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SteelSeries - Rival 700 Wired Optical Gaming Mouse with OLED Display - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 93 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse, fun features.

    Posted
    Phoenix
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    When the only review that I saw on this mouse was a poor one, I decided I should give this mouse a chance with an actual well written review. First off, when I first saw this mouse online, I was really excited. I had the original Rival and loved it. When my local store had it in stock, I jumped at the opportunity to own the new Rival 700. Initial impressions: this is a HEAVY mouse. I just retired my Mamba Tournament Edition and that guy was light. This one is definitely not going to be the mouse for everyone. I like have a bit more weight to it now for just the way I game. Pros: Very comfortable for both palm and claw grips. Easy to reach thumb buttons. Nice features of being able to replace the backplate and Rival plate. Apparently you can get a glossy finish and even 3d print a new plate to replace the Rival logo. Another really unique pro is the OLED screen. I thought it would just be a cheap gimmick but I find it quite fun. Right now, I have it set as a gif from the Dat Boi meme. Completely hilarious. Continuing with a few more pros: the SteelSeries Engine 3 software is very nice. Only thing I wish is being able to easily dim the LED lights, more on why in the cons. Very smooth on my Corsair mousepad, just a very nice well rounded mouse. Cons: I dont have very many cons against this mouse. The biggest thing I've noticed so far is the LED under the palm gets VERY warm, enough to cause your hand to start sweating. A simple slider to dim that LED would solve the issue but I'm stuck with just turning that one off. Is it troublesome enough to return? Not for me really. Other than that con, the last thing that kinda bugs me is the way its shaped on the back side, theres a corner that pokes ever so slightly into the fatty part of my palm under my thumb. But again, that can also be solved by replacing the back plate. All in all, 4 out of 5 for me. Fun features, very smooth, easy to customize both the hardware and software. Some cons that are easily fixed. Great mouse for some, but if you like a lighter mouse, this would not being a good choice for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing mouse at a reasonable price!

    Posted
    Th3R3b0rn
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    I have been a PC gamer for 10+ years and am always searching for the best gaming peripherals that I can find. For a number of years I went through a ton of Logitech G series products and Razer products as well. Then one day my mouse crapped out on me and I ended up needing to pick up something cheap and fast. I settled on the Rival 100 and played with it for about 6 months before upgrading to the Rival 700 as soon as It came out. I have used it every day since and I absolutely love it. The tactile sensor technology is awesome for MOBA play and some RPGs. Having a vibration as an alert for when your cooldowns are finished has come in handy for games like League of Legends and Overwatch. The OLED has a number of different customization options. One of the complaints I had with the Rival 100 was the material they coat that particular mouse with. I read a lot of negative reviews where that coating seemed to be the focal point and they listened to customers feed back and changed it with the Rival 700. It is holding up quite nicely. The customization and them releasing the files to 3D print a cover for the mouse is also awesome. There is so much I am impressed with and nothing I don't like. The Rival 700 landed Steel Series a customer for life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse if you prefer weighted

    Posted
    DKizz

    I own a lot of gaming mice. Typically I play with a mouse that is 85-105g in weight. This one weighs more due to the OLED and customizable sensor that you can remove/switch with a laser sensor (I would recommend staying with the optical that is included) Tracking is excellent on the mouse, Easily compares to my G403, EC2-A, DA Chroma, and other highly regarded models. I feel like the input lag is even lower on this device, however it could be placebo effect. The clicks feel very good, and the shape is better than my Rival 300, just slightly. The clicks and shape are better for my hand size. I prefer palm grip style, and this mouse helps with that, although it would be really easy to do claw grip as well. The shape is for right-hand only. OLED screen looks really nice, and the haptic feedback works well in CS GO. I would like to see Steelseries expand the amount of games that it will integrate with. All in all if you prefer using a higher DPS to swipe less in an FPS game then the extra weight is not a big deal. This mouse glides very smoothly on a HyperX Large mousepad. The drag is very minimum. It is all preference, and this one will not disappoint, if you don't mind the heavier feel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Steelseries - Rival 700 Gaming Mouse-FPS/MMO

    Posted
    Snipe816
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    Straight out of the chute - this is a HEAVY gaming mouse, weighing in at around 135g where others are generally far less. Well fitted for "Palm" or "Claw" grip style and is only right-handed with seven fully customizable buttons plus the scroll wheel and you can include tactile feedback or not to the buttons with zero recoil. Primarily suited for FPS Gamers, but can be used for MMO's and others. Yes, there is a lot of 'Hate' out there towards the Rival 700 - Mostly on the weight issue, which is not much after a couple uses. Excellent tracking with the optical sensor, but if you desire laser - SS offers one. The "OLED" display is kind of nice and too is customizable to a small extent. The only true downside is the games supported via "GAMESENSE" which is still currently limited to 3: CS:GO, Dota2 and Minecraft. But don't let that minor discourage you. So if you are: Strictly FPS - Rival700 MMO's & FPS - Rival700 or Rival500 Strictly MMO's - Rival500 gaming mice

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding

    Posted
    FeralGSXR
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    I buy a few gaming mice a year typically and normally they break or their functionality declines enough to warrant purchasing a new one. After a few months with this mouse I have no sense I will need to replace this for a long time. Quality is there. Regarding performance I also have no complaints. The smoothness and features are top notch and the on-board software with mini OLED screen is not only a unique feature but is also quite useful (more than you think). My only complaint is the fact that the firmware refuses to update supposedly due to an issue with the removable cord not seating properly based on researching the issue online. Normally this would mean this mouse would lose a start, but in this case not getting the firmware updated has not affected me whatsoever. The software keeps telling me daily I should update the firmware but I honestly love this mouse as is and I doubt a firmware update would make it that much better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent mouse but a little heavy

    Posted
    flyinion
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    Needed a new mouse after my 2 year old Razer decided to continue having a double-click problem. I've used Steelseries mousepads for years and decided it was time to try one of their mice. The 700 is an excellent fit for my hand and the buttons feel very solid. The main L/R buttons also feel much more premium than my previous mouse. The only thing I wish could be adjusted is the weight. It's definitely a heavy mouse. Reminds of of the old wireless Microsoft mice that were heavy due to the batteries. It's fine for MMO use like WoW but if I was a very competitive FPS player I can see how it might be fatiguing to use after a while. The included software is easy to use, though I wish there was a little more customization for the lighting such as color modes. If this mouse continues to function well and not develop any weird problems like the Razer, I'll definitely be buying more Steelseries mice in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor Mouse Don't Get

    Posted
    Jack
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is one of the worst mice that I have ever bought. It is so heavy and don't feel good in the hands. It is made out of very cheep plastic with no rubber for grip. The rubber on the bottom of the mouse stops it from gliding smooth and it impossible to use. When you are in games there is a delay when you are playing and not a fun time. If I could return this mice i would but is is over the time to return. Buying a new Mice tomorrow and would recommend any razer mouse because I only ever had good experience with razer with all their products. I even tried other products be this company and had the same result with there head set sound verry tinny and built cheep. DONT get anything from this company. Happy to get a new razer mice tomarrow.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Gaming Mouse

    Posted
    xDivineStrikex
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    I was doing a great deal of research on gaming mice before purchasing this one. Narrowing it down between the Logitech and the Steel series due to the way that they felt and performance. I have had a great deal of mice and knew the way that certain companies catered to their mice but this newer Steel Series kept coming up in product reviews and websites as one the top rated. After having the mouse for some time I can see why it was so highly rated. The customization is amazing giving you full control over the RGB color codes to choose from. Also the customization of the screen on the mouse I thought was a great little bonus. As for the feel it's top notch, everything from the braided cord to the actual feel of the mouse makes it feel extremely sturdy and not like it will fall apart. I feel like this will be my go to mouse from now and into the long future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    One big mistake ruined it for me

    Posted
    Senses

    I have had the Steelseries Sensei for years now and decided to get a new mouse. Why not try the new model that they have. I read a review on here saying that the mouse is great, a little heavy but overall a solid mouse. Drove to best buy, bought it. Got home, plugged it in and this is where i will say i was very disapointed. First off the mouse is heavy, not that big of a deal but the sensei was super light compared to it. The REAL CON is the cord that plugs into the mouse itself. There is a rubber aspect directly after it plugs in that points down and drags on the mousepad. I have a steel series QCK mousepad that is like plastic and the drag is horrible. I play LOL and cannot stand the feelings of the mouse being dragged one way or another. Went to amazon and just bought another sensei because it never let me down.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    Posted
    kiledemuerte
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The future in gaming mice is here. I have used many mice to game with. I have over 5000 hours in Dota2 with Logitech and Steelseries mice including the G500, G500s, Sensai, and the original Rival. This tops them all. I enjoy heavier mice, but switched to the sensai when my wrist began to show symtoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. This mouse has amazing weight and the reinforced buttons make clicking feel like a premium experience. The custom LED is great, the vibration features are awesome, and the RGB lighting is swell. Love this mouse and hope it lasts me another 5000 hours.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally Found Awesome

    Posted
    bigleagues
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    After returning a similar in price competitive RGB mouse, I decided to try the SteelSeries for just a few bugs more. There is no comparison from this mouse to any mouse I have tried. First thing you'll notice is the weight, it feels solid. It tracks smooth with ZERO jumping or lag. There is a vibrate on timer feature which I love for gaming. The Software is good, the RGB options are decent. There is an OLED Display on the side which to me is pointless but that's just my 2 cents. All in all its an A+ mouse for gaming, Photoshoping, and daily use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SteelSeries - Rival 700 Gaming Mouse

    Posted
    Snipe816
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    Exceptional Gaming Mouse - IMHO. Right Handed, Palm, Claw, and Fingertip grip style, 7-Programable buttons, LED lighting at the scroll wheel and back of mouse (Buttons and Lighting customizable via the SSE software [SteelSeries Engine]) Weight - 135 grams, Corded - 2 cords supplied that plug into the mouse at the front underside. ((Long Cable Length (braided) 2m, 6.5 ft)) ((Short Cable Length (non-braided) 1m, 3.28 ft)) The cover is Matte Top Cover and to me, a bit slippery. OLED screen is nice as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    Posted
    Emms
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    I have a kitten who loves to chew on cables (that's why I needed a new mouse) and I love the fact that this mouse comes with the ability to change cables! You can either have the rubber one or the other cable that feels like a shoelace(its like the cable that Razer mice have). You can change so many settings with this mouse! Two different speeds and even include a little design on the screen it has on the side. I love how the mouse feels and it runs smoothly on my pad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing.

    Posted
    Mufti

    Heavy, Terrible Button Placement, and Haptic options limited to 3 games. Nearly 160 grams makes this the heaviest mouse I've ever used. With large hands, I can not smoothly reach the from two side buttons. The farthest of which is impossible to hit during gameplay. Haptic options are limited. You can not create haptic feedback for games that do not specifically support the mouse. More gimmick than function. I'm dissapointed with the direction SteelSeries is going.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great quality for the price

    Posted
    Philliam
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    Absolutely love this thing. While it was a bit more expensive than the other models I was looking at, the cost shows in the quality of the materials as it really feels like a solid product that won't fall apart in your hands. The OLED screen isn't necessary but is a neat feature to customize your mouse to your personal liking. Would definitely recommend it as well as other Steelseries products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cool mouse

    Posted
    Mach5
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    This mouse is much better than the one my computer was packaged with. The buttons feel nice when playing video games, but also if you're just web surfing. You have the option of customizing the actions of the buttons, as well as tweaking the sensitivity of the scrolling speed. I like the weight of this mouse; it feels sturdy as opposed to plastic piece of junk like other mice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice build, but too heavy

    Posted
    BbFan2016
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    I was very excited about this gaming mouse. It is a great shape and size for bigger hands. It was primarily purchased for gaming. After a few hours my hands became fatigued. It is almost double the weight of my Razr mouse. It is not good for lengthy gaming sessions due to weight. The LCD and force feedback are nice, but unneccary features. Consider size and weight before purchasing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse

    Posted
    GunnerTDog

    I believe the price is a bit high for this product, considering there's nothing too outstanding about it. The OLED is alright, but not necessity. The actual shape of the mouse is a bit awkward, but after a little while of usage it starts to feel ok. It is definitely a heaver mouse but for me that's not too big of a deal, just enough hotkeys for FPS games aswell.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great gaming mouse.

    Posted
    CTMick
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    First of all the weight is spot on. I was apprehensive about the smaller width of the mouse, but I have actually grown to like it. Extremely responsive in all games played to date. Streamlined thumb/macro is suprisingly good. Excellent grips on the both sides as well. Not a lot to personalize at all, but if you want a bare bones elite gaming mouse, this is a good one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Gaming Mouse

    Posted
    CFPoore
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    SteelSeries has out done themselves with the Rival 700. The RGB settings are great, and being able to change the cpi on the fly with the built in menu and screen makes it an excellent choice for gaming. Also, for games like Counter Strike it has a built in system to tell you when a round starts by vibrating, tells you the round score, and stats. Excellent mouse overall.

    I would recommend this to a friend