Zowie S1 vs Steelseries Rival 600

The Steelseries Rival 600 is a bit larger than the Zowie S1 so your hand size is a bit of a factor when choosing between these two mice.

The S1 is more comfortable than the Rival 600 with a better cable and it's lighter, the S1 is likely going to be a better in-game performer.

The S1 scroll wheel is awful, the Rival 600 wheel blows it out of the water.

Overall, I'd choose the S1 over the Rival 600 as long as the size works.

Side-by-Side Comparison

Mouse nameSteelseries Rival 600Zowie S1
PictureSteelseries Rival 600 - Check Priceread review
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Length13.1cm12.6 cm
Width6.2cm6.1 cm
Height4.3cm3.9 cm
Weight96g87 g
Buttons2 Primary Buttons
1 Middle Scroll Button
1 DPI Button
2 Side buttons
1 side sniper button
2 Primary Buttons
1 Middle Scroll Button
1 DPI Button
2 Side buttons
SensorTrueMove 3 Optical Gaming Sensor
Second height sensor
Pixart PMW3360
Cable/WirelessSoft rubber cableSoft rubber cable
Battery LifeN/AN/A
SoftwareSteelseries 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
No software:
DPI settings are preprogrammed
Step 1: 400 DPI
Step 2: 800 DPI
Step 3: 1600 DPI
Step 4: 3200 DPI
Warranty2 year warrantyUnknown length
ProsGreat shape
Solid buttons
Good weight for size
Reasonable price
Safe shape, well balanced
Improved lighter buttons
Flexible rubber cable
Flawless sensor
Plug and play
Good light weight at 87 grams
ConsSecond sensor doesn't seem to make a huge difference in performance
Wireless 650 version is heavy
Glossy coating picks up dirt
Noisy scroll wheel

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