The Danish gaming accessories and peripherals manufacturer has come up with a new gaming mouse that, despite its affordability, does not skimp on quality: the SteelSeries Rival 5.
Gamers on a budget will be delighted to come across this new mouse that is designed to be well worth its affordable price. A lower cost doesn’t have to mean painfully compromised quality, and the SteelSeries Rival 5 is here to prove that.
According to Explica, SteelSeries prides itself on this new gaming mouse’s ability to be just as compelling as it is easy on the wallet. Considering the fact that the Rival 5 performs at a remarkably comparable level to other gaming mice twice its price, we can probably trust that they’re telling the truth!
The SteelSeries Rival 5 holds good news for gamers of any dominant hand with its ambidextrous figure. Its ergonomic body sports a mildly wider back adorned with a number of PrismSync RGB jacks, as well as slight grooves on its main buttons. Its sides too are designed to give users’ palms and fingers a snug grip of the impressive little device.
It has a prominently soft microfiber mesh USB cable that makes for lessened resistance with drag and an overall lighter movement sensation. Even better, it carries all these convincing attributes in 85 grams’ worth of light weight.
SteelSeries claims that this new budget mouse will provide users with up to thrice the precision that is offered in other models of gaming mice, allowing its TrueMove Air sensor to really shine. Furthermore it boasts 40G acceleration, 1-to-1 tracking, up to 400 IPS and 18,000 CPI, thanks to having been jointly developed with PixArt.
Its tilt tracking effectively disregards any unnecessary tracking that might otherwise be picked up on during rapid movements, angled drops, and tilt bumps.
This compact device possess nine buttons that can be customized to each users’ personal preference; its scroll wheel comes with a button, the mouse’s main clicks will be executed on the new Golden Micro IP54 switches (dust and water resistant with an impressive 80-million click lifespan), it has a single top button, as well an additional four buttons that can be found on its left side.
Finally, interested customers can also expect SteelSeries’ GG software to be incorporated into the device. This will allow the SteelSeries Rival 5’s RGB lighting to be linked to various applications (such as Discord) and other games, providing further entertainment and functionality through a variety of color patterns for chat notifications and recharging skills.
Where to get it, and for how much?
As of now, potential buyers of the new SteelSeries Rival 5 will be able to find this new gaming mouse on SteelSeries’ official website. If you’re already set on making a purchase, make sure to have $69.99 prepared!
It’s nice to know that more and more of today’s affordable gaming mice are being produced with the technology to be almost as advanced as their much costlier counterparts. With its great quality, the SteelSeries Rival 5 could probably go well with just about any pricy gaming equipment, like the AORUS 5 Gaming Laptop or the CyberpowerPC Gamer Master.