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Mad Catz R.A.T. 5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1303 reviews of Mad Catz R.A.T. 5. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The durability and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, price, durability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the Mad Catz R.A.T. 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 767 user reviews of Mad Catz R.A.T. 5 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The durability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, durability, design, size

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Mad Catz R.A.T. 5 Professional Gaming Mouse for PC and MACMad Catz R.A.T. 5 Professional Gaming Mouse for PC and MAC

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Phil Iwaniuk (

Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. 5 review


It's difficult to see where the corners have been cut in creating this great budget R.A.T. gaming mouse

Super smooth glide ; Adjustable in weight and length ; Good price

No swappable palm rests

May, 2011

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Almost awesome


Although the buttons aren't as well placed and the shape is less comfortable, I've had better luck with Logitech mice. And, as far as the RAT's go, while the gloss finishes look nice, the matte finish is easier to grip, particularly if your palms get...

All the R.A.T.s have a cool look and great ergonomics: the buttons and wheel are perfectly placed and (if not, depending on the model) you can adjust the hardware and software until they are. Plus, the aesthetics are hard core sci-fi. I use these more...

The fail rate is high. I've had a RAT9 that would periodically lose tracking on the Y axis, and all tracking on certain gaming mousepads. I've had two RAT3 left mouse button fail in less than a year of office (non-gaming) work (the first was replaced...

Aug, 2015

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It had amazing potential


This is the most amazing mouse I have ever owned; but it's not worth buying again if it's just going to die on me within a year or a little more. It had so much potential, but bad engineering was the downfall of this mouse. I suggest looking elsewhere...

Big Mouse: this is a pro because I have big hands and have what is called a "palm grip". I can't stand other mice where I have to arch my hand in a certain position for long periods of time for "optimum performance ; Adjustable Weight: The adjustable...

Now for the dreaded cons ; Every con I have for this mouse is superficial. It doesn't take away from the mouse at all and is more of a slight annoyance that you would only really notice if you like to be super clean. The material the mouse is made of...

Jun, 2015

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Painful to use, difficult, awkward, gone in a month


While the mouse is adjustable, i could never get it to fit in my hand quite right. It looks great, and has a good balance to it, but it was still incredibly awkward and often would shock me. Adjustable only to fitting a certain hand type which wasn't...

Constant weird mouse drift. The mouse seemed to have a mind of its own a lot and where it was going to go and how it was going to behave. The top and bottom side back and forward buttons were in almost impossible to use place for my hand. Couldn't find...

Feb, 2015

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A little lacking.


It is a nice sensative mouse, but a bit on the expensive side

For the price I expected it to last longer than 15 months. Sensor failure ; Besides the price, I'm a linux user and I had a few issues with it out of the box

Aug, 2014

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Worked for 6 months and the sensor failed


multiple buttons


Oct, 2013

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Its okay so far...


All in all I'm never going to buy another MadCatz mouse, not because of they make bad products but because there are other companies out there that have better quality products for the same price. I would suggest Logitech and Corsair mice.

I'm recently bought this after my G500 broke. Works pretty well so far as you would expect from a $50+ worth of equipment. The laser is solid, very precise and the traction is smooth as well

The grip took some getting used to because as you extend the adjustable palm rest, it kind of rises up against your palm and it gets uncomfortable ; The side scroll controller does not work. I've read other MadCatz mouse reviews that complain about...

Jun, 2013

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they relly need to make the mouse pads/feet better at sliding. I have a razer mamba now and its night and day diference on how it slides compared to the rat. also wasnt too impressed with the software glitching on the rat. if they improve on the...

match the mouse to ur playing style. lots of set up options overall a good feel. + or - weight if un like heavy or light mouse. braided cable. that about it. o ya u get a tin to but ur leftover parts in

First off the position of the left and right clickers are a bit long so when u have to switch from the clikers to the wheel its a bit awkward because its too far back. Also the teflon pads dont slide like a high end mouse should they almost feel like...

May, 2013

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Horrible Experince


I received this mouse as a gift from my wife. I have been using a Logitech MX510 mouse for close to eight years. Really solid mouse but is starting to be dated with all the new stuff out there. I saw this mouse at 2012 PAX East and thought it was...

Feels good and looks good

Does not work correctly and the worst customer service

Jan, 2013

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MAD CATZ Cyborg R.A.T. 5 Optical Gaming Mouse


easy use and light colours

all as i can see are ok

Apr, 2015

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black / Black, White / Red / White
Form Factor:Right-hand
Material:Teflon (PTFE)

Energy Management

Power Source:Cable

Input Device

Buttons quantity:6
Buttons type:Pressed buttons
Device interface:USB
Movement detection technology:Laser
Movement Resolution:5600
Recommended usage:PC
Scroll: Yes
Scroll type:Wheel

Other Features

Number of products included:1

Other features

Polling rate:1000

Packaging Data



Power Source:Cable

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes