Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. 7
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Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. 7
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- 90AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE9 ReviewsPC World90Mad Catz Inc. Cyborg RAT 7 Albino Gaming MouseThe MadCatz Cyborg RAT 7 Albino is a full-featured, physically tweakable gaming mouse that you can alter to your exact preference.Ars Technica90Overkill as art: Ars reviews the Cyborg R.A.T. 7Everything 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.TechRadar90Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Albino Edition reviewIf 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.TechRadar90Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. 7 reviewIt'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.IGN90Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse ReviewIn 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.Maximum PC100World-Exclusive Review: The R.A.T.7 is the Best GaThis 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.Hardware Heaven100Cyborg Gaming - V.7 Keyboard, R.A.T. 7 Mouse and GIt 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.Benchmark Reviews70Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Laser Gaming Mouse ReviewThe 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.Everything USB90Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse - Review, SpMad 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.
- 85AVERAGE USER SCORE22 ReviewsEngadget Reader100December 21, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader50September 4, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 finger tip to make left click or even double click. This made mouse impossible to work with.I used it at work and at home. I'm a game designer, work involves a lots of Photoshop, 3DS MAX and other "left-click" intense programs, also I like to play some FPS time to time. So, I took it to retailer, and they gave me another mouse, this time it was M.M.O. 7, because they didn't have R.A.T. 7 in stock. Another year and several months have passed, and now again I'm starting to experience some issues with left mouse button. This time I'm getting random double-clicks instead of a single left click. Trigger itself sounds and feels tactile, as usual, but those unwanted double clicks are getting annoying...This is my advice - look for other reviews. Maybe I'm just unlucky to get two mice with buttons that don't hold longer than year. But it's not acceptable for me to pay 100$ or more a year for "gaming mouse" that's supposed to last at least 3-5 years. That's why I give it 5/10.Engadget Reader50January 2, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!MAD CATZ RAT 7 GAMING MOUSE:I bought this mouse after reading a few reviews and on the word of some fellow gamers.PRO'S: I have large hands and could adjust it to fit my hand,lots of buttons to program for macrosvariable range DPI adjustmentsvisually pleassantCON'S: cord too long and stiffsome buttons were not easily accessible led eyelet did not have smooth and defined edges causing X or Y tracking issueswhen it did track, you had to manually adjust the tracking in order to get it to track properly,this is a very important issue if you are a gamer.Engadget Reader70November 5, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Reasonably good hardware but abysmal drivers. You need a special driver with a constant running background daemon for it to even work with acceptable functionality (for instance, hover doesn't even work anymore system-wide without the driver). It also interferes with other pointing devices so once you plug this mouse in, your other plugged in mouse will start misbehaving. The driver also consumes a constant 5% CPU, mostly harmless plugged in but basically 50% battery lifespan gone when on battery. The software is generally buggy too, for instance you lose your profile on each reboot.Engadget Reader90April 11, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90January 30, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I like to think I have average-sized hands, and I found the mouse quite comfortable to hold. The main draw of its mouse is the adjustability, and I love that I can tweak its individual parts so that my hand rests on it as naturally as possible. The removable weights add a good bit of heft that, as comfortable as it is, keep the mouse from feeling too light. I would have liked an adjustable pinky rest as well, but that's a minor gripe.I didn't get this mouse for gaming (I'm primarily a console gamer), so I can't say how it performs under such conditions. I do, however, use it for editing video and audio, and I appreciate the adjustable DPI and the "Precision Aim" mode, which really helps me when I'm making fine adjustments. A comfortable mouse also really helps here.I wouldn't say it's the most portable mouse; even in its "smallest" configuration it's still a bit bulky and a little heavy. It will fit in most compartments, though, just as well as most mice would.I wouldn't call it ugly. The flat black finish with silver accents really work with its very angular design language.Overall a really great mouse.Engadget Reader100August 16, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader80July 29, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 lack of portability. The cable is really really long, which is great for the set up at my desk, but if I want to game anywhere that isn't my house or on a laptop it's a hassle. The replacement parts that come with the mouse come in this nifty little case, but there was not case for the actual mouse included in the set. I'm going to have to find one or something.Engadget Reader60May 19, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 a second. WIthout this problem I would have happily kept the RAT 7, but instead I ended up returning it.Engadget Reader90April 10, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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:(Engadget Reader50April 10, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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, thumb rests, weights, adjustable length, this mouse attempts to do what others don't, give the user the ability to mold the mouse as they please.Great concept, but flawed executionHowever, there are two things that make this mouse fatally flawed. For one, it's too heavy. Even with no additional weights in this thing I found that easily gliding and moving this mouse around took more effort than I would have liked. The other, which is the deal killer for me, is that it's too large. While I know this might not apply to everyone, I do think that most people don't have giant hands. The large size and weightiness made this mouse very uncomfortable during use and when you're using a computer for most of the day or when you're just gaming for an extended amount of time you want to be as comfortable as possible. Developing carpel tunnel is not something I imagine most people like.One other issue, that I don't think has to do with the design, but of poor manufacturing is bubbles forming in the laser, which made the cursor jump from time to time. It was a known issue at the time and I could've easily exchanged it, but I decided to sell it since I wasn't enjoying the weight/comfort of the mouse.TL;DR: Mouse is too heavy and large. I sold it within a month.Engadget Reader90March 20, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100March 1, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 27, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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.Engadget Reader90October 12, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100September 28, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 on the fly and create and easily switch between custom profiles is awesome. I'm a cartographer by trade (lots of time in Adobe CS) and a gamer for fun, and the adjustable DPI as well as "sniper" button (which lowers DPI by a percentage you set in the mouse software) are extremely helpful for both. It's hard to imagine going back. I like the horizontal scroll wheel â€“ it's especially good for navigating around large Photoshop and AI files.Awesome mouse. Wish I'd been using it for years.Engadget Reader90September 10, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100August 18, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I love this mouse. The versatility and accuracy are easily its strong suits. The only thing I might have dinged it for is lack of instructions, but obviously since you are reading this you are more than capable of navigating the tubes and like me you could find further info. As a Mac user it took me a little bit too long to find applicable drivers, as the ones on the Cyborg home page did not seem to work. I wound up downloading an older driver as a zip file and installing then upgrading the driver.Engadget Reader80July 26, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100July 9, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The mouse itself is a very comfortable to hold mouse and doesn't stress your hand while holding it or for using for extended periods of time. As I spend a lot of my time PC gaming, having a comfortable mouse is key to me. This mouse deals with that perfectly. Straying from the regular design from of normal mice, the RAT 7 mouse is a drastically different design than nearly every other mouse out there. With an almost Transformer-esque design there is only one word to describe it. Gorgeous. The software alone that you get with this mouse is enough to keep the perfectionists out there happy. The mouse itself comes packed with other extras and different parts that can be customised into tons of combinations! Overall, for the price point, this is one of the best mice I have ever used, with really detailed software to use and endless customise options on the mouse itself, this mouse is literally one of the best I have ever used.Engadget Reader90May 24, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100May 24, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Expensive yes, but an awesome mouse. Only real complain is the buttons are really pensive, which is good for gaming, but not so much other things. When I first wake up (a little sleepy) and browse the web sometimes I will accidentally right click. Also still trying to hone in on some good dpi settings when not gaming.
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