    When I'm not busy setting timers for the vibrations and promptly shoving the mouse up my behind waiting for them to kick in, I use it to tell me when my cooldown or wtvr is complete. less fun than option 1, but more function.
    You can assign 10, yes TEN different type of vibrations/tactile feedback for EACH button upon press, upon release, upon the coming of armageddon, you choose!

    Useless stuff that no one cares or should care about:
    You can remove the back rubber thingy. and make your own thingy! WHAT! yes hold on while i buy a damn 3d printer so i can shove my name into something that is angled towards the damn table surface and literally no one can ever read. There are some uh... removable? pads under the mouse. well they look removable, but theyre stuck. with glue. and they dont stick back after your excited ass tries to half remove them thinking its a weight adjuster. Spoiler alert: ITS NOT.

    It does not have "hypershift" functionality. (you cant set 2 actions to the same key by using a 2nd modifier key)

    Compared to the naga, its "smoother", has more grip/control and the buttons are easier to not screw up. You will never waste your ulti on that creep ever again.

    Compared to the AW, well AW is mostly for the looks so nvm im going to skip this one and save AW some embarrassment..

    Compared to the G600, its a toughie. the G600 is a hell of a mouse. The modifier on the right of the g600 has saved me tons of re-programming and has added a lot of ease. Thats a big +1 for the G600. I can't honestly say the rival 500 is BETTER, though i can say they are on par. Whats puts the 500 back up on par is the easy of the side buttons. It is just hella easy moving your thumb more of an up,down,left,right for your actions than the G600's more linear, harder to memorize sort of thumb movement.

    The mamba is better in some cases. mainly, if you do work on the same computer that you game. The mamba is such an "effortless" mouse. has all the right buttons in all the right places and hypershift is a godsend if you use it for work.
    When it comes down to gaming the 500 kicks it in the butt tho.

    Long story short, want a good mouse that covers all the angles? get the rival 500. Want another mouse? Get that instead, always wondering "ermergerd i couldve just moved my thumb up down left right instead of this bullsh**" and then kill yourself.

    kbye.
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    Nate
    3.0 out of 5 stars A bit pricey but well worth it!
    Reviewed in Canada on December 7, 2019
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    3.0 out of 5 stars A bit pricey but well worth it!
    Reviewed in Canada on December 7, 2019
    The mouse fits my hand very well, I find the secondary trigger buttons to be a bit of a reach but they are still nice to have. I dont think this mouse would work so well for those that have smaller hands but it fits well with mine.
    The quality is excellent, all the buttons feel clicky and precise. They aren't too easy to click but they aren't firm either, even the bottom paddle switches. I dont think they are loose in any way, like I've seen on reviews.
    The software works well but it doesn't have many options for lighting but I'm sure they will add more(just has timing interval with selected colour sliders and fad between). The vibration feature is handy and has a few presets but no vibration intensity setting or customization.

    Overall, excellent mouse for those with larger hands but the software lacks a few things.

    -Update. I've had the mouse for 7 months now and the Scroll Wheel is Squeaking.. I mean it's not even a year old and it has a bad bearing or something rubbing.. I'm not what you would call a hardcore gamer either, I work a lot, there should be no issues. I'm probably going to have to send it back for a replacement. Still like the layout, just don't think it'll last and the software hasn't improved, vibrate function seems sketchy at best too.
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