When comparing SteelSeries Rival 300 vs Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0, 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 Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 is ranked 54th.
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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 Great tracking
Although only a 400 DPI mouse, it tracks accurately without acceleration, angle snapping or prediction.
Pro 1.2mm lift-off distance on every surface
Pro Wider base gives more wrist support
Pro Programmable buttons
Side buttons can be programmed.
Pro Customization software is easy to use
Pro Customize sensitivity settings
With Precision Booster feature.
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.