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SteelSeries Rival 600 Mouse Review

Rating: 7.0.

While SteelSeries has a good reputation for its gaming mice, there’s one thing its mice have always been missing: lift-off distance adjustment. Until now, that is, as the Rival 600 boasts a secondary sensory dedicated to lift-off distance (LOD) which can be tweaked to adjust the LOD between 0.5mm to 2mm. With a new weights system as well, is the Rival 600 worth the £80 asking price? Let’s find out.

Based on the TrueMove 3 sensor that debuted with the Rival 310 and Sensei 310, the new Rival 600 incorporates the TrueMove 3+ sensor which includes a dedicated secondary sensor for depth-sensing. That gives users fine control over the LOD of the mouse, one thing SteelSeries’ mice have always been missing. The Rival 600 also has a slightly different shape to its predecessors, and there’s a removable cable as well. Just how good is it?

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Sensor specification

  • Sensor System: SteelSeries TrueMove3+ Dual Sensor System
  • Primary Sensor: TrueMove 3 Optical Gaming Sensor
  • Secondary Sensor: Depth Sensing Linear Optical Detection
  • CPI: 100-12000, 100 CPI Increments
  • IPS: 350+, on SteelSeries QcK surfaces
  • Acceleration: 50G
  • Hardware Acceleration: None (Zero Hardware Acceleration)
  • Lift Off Distance: Customizable, 0.5mm – 2 mm

Design specification

  • Top Material: Black Soft Touch
  • Core Construction: Fiber-Reinforced Plastic
  • Shape: Ergonomic, Right-Handed
  • Grip Style: Universal
  • Number of Buttons: 7
  • Switch Type: SteelSeries Switch, rated for 60-million clicks
  • Illumination: 8 RGB Zones, Independently Controlled
  • Weight: 96g without cable. Customizable up to 128g
  • Length: 131mm
  • Width: 62mm (front), 62 mm (middle), 69 mm (back)
  • Height: 27mm (front), 43mm (back)
  • Cable Type: Detachable, Soft Rubber
  • Cable Length: 2m, 6.5ft

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