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Lightest Wireless Gaming Mouse

Lightest Wireless Gaming Mouse
Lightest Wireless Gaming Mouse

SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless - Super Light Gaming Mouse - 18,000 CPI TrueMove Air Optical Sensor - Ultra-lightweight Water Resistant Design - 200 Hour Battery Life

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Lightest Wireless Gaming Mouse is very unique product. As a point of reference, my previous gaming tailored mice were the Cyborg R.A.T 7 Contagion (I believe MadCatz have now taken over the range) and the Logitech G502, I would rate the Rival 600 over those two.

Rival 600 has good features but not as customisable as the R.A.T 7, to be honest though all I required was the ability to change the weighting, which you can! Nice lighting effects especially once you pair it with steel series engine software.

In terms of usage, the G502 does come close to matching the Rival 600, but the G502 scroll wheel lets it down, it’s just cumbersome. The scroll wheel on the Rival 600 feels lighter in this respect and ‘easier’ to scroll – especially when using it for games.

This is where it might change your mind about the Rival 600, the rubber pads on the side of the mouse, within a year of usage (playing games most nights) the pads started to slide a little and leave a sticky residue.

I ended up taking off the rubber pads and throwing them away. Next, with the help of sticky tape, gradually peel off the oily adhesive left behind, to leave a nice shiny plastic finish. Obviously the mouse won’t look as good as it did with the rubber pads, but, you don’t have that nasty sticky residue seeping out either. The mouse is good to go again.

I think Steel Series for their next design, consider not using adhesive rubber pads, or at the very least, try another brand of adhesive, I can see that I’m not the only reviewer who has picked up on the rubber pad issue.

But as I described above you can resolve the issue cleanly with sticky tape, beyond the rubber pads, this is a fantastic mouse, I highly recommend it.

**Might be worth mentioning I haven’t had any double clicking issue either so far with the Rival 600, that issue where you click once on the mouse, but windows registers it as two or more clicks, I’ve encountered this on the R.A.T 7 and G502, very frustrating when general navigating or working.

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  • Ultra-lightweight 66g design
  • Optimized 200 hour battery life
  • Dual connectivity via gaming-grade 2.4 GHz
  • Pixel-perfect TrueMove Air optical gaming sensor
  • AquaBarrier for water resistance
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