SteelSeries Sensei 310 & Rival 310 Gaming Mouse Review

SteelSeries unleashes the Rival 310 and Sensei 310 gaming mice. Find out if they are worth the $59.99 investment.

There are plenty of peripherals that go into PC gaming though one of the more prominent pieces every PC gamer needs is a decent mouse. The market is filled with vendors and manufacturers selling their latest and greatest line-up of gaming mice, but there’s always a few notable brands that stand out among the rest.

For instance, SteelSeries has held up a nice collection of peripherals suited for both casual to professional gamers alike. Today, we’re going to check out the latest gaming mice releases, the Sensei 310 and Rival 310.

While we will include both gaming mice technical specifications below, there’s not very much that sets these gaming mice apart. Both include the SteelSeries TrueMove 3 sensor, which may be the biggest claim for the latest 310 SteelSeries lineup.

 

Essentially, the TrueMove 3 sensor offers a 1-to-1 raw tracking which improves jitter reduction at higher CPI levels. This will play a big part for all gamers especially now that the sensor will help with the overall sensitivity during those tense gameplay sessions.

Though if you’re a casual gamer that is needing a new gaming mouse, how well does the Sensei 310 and Rival 310 handle? During our time with the gaming mice, we’re delighted to say the experience has been wonderful.

To start things off, the feel of these gaming mice holds up nicely. They feature a matte finish and it does a great job at not showcasing any fingerprints or smudges, though I cannot confirm that this will always be the case long term. I’ve simply have had no issues with the finish from the past week of using both gaming mice. On the sides, you’ll also notice a pure silicone side grips that are featured for both 310’s. I can honestly say the feel of the Sensei 310 and Rival 310 is premium, despite not having a very heavy build to it.

The weight for both gaming mice is a tad different, though nothing that would be all the extinguishable when comparing in person. For the most part, you’re looking at roughly 90.g though the specific weights for both the Rival 310 and Sensei 310 can be viewed below.

Obviously, weight is more of a preference for gamers so if you’re coming from a heavy gaming mouse, it may feel a tad bit off during your first go. However, the weight also will factor in a more fluid movement which compliments the TrueMove 3 sensor.

Both the Rival 310 and Sensei 310 are suited with an exclusive split-trigger button design that guarantees a 50-million click lifespan and so far there has been no issues when clicking. Likewise, you’ll find that they also include a 2m cable and a CPI dedicated button to switch between two profiles. I would have preferred the cable to be braided, but for now the rubber cable seems to hold up. Under the scroll wheel and at the back of the gaming mouse will showcase RGB accents, which comes with the option to choose between a vast variety of colors from the official SteelSeries Engine software.

Speaking of the SteelSeries Engine software, players will open up a wide range of options to customize their gaming mouse to their liking. Outside of adjusting the CPI, gamers can adjust all of the buttons located on the gaming mouse, which includes two extra buttons on the Rival 310 and four extra buttons on the Sensei 310 when compared to a standard mouse.

Conclusion

Overall, both the Sensei 310 and Rival 310 are impressive. If you’re in the market for a solid gaming mouse then you really should consider either of the two latest options from SteelSeries. Currently, SteelSeries is offering the gaming mice for $59.99, which you can view their product pages below in the technical specifications breakdown and image galleries.


Sensei 310
  • Amidextrous
  • Custom TrueMove 3 Sensor
  • Exclusive split-trigger button design
  • Multi-color Prism RGB illumination
  • Prism Sync
  • On-board memory saves settings
  • Matte Finish
  • 2m rubber cable
  • 8 programmable buttons
  • 92.1g weight

 


Rival 310
  • Ergonomic
  • Custom TrueMove 3 Sensor
  • Exclusive split-trigger button design
  • Multi-color Prism RGB illumination
  • Prism Sync
  • On-board memory saves settings
  • Matte Finish
  • 2m rubber cable
  • 6 programmable buttons
  • 88.3g weight