Finalmouse Air58 vs Steelseries Rival 600

The Rival 600 is a large ergonomic shape. The Air58 is a slightly less large ambidextrous shape with side buttons only for right handers.

I find the materials, grip and buttons on the Rival 600 superior to the Air58. The Rival 600 also has software to customize buttons and RGB if that's your cup of tea. The buttons on the Rival 600 are snappier and slightly nicer to use.

The Air58 has advantages in weight and cable, it's obviously much lighter than the Rival 600 and the cable is much lighter, though the Rival 600 cable is still pretty good.

Sensors are a draw, they both pack perfect sensors.

If you are considering these two against each other, I'd recommend the Rival 600 over the Air58 for general bang for buck. The Air58 is arguably a slightly better mouse than the Rival 600, but the cost is much much higher.

Side-by-Side Comparison

Mouse nameFinalmouse Air58 NinjaSteelseries Rival 600
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Steelseries Rival 600 - Check Priceread review
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Buttons2 primary clicks: left and right
2 side buttons
Scroll middle click
DPI switcher below scroll wheel
2 Primary Buttons
1 Middle Scroll Button
1 DPI Button
2 Side buttons
1 side sniper button
SensorPixart PMW3360TrueMove 3 Optical Gaming Sensor
Second height sensor
Cable/WirelessSoft braided cordSoft rubber cable
Battery LifeN/AN/A
SoftwareNo software:
DPI settings are preprogrammed on the Air58:

Step 1: 400 DPI
Step 2: 800 DPI
Step 3: 1600 DPI
Step 4: 3200 DPI
Steelseries Game Engine Software:
RGB lighting settings including add-on PrismSync options
DPI/CPI stepping
Polling Rate
Angle Snapping
Saved profiles on the mouse
Button remapping
Macro recording
Warranty3 year warranty2 year warranty
ProsInsanely light
Best cable found on a gaming mouse
Solid construction despite the speed holes
Great shape
Solid buttons
Good weight for size
Reasonable price
ConsVery hard to find, very expensive
QC concerns
Second sensor doesn't seem to make a huge difference in performance
Wireless 650 version is heavy

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