While a lot of gaming mice are increasingly more expensive, SteelSeries just launched the Riva 100 at a somewhat more affordable price level of $39.99 (39.99EUR).
The peripheral features a 4000dpi PixArt S3059-SS optical sensor with eight DPI settings, the mouse uses 1:1 optical and supports tracking at up to 143 inches per second and 20g acceleration. The mouse uses no hardware acceleration, features a 16 million color LED light system and six programmable buttons.
SteelSeries, the leading global manufacturer of gaming peripherals, introduced the Rival 100 as the best-performing entry-level mouse available. The Rival 100 gives gamers 40% higher tracking accuracy and movement-tracking speeds up to 33% faster than top competitive mice. In addition to delivering the performance needed to match the reaction time of the world’s best gamers, the Rival 100 has customizable Prism RGB illumination and an ergonomic form-factor designed to fit the grip of all gamers.
“We determined early-on that we weren’t going to sacrifice anything when designing the Rival 100. In fact, it was our goal to develop a multi-button gaming mouse, with features and performance beyond any similarly-priced mouse,” said Ehtisham Rabbani, SteelSeries CEO. “We are confident that this is the mouse gamers are demanding.”
Under the Hood
The custom-engineered sensor of the Rival 100 delivers superior, unmatched performance. The enhancements made to create this new-breed sensor produce significant advantages for users, like:
Superior tracking accuracy: Professional gamers depend on their gear’s tracking accuracy to perform those amazing super-human, reflex plays. That is why all SteelSeries Rival mice have zero hardware acceleration. The Rival 100’s optical sensor offers gamers true 1:1 tracking accuracy.
Optimized lift-off distance: Unlike gaming mice that reduce tracking performance to achieve a lower lift off distance, the Rival 100 sacrifices nothing by offering the best tracking performance paired with an optimal low lift of distance making it the best gaming mouse in its class.
These attributes combined with SteelSeries’ 30 million-click switches gives gamers more than any other gaming mouse under $50 on the market
On The Outside
The ergonomic shape and 6-button right-handed layout were designed to work comfortably with any grip style. The mouse features a soft-touch surface with sculpted side grips that provide a raised texture for maximum comfort, so gamers never lose grip or control in the heat of battle.
Make it Yours
SteelSeries delivers Prism RGB illumination on the Rival 100 – the only mouse in its class with millions of color options, variations and features. Features beyond color, like illumination motions and real-time game actions via GameSense can all be controlled through the powerful, SteelSeries Engine software suite.
SteelSeries Engine allows users to map the 6 buttons to custom game controls, adjust optical sensor sensitivity for any style or speed of play and create personalized configurations from acceleration/deceleration to CPI settings.