SteelSeries has debuted its Rival 5 wired, right-handed gaming mouse that’s out there proper now for $59.99. From a distance, the Rival 5 appears just like the modular Rival 600, however it is a less complicated and barely extra ergonomically pleasant mouse. The general form of the system appears to have a softer curve, making it match a bit of extra comfortably for palm or fingertip grip customers.
This mouse provides 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 personalized utilizing SteelSeries’ software program to execute an in-game command whenever you tilt it proper or left. As well as, there’s a silver-colored aspect button that, in my transient testing, felt straightforward to succeed in and really feel for in video games. SteelSeries says this number of buttons makes it adept for a number of gaming genres.
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 towards some water and dirt; the corporate claims these can final for 80 million clicks.
At $59.99, this looks like , budget-friendly possibility for folks in search of a flexible mouse. We’ll be testing it extra within the close to future to see the way it compares to one of the best gaming mice of 2021.