SteelSeries Rival 700 modular gaming mouse

steelseries rival 700 gaming mouse lightsI have received an email stating that SteelSeries has just launched what it claims to be the “world’s first modular gaming mouse with OLED display and tactile alerts”. The Rival 700 gaming mouse was first seen at CES in January and is now up for order.

The SteelSeries Rival 700 is a right handed ergonomic mouse with no fewer than seven buttons and is prepared for pretty much any gaming task you decided to set it to.

For instance, the left and right main switches are reinforced and rated for 30 million clicks. The optical sensor fitted is a PixArt PMW3360 with CPI from 100 to 16000, 300 IPS tracking speed, 50g acceleration, and 1000Hz polling rate.

If you prefer a different sensor, or wish to upgrade, then good news – the sensor is swappable.

The 135g Rival 700 is packing a number of key features that sets this particular gaming mouse out from the crowd:

  • Tactile alerts
  • OLED display
  • Customisation of both the device’s hardware and software

The tactile engine in the SteelSeries Rival 700 is more useful than it might appear to be.

This bit of kit has been designed to be fully customisable with various vibration patterns, feedback durations, triggers and more.

Don’t take my word for it though, Jonathan ‘LodA’ Berg, Professional Dota 2 player who is currently playing for team Alliance says;

To have my Rival 700 notify me when my cooldowns are up is a total game changer,”

steelseries rival 700 gaming mouseUsers can tailor the tactile alerts to provide a sensation that feels like a heartbeat when low on health, or tie tactile alerts to other game metrics like ammo, headshots, etc.

SteelSeries touts the left side mounted OLED display as both a useful gaming aid as well as a source of customising the appearance of the Rival 700.

The OLED can provide in-game stats and, when you are changing mouse settings, the display lets you see the CPI, lift off distance, profile selected and so on.

As for aesthetics, the display can be used to show GIF animations and for complementing the customisable SteelSeries Prism RGB illumination.

steelseries rival 700 modular gaming mouseAs with most SteelSeries devices, the full depth of tech parameter and appearance customisation takes place inside the SteelSeries Engine 3 software housed on your computer.

The mouse comes bundled with both a 3ft rubber cable for notebook gaming, and a 6ft braided nylon cable for desktop use.

One faceplate design is provided in the box but buyers are encouraged to design and 3D print their own with various colours/textures etc based upon the downloadable 3D files, which is kinda neat.

Measurements of the Rival 700 are; 125 x 68 x 42mm.

The SteelSeries Rival 700 went up for order a few hours ago but the stock has already sold out. You can still drop off your email at the SteelSeries site to be notified when more comes in.