Published on September 22nd, 2020 | by gareth0
SteelSeries Reveals New Rival 3 Wireless Gaming Mouse
Looks like another winner for SteelSeries.
SteelSeries Launches New Rival 3 Wireless Gaming Mouse with Dual Wireless Connectivity and Year-Long Battery Life
The Rival 3 Wireless uses both a 2.4GHz wireless and Bluetooth 5.0 connection for wireless versatility, paired with 400+ hours of battery life
CHICAGO – September 22, 2020 – SteelSeries, the leader in gaming and esports peripherals, today announces the Rival 3 Wireless gaming mouse, bringing dual wireless versatility, 400+ hours of battery life and a new power-efficient gaming sensor to an accessible price point.
The Rival 3 Wireless is the first gaming mouse to feature SteelSeries’ new TrueMove Air optical gaming sensor. This sensor is the most power-efficient sensor SteelSeries has ever made. This revolutionary technology provides an industry-leading 400+ hours of battery life for uninterrupted use for a year or more. Gamers can now play with confidence during every crucial in-game moment, without the worry of having to recharge or replace their battery.
The incredible power efficiency of the Rival 3 Wireless is also due to SteelSeries’ new Quantum 2.0 Wireless technology. The 2.4GHz wireless USB connection allows gamers to take full advantage of the 1000Hz polling rate during intense gameplay and provides an ultra-low latency 1ms response time, giving them the freedom of wireless performance, but the responsiveness of a wired mouse. With the added Bluetooth 5.0 connection, it also works as a great mouse while on the go.
An additional advantage of Quantum 2.0 Wireless technology is SteelSeries’ new automatic channel optimization. This ensures the stability of the wireless connection, as the mouse and receiver transfer data using both a high and low frequency. Frequency interference can come from Bluetooth devices or cell phones, and this technology ensures that if one channel encounters interference, the mouse will seamlessly switch to the second channel so that it maintains a strong wireless connection without missing a beat.
TrueMove Air Optical Sensor
The TrueMove Air is a custom 18,000 CPI, 400 IPS, 40G sensor developed with PixArt to ensure best-in-class performance in both 2.4GHz and Bluetooth modes, so gamers can experience absolute precision in game, and enjoy amazing performance when on the go. Like TrueMove Pro found in the Sensei Ten, the TrueMove Air also offers seamless tilt tracking when lifting and repositioning the mouse during rapid and intense gameplay.
The Rival 3 Wireless is built of a hyper-durable polymer for incredible durability, with mechanical click switches rated for 60M clicks. The Rival 3 Wireless’ weight can also be adjusted. Gamers can choose to use either dual AAA batteries (106g), or if they care more about having a lightweight mouse rather than battery life, they can play with only a single AAA installed (95g). The mouse also features on-board memory to save up to five CPI profiles and is fully customizable through SteelSeries Engine.