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Mad Catz R.a.t. 5

Mad Catz R.a.t. 5
alaScore 83

910 reviews

Apr, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 910 reviews of Mad Catz R.a.t. 5. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews. Comments about the design and durability are on the whole positive. The price and reliability also get good feedback.

usability, reliability, price, durability, design

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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 699 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 really like the design and durability. The price and reliability also get good feedback.

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66% 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 Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac

Apr, 2015

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

Consumer review by: N/A (

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

Consumer review by: N/A (

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

Consumer review by: N/A (

Worked for 6 months and the sensor failed


multiple buttons


Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (

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

Consumer review by: N/A (



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

Consumer review by: MG (

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

Product Specifications


Built-in Storage Capability: No
Charging Unit Included: No
Force / Vibrate Feedback: No
Read / Write Functionality: No
Scrolling Type:4-ways
Scrolling Wheel: Yes
USB Hub: No

General Features

Battery-free Mouse: No
Gaming Product: Yes
Graphic Tablet with Mouse:Not Applicable
Graphic Tablet with Pen:Not Applicable
Input Registration:Optical Laser
Notebook Mouse: No
Platform:PC / Mac
Type:PC Mouse
Type of Connection:Cable