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Steelseries Rival 310 Review – The Best Gaming Mouse Under $50

Steelseries Rival 310 Review

Although Steelseries Rival 310 gaming mouse has been released for 3 years, its sales are still very good on Amazon, many users rated it as “one of the best mice on the market”.

Now, let me show you more details of this gaming mouse.

Packaging

Steelseries Rival 310 Packaging

The black and orange packaging box commonly used in many other Steelseries products. The front is a picture of Rival 310, the back is detailed specifications, and the side has anti-counterfeiting signs and agents information.

Unboxing

Steelseries Rival 310 Accessory

The internal packaging is very simple, the hollow sponge wraps the mouse.

The accessory is only a manual.

Steelseries Rival 310 Specifications
TypeWired
Dimensions127.6*70.1*41.98mm
Weight88.3g
Mouse Grip StylePalm or Claw
Hand OrientationErgonomic Right Hand
Buttons6
Lighting TypeRGB
SensorSteelSeries TrueMove3
CPI100 – 12,000
IPS350+
Acceleration50 g
Polling Rate1 ms
Tracking Accuracy1:1
Amazon Rating
Check PriceCheck Price

Details

Appearance

Steelseries Rival 310 Appearance

The appearance of Rival 310 is wide and flat, mouse surface material is fingerprint resistant semi-rough matte.

Its size is 127.6 * 70.1 * 41.98mm, significantly smaller than Rival 300.

Click Buttons

Steelseries Rival 310 Click Buttons

Rival 310 adopts Steelseries exclusive split trigger buttons, the press, and responsive feeling are more comfortable than Ravil 300.

Scroll Wheel

Steelseries Rival 310 Scroll Wheel

The material of the scroll wheel is silicone, the anti-skid ability is general, but is very durable. It scrolls smoothly and has a clear sense of scale.

DPI Button

The DPI button is behind the scroll wheel and is designed to be small to prevent accidental touch. But they only have 2 settings.

Side Buttons

Steelseries Rival 310 Side Buttons

The position of the side key is relatively high, which can leave enough space for the thumb to fully hold side skirt. Users can press the forward side button without changing the grip style.

Side Skirt

Steelseries Rival 310 Side Skirt

The material of the side skirt is ultra-durable pure silicone.

Rear

Steelseries Rival 310 Rear

To the rear part, Rival 310 canceled Rival 300’s customizable nameplate and replaced it with a smoother curve. It is more holistic and has fewer corners, improving the grip experience.

Bottom

Steelseries Rival 310 Bottom

There are 3 Teflon foot stickers on the bottom. It is smooth to use on cloth pads and resin pads and has good wear resistance.

Cable

Steelseries Rival 310 Cable

The cable material is rubber which has good bendability and moderate softness. It is not as good as braided cable.

Lighting

Steelseries Rival 310 Lighting

Like most gaming mice, Rival 310 uses RGB lights at the logo and scroll wheel area, and also support Steelseries Prism RGB.

Disassemble

Steelseries Rival 310 Disassemble

Datasheet

ST STM32F103T6U6A Maincontroller

Rival 310 uses ST STM32F103T6U6A maincontroller, ARM 32-bit Cortex ™ -M3 CPU Core, 72 MHz maximum frequency. Like the previous Rival 300, it is also a custom 3360 32-bit ARM processor, with basically no improvements in performance.

Sensor

TrueMove3 Optical Sensor

This TrueMove3 optical sensor provides a 1: 1 pixel tracking effect, 350+ IPS, Max. 50 g acceleration, <1ms polling rate.

Micro Switch

Omron D2FC-F-K(50M) Micro Switch

This is Omron D2FC-F-K (50M) micro switch. It has a click life of up to 5000W times which is the highest click lifetime of Omron switches. It can also provide gamers with the most consistent feel and durability.

Encoder

ALPS Encoder

This is an ALPS encoder, it can convert the rotary displacement of the scroll wheel into a digital pulse signal.

Grasping Experience

For me whose hands size is not very large, the grip experience of Rival 310 is much better than that of Rival 300 and Rival 300S.

Steelseries Rival 310 Claw Grip

The claw grip can make better use of the friction provided by the silicone side skirts on both sides, thereby improving the control ability of the mouse.

Steelseries Rival 310 Palm Grip

In the palm grip position, the wide rear of the mouse can make the users’ palm more comfortable on the mouse.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Comfortable ergonomic shape
  • Lightweight at 88g
  • Great Tracking
  • Light-touch Omron(50M) switches
  • No lift-distance control
  • Competitive price

Cons

  • Only right handed
  • Less programmable buttons
  • Weight can’t be adjusted
  • Only two sensitivity/DPI settings

In Summary

Rival 310 integrates many advantages at a reasonable price, with excellent workmanship, good surface feeling, button responsive and perfect gaming performance, plus Steelseries is good at adopting users’ suggestion, all these make this gaming mouse be the first choice of $50 gaming mouse.

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