Rival 500

The Rival 500 is the first 15 button MOBA/MMO mouse designed to function with the natural movements of your hand.

$79.99 USD $79.99 USD
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...gaming ecstacy for your thumb.
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Rival 500 Side Button Layout

Next-Gen Layout

We designed the buttons on the Rival 500 to resemble the natural motion of your thumb. All the buttons you use are easily clickable by simply rotating your thumb around in a circular motion.

Flickdown Switches

With a simple flick of the thumb, the two lower buttons are pressed. We wanted to give you the fastest response time for those key bindings, and the best way was to make it as natural as possible.

No Number Grid?

Say goodbye to the antiquated 12-button grid layout that's oddly reminiscent of your 2002 era candy bar cell phone. This new layout makes it easier and faster to identify the individual buttons with less misclicks.

Think Beyond The Thumb

Your thumb can handle more than one button, so why can't your other fingers?

Easy-access top buttons are perfect for opening your map, opening skill menus, hopping on your mount, or controlling the courier.

Rival 500 Tactile Alerts Image

What Triggers You?

No two alerts are the same! You choose which in-game events automatically trigger a Tactile Alert, and you have complete control over how each one feels. Health, ammo, mana, disables, headshots, and stuns can all be individually set to trigger a Tactile Alert. For example, the moment you get stunned you can set an alert to start, and stop the instant the stun ends.

Completely Customizable

Customize the vibration patterns, duration, triggers and more. Set an alert that feels like a heartbeat when you are low on HP, or set an alert to do a quick buzz to congratulate you on every last hit. Choose between a wide array of patterns such as: Short and Long Buzz, Fast and Slow Heartbeats, Sad Trombone, Double Click, Triple Click and much more - the possibilities are endless!

Zero Recoil

The Tactile Alerts have been carefully placed in the center of your mouse, so you feel the pulse strongly in your palm. By directing the pulse to only move up through your hand, instead of left and right, Tactile Alerts will never impact your mouse’s tracking so you can keep your pixel-perfect aim.

  • Left and Right Click

    The Left and Right click buttons are built with a special reinforced plastic, unlike any other mouse to-date. This makes the mouse more durable, and helps to evenly distribute the force of each click, making for a more consistent feeling.

  • Mechanical Button Lock

    Not using the bottom buttons? Easily lock them by flicking up the physical switch on the underside of the mouse, allowing your thumb to rest easily on them and extending your safe space.

  • Pixart 3360 Optical Sensor

    Out-lasthit, out-lane, out-perform with the best optical gaming sensor. Armed with the Pixart 3360, the Rival 500 delivers the most true tracking experience in a gaming mouse to date.

  • 30M Click Durability

    SteelSeries Switches have a 30 million click lifespan. Your mouse might just outlast you.

  • Improved Sidegrips

    The Rival 500 side grips are clad with an entirely new blend of double-injected rubber that gives gamers the ultimate grip over their game.

  • Comfortable Gaming Sessions

    After 3 years of multiple designed and iterations, we have scrutinized and optimized every angle of this mouse to ensure maximum comfort regardless of your grip styles.

  • 3D Printed Nameplate

    Handy with a 3D printer? Why not design your own Rival 500 nameplate? To switch out the nameplate, simply pry the existing one off at either end (a fingernail or the tip of a pen can do the trick) and pop your new one in.

Rival 500 SteelSeries Engine 3

GameSense

SteelSeries Engine talks directly to your game, powering Tactile Alerts and changing your device’s illumination in real time. Health, ammo, and cooldown timers are just a few things that you can integrate into your gear.

Customization

Take control of this beast with SteelSeries Engine 3. CPI, polling, lift off distance, and even macros are easily changed with the click of a button.

Prism RGB

We’ve equipped the Rival 500 with our acclaimed Prism RGB Illumination. Choose between over 16.8 million colors in both the mouse wheel, and the logo, all customizable in SteelSeries Engine 3.

MiSeRy

Rasmus "MiSeRy" Filipsen is a Danish player who is currently playing for the Dota 2 team, Digital Chaos. His team took second place in this year's Dota 2 International Tournament, winning a grand total of $3,427,126.

Specifications

Design

  • Material: Matte Top Cover
  • Ergonomic, Right-Handed
  • Grip Style: Palm, Claw, Fingertip
  • Number of Buttons: 15
  • SteelSeries Switches: Rated for 30 Million Clicks
  • Reinforced Left and Right Clicks
  • Weight: 129.7, 0.286lbs
  • Height: 118.75mm, 4.68in
  • Width: 78.34mm, 3.08 in
  • Depth: 43.34mm, 1.71in
  • Cable Length: 2m, 6.5ft


SENSOR

  • Sensor Name: PixArt PMW3360
  • Sensor Type: Optical
  • CPI: 100 to 16,000
  • IPS: 300
  • Acceleration: 50g
  • Polling Rate: 1 ms (1000 Hz)
  • Zero Hardware Acceleration
  • Tracking Accuracy: 1:1


CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS

  • Gamesense Support
  • Tactile Alert Customization
  • SteelSeries Engine Support: SSE3
  • Multiple CPI Options
  • Programmable Buttons
  • Onboard Profile Storage
  • Acceleration Customization
  • Deceleration Customization
  • Color Options: 16.8 Million
  • Printable 3-D Nameplate / Download 3D Files


Box Content

  • Rival 500
  • Quick Start Guide

Compatibility

PC

Mac

Frequently Asked Questions | Go To Our FAQ Page

How do I know if the Rival 500 is the right gaming mouse for me?
Great question! The Rival 500 is the perfect moba/mmo gaming mouse for gamers that want a next-gen side button layout, tactile alerts, and a top-tier optical sensor. Alternatively, you can use our interactive mouse guide, and compare the Rival 500 with our other gaming mice here
Why didn't SteelSeries use the 12 button grid like other MMO gaming mice use?
We believe that it's time for a change, and the outdated number grid design no longer meets the needs of gamers. After three years of exhaustive testing and iterating, we developed a revolutionary side button layout built entirely around how your thumb and hand interact with the mouse.
How do I request a customized nameplate for my Rival 500?
We do not make customized nameplates for each individual Rival 500, but you can create your own nameplate with a 3D printer. The files for the nameplate can be downloaded from the link provided in the specifications section of this page.
Will the Rival 500's tactile alerts affect my accuracy or precision?
Absolutely not, the Rival 500's alerts will never impact your tracking performance. By designing the motor to go up and down, as opposed to left and right, we can ensure that the tactile alerts will never impact tracking accuracy.
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Rival 500

Rival 500

The first MOBA/MMO gaming mouse designed to function with the natural movements of your hand. The side button layout is engineered to the natural contours of your thumb.

$79.99 USD $79.99 USD

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