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Mad Catz R.A.T.9 Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac

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  • Low-latency 2.4GHz Wireless Technology Includes Charge Dock and 2 Lithium-ion Rechargeable Batteries
  • 6 Programmable Macro Buttons (18 User-definable Commands via 3 Modes)
  • Set and Toggle 4 Custom DPI Settings per Profile
  • FPS-style Precision Aim Mode
  • Powerful Macro Programming Software
  • Custom Weight System Add/Remove up to 42g for a Perfect Feel
  • Compatible with Windows 8 and Mountain Lion
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Technical Details
BrandMadcatz
Item Weight499 g
Product Dimensions13.6 x 8.8 x 22.6 cm
Batteries:2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Item model numberMCB4370900B2/02/1
ColorBlack
Wireless Type2.4 GHz Radio Frequency
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows Vista/XP/ME/2000/98
Lithium Battery Energy Content8 watt_hours
Lithium Battery Packagingbatteries_packed_with_equipment
Lithium Battery Voltage4 volts
Lithium Battery Weight15 Grams
Number Of Lithium Ion Cells1
  
Additional Information
ASINB009PHSDBM
Best Sellers Rank 16,072 in PC & Video Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight748 g
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Date First Available23 Jun. 2010
  
Warranty & Support
Warranty, Parts: Replacement parts covered under manufacturer's warranty terms for 12 months from date of purchase

Warranty, Labor: Labour cost covered under manufacturer's warranty terms for 12 months from date of purchase
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Product description

Mad Catz Cyborg RAT 9 6400dpi Wireless Gaming Mouse Black MCB4370900B2021 Gaming Gaming Mouse

Manufacturer's Description

Adjustability   Performance   Programability   Customized Grips

Cyborg® R.A.T. 9

Take the lead and lose the wire with the top-of-the-range Cyborg® R.A.T. 9 The power and performance of the R.A.T. 7 combine with next-generation wireless technology for an unsurpassed gaming experience.

Perfect your grip

How do you hunt? Whether you ‘palm’ the mouse or ‘claw’ it, the Cyborg® 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. 9 moves forwards, backwards, and pivots outwards, giving you perfect positioning for effortless gaming.


 Zero Latency 2.4Ghz Wireless Technology

A staggering 1ms response time ensures that your lightning fast reactions remain lightning fast.



 Wireless Receiver/Recharge Dock

Keeps gaming for as long as the gamer, the Cyborg® R.A.T. 9 is a 24/7 wireless beast, shipping with 2 custom built lithium-ion battery cells. One powers the R.A.T. while the other one charges in the dock, allowing the gamer to perform a ‘hot swap’ whenever and wherever needed.


 5600 DPI

Featuring a new generation ‘twin eye’ laser sensor that reads each axis separately for pinpoint accuracy, the Cyborg® R.A.T. 9 tracks up to a stunning 6 meters per second. Pro gamers who favor low sensitivity with high movement speed preferences will always experience correct tracking and precision.



 Lightweight Aluminium Chassis

Strong yet nimble, the solid metal frame forms the core of the Cyborg® R.A.T. 9 for enhanced rigidity.



 Custom Weight System

Like it light or heavy? Maybe you change the weight to suit your game? No matter, the Cyborg® R.A.T. has you covered. Five 6-gram weights can be added or subtracted in an instant, giving you the perfect weight for a perfect feel. When not in use, the weights can be safely stored in the supplied Weight Storage Container and kept safe in the supplied Charging Dock.


 Precision Aim Mode

Hit your target the first time every time. Use the ST Programming Software to set your desired Precision Aim speed (mouse sensitivity), then hold down the Precision Aim button to slow down mouse movement to a level that works for you. A deadly weapon that will hit your enemy where it hurts.



 5 Programmable Buttons

Combine your Programmable Buttons with 2 regular left and right mouse buttons and give yourself a total of 7 buttons available to punish your competition. Assign your choice of key gaming actions to Programmable Buttons to create your own custom profiles.



 4 Custom DPI Settings

Use the Rocker Switch to toggle between your custom DPI settings.



 3 Cyborg Modes

Toggle between three individual Cyborg® R.A.T. modes at the touch of a button. Change sensitivity or Programmable Button actions in an instant and gain immediate access to a mind-boggling 15 commands!


Interchangeable Pinkie Grips and Palm Rests




 3 Pinkie Grips / 3 Palm Rests
  • One Pinkie Grip / One Palm Rest featuring the same soft-touch finish as found on the body of the Cyborg® R.A.T.
  • One Pinkie Grip / One Palm Rest with a rubber inlay for enhanced grip.
  • One Pinkie Grip that offers a ‘wing shaped’ design, allowing you to rest your pinkie finger during play for increased grip.
  • One Palm Rest that is 4mm thicker to increase the height of the R.A.T.



 Powerful Cyborg® ST Programming Software

Change your DPI, cursor sensitivity, create custom profiles for each game, and assign commands to your Programmable Buttons. Easy, quick and the power you need right on your desktop.

System Requirements: Connectivity: USB 2.0


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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Colour: Black Verified Purchase
I purchased the Cyborg RAT 9 about 3 weeks ago, and must say, its pretty damn good. I've no complaints. For a wireless mouse, its response is terrific, no lag, and I play a lot of FPS. The ability to customise its shape/dimensions is great, really lets you find the most comfortable size to suit. Battery life is fine, and as it comes with a spare battery, when it starts flashing, it is less than 5 seconds to pull out the battery, plug it in to charge and replace with the fresh battery. Some reviews said it was difficult removing the battery - not so, it clicks in, and pulls out very easily. It came with a number of weights which you can add into an internal chamber, I gave that a go but didn't see the point, so removed them all. As a result, the mouse is nice and light and very responsive. Some of the other reviews said that the base of the mouse was metal, which made me a little apprehensive. It is; however the pads the mouse makes contact with your mouse pad elevate it, so its not like you're dragging a metal base all over your desk. The ability to change the sensitivity cannot be underestimated - a quick click - located just below the scroll wheel - and you can up/down the sensitivity very easily. Similarly the 'headshot' button, which on depression temporarily slows the mouse, is great. Located by your thumb, its very accessible and a great feature. Build quality is very good, it feels well made and very robust.

Highly recommended.
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Colour: Glossy Black Verified Purchase
Battery life could be better but its an alright mouse. Sometimes i experience tracking issues, which is an annoyance, but otherwise its ok
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After recently building a PC, I decided that I needed a High-end gaming mouse to go with it.

I needed a wireless mouse, with good battery life, great responsiveness, and a few customisable buttons.

The packaging for start, is very nice. Expensive feeling packaging, makes the experience a lot better, and would create a great gift, as it definitely looks £85 packaged.

As you open the box, you're faced with the Mouse itself, a tin containing spare panels and weights, and the wired unit for receiving the mouse functions.

Again, you can see and feel the quality on the mouse, as far as looks and quality goes, this mouse would receive 10/10 in all area's.

However, The functionality lets this mouse down a little, sometimes the mouse itself is unstable and can rock when the palm rest is fully extended.

Also, I find the scroll wheel only works on 50% of my games, meaning I have lost some functionality, and having to lean over to the keyboard to press the key, when really, the mouse is just under performing.

I also have some issue's with battery life; if my PC isn't turned on for 3 or more days, I find that the battery is down to the final 10%.

Also, I find the programming software bad, you have to load your own custom profiles every time the PC is turned on, as the mouse doesn't store them (which for the price, I would expect a tiny on board memory unit to remember the 3 customisable profiles that have been created)

All in all, the Mouse has let itself down every since it was turned on,
It looks good, and feels nice, and does everything it says on the tin, I was just expecting a little bit of a wow factor, considering it is one of the most expensive gaming mouses on the market.

10/10 Looks
6/10 Functionality.
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Colour: Black
I've searched high and low for a gaming mouse that I'm 100% happy with, and I've finally found it. I've gone through a Razer Imperator, a Razer Abyssus, a Roccat Kone Plus, and a couple of budget numbers all in the last 4 months. The two Razers were fantastic, admittedly, but a good portion of the surface is covered in shiny plastic that I find too slippery for extended gaming sessions. The Roccat mouse suffered greatly from reliability issues and the mouse wheel ceased working after a couple of weeks. And the budget mice, well, the age-old adage of "You get what you pay for" rings true.

So I decided to give the RAT 9 a go. My friend had the RAT 7 (essentially the wired version of the RAT 9), and he gave it a glowing recommendation. Furthermore, I had heard many good things about it... and it looks so damn cool.

I went with 9 (the wireless version) over 7 (the wired version) for a couple of reasons. Namely, 9 features a few minor adjustments that help with stability and protecting the laser from dust particles. Secondly, the back of my computer is a mess of cables, and I'm sick of constantly adjusting my mouse so it doesn't catch on anything or restrict my movement. I'm pleased to report that the fact that this mouse is wireless (often seen as a big no-no amongst the gaming community) will have no adverse affect on your performance. To paraphrase someone else - you could glue a fake wire onto it, tell someone it was wired, and they'd be none the wiser. It's lightning fast.

The ability to heavily customise the shape of the mouse is another big draw for it. My set-up is to have the raised palm rest all the way back, the thumb rest all the way back and out as wide as it can go, and I have the big little finger rest. I've never known such comfort from a mouse.
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