Keep your friends close, and your Rivals closer

SteelSeries Rival 650

Let's talk about mice. They're readily available on the market, they come in all shapes and sizes, fluffy or naked. When it comes to a mouse for your house, you want something reliable, that won't take all your cheese and crackers.

But seriously, let's talk about mice.

There's a crazy amount of mice on the market, both gaming and otherwise. So how do you choose? Do you decide based on features, quality, or cost?

SteelSeries is a brand that wouldn't look out of place in an office with a sleek design and gorgeous lines, and if you're on stage at the finals then SteelSeries has you covered for that as well. Light it up with seven hundred billion lighting options and combinations and various other exaggerations. What we're saying is, it looks good.

So we've narrowed down to a brand, let's talk about the model. The Sensei is usually on everyone's lips, but we want to talk about a slightly more hidden gem. We want to talk about the Rival 650 Wireless. You heard me. Wireless.

I hear you, you're screaming at your screen right now, asking me about latency. You're headbutting your screen asking about battery life and polling rates and signal drops and interference and... COSTS!

SteelSeries has an answer for all of these.

The Rival 650 wireless comes with Quantum Wireless, a TrueMove3 Optical Sensor, and charging that boasts 10+ hours of battery life for 15 minutes of charging. So let's go through all these buzz-words in turn.

Quantam Wireless

Quantum Wireless

Quantum wireless is a system that delivers with 1ms latency, at a 1000Hz polling rate. This is bleeding edge wireless technology, and they decided to put it in a mouse. The performance that's brought in by Quantum Wireless makes it so that you don't miss out on the hallmarks of wired gaming.

True Move


Sure, Quantum Wireless gives it that 'wired' connection to your battle station, but how about the actual gaming? Here's where it gets cool.

In typical SteelSeries fashion, this mouse slides into house and home looking gorgeous, and it's got the hardware to back it up. TrueMove3 is boasted as the world's "most advanced tracking system". We're used to these kinds of claims, we barely even look at them when we see them, it's just background noise.



TrueMove3 is the world's most advanced tracking system.

The SteelSeries Rival 650 Wireless comes with two sensors; a primary sensor and a depth sensor. Tracking is on point with no lag, no errors, no acceleration, and the depth sensor can perceive and track even the lowest lift-off at half a millimetre. With depth tracking on this level, you'll never have to correct your aim because of lift-offs.

We know and love PixArt, and they've outdone themselves with this optical sensor.

Battery life

Battery Life

We remember android mice. We don't tend to talk about them, but we remember. I still have my Mad Catz R.A.T. 9, somewhere, and I loved it. But the batteries and the charging and the swapping of batteries and the timings... We've now moved to a much better trend in wireless-mouse-charging. Simply, plug it in. No more timing yourself to switch a battery before you get killed, no more worry. When your battery is getting low, simply plug it in and carry on playing.

Adjustable weight

Let's talk about weight

The magic here is 256.

The SteelSeries Rival 650 Wireless has eight 4g removable weights, for up to 256 centre-of-gravity weight combinations. You don't need an ultra-light mouse, just drop a few grams from your Rival 650 Wireless. Do you want to weigh 121g vs 153g? Do it.


The Cheese

This mouse won't eat it.

Apart from keeping off the dairy for all those weight combinations, the Rival 650 Wireless comes in at a very affordable price tag. Here you'll find that you're not paying for the name, you're paying to Game.

Pick up your SteelSeries Rival 650 right now on Evetech, trust me. You won't regret it! 

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