SteelSeries Rival 650 Review Rundown

SteelSeries | Published on 23 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of SteelSeries Rival 650
  • Fast response time and programmable buttons
  • Excellent build quality
  • Easy to use
  • Lacks a niche in which to store the wireless key

Summary

The SteelSeries Rival 650 is a treat to use in games, where the fast response time and programmable buttons are adaptable to a wide range of games. Despite being a wireless mouse, the SteelSeries Rival 650 is a bit difficult to carry around.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

pcmag[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The SteelSeries Rival 650 is a high-end gaming model that does quick-charging off its USB cable. The shape of the mouse is also well thought-out, and the rubber grips do the job. The mouse is rated for a maximum single-charge battery life of more than 24 hours.
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Pros[**]
  • Lightweight and well-made
  • Supports both wired and wireless operation modes
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Easy-to-navigate app profiles
Cons[**]
  • Wireless charging isn't as easy as wired

rtings[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 67%
Reviewers from Rtings have found the following[***]:
The SteelSeries Rival 650 Wireless is the first wireless mouse in SteelSeries' lineup. It's a bit on the heavy side, but you can also remove the side panels to make it lighter. The SteelSeries feels more comfortable, and it's suitable for most hand sizes with a fingertip grip. The Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED is slightly better than the Steelseries Rival650.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent sensor with low click latency
  • Easy to use
  • Comfortable for all grip types and hand sizes
Cons[**]
  • Lacks USB receiver

techradar[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The SteelSeries Rival 650 gaming mouse costs $119 (£119, AU$169) It offers perfect tracking through flawless wireless connectivity, a unique liftoff sensor, premium RGB lighting, and competent design. Our love of the performance is somewhat limited by the hard to reach thumb buttons. If you need that blend of wireless and accurate tracking, it doesn't get any better than this.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent liftoff sensor
  • Comfortable palm and primary mouse buttons
  • Premium RGB lighting
Cons[**]
  • Hard to reach thumb buttons

references

  1. 1. ^ SteelSeries Rival 650 Review. Pcmag. 2019-05-06. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  2. 2. ^ SteelSeries Rival 650 Mouse Review. Rtings. 2020-09-22. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ SteelSeries Rival 650 review. Techradar. 2019-02-04. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  5. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  6. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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