Zowie S2 vs Steelseries Rival 310

The Zowie S2 is an ambidextrous shape that serves medium sized hands, the Steelseries Rival 310 is an ergonomic shape that serves medium sized hands. Both of these mice are great but the S2 edges out the Rival 310 overall.

Shape wise, the S2 is a little bit more comfortable in all grips and is more suitable to a wider range of gamers. The Rival 310 has a bit of a high hump that makes it lean more into a palm grip.

The cable is also slightly better on the S2 due to the way the cable comes out of the mouse at a raised angle, it reduces the drag of the cable. The cable in combination with the more comfortable shape, and the lighter weight makes the S2 nicer to use.

Buttons are good on both mice, and both mice have flawless sensors.

The Rival 310 has a much better scroll wheel and comes with RGB if you really fancy those things.

Side-by-Side Comparison

Mouse nameSteelseries Rival 310Zowie S2
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Length12.76cm12.2 cm
Width6.2cm5.9 cm
Height4.2cm3.8 cm
Weight88g82 g
Buttons2 Primary Buttons
1 Middle Scroll Button
1 DPI Button
2 Side buttons
2 Primary Buttons
1 Middle Scroll Button
1 DPI Button
2 Side buttons
SensorTrueMove 3Pixart PMW3360
ShapeErgonomicAmbidextrous
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
Acceleration
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 weight for size
Comfortable shape
Solid responsive buttons
Good value
Safe shape, well balanced
Improved lighter buttons
Flexible rubber cable
Flawless sensor
Plug and play
Good light weight at 82 grams
ConsNothing major sticks out, a matter of shape preference in a crowded space for medium/large miceGlossy coating picks up dirt
Noisy scroll wheel

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