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SteelSeries announces Rival 500 MOBA gaming mouse for $80 USD

SteelSeries announces Rival 500 MOBA gaming mouse
SteelSeries announces Rival 500 MOBA gaming mouse
The mouse includes 15 customizable buttons and an integrated motor that can vibrate in response to onscreen actions.

Not to be outdone by IOGEAR, SteelSeries has just made available the Rival 500 mouse designed specifically for MMOs and MOBAs.

The gaming mouse "re-imagines" the multi-button layout to be more natural for the right-handed user with up to 15 customizable buttons and RGB illumination of up to 16.8 million colors for the scroll wheel. The mouse will even vibrate to give the user tactile feedback in response to customizable in-game events including ability cooldowns, ammunition level, and health.

Other core features include an optical sensor with a 16000 CPI (Counts Per Inch) sensitivity and rubberized sides for comfort. The front plastic plate can also be removed and replaced with other 3D-printed designs.

The Rival 500 is now available for $80 USD and will be compatible with both PCs and Macs.

Core specifications:

  • Sensor Name: PixArt PMW3360
  • Sensor Type: Optical
  • CPI: 100 to 16,000
  • IPS: 300
  • Acceleration: 50g
  • Polling Rate: 1 ms (1000 Hz)
  • Zero Hardware Acceleration
  • Tracking Accuracy: 1:1
  • Weight: 129.7 g, 0.286 lbs
  • Height: 118.75 mm, 4.68 in
  • Width: 78.34 mm, 3.08 in
  • Depth: 43.34 mm, 1.71 in
  • Cable Length: 2 m, 6.5 ft

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Allen Ngo, 2016-09-15 (Update: 2016-09-15)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.