SteelSeries Rival 650 Driver

Download Driver SteelSeries Rival 650 Quantum Wireless Gaming Mouse for Windows. By far the best feeling of a mouse that I’ve had out-of-the-box so far. It usually takes a few days to get used to, but in this case it’s love at first sight. It’s very heavy (my last mouse was a Razer Naga Trinity. The Razer mice are considered to be the lightest), which I like! The surface is soft and flatters the hand, even if you put it around the mouse like a claw, as I am used to. The clicker has great feedback.


SteelSeries Rival 650 Software Download & Quick Review

The SteelSeries Rival 650 driver is fine, nothing more. The sensor is great, the mouse does not warp when you click and understands when it is lifted and then does not wiggle the cursor. High-quality workmanship, here you can tell that you have spent up to € 100 with Razer and the like, on the other hand, the product could also be a painted PET bottle.

What I don’t like is this “gamers rise up” nonsense from Steelseries, where you have to be ashamed when unpacking and prefer to hide the packaging before anyone else discovers it.

The gimmicks but they work! But they are incredibly useless. The OLED is very nice, it can display a GIFS at 10fps or pictures (all black and white). It’s enough for the logo of my favorite band because it’s not complex anyway. There are special profiles for CS: GO and Dota, but those times are behind me, so no comment on that. The vibration is also only used by these games.

However, I can create profiles for unsupported games, in which I specify that pressing x after time y is followed by vibration z. The catalog of types of vibration (strong, short, long, etc.) is extensive enough to give you a good selection. The setting is a bit fiddly. The vibration itself is clearly noticeable and at the level of any smartphone, but also correspondingly loud. As a top-class mouse with nice gimmicks. But please do not buy for these as the number of supported games is low.

SteelSeries Rival 650 Software

SteelSeries Rival 650 fits comfortably in your hand. Ergonomics not topnotch but good enough. Because of the short time, I can’t say too much about the removal of the rubber coating on the side. It will show. Clicks are not too loud but precise. Gliding behavior on several surfaces is more than good and precise.

The SteelSeries Rival 650 software / drivers are clearly laid out. No useless frills. Tidy and quick to adjust. So far no disappointment in terms of the sensor. Quite a successful thing in my opinion. I also like the use of the 4 gram weights. You can shift your weight selectively. One thing that I miss with Logitech, for example (with a few exceptions with moba mice). The cable is of good quality and doesn’t bother much. Long is enough. If the impression stays that way, I will soon be taking a look at the wireless version.

The SteelSeries Rival 650 mouse sits comfortably in the hand and is very easy to customize with the downloadable software. Unfortunately, the battery life is not really good with the RGB lighting switched on. That is enough for just 2 days at approx. 5-6 hours per day. But that’s not that bad, because you then simply connect the cable and you can continue to use the mouse and charge it in the process. And charging is really quick.

The connector is a horror, however. First you have to check whether the micro-USB plug is the right way round and at the same time fumble a bit to be able to plug in the cable because the socket is recessed. USB-C would have been much better here.

What is really bad is the layout of the keys on the left. The front button is practically inaccessible without having to move your hand on the mouse. It’s just placed way too far forward. The other two side buttons are ideally located and easy to reach. It’s also a shame that the mouse wheel doesn’t support lateral movement, but I knew that beforehand. Without these little flaws, the mouse would be absolutely perfect. Since the mouse is very good except for the things mentioned, it has a good 4 stars.

So this is the SteelSeries Rival 650 is first one where I can’t see any difference to the wired version. Especially since this can also be used wired and the battery is being charged during this time. The 1000Hz sampling rate is achieved without any problems and the accuracy is given according to the Mouse Tester. The SteelSeries Rival 650 software can be started with the mouse acceleration in Windows. Real 1 to 1 movement is achieved in this way. There is a star deduction because of the proprietary shape of the micro USB cable. You can also use standard micro USB cables, but that doesn’t make a stable impression.


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