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Mad Catz R.A.T. 7 MCB4370800B2/04/1 Black 8 1 x Wheel USB 2.0 Laser 6400 dpi Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac

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

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

Play to win with the Mad Catz R.A.T. 7. Uncompromising, unparalleled, and unmatched, the R.A.T. 7 helps you play like the pros, combining state-of-the-art technology with a jaw-dropping array of customizable features to produce the next step in the evolution of the mouse.


Mad Catz R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse - Perfect Your Grip

Perfect Your Grip

How do you hunt? Whether you 'palm' the mouse or 'claw' it, the Mad Catz R.A.T. 7 can quickly and easily adapt by adjusting in length to suit your hand size and grip style. In addition, the Thumb Panel moves forwards, backwards, and even pivots outwards to provide a comfortable platform from which all thumb buttons are easily accessible.

Lightweight Aluminum Chassis

Strong yet nimble, the solid metal frame forms the core of the Mad Catz R.A.T. 7 for enhanced rigidity.


Mad Catz R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse - True 6400 DPI Laser Sensor

True 6400 DPI Laser Sensor

The Mad Catz R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse's new-generation 'twin-eye' laser sensor reads each axis separately and tracks up to a stunning six meters per second with pinpoint accuracy. Pro gamers who prefer low sensitivity with high movement speed will always experience correct tracking and precision.

Custom Weight System

Like it light or heavy? Maybe you want to change the weight to suit your game? It doesn't matter, the Mad Catz R.A.T. 7 has you covered. Add or subtract up to five 6-gram weights in an instant to obtain the perfect weight for a perfect feel. And when not in use, the weights can be safely stored in the supplied weight storage container.


Mad Catz R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse - Precision Aim Mode Mad Catz R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse - Precision Aim Mode

Precision Aim Mode

Hit your target the first time every time. Use the included Mad Catz 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 best for you. You can even use the software to assign programmable features to the Precision Aim button, and then use it to execute keyboard commands like macros and key bindings--a deadly weapon that will hit your enemy exactly where it hurts the most.

Take Control of Your Games

With the included programming software, you can create an unlimited number of profiles. For example, create a unique profile for each game or character, or for different builds (sniper, tank, healer, and more). Within each profile, you can customize your DPI settings, set Precision Aim sensitivity, create powerful macros and set key bindings. Each profile allows for 18 user-definable commands via six programmable buttons over three modes.

18 User-definable Commands via 3 Mad Catz Modes

Toggle between three individual Mad Catz 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 18 commands!

6 Programmable Buttons

Combine the programmable buttons with standard left and right mouse buttons and it all adds up to eight buttons with which you can punish your competition. Assign your choice of key gaming actions to programmable buttons to create your own custom profiles.

Customize Your DPI Settings

Four user-definable DPI settings range from 25 to 6400 and the DPI button lets you easily cycle through your custom settings.


Mad Catz R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse - Available in Four Colors

Which R.A.T. Are You?

Get the R.A.T. that is right for you. The Mad Catz R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse is available in both matte and gloss black, racing red, and white.


Mad Catz R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse - Interchangeable Pinkie Grips and Palm Rests

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 Mad Catz 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.

Product Includes:
  • Mad Catz R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse with Gold-plated USB Connector
  • 5X Removable 6g Weights
  • 2X Extra Palm Rests
  • 2X Extra Pinkie Rests
Product Specifications:
  • USB 2.0 Connectivity
  • Works with 64-bit & 32-bit Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP, Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later (requires Intel processor for Mac)
  • Requires internet connection for driver download
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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Jeremy M.
  • 12/24/2014 2:09:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsForget a mouse, get a R.A.T

Pros: Design, Comfort, Customization

Cons: Battery life, Weight, Cost

Other Thoughts: I have owned and used a R.A.T. 3 for about 3-4 years now and absolutely loved it both from a design aesthetic aspect and the comfort and usability aspect.

Overall this mouse definately delivers. Those with a preference for minimalism probably wont appreciate the aesthetics, but for those that loved the tumbler, you'll likely love this as well.

The mouse comes with 3 options for palm rests. I would have liked to see a couple more in betweens thrown in, but this gets the job done. The weights are almost unnecessary, however, given that I have become accustomed to the light weight of the R.A.T. 3, so even without any of the weights, this is already heavier than R.A.T. 3. The pinky rest options are not as comfortable as I would have hoped, at least not initially. I'm sure after a few days one gets accustomed to it, or there is always the option of removing the extended rest and going with default.

Battery life isn't great, or even good at about 4.5-5 hours. Replacements are available from Mad Catz for $20. The upside is that it comes with 2 batteries.

The software isn't great either, but is good enough to do the basic stuff, such as some macros, etc.

Overall, this is an excellent mouse. If battery life is an issue, go with the R.A.T. 7, which is the same mouse, but a usb wired variant. I do love the ergonomical design, and aesthetically this mouse is second to none. I know I may have been pretty harsh on some stuff but I still believe that this sits at about 4.5-5 stars. This mouse has been around for 4-5 years now and is still retailing at $130-$150, so obviously it is a decent product.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/2/2014 11:07:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsBad Sensor

Pros: Great Customizing. All the fine little adjustments make it comfortable to use for many different hands.

Cons: Terrible, Terrible sensor. Yes it has a high dpi, however it is an overly sensitive device. Any slight vibration, which includes small base from monitor speakers, to even CLICKING will cause the curser to jitter around, even tho the frame is stationary.

Other Thoughts: I own two Rat 7's, and a friend owns a Rat 5. All 3 exhibit the same flaw. Coupled with Mad Catz terrible support, I highly recommend avoiding ANY of their Rat series mouse. These sensors are frustrating.

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  • Corey N.
  • 10/30/2014 7:01:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsAt the end of it all, I regret buying this mouse....

Pros: Customization is awesome: can be made to fit most grip/hand types, weight can be adjusted, left "wing" can be expanded to fit a wider hand, the back of the mouse can be extended (its on a rail) or replaced with different parts to change the back entirely, different pinky rests can be installed... all in all, a feature that makes for a very custom mouse, IMO, this is the mouses strongest point.

Good DPI thresholds.

Good features: the sniper button is pretty nice and all buttons feel good/are well placed, not to mention one of the very few mice that has a horizontal scroll wheel (that genuinely feels toughly built)

Good software suite: never had a problem programming the mouse to do what I wanted it to do, although it did take a long (admittedly embarrassing) amount of time to figure out how to program the horizontal scroll wheel properly.

Nice aluminum frame.

Sexy as hell.

Cons: What everyone says is true, mouse has a SERIOUS tracking issue: I've had the issue since day one and I'll admit I've been very let down ever since I bought it, the reviews are totally right: the mouse is very inaccurate on any surface I've tried it on, microfiber, shiny wood, glossy plastic, matte plastic, matte wood, paper, shirt, cloth, carpet, EVERYTHING I've tried to use this mouse on has produced dismal results. The core issue I have isn't that it freaks out, jets across the screen and goes crazy like some people have said about this mouse and some Razer products, but rather the cursor seems to "throttle" intermittently across the screen, especially at lower DPI settings. What I mean by throttle intermittently is that the mouse changes speeds as I scroll it, slows down...speeds up...sometimes even stops scrolling briefly, this is the ONLY mouse I've ever had that does this, it's not just me.

Yes, I do have mouse acceleration turned off (tried it with mouse acceleration turned on as well, actually), nothing I have tried has got this mouse to move accurately, I honestly get better luck with the Logitech G602 wireless mouse I use with my laptop (yes...I tried the G602 on my main system and the RAT 7 on my laptop as well ....same result).

Also, sometimes when I'm in game or doing work, the mouse seems to get stuck on an axis and stops scrolling horizontally or vertically for a few seconds while the other axis works fine, then a few seconds later it'll stop, no clue why. The lenses on the bottom of the mouse are completely clean as well, believe me, I've checked just about everything to get this mouse to work right.

Partially questionable build quality: The wrist pad rail on the back of the mouse feels really cheap and flimsy, I never broke the rail itself, but its literally just a small, straight plastic rail that has a few measured holes where the wrist pad part snaps into place. I often have to make sure I didn't put too much pressure on it because I've felt it start to bend before in the heat of gaming, and I've actually broke one of the wrist pad attachments, otherwise, the mouse does feel really durable.

Horizontal click wheel: It doesn't come pre-programmed, you have to actually set the wheel to scroll left and right via a left and right arrow key macro in one of the user profiles, otherwise it will not work out of the box, a small gripe, but pretty shoddy IMO.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I really wish I would have purchased another mouse a few years ago, it never quit working and actually took a pretty good beating (dropped it several times, never caused any problems that weren't already presenting themselves), but I just can't take the inaccurate scrolling anymore..... It's less accurate than my wireless Logitech G602, or even my old, now retired Microsoft wireless 2000 mouse and considering the price difference plus the fact that its also a wired mouse, this is completely unacceptable....

I mean c'mon man, a sweet, 80$, high end, wired gaming mouse, completely outdone by a cheap $20 wireless laptop mouse.....

Yep...goes without saying that I'm never buying a RAT again, you probably shouldn't either; TLDR version: great features, terrible accuracy.

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  • Kory K.
  • 10/22/2014 9:29:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Mouse

Pros: Best mouse for the price range. It's very comfortable when you get the mouse configured to your hand. I have VERY large hands it's comfy! The mouse tracks great. Sometimes it falls off if there is a large amount of dust on my mousepad. Changeable dpi with the center button is great for changing between my wife and I. I would recommend this mouse to any adult, might not be great for kids.

Cons: Trying to figure out what combination fits your hand can take some time. The components are durable, but many people seem to forget the when you have interchangeable parts with screws you NEED to be gentle! Every review where it falls apart I toss up to people being too rough with the hardware! I've had this thing almost 2 years now and have no issues with the durability of the mouse at all!

My only real problem with the mouse is that I have HUGE hands. I was used to a logitech m510 before this mouse. The logitech mouse and my hand were perfect. The center of my hand, or upper palm area hovered at the highest point of the mouse. This one is a little lower, even with the largest adapter. This compared to Razer mmo mouse is better to me because i can make it much lighter.
All in all.... I would buy this mouse again in a heartbeat, no questions asked.

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  • Oto R.
  • 9/1/2014 8:35:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsNice looks

Pros: Nice looks, interchangeable parts. When it worked it was great. Now it collects dust in a closet inside a nice box.

Cons: The clicking mechanism died after half hour of playing D3.
As usually warranty expired 3 weeks before it went bad.
I used it for minimal to moderate gaming.

Other Thoughts: The engineer who designed that clicking mechanism ... what the hell were you thinking

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/31/2014 3:33:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY

Pros: - Cool design
- Accessible buttons

Cons: - AWFUL quality
- Unreliable
- Laser tracker sucks
- Scroll wheel sucks
- mouse, in general, is very frustrating and disappointing

Other Thoughts: I have owned two of these mice over the last 4 years. The first one I bought before they were owned by Mad Catz, the second after.

Both times, the mouse was excellent for the first month or two. Looks cool, feels good. But - after a month, you start running into tracking issues. This has happened on a multitude of surfaces, mousepads, paper, desks, books. You name it, I've tried to use this mouse on it. I've updated drivers, removed the device, reinstalled.. still sucked. The cursor would become unresponsive or jump around all over the place. This is really a bummer in normal computing - and completely unacceptable for gaming.

The scroll wheel also comes off it's mount and refuses to be fixed - even when disassembling and remounting. There must be some small bit of plastic that breaks very easily. I can no longer scroll down or click in with the scroll wheel. I work in IT, so I use a mouse all day every day - this is the only mouse I have ever used that has had this problem.

I STRONGLY DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS MOUSE. I have spent almost $300 dollars on these things, and every cent I regret. Don't waste your money here - no matter how cool it looks or what people tell you. Mad Catz lives up to it's reputation of being the controller you give to guests or your sibling when you want to game.

Very disappointed, very frustrated, very convinced I will never buy another Mad Catz peripheral again - and certainly not a mouse.

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  • Devin C.
  • 7/30/2014 2:34:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggslooks can be deceiving

Pros: - Comfortable adjustment points and thumb/pinkie rests allow for the best possible fit a mouse can provide.
- Removable weights are great for someone like me who enjoys a slightly more weighted mouse.

Cons: - Bottom of the mouse tears up any surface its used on over time. It builds up material on the under side of the mouse at the rubber contact points, making it inconsistent and imprecise to move.
- Metal screws and exposed adjusting points corrode away over 6+ months of use, to the point where you cant adjust the parts anymore.
- Plastic that makes up the mouse body peels away a clear top layer and constantly requires cleaning.
- Software to change DPI and other settings is a NIGHTMARE. Their website is full of nothing but broken links. It's to the point where members of the community are designing 3rd party software to meet the needs of people with this mouse.

Other Thoughts: This mouse has a huge price tag and does not deliver anywhere near what you're paying. It sells because it's different and looks cool, but avoid buying this poor quality product from a bad manufacturer.

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  • kathleen b.
  • 7/27/2014 11:00:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsoverpriced junk

Pros: the pinky rest was kinda neat

Cons: poor (or no) tracking, no more comfortable than many if not most comparable gaming mice I've tried, bad software, no customer support, thumb support jiggles, HOLDS A LOT OF SWEAT! (idk y but this mouse had me thinking about hanging a desk fan over my mouse pad)

Other Thoughts: i read a lot of bad reviews for this product and decided it was just to cool to pass up, serves me right for choosing flash over substance. thank vishnu for best buys no lemon policy or id be stuck with this piece of madcatz garbage

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  • Adan M.
  • 7/27/2014 2:47:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsAwful, awful, awful..........

Pros: When it worked, it worked pretty good--for three months.......

Cons: Considering the price, a longer life expectancy isn't too much to ask for. Sadly, it just decided to stop tracking. Looking at other complaints, it is very common. What makes it worse is the customer support is the worst I have ever, ever dealt with. Having worked IT for quite a few years and dealing with lots of tech support, this is easily the worst I have ever had to endure. Will take at least a week for them to acknowledge your complaint. Even then, they ignore what you explain. You get the usual tech rep response about the obvious driver reinstall, etc..... when telling them in the original complaint, all that had been done already. I would be able to handle that and have no issue if it didn't take over a week each time to get a response from them. So, it will take over a month to even get anywhere to even get close to a replacement.

Other Thoughts: Despite being a pretty expensive mouse and having higher expectations of it's performance, the customer support is what ruins this brand.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/17/2014 5:41:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDown Hill Very Fast

Pros: Best mouse i have held! It was spectacular and fit my large hands perfect! Mode switching when ever I needed it and 6400dpi.

Cons: It died in 3 months! I bought for around $80 dollars at the time and have tried multiple times to try and contact Mad Catz but I can't get any response.

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