The Rival 650 from Steelseries is the first true performance wireless mouse; with Quantum WirelessTM it offers a lag-free 1000Hz (1ms) gaming and just 15 minutes of fast charging will give you over ten hours of game play. Yes, you read that right. Starting with the physical design, it has all the tell-tale Steelseries visuals, those sharp edges combined with the super-smooth tactile finish, there is something a little stag beetle about it and for reasons unknown I like that. The ergonomic shaping provides a comfortable grip for long gaming sessions, there are eight buttons including the wheel all within easy reach even in the grasp of my little hand. The 650 features an all-new centre of gravity tuning system, which includes moveable weights and light-to-heavy customisation, providing the widest range of adjustment of any gaming mouse with 256 weight configurations that can be changed via the removable sides and eight included 4g weights.

The SteelSeries Engine Software provides access to Engine Apps where you can customise the 8-zone RGB lighting and the Discord and GameSense Engine Apps allow for chat notifications, in-game events, and more. The two sensors make up the world’s most advanced sensor system, the TrueMove3+ combines true 1-to-1 tracking with breakthrough state-of-the-art lift-off distance detection, this means you have complete control for the first time ever even on lift-off. The depth sensor provides true depth perception for the world’s most precise and lowest lift-off detection down to 0.5mm, giving you increased accuracy, more control, and faster movement. The Primary Sensor TrueMove3 provides incredibly accurate crosshair placement for all movements, no acceleration, no tracking errors, and no lag. This sensor is a 12,000 CPI, 350 IPS optical sensor built exclusively with industry leader PixArt, moving a specific distance on a mousepad results in the same exact distance on screen, without introducing latency, interpolation, or affecting jitter reduction. The 32-bit ARM processor allows you to save CPI settings, button re-mappings and lighting effects on-board for software free use at LAN events and tournaments. The Quantum Wireless 1ms lossless performance, 1000Hz, 1ms latency, 24 hours of battery life, and tournament-grade frequency combined with all of the above make it hard not to fall in love with this mouse. RRP £119.99

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Quantum Wireless TM

24+ hour battery life with fast charging

1ms latency, 1000Hz polling

TrueMove3+ Optical System

True 1-to-1 tracking

Instant lift-off detection

Lag-free gameplay

Frequency optimisation

24+ hour battery life

Adjustable weight