SteelSeries’ budget-friendly Rival 5 is packed with buttons

SteelSeries’ budget-friendly Rival 5 is packed with buttons

SteelSeries’ budget-friendly Rival 5 is packed with buttons

SteelSeries has debuted its Rival 5 wired, right-handed gaming mouse that is out there proper now for $59.99. From a distance, the Rival 5 appears just like the modular Rival 600, however this is a less complicated and barely extra ergonomically pleasant mouse. The general form of the machine appears to have a softer curve, making it match slightly extra comfortably for palm or fingertip grip customers.

This mouse affords loads of controls, beginning with the first mouse buttons, an RGB-backlit scroll wheel, and a DPI switcher. Two thumb buttons are close to the concave thumb relaxation; they’re flanked by an fascinating toggle bar that may be custom-made utilizing SteelSeries’ software program to execute an in-game command while you tilt it proper or left. As well as, there’s a silver-colored aspect button that, in my transient testing, felt straightforward to achieve and really feel for in video games. SteelSeries says this choice of buttons makes it adept for a number of gaming genres.

(*5*)The Rival 5 weighs 85 grams and options the corporate’s TrueMove Air optical sensor — the identical one present in 2020’s SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wi-fi and the Rival 3 Wi-fi. It’s additionally getting the principle mouse switches which have an IP54 score to guard in opposition to some water and mud; the corporate claims these can final for 80 million clicks.

At $59.99, this looks as if a very good, budget-friendly possibility for folks searching for a flexible mouse. We’ll be testing it extra within the close to future to see the way it compares to the perfect gaming mice of 2021.

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