Today we’re looking at the SteelSeries Rival 300, one of a growing number of gaming mice with an acceleration-free optical sensor.
The idea here is that by eliminating hardware acceleration, you can get a much more consistent experience; moving your mouse three inches will always translate into the same amount of on-screen movement at a fixed DPI. That should make it easier to learn the smooth, precise mouse movements that are so necessary at the upper levels of competitive gaming – whether strategy games like StarCraft II, MOBAs like League of Legends, or shooters like Counter-Strike.
At £50 on Amazon, the Rival is towards the upper end of gaming [...]
Steelseries is certainly no stranger to any gamer. A Danish manufacturer of a wide variety of peripherals and accessories, they have traditionally partnered with a number of big names in the industry, such as Blizzard, Valve, Ubisoft, EA and NCsoft, alongside input from, and sponsorship of, a number of professional gaming teams such as Evil Geniuses and Fnatic.
Steelseries produce around two dozen mice in their current range, catering to many specific games and styles of gaming. Bucking the trend of some of the recently reviewed gaming mice such as the WoW MMO Gaming Mouse, the Steelseries Kinzu v2 opts to go the other way, stripping back the multi-button [...]
Every gamer has felt it at some point in their playing career. After a double digit hour session of console or PC gaming: dry eyes, they ache, you can’t focus properly, they might even be watering. It sucks but its a price to pay for just one more game.
Apparently though, that’s not completely necessary. Gunnar Optiks have been making gaming grade computer glasses for a long time now and they’ve recently teamed up with Steelseries to produce some new branded pairs of the specs. Utilising a yellow tint, minor magnification and other lens features to make it easier on your eyes, the idea is to allow you to game and work for longer with [...]