Zowie S2 vs Steelseries Rival 600

The Rival 600 is a bigger mouse than the S2 making it hard to compare the two, the best mouse is going to be the one that fits your hands the best.

I'd give the S2 the edge in shape, cable and performance due to the lighter weight.

The Rival 600 has a really nice RGB implementation and a way better scroll wheel.

Everything else is a bit of a wash, good buttons and flawless sensors can be found in both mice.

Side-by-Side Comparison

Mouse nameSteelseries Rival 600Zowie S2
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Length13.1cm12.2 cm
Width6.2cm5.9 cm
Height4.3cm3.8 cm
Weight96g82 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
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 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 82 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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