The SteelSeries Rival 650 Wireless is a decent gaming mouse. It's the first wireless mouse in SteelSeries' lineup, and it's nearly identical to the wired SteelSeries Rival 600. It has an incredible sensor with a wide CPI range, minimal CPI error, and low click latency. It has a depth sensor that's supposed to reduce the lift-off distance to 0.5 mm, but we don't test for this. Although it's on the heavy side, it comes with eight 4-gram weights if you want to make it even heavier. It's extremely comfortable for any grip type, but it may be too big for smaller hands. Even though it's wireless, you can only use it with its proprietary USB receiver.
The SteelSeries Rival 650 is a great office mouse. It's extremely comfortable, but it's too big for people with small hands to use with any grip type. It has a lot of buttons you can reprogram, which helps with your workflow. It's wireless, keeping your setup clean, but you can only use it with its proprietary receiver.
The SteelSeries Rival 650 is decent for FPS gaming. It's a bit on the heavy side, but you can also remove the side panels to make it lighter. It's an extremely comfortable mouse, and it works well with any grip type, but it's too big for small hands. It has an incredible sensor with a wide CPI range, minimal error, and low lift-off distance. It also has low click latency, which is great.
The SteelSeries Rival 650 is great for MMO gaming. The mouse has a lot of programmable inputs, but it's limited to only three side buttons. It has an incredible sensor with low click latency, a high polling rate, low CPI error, and short lift-off distance. It's also extremely comfortable for medium or large-sized hands, and it's suitable for any grip type.
The mouse is disappointing for ultra-light gaming. The SteelSeries Rival 650 is on the heavier side, and even though you can remove the side panels to make it lighter, you also lose the three side buttons by doing so. It has low click latency and a high polling rate. It's extremely comfortable for most grip types and hand sizes.
The SteelSeries Rival 650 is okay for travel, but it's a bit on the bulky side and doesn't have a slot to place the USB receiver. Sadly, it doesn't have any Bluetooth support. It's extremely comfortable, and the body feels solid, so you shouldn't have any issues tossing it into a bag.
The SteelSeries Rival 650 looks a lot like the SteelSeries Rival 600. It has a gamer-friendly design with RGB lighting on the logo, scroll wheel, and two strips on the body. It's mainly black with some gray accents throughout, and there are grips on the side panels.
Despite being a wireless mouse, the SteelSeries Rival 650 is a bit difficult to carry around. It's on the bulkier side, and there's no storage for the USB receiver. If you'd like a wireless mouse with receiver storage, check out the DELUX M800 Wireless.
It's heavier than the SteelSeries Rival 600 because of its built-in battery. It comes with eight 4-gram weights that you can add underneath the side panels for weight optimization.
You can remove the side panels to make it lighter, but you lose the three side buttons, and the mouse would likely be less comfortable. We measured the minimum weight with the panels.
If you want a lighter wireless mouse, check out the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro.
The mouse has an excellent build quality. It has an all-plastic body that feels solid and squeaks a bit when you squeeze it. The clicks feel nice and satisfying, but the scroll wheel feels loose. Unfortunately, if you squeeze the left side too hard, you can activate one of the side buttons.
There are reports that the side grips come off over time, but we don't test for long-term durability. The side grips feel nice on our unit, but if you experience any issues, let us know in the discussions below.
This mouse feels extremely comfortable. It has a slant designed for right-handed people, and the body has a good, soft feel to it. The side grips feel nice too. Unfortunately, it's big and may not be suitable for small hands.
For the most part, the SteelSeries Rival 650 is suitable for a palm grip. If you have small hands, it may be difficult to reach the last side button without taking your hand off the mouse.
This mouse is a good choice for those with larger hands using a claw grip. Those with small or medium-sized hands might not be able to reach the last side button easily.
The SteelSeries Rival 650 is suitable for those with medium to large-sized hands and using a fingertip grip. Once again, those with small hands might not be able to reach the last side button.
The SteelSeries Rival 650 is a wireless mouse, but you can only connect to it through its wireless USB receiver. The scroll wheel's lighting acts as a battery indicator and you can use it while charging. The battery is rated to last 24 hours, but this isn't something that we test for. If you're interested in a similar mouse that has Bluetooth support, check out the ASUS ROG Pugio II. Or, for a mouse with both Bluetooth support and wireless charging using Qi standard devices, check out the Cooler Master MM831 or the HyperX Pulsefire Dart.
The included micro-USB rubber cable is decent, but kinks rather easily.
There are two sensors on the mouse. One is the typical optical sensor for tracking found on all mice, and the other is a depth sensor, aimed at reducing the lift-off distance.
The SteelSeries Rival 650 has a ton of programmable buttons, and you can even reprogram the up and down on the scroll wheel. However, this may not be enough for some MMO players. If you want a mouse with a unique joystick on its left side, check out the ASUS ROG Chakram.
The SteelSeries Rival 650 Quantum Wireless gaming mouse has an incremented wheel, but sadly, you can't unlock it for infinite scrolling. It moves left and right because it's loose, but it doesn't tilt for horizontal scrolling.
The SteelSeries Rival 650 has great low click latency. It's lower when wired, but most people won't notice much of a difference when using its proprietary receiver. If you want a mouse with lower click latency over its receiver, check out the Corsair DARK CORE RGB PRO.
The SteelSeries Engine 3 software is outstanding. It offers a ton of customization options, and it's available on both Windows and macOS. The mouse has onboard memory, making it easy to carry over your settings to another computer.
The SteelSeries Rival 650 Wireless is a great overall mouse that's extremely similar to the SteelSeries Rival 600. Choosing between the two really comes down to personal preference and whether you like wireless or wired mice. However, the Rival 650 is pricey, and it's on the heavy side compared to other wireless mice, such as the Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless.
The Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED performs a bit better than the SteelSeries Rival 650, and they both have very different designs. The Logitech is a wider mouse with an ergonomic shape and a thumb rest. It's a bit lighter, has more buttons, and has a better sensor overall. On the other hand, the SteelSeries is heavier and may feel slightly more comfortable for people who don't like having a thumb rest.
The SteelSeries Rival 650 and the Logitech G Pro Wireless are similar mice. The Logitech is much lighter, is suitable for small hands, has a better sensor, and lower click latency. However, the SteelSeries has an extra programmable input, it's a lot more comfortable overall, and you can add weights to it.
If you like honeycomb design, the SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless is a better gaming mouse than the SteelSeries Rival 650. The Aerox is designed for ultra-light gaming and is smaller and significantly lighter. It's well-suited for a claw grip or even a fingertip grip if you have medium to large hands. Performance-wise, it has a wider CPI range with less variation. That said, the Rival 650 feels quite a bit more solid, and its right-handed design is more comfortable, though it's not a good option for smaller hands. It also has one more side button.
Overall, the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is much better than the SteelSeries Rival 650. The Razer is significantly lighter, has lower click latency, and allows you to adjust the sensitivity in smaller increments. On the other hand, the SteelSeries has a better build quality, and its customization software is available for both Windows and macOS.
The Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED is slightly better than the Steelseries Rival 650. The Logitech is an ambidextrous mouse that's suitable for most grip types and hand sizes. It also has lower click latency, more buttons, and vertical wheel tilt. However, the SteelSeries is a right-handed mouse that feels more comfortable to use overall.
The SteelSeries Rival 650 is a bit better than the Razer Mamba Wireless. The SteelSeries feels more comfortable, and it's suitable for most hand sizes with a fingertip grip. It also has a lower lift-off distance, and the companion software is available on macOS. However, the Razer is lighter, has a wider CPI range, lower CPI increment steps, and lower click latency over its receiver.
The SteelSeries Rival 650 is better than the Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless. The SteelSeries is better-built, feels more comfortable, has more buttons, and has a lower lift-off distance. However, the Corsair has Bluetooth support, it's lighter, and it has lower click latency over its USB receiver.