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SteelSeries Has Launched a Wireless Rival 3

Boasting 400+ hour battery life

Poorna Shankar Updated: Posted:
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It looks like SteelSeries has added to their roster of peripherals by introducing a wireless version of their Rival 3 mouse boasting a 400+ hour battery life.

The Rival 3 Wireless is apparently their first mouse to feature their new TrueMove Air optical  gaming  sensor. According to the accompanying press release,

“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 sensor is a custom 18,000 CPI, 400 IPS, 40G sensor developed with PixArt. A 2.4 GHz wireless USB sensor is included to allow the full 1000 Hz polling rate. SteelSeries also boasts a 1ms response time, in addition to Bluetooth 5.0.

The switches are rated at 60M clicks. You can also adjust the weight of the mouse with dual AAA batteries or just a single AAA battery. Onboard memory helps store up to five profiles. The price? The Rival 3 Wireless will be priced at $49.99


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.