Side Button Layout
We designed the buttons on the Rival 500 to resemble the natural motion of your thumb. All the buttons you use will be easily clickable just by simply rotating your thumb around in a circular motion.
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.
Mechanical Button Lock
Not using the bottom buttons? We equipped the Rival 500 with the ability to offer up a comfortable place for your thumb to rest on when not in the heat of battle. Just flick the switch up, and you created yourself a nice little resting spot.
FEEL YOUR COOLDOWN.
What Triggers You?
No two alerts are the same! Choose which in-game events trigger a Tactile Alert, and completely control how each one feels. Health, ammo, mana, headshots, and stuns can all be set to trigger alerts.
Customize vibration patterns, durations, triggers and more. Set Tactile Alerts that pulse like a heartbeat when low on HP or a quick buzz to signal every last hit. Choose between vibration patterns including Short and Long Buzz, Fast and Slow Heartbeats, Double-Click, Triple-Click and many more.
Tactile Alerts have been carefully engineered to trigger vertically along the center of your mouse, so you feel the pulse strongly in your palm. The tactile feedback will never impact your mouse’s tracking, meaning you never have to sacrifice your pixel-perfect aim.
Pixart 3360 Optical Sensor
Out-lane and out-perform with the best optical gaming sensor. Armed with the Pixart 3360, the Rival 500 delivers the truest tracking experience in a gaming mouse to-date.
Left and Right Click
The Left and Right click buttons are built with a special reinforced plastic, unmatched by any other mouse. This makes the Rival 500 more durable and evenly distributes the force of each click, creating a more consistent feeling.
30M Click Durability
SteelSeries Switches have a 30 million click lifespan. With this kind of hardware, your Rival 500 will survive even the most demanding competition.
Your thumb needs its safe space! The central area between the buttons serves as the pivot point for your thumb, making it easier to identify the individual buttons and trigger combos effortlessly.