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Mad Catz R.A.T.

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Mad Catz R.A.T.. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability. The design is also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the usability and size. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

design, durability

price, size, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the Mad Catz R.A.T. Is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Mad Catz R.A.T.

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Mad Catz R.A.T. From Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Nov, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Brad Bourque (digitaltrends.com)

Mad Catz RAT Pro X review

 

The RAT Pro X earns its acronym, Really Awesome Tech.

Once you finish setting it up, the RAT Pro X plays like any other lightweight gaming mouse. Instead of a crazy high dpi sensor like the Diamondback, or a wealth of button options like the Nyth, the RAT Pro X relies on the fact that once you spend a few...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Barry Brenesal (computershopper.com)

Mad Catz RAT 6 Review and Ratings

 

Under all the attitude, this angry cyber-rodent has some great ergonomic features. But we'd trade all the lighting effects for automated, game-specific profile loading.

Adjustable weight system and tweakable length ; Easy-to-use configuration software ; Flexible, braided cord ; Four DPI settings ; Separate X and Y DPI axes

Counter-intuitive styling ; Superficial macro editor ; No automated game-specific profile loading ; Uncomfortably high palm rest

What feels to us like a slightly heavy mouse for MOBA use is actually well-suited to shooters such as Far Cry 4 and RTS games like Ashes of the Singularity. We like the sniper-mode button, and the dual-purpose Thumb Barrel. Separating the X and Y axes...

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: Gregory A. (newegg.com)

Terrible mouse

 

This is the second product from this company I have been unsatisfied with. And their support ignores my requests.

Tracks horribly. Cursor moves even when the mouse isn't touched. Cursor also inches it's way to the corner of the screen if you click and the mouse is not moving. Very small and uncomfortable to hold. Also did not come with inter changeable lasers....

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Geoff V. (newegg.com)

Too light, too small, and too cheap

 

- I love the R.A.T line of mouses, but would definitely NOT recommend this mouse to anyone who intends to use it for gaming purposes.

- R.A.T style mouse, which I've had 4 of and loved them all. - Price. This was a replacement for my R.A.T. 7 which recently stopped working well.

- Cheap feeling. I immediately noticed it did not have that distinct R.A.T. feeling I was used to. its far too light, all the plastic feels thin and cheap, and this consequently causes a lot of involuntary movement. -Size. The mouse is much smaller...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Gregory A. (newegg.com)

Terrible mouse

 

This is the second product from this company I have been unsatisfied with. And their support ignores my requests.

Tracks horribly. Cursor moves even when the mouse isn't touched. Cursor also inches it's way to the corner of the screen if you click and the mouse is not moving. Very small and uncomfortable to hold. Also did not come with inter changeable lasers....

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Mr. C. (newegg.com)

Light little Mouse

 

fast to install great tracking resolution

Very light in weight seems like 'flimsy' plastic small hands would do better with this mouse

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Gregory A. (newegg.com)

I want my money back

 

Looks cool.

Very small, uncomfortable to hold. Mouse moves even when nothing is touching it. Clicking makes the mouse pointer move. Don't know if my Laser is just defective or if the mouse is just complete junk. But from how it's seeming I'm thinking it's the...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

sweet

 

Yes. It is expensive but consider--The mouse is your direct contact to your computer. You deserve the best the market has to offer and it sure looks like this is it.

Plays great and tracks perfectly. Much lighter that RAT 7 and does not fit hand as well, but plays better after a time. The design is quite innovative and functional.

The price is almost a deal breaker.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Andrew T. (newegg.com)

Step in the right direct but overpriced and underwhelming.

 

I'm a bit of a mouse addict and I've owned many of the most popular mice. Having said that, this mouse doesn't stand out enough for the price. Which sucks because if you're looking for a really premium and impressive mouse, there pretty much isn't one...

-Very lite, which could be a con for some. -Very adjustable. Most adjustable mouse I've come across and essentially all of my pros are about the adjustability, but it's not perfect. So I'll just make a list of things you can and can't adjust. Can...

-Glitchy software that hasn't been updated in awhile. Strange bug that occurs sometimes when I use the program where I suddently can't use my mouse to interact with anything in windows, this requires a full restart. Often times my settings don't save,...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Jesse A. (newegg.com)

Amazing Device

 

#AwesomeCX

- Fine tuning and customization top to bottom - Very comfortable - Ceramic feet are great - Big metal left click button - Software is super easy to use (Including on Windows 10) - Adjustable scroll wheel click stiffness - Tilting palm rest - Amazing...

- Price will turn a lot of people off who might be interested, but it really is a brilliant piece of hardware. - A weight system like the RAT 7 has would be nice, but there isn't much room for one.

Feb, 2016
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Product Specifications

Design

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

Energy Management

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

Ergonomics

Adjustable Lift Off Distance (LOD):Y
Cable Length:70.9
Customizable weight: Yes
On/Off switch: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Wireless range:393.7

Input Device

Bluetooth version:4.0
Buttons quantity:10 / 11 / 6 / 8
Buttons type:Pressed buttons
Customizable movement resolution:Y
Device interface:Bluetooth / USB
Keypad integrated: No
Movement detection technology:Laser / Optical
Movement Resolution:12000 / 3500 / 7200 / 8200
Number of movement resolution modes:3 / 4
Number of scroll wheels:1
Programmable mouse buttons: Yes
Purpose:Gaming
Recommended usage:PC
Scroll: Yes
Scroll type:Wheel
Scrolling directions:Vertical/Horizontal

Other features

Battery Life:12

Packaging Data

Batteries included: Yes
Package type:Box
Packaging type:Box
Pouch: Yes
Quantity:1
Receiver included: Yes

Power

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

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Mobile operating systems supported:Android 3.0, Android 3.1, Android 3.2, Android 4.0, Android 4.1, Android 4.2, Android 4.3, Android 4.4
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Mouse weight:1.76 / 2.82 / 3.88 / 4.23 / 4.94
Weight note (metric):1.76 / 2.82 / 3.88 / 4.23 / 4.94 / 5.11