We took one of the most promising mice in the market for review - it contains an advanced dual sensor and bulbs RGB Combined tastefully. Meet one of the candidates for the most successful gaming mouse
The manufacturer of the surrounding equipment SteelSeries It is not new in the field of peripheral equipment. Recently, the company has undergone many changes in product branding and renewal of existing products.
After long months of research, the company is out with a new mouse that wants to serve the competitive gaming market and gamers in general with a host of advanced features. Meet the SteelSeries Rival 600:
In the packaging are given the mouse itself, weights to change the mouse weight, cable USB Removable and operating booklet in different languages.
Many may disagree with me in the responses, but I do not quite understand the weights as part of the mouse system. The competitive gaming world today is looking for and investing huge sums in trying to make mice as easy as possible. The existence of competitive mouse weights is something a little puzzling in my eyes. I understand, however, that a wide audience should be approached as much as possible.
Removable cable is a huge benefit to the reliability of the product for me. One of the most common problems in mice today is that the cable is eroded and loses proper contact with the mouse. This is a standard microUSB cable that is completely replaceable for whatever reason. Different lengths, different coatings - everything goes. well done to-SteelSeries The thought.
Rival 600 has a slightly different structure. Its rubber parts break apart and connect with magnets only. It is very likely that,SteelSeries They will take out different replaceable parts so that if they are worn out, you can easily get compatible and connect. The mechanism stays close and does not come out when connected and feels absolutely qualitative. The mechanism is also used to install the weights on the sides.
This is a unique and interesting feature. In principle, you can also use the mouse without the sides if you do not need the side buttons and that makes it easier, but forget the Argonomio of any kind.
The Rival 600 is set as a medium-sized mouse and fits large hands as well. The length of the mouse is 13.1 cm, its maximum width 6.2 cm and its height 4.3 cm.
On the left side of the mouse are traditional back and forth buttons along with a programmable button in the software SteelSeries. These buttons have a low clicking distance and they feel very reactive. This is my favorite type.
The right side of the mouse is completely smooth and includes two rubber surfaces as well.
What makes the Rival 600 special varnish?
The so-called secret is here, at the bottom of the mouse. Rival 600 has a dual optical sensor that they call "one-to-one" in terms of motion and screen tracking. This sensor is called True Move 3 Plus and is adjacent to another sensor that calculates depth (height).
The tracing range is between 100 and 12,000 CPI units. This means that the mouse is also suitable for high resolution screens such as 4k or even 8K In the future without losing much accuracy. Most competitive gaming remains in the range between 400 and 1,600 with fullHD resolution 1920X1080 so there is no problem at all.
The accuracy of this sensor will be seen later in the review with the exam.
Experience the use of the mouse
It is important to note that I have large hands, so this mouse suits me perfectly. I use it with a palm grip. That is, my hand wraps the mouse and my fingers are aligned as they rest on it.
The other side of the mouse holds the other fingers. There is no dent for the thumb rest, so the grip should change accordingly and therefore there is a different kind of grip. The hand cushion rests on the back of the mouse in part, and on the surface in the second part. This means that the hand does not completely hover over the mouse, but rather receives support from the surface. This is not always an optimal situation, since competitive gaming is usually based on full hand movement with every hand on the mouse, but I find the situation quite comfortable.
Here are a lot of tests for the mouse sensor. The purpose of these tests is to know whether there are certain negative features in the sensor that may impair its use.
Breaking corners - This test produces a square quickly and checks whether the sensor is aligned on the 90 exactly the corners. No corner breakage was observed at all. Small displacements caused the lines to be dishonest during breaking.
Spiral - In the spiral test, I test high-speed tracking detection accuracy. There seemed to be no anomalies and the spiral came out just fine.
Sequential prediction - The tracking prediction test is performed when quickly drawing a vertical or horizontal line and looking at the amount of aligned pixels. Tracking prediction is one of the biggest enemies of Gamer Which needs to be precise in that it aligns a line of motion and does not absorb slight movements, which may cause the target to miss. The Rival 600 sensor has no motion prediction at all. The vertical lines also moved with small movements during the pull.
Gaiting, a consistent drain - In most tests you can pay attention when this phenomenon occurs. You can draw a straight line or waves at many speeds and note whether there is a scuffle or a strange escape. Today the phenomenon is almost completely gone in gaming mice, but it is important to check its existence. Here is an extreme example of both situations:
Rival 600 does not have any catering. He keeps the tracks clean and precise. This is due to its advanced TureMove3 sensor.
LOD, lifting distance - The term Lift off Distance refers to the height at which the sensor stops tracking. This feature is especially important for gamers with low DPI settings as they are forced to lift the mouse from the surface back to the middle.
Using the wonderful software of SteelSeries The lift distance between 0.5 and millimeters can only be changed to 2 millimeters. This is the distance of a single disc thicker and is one of the lowest. The Rival 600 is very suitable for low DPI players.
When it comes to controlling theRGB, SteelSeries software covers you well. It is possible to set each of the four areas of the mouse to completely different color settings. It can be rainbow, static or breathing. Allow one or two colors or as many as you like in the same animation patterns. This is theRGB The most advanced I have ever found in such peripherals.
Buttons and Clicks - SteelSeries chose to use high-quality buttons that are rated to 60 million clicks. This is pretty good given that most gaming mice use buttons rated 10 to 30 a million clicks.
A note I have about this mouse is that the right and left buttons do not feel the same. While the left is very clinky and hard, slightly right and Moshi. The click is slightly dimmed. I do not know why she chose SteelSeries Do this, but I think it should make my right hand sound just like the left. The pulley is in stages and not smooth, and there is no ability to change between different situations.
The top mouse button is responsible for DPI changes between the modes we can select in the software. I think that this button is a little too high and may cause the user to rest comfortably. Personally, it does not bother me so much, but I would certainly appreciate the height of this button was about half what it is now. This will also prevent unintentional clicks.
Summary - Proper pricing with some renovations can give rise to a champion
The Rival 600 of the SteelSeries Provides me enough to become my permanent mouse. Its weight without any addition is 98, although it is borderline for me but enough. I would have been happy if there had been an effort to get below the 90 line for future models of this mouse, which I have no doubt will come.
The mouse sensor's tracking capabilities are the best you'll find in gaming mice today. He has no faults at all. It does not predict movement, is not sensitive to subtle movements and has a minimal level of distance. Competitive level Peer Excellence.
The mouse structure is quite ergonomic. My big hand feels very comfortable on it even without a special dent of the thumb, and it comes from someone who has been using mice such as G5 and G400 for many years.
The price of the Rival 600 today is quite reasonable, but in my opinion it needs a slight discount. In Israel, it sells for about NIS 420 and the US for $ 80. If it falls slightly into the NIS 360 sector, it will be an even bigger competition for all peripheral brands.
Some things I would love to see in the next version of this mouse - a lower DPI change button, buttons that feel similar and produce the same noise and feedback, options for switching sides to more ergonomic parts. I say - if you have developed a village Technology To break up and connect these parts, why not create some different options? Maybe even include some in the box.
Best Performance - SteelSeries Rival 600
This mouse receives our best performance award for the use of an uncompromising sensor. This is in addition to quite good ergonomics and a very stable and fantastic control program. A few small improvements as I mentioned can certainly make the Rival 600 the best gaming mouse for millions of players.