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Steel Series

Rival 3

General Thoughts

Great cheap option from SteelSeries, the Rival 3 makes some solid improvements over the Rival 110, from adding comfort grooves in the buttons, removing the awful textured plastic from the sides (the materials feel better) along with updating the sensor and RGB. Build quality seems quite good, no rattles, although my right button sounds fairly different to the left. That's not uncommon but still thought I'd mention it. For $29.99 it really is a great option. The TrueMove Core sensor would be something like the 3359 in the Razer Viper Mini, same max DPI, and they both perform extremely well in game.


Size Medium
Grip Width 5.67cm | 2.23 inches
Hump Width 6.2cm | 2.44 inches
Hump Position Middle
Length 12cm | 4.72 inches
Height 3.77cm | 1.48 inches
Weight 80g
Sensor TrueMove Core
Cable Soft Rubber
Shape Asymmetrical
Latency 1ms
Polling Rate 1000Hz
Buttons 6
Button Height 1.8cm
Side Buttons Left
Software Yes
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