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conclusion:We like it

88 March 23rd 2012 5:36 pm

It may be derided as one of the ugliest products ever made, but it's also one of the most functional (and we think it looks pretty awesome, too). The Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. 7 is an endlessly customizable gaming mouse — it even comes with its own Allen wrench so you can take it apart and reassemble it at will. You can adjust the hardware for a perfect fit, and then tweak the software so that each button responds precisely to your touch. You can even adjust the precision of its laser sensor based on your needs — and how quick on the trigger you are.

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Critic reviews

9.0
9 reviews
  • Ergonomics / comfort
    8.7
  • Design and form factor
    7.8
  • Configurability
    9.6
  • Accuracy
    9.0
  • Portability
    6.0

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User reviews

8.3
23 reviews
9.0
Ars Technica Jul 28, 2010

Everything about this mouse looks bold, but happily all of the bells and whistles are there for a reason. The original preview of the R.A.T. from CES evoked a strong reaction from you guys, and trust us when we say the final product lives up to the chest-beating promise of its design.

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9.0
PC World Dec 13, 2011

The MadCatz Cyborg RAT 7 Albino is a full-featured, physically tweakable gaming mouse that you can alter to your exact preference.

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10
Maximum PC Jun 11, 2010

This is a bad-ass mouse. The $100 price tag puts the R.A.T. at the higher end of the gaming mouse spectrum, but you're not going to find a mouse that's more feature-packed or customizable than this.

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9.0
IGN Aug 5, 2010

In terms of performance, the R.A.T. 7 is top notch – it's extremely responsive and works well on just about any surface. Button depressions are detected without error, and aside from a few minor ergonomic qualms, we'd say that the R.A.T. 7 is one of the better gaming mice we've used.

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9.0
TechRadar Aug 31, 2010

It's solid, responsive and has got more buttons than your finger-tips could possibly cope with. The only real downside is that freaky-ass robot rat on the box art.

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9.0
TechRadar Oct 28, 2011

If you want a great mouse spawned by GLaDOS, then the Albino Edition might be worth the £85 to you. For anyone with a standard R.A.T feeling a twinge of jealousy though, remember you can pick up Tipp-Ex for a quid.

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10
Hardware Heaven Aug 24, 2011

It really is impressive the level of customisation that this mouse allows and although it is very simple and quick to set up initially we could spend some considerable time tweaking the different elements to exactly fit our own personal taste.

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9.0
Everything USB Jul 26, 2010

Mad Catz really has created a monster with their R.A.T. 7 gaming mouse. Its combination of custom fit coupled with a bevy of software and hardware features really does make extended gaming sessions even more enjoyable.

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7.0
Benchmark Reviews Aug 3, 2010

The Cyborg R.A.T. 7 is a promising device, which given a few tweaks, could very well be the next 'must have' gaming peripheral. But as it stands, the few shortfalls it has affect the most critical aspects of a gaming mouse - the tracking - and thus, it's difficult to recommend this device.

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5.0
peterto peterto

When this mouse was announced at CES a few years back, I was excited to see how much effort that was put into the design and customization options with this mouse. While mouse mice stick to a relatively static design, this mouse features loads of customization options. From the various grips,...

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9.0
markpb markpb

The RAT is awesome and I would love to own another one, but the laser burned out within a few months of use. I read other complaints about the laser not lasting. Too bad as it was a super configurable gaming mouse:(

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9.0
richardcmain richardcmain

The only thing I'd like improved with this mouse would be the inclusion of an encompassing case that holds all of the little extras AND the mouse itself. Other than that, it's a great toy and a great mouse.

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8.0
nesscar nesscar

Absolutely love the look and feel of this mouse! Makes a great addition to my desk. All buttons have a really great feel and a very distinct click every time you push them. The replacement parts that come with the mouse are really great. The thing that kind of irks me about this mouse is the...

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6.0
danphan danphan

At first I was very excited about the mouse. Setting up all of the customizable parts and buttons was a treat. But after a week of use, I noticed the sensor would randomly skip on me. I was playing League of Legends and had skip issues every 30-45 minutes. It would randomly jump and get stuck for...

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10
milesbarger milesbarger

The adjustability works as advertised. I have large hands with very long fingers, and this is the first mouse I've been able to make fit my hand. The mouse seems very solidly built, and all the interchangeable parts are well made. The braided cable is also a nice touch. The ability to adjust DPI...

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5.0
eg01st eg01st

Two years ago I bought R.A.T. 7 mouse and was very satisfied with it's design and performance. I prefer claw-grip, and it's comfortable to use, although takes few days to get used to it. Exactly one year later left mouse button switch lost it's resistance and it took only a light touch of a...

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