The Rival 100 optical gaming mouse brings unmatched performance that’s usually unseen in entry level gaming gear with six programmable buttons, a really good sensor and SteelSeries Prism RGB illumination 🙂 Sporting a sleek, smooth shape with textured sides for lift off grip it’s a pretty normal looking mouse when you first look at it but once it’s in your hand the quality shines through and this very affordable gaming mouse has got the goods where it counts – it’s packing a special optical sensor inside so you can quick turn with confidence, the 1.9 meter non-braided cable is very light, as it the mouse.
The lighting for the mouse shines impressively lighting up the DOTA 2 logo and this is pretty cool on it’s own but when you fire up the software things get really good. Using the Steelseries Engine 3 software package and a feature SteelSeries call GameSense will allow Dota 2 game data to be shown with the lighting on the mouse – things like health, mana or ability cooldown can be tracked in this way, ironically you won’t see a lot of this via the logo which it covered by your palm, but glance at the mouse wheel and you’ll know what’s up 🙂
The side button layout is excellent with both buttons being easily pressed by simply rolling the thumb up a little much like the Rival 500 but less complicated, perfect for MOBA gaming like DOTA 2.
Being the DOTA 2 edition of the SteelSeries Rival 100 this means it includes a game code for an awesome purple blade (named pale edge if you want to google how much it’s worth :P) for Slark as well \o/