SteelSeries Introduces “Gaming Changing” Mouse: The Rival 5

SteelSeries Rival 5

Gaming accessories brand, SteelSeries, has unveiled a new product that they say is “game changing”. It’s the new Rival 5 gaming mouse, built to deliver a single solution for gamers who play multiple games across different genres.

The new mouse was engineered for performance and designed for style, with inspiration from the chameleon by delivering the same ability to change color and transform to the needs of its environment.

SteelSeries Rival 5

SteelSeries calls the Rival 5 a “game changer” thanks to its fit, function, and fashion.

Fit – Building on SteelSeries’ history of innovative mouse design, the Rival 5 fits like a glove. Crafted with a universal ergonomic shape, it delivers superb comfort for any hand size and grip style and provides easy access to the intuitive side buttons for lightning-fast decisions in any game.
Function – When you switch from Fortnite to Hitman 3 to Apex Legends, this mouse is ready to go. Featuring 9 programmable buttons, each fully customizable for the player’s most important hotkeys, and the 5-button quick action side panel layout features a toggle switch for fast and efficient in-game actions.
Fashion – Like a chameleon, players can change their color scheme to adapt to specific games. Brilliant PrismSync Lighting provides 10 zones of 16.8 million beautifully crisp colors that bring RGB to the next level. The color schemes can be easily synchronized with other SteelSeries products, and even react to in-game cues.

The Rival 5 mouse weighs in at 85g, 30% lighter than the competition in the same category (G502). It also features a Super Mesh Cable that allows for quick swipes and rapid movements by utilizing a microfiber mesh that enables less drag and a lighter feel.

SteelSeries Rival 5
SteelSeries Rival 5

The mouse boasts precision movements too. It features a TrueMove Air Sensor for true 1-to-1 tracking with 18,000 CPI, 400 IPS, 40G acceleration and tilt tracking to eliminate unwanted tracking during angled drops, tilt slams, and quick flicks. A next-gen Golden Micro IP54 Switches are rated for 80M clicks (3X the durability found in other gaming mice) and have upgraded dust and water-resistant switches that provide flawless clicks, prevent double clicks and allow gamers to make rock solid next-level shots.

The Rival 5 is available in North America now for $59.99 at Steelseries.com.