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SteelSeries - Rival 600 Wired Optical Gaming Mouse with RGB Lighting - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 134 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rival 600 is a great gaming rgb mouse with weights

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    ReadyPlayerBum
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    Rival 600 is an excellent gaming mouse, it has extra weights, it feels great with a rubber finish. It has cool sexy RGB colors which it cycles through. I also use it for work and it is most efficient. I upgraded from a SteelSeries Sensei Wired Laser Gaming Mouse. Now that was also an excellent mouse too. This Rival 600 has 8 x 4g weights if you like a bit of extra junky in your trunky. 16 g on each side. 32 grams is not that much of a difference to me but I do like the extra weight. I play Doom, Wallenstein , Crysis 3 and Call of Duty and Battlefield. I would say the aim is 10 x more precise than with any standard mouse that comes with desktops. My favorite feature of the mouse is the chunky click wheel on top , it has a cool tyre track grooved which gives some rad traction action on your index finger. As for complaints, I did drop the mouse and the sides come off as they are magnetic and the weight do come out of place, to the degree where I lost one of the 4g weights. However the magnetic sides do plop back in to place like Tony Starks Iron man suit. Added bonus i play in bed resting mouse on my sweatpants leg and its still super responsive. Some complain about it having a rubber cable not a braided cable, its not a big deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My favorite mouse (:

    Posted
    Aney
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    At first I wanted to get the wireless mouse, but if you’re on a budget yet still want something to last you this mouse is a great pick. I hate wires, but for this mouse I was okay. (Bought a wire holder to keep it from tangling while I play games). I have small/medium sized hands (for a girl) and this mouse fit me perfectly, but someone with larger hands can also fit into their palm easily. I have a hard time finding a mouse that fits my small hands and something that isn’t too chunky/heavy. I was worried that the mouse would be heavy, but this mouse has small weights that you can adjust to your liking. (Which is super easy to adjust and take out). I’m a simple person, so I don’t like all the fancy buttons. This mouse had the right amount for me and they’re easy to click. There’s three buttons on the left side of the mouse and two buttons on top. (The scroll wheel and a button on the middle). Also, the lights on the mouse were pretty vibrant. I thought it wouldn’t be as bright and visible, but it was bright and visible. If you have a black razor rainbow/chroma keyboard this mouse would match well. Only cons is that the wires on this mouse tangle easily and it doesn’t have fabric material encasing the wires. (So don’t pull too hard if can wear out and be useless like apple wires for their chargers smh).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Is this the best gaming mouse, period?

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    AudioVideoGuy
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    For years I played games using an ordinary $19 mouse. It worked and I got by with the two buttons. Now with the RGB lighting craze, I wanted to up my bling on my gaming rig. I searched online and read a lot of reviews about gaming mice. So many people praised the SteelSeries mice, I just had to try it out. At first, I thought, "It's a mouse, what can be so great about it?" I tried it in the store and was impressed with the build quality. All I really wanted was the lighting, so I bought it. Once home I started trying out all the lighting options, and there are many. I was ready to just leave it as is and go play some games. But wait, what are these metal blocks? REading the manual (yes a manual for a mouse), I realized these are weights to customize the feel of the mouse. Let me tell you it makes all the difference in gaming. My mouse has a heft that gives me a confident feel when scrolling around and aiming. I adjusted my resolution to my exact liking. It is the perfect setting for me uniquely. Honestly, I can never go back to another mouse, even for non-gamin activities. If you're in the market for a gaming mouse, please do yourself a favor and try the SteelSeries Rival 600 (650 if you want wireless). Your gaining will thank you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay mouse with flaws

    Posted
    slickDnick
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    I've had probably 10-15 gaming mice in the last 10 years. I would say this mouse is overall decent but has some serious design issues. The first issue is with the software. There is no button you can assign to increase or decrease DPI (sensitivity) on the fly. The way I had to workaround it was to create a shortcut for a button to enable a different profile that had a different sensitivity and LED color so I know when it changes. It was a hassle for something that every other gaming mouse in the world offers. The second thing I did not like about it was the silicon they used for the thumb grip. After about 6 months of daily use, the glue under the silicon gave way and it made the grip move around - not life changing but it is frustrating. It felt tacky and made it difficult to get a good grip. My final gripe is that the USB disconnects from the mouse itself. I don't completely understand why a wired mouse needs to disconnect from the mouse in the first place. They made the USB slot so small that you can only connect certain micro USB cables with a tiny bit of plastic around the metal connector. I would recommend a Logitech mouse for the price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse, side buttons are not good.

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    Lionsharktigerttv
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    I recently bought a razer basilisk because it was larger then my Logitech g503 and had 3 side buttons. I heard this noise was larger then my basilisk and that’s exactly what I wanted. Upon unboxing it looks very nice, it has a cheap feeling to it at first but as you play you realize it is quality plastic that is so light it feels flimsy but is very sturdy. It is the largest mouse I’ve had to date (not by much) and I love the size, it tracks flawlessly. The no pick up movemovement feature took some getting use to, I also had to up my dpi 200 to adjust for it. The LEDS are absolutely the best part of this mouse, 8 different sections to customize Any color you want. Lastly, the Side buttons, they are out of reach and require way to much actuation. If it had it Bigger and easier to press side buttons this would be the best mouse ever. Giving it another week to see if I perform better with it, but the side buttons are really putting a damper on this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly Accurate Mouse

    Posted
    Timmy
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    My current mouse was the Corsair Glaive, I enjoyed it but I was looking for something just a touch smaller and lighter. After looking at quite a few mice I decided to trust my best friends recommendation of SteelSeries. He bragged on the sensors and how accurate they are, he was 100% right. No need for enhanced precision pointer on these sensors, they are crazy accurate and smooth as butter. I use this mouse mainly for FPS games but could easily use it for a daily driver as well. My only complaints would be in regards to the side buttons and the software. Only 1 of the side buttons is easy to reach for me but it's not a big deal since I don't care for side buttons much anyways. The software is just OK to me since you can only change DPI settings in increments of 100, but not a deal breaker since I play around 600-800 DPI anyways. Overall an amazing mouse and a definite upgrade from my previous mouse!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Quite a wide & heavy mouse

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    vespa731
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    Compared to the SteelSeries Rival 310, this actually felt like a step back for a mouse. It has 2 sensors. One of them being a customized PMW 3360 (they call it TrueMove 3). Aside from that, it 'looks' like a DeathAdder with a slimmer front (not flared out). It's a very well balanced mouse but the grip is very wide in the middle for some reason. I really had a tough time doing flick shots and quick swipes due to how large this mouse is. There are a lot of reviews that are praising this mouse and maybe this led to my disappointment. Overall, at 96-98 grams (its lightest weight without the extra weights), it's just not that easy to use versus the Rival 310 (which is about $20 cheaper) where it's almost 10+ grams lights and quite smaller and easier to flick aim and shoot with. This is worth about $59.99 but at $79.99, you're hovering around decent mice like the G703 or G903 which perform even better withOUT a wire (wireless). Give it a shot. My 18cm hands just didn't find the Rival 600 very practical to use in FPS games.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    First Steelseries product for me ever...

    Posted
    TyVad

    This was my first buy from steelseries. I was coming from a logitech g502 and 903 (which has horrible quality control issues by the way) and wanted something with a higher palm rest. I bought this because it was larger than my g502 and came highly recommended. The feeling is great although it could be a little bigger for me. It glides flawlessly across my mouse pad unlike my g502 which would "stutter" sometimes. Excited to try the mouse out in a game, I loaded up Destiny only to see that when I tried to aim down sights with the right click, it wouldn't work unless is gently (and I mean gently) pressed it down. Even then, it would still only work half of the time. Not impressed. Will update upon return and testing of a new one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I want to love it ...

    Posted
    Delta
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    I own a 310 mouse, so I wanted to try an upgrade and got the 600. I wound up with 2 of them, and while they fit nice and feel good (due to the weights inside no doubt) both exhibit a problem I've read about in other reviews. They tend to freeze up, especially in games. I have the mice on 2 different gaming rigs but the symptom is the same. I use a KVM, and I found that plugging the mouse in directly to a USB port on the PC seemed to help. Defeats the KVM purpose though. It's also possible that the mouse dislikes USB hubs. The solution when it freezes is to unplug it and plug it back in - the problem causing it is a mystery. So I cannot recommend one at this time, due to the randomness and the bad timing when it freezes.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great gaming mouse for macOS (And Windows)

    Posted
    Austin
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    One major requirement I had for buying a gaming mouse was that the manufacturer support macOS with their customization software. Steelseries has pretty good software that runs great on mac as well as Windows, I've used it on both. You can even sync your profile/settings across multiple machines. This mouse has a really good feel to it, has tunable weights included, lighting effects are pretty fancy, and the second sensor to detect how high you have lifted it off of the pad seems to work pretty well in my experience. I honestly don't have much to compare it to though so... All in all I am happy with my purchase and would recommend it to others as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Steelseries impresses again

    Posted
    Happy
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    I bought this mouse for FPS games after another mouse from a credible brand failed in less than a year. I went with Steelseries because the Arctis headset I own was quality so I figured I'd try another Steelseries product. After 5 months of use I've had no issues. I immediately became better in fast twitch games because this mouse had noticeably less input lag than my previous one. Some negative reviews said the soft touch rubber would get sticky or "melt" but I've had no issues with that. The RGB lighting zones are great. Although I use all the weights, the system for removing and adding weights is pretty cool.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse

    Posted
    Ryan
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    My Logitech G703 went out so I needed a new mouse and was very interested in the SteelSeries ones because of the reviews on many different websites. I originally went with the Rival 310 but when I tried it out, the mouse had a rattle on the left mouse button. I exchanged it the next day and I had the same issue with my second one so I decided to go with the Rival 600. I am very impressed with them mouse so far. It's a great size, nice rubber texture and additional weights depending on preference. I like it and I am very picky with everything I buy for my computer. The RGB lighting looks pretty awesome too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good Specs Poor Shape

    Posted
    Kutto

    Let me start off by saying this mouse is solid in the spec department, great sensor, satisfying buttons, and an awesome scroll wheel. The software to customize colors is straight forward and the dual sensor functionality works well. The one thing that makes it a 2/5 is the shape on the right hand side of the mouse, it feels like the curve is slowly pushing the mouse out of your hand when you lift off and the rubberized grips do little to keep it in place (even with none of the optional weight in, it still falls); the shape ruins an otherwise good mouse. For reference my hands are 19 cm x 10 cm and I use a fingertip grip.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best mouse I've used

    Posted
    Elvis
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    I have used Razer Deathadders exclusively for the last 15 years and decided to try something different. I bought the Steelseries Rival 600 and was not disappointed. The mouse is perfect for my large hands, has awesome sensors and arguably the best rgb on any mouse in the game. The love that I could put the weights in the provided case and snap it onto the mouse wire so that they are always near by.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Comfortable

    Posted
    JohnP
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    Best suited for right-handers, trying to use this for left would be very hard but if you are right handed you are lucky the sides have a smooth rubber, the design looks pretty cool with the downward angled buttons. The side has good buttons but the one sloped down will be out of use for most people because it is far away from where your thumb might comfortably rest. The lighting works well with the steel series engine three and syncs well with other Steelseries products, like thier keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse

    Posted
    Semi
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    Great size, even though I have larger hands. Side buttons are easy to access, though the third side button, which is positioned near the front of the mouse, is difficult to access, even with my hand size, this remains unused. It does come with weights, but I’ve not used them, as I find the natural weight to be very good. I’ve heard of the side grips coming off, but have no had this issue, yet, and I’m sure that is something a little super glue can fix. Overall, great feeling mouse, with amazing response.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse

    Posted
    Grizz359
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    Previously I had a Logitech G700, which I really enjoyed, but after hearing glowing reviews decided to give this a try. I'm very glad I did, this mouse feels great in the hand, is very ergonomic even with my large hands, and the software is easy enough to get set up. I haven't used the macro feature yet, but assigning buttons to the mouse was painless. If you can get this on a sale like I did, and are in the market for a gaming mouse, definitely consider giving this one a shot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality mouse with flashy colors!!

    Posted
    Razgriz19
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    Having come from a basic microsoft optical mouse, this mouse offers leaps and bounds: 4 programmable buttons, adjustable DPI, and up to 32 gms of adjustable weight. The mouse is comfortable to hold; it doesn't feel big or too small when holding it with a claw grip. The buttons provide a satisfying and responsive click when depressed and the mouse wheel. I've been using it to play lots of first person shooters and haven't had any issues as of yet!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best FPS Mouse

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    MedievalSwagger
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    Steelseries really knows how to please a gamer. Their software is excellent (doesn’t crash at all compared to Corsair) and the sensor they have put into this mouse immediately makes it the most competitive in the market. On top of that the mouse feels great, has adjustable weights, and the RGB looks great with 8 individually customizable zones. It’s a medium sized to larg mouse so keep that in kind. Love mine, I have two of them. One for my desktop and one I carry with my laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Gaming Mouse!

    Posted
    skygunner27
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    I can't think of anything bad to say..... The build quality is great. The detachable grips that holds the customizable weight system is awesome. The RGB plays nice with other Steelseries products. This mouse is a great edition for first person or 3rd person shooters! For desktop tasks, it's super smooth without any pauses or glitches.

    I would recommend this to a friend