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SteelSeries Rival 700 (w/ OLED display) Mouse Review

Rating: 8.0.

SteelSeries has earned itself a very good reputation for its peripherals, and what better way to put that to the test by analysing the company’s flagship mouse. The Rival 700 optical gaming mouse sports a DPI of up to 16,000, an integrated OLED display and can even vibrate. Is it worth the £74.99 asking price?

The OLED display and vibrating motor functions are definitely the most intriguing features of the SteelSeries Rival 700, though I must admit the idea of a small display on my mouse is a bit strange, but it is worth looking into. Of course, we will also want to make sure that the Rival 700’s sensor is capable, and that the mouse’s body is comfortable to hold – so let’s get right to it.


  • Connector Type: USB
  • Documentation Type: Quick Start Guide
  • Number of Programmable Buttons: 7
  • Scroll Wheel: Yes
  • Number of Buttons: 7
  • Inches per Second: 300
  • G (acceleration): 50
  • Counts per Inch: 12000
  • Ambidextrous: No
  • Number of Programmable Keys: 7
  • DCPI: 16000
  • Programmable Keys: Yes
  • Illumination: Yes
  • Profiles Available: Yes
  • Macros Available: Yes
  • Statistics Available: Yes
  • Finish: Matte
  • Firmware Upgradable: Yes
  • Onboard Memory for Profile Saving: Yes
  • Cover Material: Plastic
  • Gold Plated Connector: Yes
  • Switch Life-Cycle (Clicks): 30 million
  • Number of Illumination Colors: RGB
  • Number of Illumination Zones: 2
  • Sensor Type: Optical
  • Feet Material: PTFE
  • Extended Cable Included: Yes

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  • Lelisevis

    This is a year old mouse why have a series of reviews popped up now? I tried this mouse out for a while last year and desperately wanted to love it as Steelseries used to produce some of my favourite gear, I found the Rival 700 a bit too small and narrow for my hand as I love a big mouse like the Roccat Kone. I ended up giving the 700 to a friend. I’d still like a mouse that comfortably lifts my little finger and next finger off the mouse mat, they’ve spent years being dragged round and are quite shiny.