Aesthetics:

The Steelseries Rival 100 is available in 7 colours ranging from Uncomfortably Maroon to Cream and Green enough to match your most hideous wallpaper. The colour scheme of my mouse looked like what I imagine Bumblebee from Transformers would look like if he could shape shift into a gaming peripheral, which actually looked quite nice next to the empty cups and m&m wrappers on my desk. Similar to the Siberia 150 Headset, there are countless colour options for the illumination features of the mouse, ensuring that you are bathed in whatever colour glow you like after you find yourself gaming for so long that the room gets dark around you. The extra function buttons are fairly low profile, and usually only served to take me back a page in my web browser when I clicked them accidentally.

Tech Specs:

  • Material: Soft Touch black, Glossy Colors
  • Ergonomic, Right-Handed
  • Grip Style: Claw or Finger-tip
  • Number of Buttons: 6
  • SteelSeries Switches: Rated for 30 Million Clicks
  • Weight: 120 g, 0.264 lbs
  • Height: 120.6 mm, 4.75 in
  • Width: 67.13 mm, 2.64 in
  • Cable Length: 1.8 m, 6 ft
  • Sensor Name: SDNS-3059-SS
  • Sensor Type: Optical
  • CPI: Increments from 1 to 4000
  • IPS: 140
  • Acceleration: 20 gs
  • Polling Rate: 1 ms
  • Zero Hardware Acceleration
  • Tracking Accuracy: 1:1
  • Gamesense Support
  • SteelSeries Engine Support: SSE3
  • Multiple CPI Options
  • Programmable Buttons
  • Onboard Profile Storage
  • Acceleration Customization
  • Deceleration Customization
  • Color Options: 16.8 Million

Functionality:

The Rival 100 boasts a universal design, with three extra programmable buttons for those who need them, but featuring an otherwise traditional design that will suit anyone from a competitive MOBA player to someone who would use it purely for web browsing and bashing open walnuts on their desk (not recommended). The click buttons feel quite responsive, and the scroll wheel moves smoothly yet with precision. Using the mouse feels noticeably nicer than my current mouse, the Steelseries Kinzu V2 Pro Edition, which was the cheapest one they had in the store after a particularly stressful string of DOTA matches that resulted in the destruction of my old wireless mouse. The Steelseries Engine software allows players to tweak mouse sensitivity and set up other configurations, however to me that just sounds like a reason for some people to blame the mouse as an excuse for being bad at Counter Strike.

It was my mouse settings bro 1v1 me next time

Overall Opinion:

The Steelseries Rival 100 is great for those who want a decent gaming mouse and aren’t to fussed about the frills. It’s a good all rounder, though might not be ideal for those who are heavy on their use of macros as there are few programmable buttons. Seriously though they need to fire whoever thought the cream/lime green colour was acceptable.

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Pros

  • Good customisation
  • Comfortably fits in your hand
  • Responsive and precise

Cons

  • Easy to accidentally press the programmable buttons by mistake sometimes

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