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Steelseries Rival 310 Mouse / Sensei 310 Mouse Review

Rating: 8.0.

Steelseries have recently updated two of their popular gaming mice, the Sensei and the Rival. Both feature the new Steelseries Truemove3 optical sensor designed specifically with esports in mind. What separates these two mice and are they worth the £59.99 price tag? 

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Sensei 310 Specifications*: 

  • Sensor: Optical SteelSeries TrueMove3
  • CPI: 100-12000, 100 CPI Increments
  • IPS: 350+
  • Acceleration: 50G
  • Polling Rate: 1 ms
  • Top Material: Finger Print Resistant Semi-Rough Matte
  • Core Construction: Fiber-Reinforced Plastic
  • Shape: Ambidextrous
  • Grip Style: Claw or Finger-Tip
  • Number of Buttons: 8
  • Switch Type: Omron Mechanical
  • Illumination: 2 RGB Zones
  • Weight: 92.1g
  • Dimensions: Height: 38.95mm x Length: 125.1mm x Width: 60.77mm (front), 61.77mm (middle), 70.39mm (back)
  • Cable Length: 2m
  • Compatibility: Mac, OS, Linux
  • Software: SteelSeries Engine 3.10.12+

*Differences to the Rival 310 highlighted in bold

Buy the Steelseries Sensei 310 Mouse from Overclockers UK for £59.99 inc vat HERE

Pros:

  • Ambidextrous Mouse
  • Full customisation with Steelseries Engine 3 which is excellent to use
  • Silicon side grips with improved durability
  • Lot’s of Improvements while maintaining the popular Sensei shape
  • Very good Sensor

Cons:

  • No braided cable
  • Weight can’t be adjusted
  • Only Available in 1 colour scheme
  • Top Body material feels cheap and plasticy

Rival 310 Specifications*: 

  • Sensor: Optical SteelSeries TrueMove3
  • CPI: 100-12000, 100 CPI Increments
  • IPS: 350+
  • Acceleration: 50G
  • Polling Rate: 1 ms
  • Top Material: Finger Print Resistant Semi-Rough Matte
  • Core Construction: Fiber-Reinforced Plastic
  • Shape: Ergonomic Right Handed
  • Grip Style: Claw or Palm
  • Number of Buttons: 6
  • Switch Type: Omron Mechanical
  • Illumination: 2 RGB Zones
  • Weight: 88.3g
  • Dimensions: Height: 41.89mm x Length: 127.6mm x Width: 57.16mm (front), 62.07mm (middle), 70.1mm (back)
  • Cable Length: 2m
  • Compatibility: Mac, OS, Linux
  • Software: SteelSeries Engine 3.10.12+

*Differences to the Sensei 310 highlighted in bold.

Buy the Steelseries Rival 310 Mouse from Overclockers UK for £59.99 inc vat HERE

Update 10/07/2018: After using this mouse for 9 months, Briony has posted an update to this review. Find it HERE.

Pros:

  • Very Comfortable to use.
  • Full customisation with Steelseries Engine 3 which is excellent to use.
  • Improvement on the existing Rival 300.
  • Very good sensor.

Cons:

  • No left handed version available.
  • Not as many programmable buttons as the sensei.
  • Weight can’t be adjusted.
  • Only available in 1 colour scheme.

Kitguru Says: Both the Rival 310 & Sensei 310 are excellent mice with great improvements on their predecessors. 

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Rating: 8.0.

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