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Cyborg R.a.t. 5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 402 reviews of Cyborg R.a.t. 5. 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. Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The durability and design are also appreciated, whereas reviews are divided on the price.

usability, design, durability, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the Cyborg R.a.t. 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Cyborg R.a.t. 5


alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Cyborg R.a.t. 5 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on People really like the size and price. The design and usability also get good comments, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

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74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Madcatz RAT 5 Gaming Mouse (PC/Mac DVD)Madcatz RAT 5 Gaming Mouse (PC/Mac DVD)

Jun, 2018


Expert review by : Taimoor Hafeez (

Cyborg R.A.T. 5 Gaming Mouse Review


The mechanical claw cometh.

Precision Aim really helps, Adjustable length makes the mouse more comfy, Most Sci-Fi looking mouse out there

Rubberized texture attracts dust

Coming back to the Cyborg R.A.T. 5, it is a very decent mouse from an operating perspective. The whole body is slightly rubberized to provide complete grip no matter how you hold the device. The mouse buttons are nicely placed, especially the Precision...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review (

First Thoughts: So Far So Good


I'd still definitely recommend the mouse. Keep in mind that I've heard things about them breaking over time, and I've only had mine for a day. So far it's awesome, but we'll see what the future holds.

Keep in mind that the mouse just arrived TODAY, so I've only been using it for a few hours ; SHAPE: The shape is awesome. I was a little worried that it'd be uncomfortable. I think that RAT 7 has a pinkie rest, that feels like it's the only thing...

One minor actual thing is that the precision aim button registers slightly after the "click" of the button itself. This leads to it being a little finicky if you stop pressing in after you feel it click ; So basically you click it, hold it in pretty...

Jul, 2014

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Good Mouse


I don't think if I would recommend this to someone else for full price, but it has served its purpose better than other mice I have had. Would have been better off putting the money towards something else

adjustable ; surprisingly good feel ; easy to adjust dpi settings ; nice software ; looks cool ; scrol-wheel is great

The side buttons have started dying pretty quickly ; I don't know if mine is defective or not, but even with software no program will detect movement of the horizontal scroll wheel ; Mouse will stop moving in one direction fairly often (either up/down...

Jun, 2014

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Solid as it is outrageous


Hopefully this new version holds up like the old one did. As far as i can tell the build quality is just as good. I could ramble on and on about the r.a.t but honestly you just have to try it out. Certainly makes your desktop look unique. I have people...

I had the pleasure to get a r.a.t 5 when they first came out, and although it was sorta a gamble considering the price and company making them, this thing turned out to be more than worth it. My original rat of 3 years ago, still working, made it...

As much as I love the thing, it certainly could be improved upon. Cons include ; Hard to reach sniper button, they should really move it in more ; The palm adjustment honestly is best left alone, and in the factory position ; Non mechanical side...

May, 2014

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Not the Best


Did not last long, the switch to the mouse button broke twice. they replaced the first mouse and then months later the next mouse broke.

Okay mouse ; looks good

Did not last long ; The customer support for the rat 5 was terrible

Jan, 2014

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seems like a hit or miss product. tech support also seems hit or miss

Great tracking speed, recognizes the vibrations me even bumping the desk. Sniper button, 2 scroll wheels. 4 programable dpi settings. good customization

Broke in less than 3 months ; bad quality control ; terrible tracking problems for a lot of mouses ; customer support took 3 weeks to replace it

Nov, 2013

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decent mouse


all in all, over priced for a mouse that will fall apart very quickly.

Love you you can make it fit your hand. Love the built in hex

when extending the back part of the mouse it gets very unstable. the main palm part was missing a screw so it would not lock down. And now after about a year of owning it, all of the plastic pieces on the bottom are falling off because of cheap...

Jan, 2013

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A great feel and the customization is amazing! I've had this mouse since 2010 and no problems at all! Great buy


Dec, 2012

Consumer review (

Cyborg CCB437050002/04/1


Normally I'd give it 5 eggs but one is being deducted due to the Cons listed. It is still and amazing mouse but i don't expect it to last very long, especially for those that use the PC for long periods of time.

Works very well, especially for its price. While it may not be the Top Notch gear for the "professional gamer", it suits me just fine for the various games I play (FPS, MMO, RTS, MOBA, ARPG, etc.) ; The software from Cyborg has proved very helpful for...

Had this mouse for ~5 months, the icons where my thumb rests nearly gone. Because of the complex open design of it, the mouse is very easy to dirty; the gears and whatnot can collect dust and hair ; As mentioned, I have used this mouse for around 5...

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (

Cyborg CCB437050002/04/1


Adjust-ability makes this mouse a perfect fit for most any hand sizes. (I'm not going to make a guarantee for those with extreme hand sizes though.) ; I don't think I'm ever going to buy a mouse without the thumb rest, it's practically my favorite part...

Sometimes the screws and other divets can get a little... un-hygenic. It's nothing a quick cleaning can't handle but is worth a mention

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black / Red / White
Form Factor:Right-hand
Game edition: No
Surface coloration:Monotone

Energy Management

Power Source:Cable


Customizable weight: Yes
LED Indicators: No
On/Off switch: No
Plug and Play: Yes
Rechargeable: No

Input Device

Buttons quantity:5 / 7
Buttons type:Pressed buttons
Device interface:USB
Movement detection technology:Laser / Optical
Movement Resolution:3500 / 4000 / 5600
Number of scroll wheels:1 / 2
Programmable mouse buttons: Yes
Recommended usage:PC / PC/notebook
Scroll: Yes
Scroll type:Wheel

Other Features

Bluetooth: No
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP\nWindows Vista\nWindows 7
Mac compatibility: Yes
Number of products included:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB required: Yes
Wireless connection:N
Wireless connections: No

Packaging Data

Batteries included: No
Cables included:USB
Receiver included: No


Power Source:Cable

System Requirements

Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:No / Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes