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Mad Catz R.A.T. M

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Mad Catz R.A.T. M. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability. The design is also appreciated. Some have doubts about the price and reliability.

design, durability

usability, size, reliability, price

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

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Consumer review ( review summary for Mad Catz R.A.T. M


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Mad Catz R.A.T. M from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on People are impressed by the design, but some have doubts about the price and reliability.


usability, size, reliability, price

50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Mad Catz R.A.T.M Mouse - Matte blackMad Catz R.A.T.M Mouse - Matte black

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Mad Catz R.A.T. M


The Mad Catz R.A.T. M is a flexible wireless gaming mouse you can take anywhere, but its small size and big price tag hold it back.

Convenient design. Powerful gaming mouse.

Uncomfortable for large hands. Palm rest tends to push back into the mouse body when extended.

The Mad Catz R.A.T. M packs some great design elements and a very good laser sensor into a tiny, pocketable gaming mouse you can take with you on the go. However, its small size can be a hindrance for gamers with large hands, and its $130 price tag is...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Tom Jaskulka (

MAD CATZ R.A.T. M Wireless Mobile Gaming Mouse


Mad Catz arguably changed the gaming mouse market when they released their R.A.T. into the wild. With an unusual appearance and a previously unapproachable level of customization, the subsequent R.A.T. series of mice went on to win multiple awards and...

Solid construction ; 5D button is a great innovation ; Positive, tactile button feedback on every button ; Surprisingly comfortable ; Great tracking on multiple surfaces ; Long battery life ; Included Bluetooth 4.0 USB adapter, stores in mouse

Too expensive ; Precision aim feature not an option ; 120Hz polling rate ; Wing" button a little hard to press ; 5D button needs a little refinement ; Unfortunate marketing direction ; New Bluetooth technology - no backwards compatibility ; Extended...

The R.A.T. M was a confusing performer. Sure, it tracked well on every surface I tried it on, and all of the buttons have a satisfying tactile action to them. The main "mouse things" are in place. The polling rate leaves a little to be desired though...

May, 2013

Expert review by : Shawn Sanders (

MadCatz R.A.T.m GameSmart Mouse Review


I think most would agree, when it comes to rodents, the cute fluffy kind are much preferred than the bit fat wiry wiskered grey kind. Such is what gaming peripheral purveyor Madcatz has newly forged. The [...]

Great performance for mobile gamers ; Solid battery life ; Great versatility ; Easy and expansive software suite

Pricey ; A bit too small for some and/or prolonged use ; Brief moment of lag from reception interference

May, 2013

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Mad Catz MCB437100002/04/1


I owned the R.A.T. 7 for a while but was looking for a more mobile version. I thought this one would be perfect for me. Same features as the full size R.A.T. versions

The adjustable palm rest does not lock into place like the full size versions was constantly moving on me. What prompted this review is that the Bluetooth dongle quit working and now I can't use the mouse for now. I will have to find another dongle to use

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black / Red / White
Form Factor:Right-hand
Receiver Type:Nano
Surface coloration:Monotone
Wireless receiver interface:USB

Energy Management

Battery Type:AA / AAA
Number of batteries supported:1 / 2
Power Source:Batteries


On/Off switch: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Wireless range:393.7

Input Device

Bluetooth version:3.0 / 4.0 / 4.0 LE
Buttons quantity:10
Buttons type:Pressed buttons
Device interface:Bluetooth
Movement detection technology:Laser / Optical
Movement Resolution:2000 / 6400
Number of scroll wheels:1
Programmable mouse buttons: Yes
Recommended usage:PC
Scroll: Yes
Scroll type:Wheel

Packaging Data

Batteries included: Yes
Pouch: Yes
Receiver included: Yes


Battery Type:AA / AAA
Number of batteries supported:1 / 2
Power Source:Batteries

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Mouse weight:3.53
Weight note (metric):3.53