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SteelSeries Rival 5 aims to be ‘the chameleon of mice’

The SteelSeries Rival is back. The new Rival 5 mouse has been designed to be suitable for every genre, thanks to its 9 programmable buttons, TrueMove Air sensor and ergonomic shape. Of course, the mouse gets some extra style points for its RGB LED strips. 

SteelSeries calls this the “chameleon of mice” due to its immense versatility. This was achieved by focusing on three key areas during its development: fit, function, and fashion.

The fit is represented by Rival 5’s universal and ergonomic shape, suitable for any hand size or grip style. The function is seen in its 9x programmable buttons that users may configure as they wish. For extra visual customisation, there is 10-zone RGB lighting down the sides of the mouse, which is all configurable using PrimSync.

Weighing a mere 85g, the Rival 5 is 30% lighter than Logitech’s equivalent (G502). To further enhance the user experience, the Super Mesh cable prevents the mouse from dragging while also makes it feel lighter.

The Rival 5 features a TrueMove Air sensor with up to 18,000 DPI sensitivity, 400 IPS, and 40G acceleration, offering true 1-to-1 tracking even in angled drops, tilt slams, or quick flicks. The button switches are the next-gen Golden Micro IP54 switches, rated for 80M clicks and featuring water and dust resistance.

The SteelSeries Rival 5 is available now for £59.99/€69.99.

KitGuru says: Are you looking for a new mouse for yourself? What’s your first impression on the SteelSeries Rival 5?

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