Tech Review Tuesday: SteelSeries Rival 600 vs SteelSeries Sensei 310
Posted 15th May 2018 By: Derpina    485 Views
Esports News – Competitive gaming requires you to be competitive, hence the name. That’s why you need proper equipment that can last through all types of gameplay—you need a gaming mouse fashioned for fast-paced games and is built to be more precise and accurate.
This week on Tipify Gaming Equipment series, we dive into two latest mice products from one Danish manufacturer: SteelSeries. The company is known to produce the best gaming peripherals, accessories, and gaming surfaces every year. They have focused on reinventing stylish headsets last year, but it’s time for their gaming mice to shine. Meet the SteelSeries Rival 600 and SteelSeries Sensei 310, and answer the question: what features can these two gaming mice offer?
SteelSeries Rival 600
Many gamers claim that SteelSeries Rival 600 is the best gaming mice under $80 USD. It retails from $75- 78 USD on Amazon, and it can already give you the performance of the generation. The mouse is equipped with TrueMove 3 sensor and a secondary sensor to halt your cursor from drifting away every time you intentionally or accidentally lift the mouse off your mousepad. The sensors also offer a maximum sensitivity of 12,000 counts-per-inch (CPI) and a one-to-one tracking at up to 3, 500 CPI—it can reach to smaller movements with accurate precision and sensitivity.
Nothing else comes close to the Rival 600 when it comes to dual sensor systems but aesthetically speaking, the mouse showcases a two-tone look comparable to the previous versions of the Rival series. Though it’s bigger than most gaming mice today, it introduces a whole new level of RGB spectrum, rubber finish, and a customizable weigh system.
SteelSeries Sensei 310
One of the best gaming mice that can balance price and performance is the SteelSeries Sensei 310. Retailing at just under $60 USD on Amazon and Newegg, this iconic and cult-favorite gaming mouse lasted for a decade with occasional updates. The redeveloped 2018 edition of Sensei 310 has its own CPU, new sensor, and bigger click lifespan. Similar to the Rival 600, it also has a TrueMove 3 optical sensor with a maximum sensitivity of 12,000 CPI and one-to-one tracking at up to 3,500 CPI. The main catch is its additional advanced jitter reduction that smooths out any tiny micro-movement from your hands. However, do not expect the mouse to have a sensor calibration support.
Design-wise, the Sensei 310 shows off a modern design of faux chromed and anodized finishes yore. The rubber on the edges of the previous versions is now replaced with silicone padding to give you more comfort when gripping too hard or too light.