We’re not sure if it will make any measurable difference in your game, but the SteelSeries Rival 700’s unique features should add an entirely different dimension to any PC gamer’s arsenal. Armed with the ability to provide various types of notifications, it offers a unique way to increase your awareness of the numerous things going on in any game.
Sporting facilities for both tactile and visual alerts, this gaming mouse should bring an entirely new tool at disposal. Even better, you can choose which in-game events trigger alerts and what kind of alerts you’re provided (e.g. you can make it vibrate twice when a cooldown period is over), so you can customize every aspect of the feedback, ensuring you only get the information you require.
The SteelSeries Rival 700 comes with tactile alerts (just like console gamepads) that cause vibration at the central part of the mouse, which you should feel strongly right on your palm. It restricts the vibration to that singular area, so at no point will it impact the mouse’s tracking, ensuring it won’t cause unwanted in-game actions. You can customize both the pattern and duration of each vibration, so you can program different alerts for different events, essentially serving as an intelligent feedback mechanism to help inform your in-game decision-making.
Aside from vibrations, the mouse also comes with an OLED display on the side, which you can use to show stats, settings, and other pertinent information, all of which are customizable, too. Other features include a Pixart 3360 optical sensor, reinforced plastic click buttons, double-injected rubber side grips, and swappable cables of different lengths.
Available now, the SteelSeries Rival 700 is priced at $99.99.