SteelSeries' newest gaming peripherals are surprisingly affordable

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It starts with the new Rival 3, a wired gaming mouse packing SteelSeries’ TrueMove Core sensor that affords 1-to-1 tracking from 100 to 8,500 CPI (counts per inch). This right-handed pointer is constructed of ABS plastic with a matte finish, offers six buttons with three RGB illumination zones and weighs 77g.

It reports its position to your PC at a polling rate of 1,000Hz, or 1,000 times per second.

SteelSeries is also pitching two new keyboards in the Apex 3 and Apex 5. The two boards share a similar design and layout with customizable lighting zones, 24-key anti-ghosting and a lifetime of 20 million keypresses.

The biggest difference between them is the fact that the Apex 3 utilizes “whisper quiet” rubber dome (membrane) switches while the Apex 5 employs a hybrid mechanical RGB switch with an actuation force of 50cN, 2mm switch actuation and 4mm total travel. Due to its construction, the former carries an IP32 rating against liquid spills.

All three gaming peripherals are available as of writing. The Apex 3 and Apex 5 are priced at $49.99 and $99.99, respectively, while the Rival 3 gaming mouse can be yours for just $29.99.

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In my opinion, SteelSeries should be recognized as among the best in the industry.
Their price/performance/quality ratio is through the roof.

I have had their Rival 310 Gaming mouse and Apex M400 keyboard for 2 1/2 years and still works like new.
 
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bandit8623

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In my opinion, SteelSeries should be recognized as among the best in the industry.
Their price/performance/quality ratio is through the roof.

I have had their Rival 310 Gaming mouse and Apex M400 keyboard for 2 1/2 years and still works like new.
they are good,

I had one of their first mechanical keyboards like 10 years or so. it died very early. but I do like my rival 710. also they took care of me with new feet for my mouse as they were coming off 1 month after I got it
 
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In my opinion, SteelSeries should be recognized as among the best in the industry.
Their price/performance/quality ratio is through the roof.

I have had their Rival 310 Gaming mouse and Apex M400 keyboard for 2 1/2 years and still works like new.
SteelSeries makes quality stuff. They just aren't the best sensor / selection wise. The last 2 mouse trends were wireless and lightweight. Steelseries didn't really capitalize on either on those.
 

Uncle Al

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It's great to see at least one company that creates a quality product, stands behind it, and makes it affordable for nearly every pocketbook. I vote for the creation of a new award: "The Congressional Medal of Good Stuff" ......
 
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