The cost of a gaming setup can add up quickly. First, you need a laptop or desktop with a discrete GPU. From there, you'll want to invest in headphones, a mechanical keyboard and, perhaps most important, a gaming mouse. That's where SteelSeries' affordable Rival 3 gaming mouse comes in. This $30 wired mouse packs a modern optical sensor in an attractive design with customizable RGB lighting.
We put the Rival 3 through its paces and were impressed with the responsiveness of its sensor and its comfortable, stylish design. Short of a few desired additions — a braided cable and swappable weights — the Rival 3 is the perfect gaming mouse for those on a budget.