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Mad Catz R.A.T.7 Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac

by Madcatz
Platform : Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
4.1 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews

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  • Gaming-grade 6400 DPI Laser Sensor^FPS-style Precision Aim Mode^6 Programmable Buttons (18 User-definable Commands via 3 Modes)^Set and toggle 4 Custom DPI Settings per Profile^Lightweight Aluminum Chassis^Custom Weight System Add/Remove up to 30g for a Perfect Feel
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • Media: Personal Computers
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

Colour: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 11.9 x 8.9 cm ; 558 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 658 g
  • Item model number: MCB4370800C2/04/1
  • ASIN: B00A72ZRFY
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 4 Dec. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,177 in Computers (See Top 100 in Computers)

Product Description

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Perfect your grip - How do you hunt? Whether you ‘palm’ the mouse or ‘claw’ it, the R.A.T. can quickly and easily adapt by adjusting in length to suit your hand size and grip style. In addition, the Thumb Panel of the R.A.T. 7 moves forwards, backwards, and pivots outwards, giving you perfect positioning for effortless gaming.


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Colour Name: Red Verified Purchase
The design is excellent the concept is excellent, the feeling in hand is excellent.
Could be a five star item if Mad Catz care to make the switches extra long life. I have broken two of them in less than two years both left click switch worn out. RMAed both and it went out of warranty. This is the third one I own, still love the feeling in hand, love the dpi switch is so easy to use. But I will not use this mouse for MMO games or RTS games since too many clicks would went through, this mouse simply can't last to coupe with the amount clicks, and MMO, RTS don't really need a high dpi mouse anyway.

One additional problem I notice using this mouse in FPS. The sensor occasionally go hyper like a glitch during game causing my aiming view rotate multiple circles in a blink of an eye. To physically rotate that fast it requires a very long linear movement so I know it's glitching. you can also find similar complains on RAT7 if you search the internet for forum comments. Note this is a RAT7 only issue. does not apply to RAT 9, which is the ones I previous own. I got tired changing battery every day every day so got this wired version instead. Unfortunately, the sensor glitch only appears in RAT7 not in RAT9. So if you are buying one of these, be aware of this issue. A lot forum and review says the glitch is only version 1 issue. Mad Catz has since fixed it, but it is not true. This one I got is a very late version as they moved the brand from cyborg to mad catz now. Glitch is still there. It is very occasionally. I only notice this once or twice per week. Only in game as well, never had this problem on desktop.

Overall I would say an excellent mouse for casual gamers. Other than the glitch, it is very precise and sensitive. And it is such a cool looking mouse!

As said, if you don't do a million click per month, it's probably going to be ok for you.
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By hawk on 12 Jan. 2013
Colour Name: Black Verified Purchase
Fantastic mouse love the way the buttons are layed,
You can change it to suit the user easy to access the buttons,
Love the software that you download you can change it to suit the gaming stile.
Would buy it again if breaks down
Thankyou
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Colour Name: Red Verified Purchase
exceptional mouse! bought this to replace the roccat kova+ because the scroll wheel began to loosen and wobble, thus the scroll wheel became more difficult to carry out the action of scrolling up and down whilst browsing internet pages. the mad catz RAT7 looks, feels and responds amazingly and would go as far as to say its the best mouse i have ever owned.

extra weight components can replace parts of the mouse to make it heavier and therefore tailored more to your liking. the components can have grips, logos or smooth aesthetics and even has an extra pinkie rest on the right hand side if desired! mouse wheel feels very sturdy and robust, extra button next to the main left hand side finger button also.

there is a handy little pin in the back of the mouse which can be detached or left in place which is used to screw/unscrew the other components and help customise the mouse to suit your needs.

everything about the mouse feels extremely sturdy and solid build quality. the dpi sensor is (for me personally) very strategically placed and all in all i cannot fault this mouse one iota and would definitely recommend buying this mouse hands down!

excellent product!
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Colour Name: Black
I adore this item. So much-so I've bought several RAT 3s and 5s for friends when they've been in need of replacements - or their first decent mouse after enduring £10 supermarket junk.

Nonetheless, I acknowledge its multiple flaws; The mousewheel cradle is weak, and will eventually drop - the mouse will be in a permanent 'clicked' state after 8-18 months depending upon usage, to which the only solution I could find was to download a third party program to disable Mouse3/MMB entirely. Mouse4, the rear thumb-button was always unreliable, as though improperly connecting with the sensor beneath - unreliable for any 'held' function, such as sneaking or blocking in games, or transmitting as a Push To Talk button for voice communication, but adequate for click funtions, only manifesting issue when held down, flickering on and off contact.

The 'side-scroll' thumb-wheel meanwhile is essentially useless, as Windows simply doesn't support it. It can be bound to certain functions, but it cannot be used, as implied by its very presence, like a mousewheel. A frivolity, or an idea ahead of its time? Irrelevant, as it has little practical function. Further, without ever being used beyond the constantly minor rotations caused by the hand resting upon it, it has weakened considerably, losing much of its stiffness and click.

Primary mouse buttons are excellent - long, suitable for hands of any size and reach and any grip, with a comfortable click, neither too deep nor shallow. DPI rocker switch behind the mousewheel is perfectly adequate. Mouse5 (front thumb button) is far better than Mouse4.
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Colour Name: Black Verified Purchase
Well what can I say.

I have been using this mouse since November 2013 and its still going strong. For me it is nearly a perfect mouse or as perfect as a right handed mouse can be for a left handed person.

So in reality the side buttons are never used and only the primary 3 are (I have included wheel click as well).

So the advantages for me of this mouse are:
Well constructed
Fits my hand well
Responsive
Heavy (I like to have a mouse that you can feel when you move it)

Cons:
It needs a really good surface to work on otherwise you will get tracking problems. I use a brushed Aluminium mouse mat and this works perfectly with the mouse.
Pads on the bottom can wear out quite quickly, but can be replaced.

I had no problems installing the software onto a windows 7 64bit platform,but I rarely use it so I am not in a position to really talk about it.

Great mouse.
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