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Pros

This product has over 500 reviews on Amazon.com alone and most are positive. There are so many options available for it, you simply can't go wrong.

Cons

The RAT7 is wired but the RAT9 is wireless. Some prefer the wireless model better.

Verdict

This is a solid product that is simply a must have for any PC gamer so if it's time for a new mouse, do yourself a favor and check this out.

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REVIEW: Cyborg R.A.T.7 Gaming Mouse (PC, Mac) by Mad Catz

As a gamer, I can tell you firsthand that your mouse is one of the most important pieces of PC gaming equipment you can have on your desk. Having fluid movement control can separate you from the average player and being able to customize a handful of mouse buttons can bump you up from "casual" to "pro" player status faster than you think. Throw in the ability to adjust almost every facet of that mouse from the weight to the finger and palm rests and you've changed even the basic gaming mouse into a devastating powerhouse of control and accuracy. This is what you get with the Cyborg RAT7 Gaming Mouse. There's also a RAT9 wireless model.

Some of the newer games you may want the Cyborg RAT7 Gaming Mouse for are: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, Diablo 3, World of Warcraft and Star Wars: The Old Republic. If you've tried using a cheap laser or optical mouse or even an old roller ball model, you understand how slight wear and tear can make you a pretty useless member of a team and could even find yourself kicked out of a guild because you aren't able to react fast enough. Let's take a look at some of the features of this mouse.

Features of the Cyborg RAT7 Gaming Mouse

Adjustable Grip - Not all hands are the same size and if you've ever been forced to use a tiny USB laptop mouse or a massive $10 Wal-Mart special, you know what I mean. It's difficult if not impossible to adjust the way your hand sits atop the mouse and maybe you've tried setting your mousepad on books or duct taping pads on the mouse itself. Those methods don't work. You can move pieces around on the RAT7 to suit your hand perfectly.

Palm and Pinkie Rests - You get three of each you can interchange on the RAT7 Gaming Mouse to make using it even more fluid and comfortable. Take a look at your mouse hand right now. Do you have weird skin opposite your thumb or even a callous? That stinks, you can eliminate it by using these parts and selecting the most comfortable size.

Custom Weight System - Depending on your mouse it could weigh a pound or next to nothing. This can make things difficult, especially in sensitive FPS games like Call of Duty. By adjusting the weight, you can tailor it to suit your playstyle. A heavy mouse may work better for sniping while a light mouse could give you some better MMO style control. 

Precision Aim
- This is one of the coolest features of the Cyborg RAT7 mouse in my opinion. You can click a button to decrease or increase mouse sensitivity. Zooming in on someone only to accidentally have your view shift can be extremely frustrating and you can basically eliminate that.

This is only a handful of the features available. You can program your mouse to switch styles between games and much more very easily and you can do it on the fly. Let's take a look at what real users think.

User Testimonials

Scotter (Newegg.com)

"I loved the look and was sold on the options in the marketing materials but that was minimal compared to actually having my hand on this thing. Because it is so easy to configure and customize to your hand, this is the most functional and comfortable mouse you will ever own.One-click Resolution mode changes make it easy for me to flick between aggressive gaming fixes in between marathon graphics designing and everything in between. It is VERY precise.
I find myself using sniping mode in Illustrator sometimes as well.

Some people have commented that that weight is a negative, but I like it. It feels solid, robust and my movements are precise. I run ALL the adjustable weight in mine and love it that way. Even without the optional weights installed, it is still pretty solid. If you are used to cheap, light weight plastic mice, this one WILL fell heavy, but you won't ever go back. The feel is, well... perfect."

Jack H. (Amazon.com)

"Been playing FPS for a long time now and have always had Logitech mice which have done a very good job. My mouse finally broke and found this one on sale and thought I'd give it a go, bit wary because it was a brand I hadn't heard of before and after a bit of research I put in the order.

Extremely happy with the choice I have made, I received it today and have been messing around with the different interchangeable parts to get the fit exactly right for my hand. The mouse is very responsive and feels solid, the software is really easy to use and the different settings can be configured without too much hassle.

Very happy!"

The Bottom Line

If you're a real PC gamer, you owe it to yourself (and your friends) to buy this mouse or something equally as cool. The pricetag isn't as high as some other gaming peripherals and reviews show that this is a quality piece of hardware that you probably won't have to replace anytime soon. It can truly take your gaming to the next level.
Date Reviewed: April 20, 2012, 1:40 pm
Reviewed by Robert Sunset
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