When comparing Kensington Expert Mouse vs SteelSeries Rival 300, the Slant community recommends SteelSeries Rival 300 for most people. In the question“What is the best gaming mouse?” SteelSeries Rival 300 is ranked 16th while Kensington Expert Mouse is ranked 47th.
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Pro Comfortable and ergonomic
With thumb and pinky on the buttons and three fingers controlling the ball, the user's wrist lays flat on the table (or on the provided attachable wrist rest).
Pro Intuitive link between ball motion and FPS camera angle
The ball is large enough for turning it to feel like physically rotating an object.
Pro Great for those with large hands and using claw grip
Pro Comfortable to handle
This mouse is very well balanced in weight, size and ergonomics making for a mouse that is easy and comfortable to handle.
Pro Great value for money
At $39 the Rival gaming mouse has a great balance between build quality and value for money.
Pro Highly accurate
The Steelseries Rival gaming mouse has a built in Pixart PMW3310 optical sensor that offers great tracking control. There's no angle-snapping, hardware acceleration, or jitter.
Pro Great accompanying software suite
Steelseries uses a software suite called Engine 3 that is low resource and used to customize their gaming mouse options.
Con Not a mouse
This is a trackball, not a mouse.
Con Questionable secondary button defaults
The upper left button, which is the hardest to use, is middle click by default. The upper right, which the ring finger naturally rests near, defaults to Back. This can be particularly annoying as the Back button is easy to brush when moving hands between keyboard and mouse.
Con Not extremely ergonomic
Not entirely fit for claw grips with small hands, and gets uncomfortable after a while.
Con Rubber grips get worn out very quickly
Con Rubber grips get slippery with sweaty hands
When using the mouse for long duration's the sweat from the users hands can make the rubber side grips slippery.