Jon of RGN writes, "The SteelSeries Rival Gaming Mouse offers a very thorough and powerful solution to gamers who just want to grab a reliable and fast mouse at a reasonable price. The convenience of not having to recharge it, since it's wired, coupled with the solid accuracy and comfortable design make it stand out from its competition off the bat. The software included takes up little to no resources and allows for a great amount of customization. This device could be improved if the right and left grips, which feel great in the hand already, were also clickable buttons. If so, SteelSeries would have to do this without making them go off by accident mid-game though - or it would decrease the quality of the mouse from a gaming perspective. As it stands, the device performs great in games and gives very reliable input that you can count on to never let you down."