Product Comparison: SteelSeries Rival 500 vs SteelSeries Rival 600

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General Specifications
Rival 500
Rival 600
About the Product
The Rival 500 is the first mouse designed to function with the natural movements of your hand. The side button layout is engineered to the natural contours of your thumb to react accurately and fluidly. With tactile alerts, you can feel in-game events.
The Rival 600 introduces gamers to the world’s most enhanced dual sensor system, TrueMove3+. The TrueMove3 optical sensor delivers true one to one tracking, while a dedicated optical depth sensor achieves gaming’s lowest and most accurate lift off distance detection.
Key Specs
16000 dpi
12000 dpi
Sensor Type
Number of Buttons
What customers say about "Key Specs"
SteelSeries Rival 500 Optical Gaming Mouse
  • Sensor works flawlessly and the haptic feedback is incredible.
  • Sensor is super fast and never felt slowed down by the sensor.
  • Amazingly accurate sensor. I like this.
  • The sensor is great. Responsive and accurate.
  • Best mouse for MMO's and a good sensor shape and weight for FPS.
SteelSeries Rival 600 Gaming Mouse (12,000 CPI TrueMove3+)
  • The left and right clicks have a light but deffinite click giving a really professional and high quality feel under the fingers.
  • The side buttons are well positioned slightly out of the natural drop of your thumb but still easy to reach and click.
  • The sensor in this is supposedly the best one they do.
  • Able to adjust sensitivity, with the button behind the scroll wheel.
  • There is an extra button on the left which many complain is hard to reach.
Size & Weight
1.7 in.
1.52 in.
4.7 in.
4.62 in.
3.1 in.
2.43 in.
4.6 oz.
3.36 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
SteelSeries Rival 500 Optical Gaming Mouse
  • Work well for hands of all sizes from small, to medium, to massive.
  • The shape and size of the mouse are pretty good, and the scroll wheel is nice too.
  • My hands are about normal sized and I found it very easy to reach all the buttons.
  • It's a good size for those with bigger hands.
  • Size is good, comfortable to use, i recommend this mouse.
SteelSeries Rival 600 Gaming Mouse (12,000 CPI TrueMove3+)
  • This mouse a little longer than the G403, which is just what I wanted.
  • The weight is good (and adjustable) very comfortable for extended periods of use.
  • While a little longer than many popular mice, it fits my medium/large sized hands perfectly.
  • This mouse is great for all hand sizes, and has adjustable weight which is just perfect.
  • At a minimum weight of 96g, it's heavier than my old lightweight mouse.
Connection Type
Cord Length
6.5 feet
6.56 feet
What customers say about "Connection"
SteelSeries Rival 500 Optical Gaming Mouse
  • Tried every single usb slot on my pc and the ones on my steelseries keyboard as well. Works well.
  • Cord length is great with good connection.
  • If you want to stay away from a wireless mouse, this is the best wired mouse I’ve used.
  • Note this mouse works for windows or Mac computers. Like this plug and play connection.
  • My only complaint is the rubberized cable, I wish it was braided. Not working on my laptop.
SteelSeries Rival 600 Gaming Mouse (12,000 CPI TrueMove3+)
  • The soft rubber cord hasn't been problematic at all, it's smooth, releases kinks soon enough.
  • Convenient arrangement of slot for detachable cable. You can buy any micro USB cable for the mouse.
  • Cable is long enough for comfortable using, and I love that is detachable and replaceable.
  • This is a wired mouse so at that price it should be the good premium quality, but it's not.
  • I don't understand why the cable is detachable, but mouse not working wireless.
Mouse Type
Body Material
Matte Plastic
Plastic, Rubber Side Grips
Number of Programmable Buttons
Side Button Layout, Flickdown Switches, Mechanical Button Lock, Completely Customizable, Zero Recoil, Pixart 3360 Optical Sensor, 30M Click Durability
SteelSeries TrueMove3+ Dual Sensor System, 256 centre of gravity weight tuning configurations, Split-trigger 60-million click mechanical switches, Eight-zone RGB illumination with Discord notifications
What customers say about "Features"
SteelSeries Rival 500 Optical Gaming Mouse
  • Mouse feels nice and looks cool. The custom LED feature is alright.
  • Easy and functional software. Decent mechanical actuation.
  • Easy to set up and customize, has features that react to game.
  • Great software and lots features. I've used it for Destiny 2 and other shooters.
  • One or two extra buttons for most applications, with the rear-most 'loop over' button being ergonomically poorly situated.
SteelSeries Rival 600 Gaming Mouse (12,000 CPI TrueMove3+)
  • Software is good, offers plenty of control over button assignment and RGB if that's your thing.
  • The Rival 600 has a buttery smooth finish making it feel great to the touch.
  • The mouse has 4 zones that can be independently set for lighting and that is quite nice.
  • The removable sides for the weights are great and it feels perfectly balanced.
  • The side rubber grips started to slide downward and is touching the mouse pad.
Power Source
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
79.99 $
79.99 $

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