When comparing SteelSeries Rival 300 vs TrackPoint, the Slant community recommends SteelSeries Rival 300 for most people. In the question“What is the best mouse for programmers?” SteelSeries Rival 300 is ranked 8th while TrackPoint is ranked 25th.
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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.
Pro Keep your fingers on the keyboard
Pro No need to carry around a 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.
Con Common software glitch comes up when scrolling
The trackpoint "rest point" gets skewed, and keeps scrolling when you release.
Con Not good for people with thicker fingers
Depending on how worn down the trackpoint is. People with thicker fingers will often hit adjacent keys by accident.
Con Requires a lot of force to use
The stiffness of the trackpoint leaves your fingers fatigued after even 2 minutes of use.