Mad Catz developing R.A.T. professional gaming mouse

Gaming accessory manufacturer Mad Catz has announced development of the R.A.T. Tournament Edition, a mouse designed for the eSports-minded player. The R.A.T. TE features tracking speeds up to 8200 DPI, decreased weight, dynamic surface detection, lift-off height calibration, programmable button mapping and is designed for Mac as well as PC.

We stress that the R.A.T. TE is not to be confused with a tournament edition rat. Rats do not have configurable buttons. And if your rat does, please do not bring your cyborg rat to a gaming tournament. You may, however, bring your R.A.T. TE after it releases in early 2014.
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Mad Catz® Announces R.A.T.TE Gaming Mouse For PC and Mac
Tournament Edition R.A.T. Mouse Targets Competitive Gaming Community with Its Ultra Lightweight Chassis and High Speed Performance

San Diego – January 7, 2014 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") (NYSE MKT/TSX: MCZ) announced today the R.A.T.TE (Tournament Edition), a new mouse designed for the professional and competitive gaming community.

Expected to ship early 2014 for PC and Mac, the R.A.T.TE has been designed to appeal to the e-sports professional. With a newly developed Phillips® Doppler-laser sensor, the R.A.T.TE provides reference quality tracking with speeds up to 8200 DPI.

Each feature of the R.A.T.TE has been engineered for mobility, performance and precision. Weight has been reduced to decrease inertia; speed and resolution have been radically improved for faster reaction times, and programmable button mapping has been optimized for popular e-sports games. In addition, customizable attributes such as 'Lift-Off' height calibration and dynamic surface detection have been added to create the ideal mouse for professional gamers.

"We launched our original R.A.T. line of gaming mice four years ago, and we're pleased to continue expanding this highly successful range with the announcement of the Tournament Edition model," said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. "The R.A.T.TE is another example of our ongoing commitment to building high performance hardware for the passionate gaming community."

This article was originally published on Joystiq.