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

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Mr. G.
  • 8/17/2015 12:42:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsThis RAT Rocks

This review is from: Mad Catz R.A.T.7 Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac

Pros: I love this mouse. I have two of them one for work and one for home. This mouse has not been without quirks.. I have had the two for about 4 years. I have owned several mice over the past 20 years and this one serves me well.

Cons: Patients required.. X and Y axis issue has come up,and Left click comes as a double click, but a simple smack on the desk fixes it.

Linux has issues but an entry in the Xorg.conf fixes any issue I have had.

Other Thoughts: KVM settings can be temperamental, and dont bother with drivers. I have never gotten as much time out of a mouse. M$ mouse die after 1 or 2 years. Logitec epic fail for me.

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  • Dan M.
  • 6/27/2015 8:26:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsRAT 7 Gaming Mouse

This review is from: Mad Catz R.A.T.7 Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac

Pros: - Durable (I've had this mouse for 3 years)
- Highly customizable
- Worth the money paid
- Mouse sensitivity

Cons: - The sensor is highly sensitive to debris on the twin-eyed laser (read other thoughts)

Other Thoughts: I've had this mouse for 3 years, and it is still running just like it was when it was new.

There is an issue with the two sensors being highly sensitive to debris, however. The mouse performed great for the first 6 months, then the cursor would sometimes stick on the x or y axis. I first thought it was a driver that needed to be updated, and I updated it, but the issue didn't go away. The mouse getting stuck didn't really hamper my game play, so I dealt with it for the next 2 years.

2 Years later, the mouse just stopped moving all together, but the button were still able to register its clicks. So, I thought either the sensor went bad or it needed to be cleaned, somehow. I read a forum saying to clean the sensor with a q-tip, and sure enough, the jitterbugging, sticking and non-movement is now gone.

I've been cleaning the sensors (allowing the q-tip to touch the sensor) with a dry q-tip on a monthly basis, and the problem has not returned.

I had to write this review, because it made me so happy to know that I don't have to shell out money for a different mouse, and I hope I am able to help someone else.

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  • Michael N.
  • 6/13/2015 3:43:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsButtons go bad

This review is from: Mad Catz R.A.T.7 Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac

Pros: Cool design

Cons: I have had 2 of them and button on both went bad so that would tell you that it has cheap bottons a 100 dollar mouse sould last more then year!!!

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  • David J.
  • 5/29/2015 9:31:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsNot worth the money

This review is from: Mad Catz R.A.T.7 Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac

Pros: VERY modular, you can move pretty much anything to fit your hand. Lots of buttons, and the rubbery material on the plastic feels good.

Cons: Won't last. Within a year of mild use the optical sensor began to act up, making this mouse unusable in gaming situations and frustrating for everything else.

Other Thoughts: The adjustments don't allow you to account for every mouse shape. If you're like me and like a shorter mouse with a large center bulge, this mouse won't be as comfortable as you hope.

It seems Mad Catz has quality issues for a lot of it's products. I won't be buying from them again.

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  • Marcus v.
  • 5/13/2015 1:33:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsNeeds work, cool design

This review is from: Mad Catz R.A.T.7 Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac

Pros: Nice and heavy, love the layout and ability to change parts and pieces.. I am VERY picky and this would work in one configuration or another for everyone

Cons: Mouse wheel broke, the center "Spindle" witch rests on the mouse wheel press button broke off. First one i sent back for replacement with a distributor. 2nd RAT7 it had the same failure but I repaired it 2 different times, once by super gluing it back together and the 2nd time buy rebuilding it using polymold witch worked fantastic but the mouse wheel failed on the other side, so it ended up not tracking mouse wheel up or down. At that point i gave up and looked at a different mouse as much as i hated to because it was a fantastic design it was poor quality of materials like plastic in heavy wear areas like the mouse wheel that made me change my mind. Some of the other buttons were kinda "Slack" after a year of use and not as firm to rebound.

Other Thoughts: Needs a thicker/stronger plastic used on the mousewheel or metal. its the major con of this mouse is durability. I am a easygoing gamer not a button masher and it still broke with avg usage.

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  • Mistie N.
  • 2/24/2015 1:29:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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3 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Mad Catz R.A.T.7 Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac

Pros: Adjustable size, fits large hands.

Cons: Cheaply made.
Owned 2 and the side buttons fall off within days.
Customer service was tough to get an RMA through. Took several weeks to finally get one and they refused upgrade when they keep breaking.

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  • Joel S.
  • 1/27/2015 2:03:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsGreat Idea, horrible execution, same quality

This review is from: Mad Catz R.A.T.7 Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac

Pros: Very adjustable, good weight, pinky tray.

Cons: constantly have to unplug/re plug in mouse to track. double click LMB if i rest my finger on the button, side buttons stopped working months ago. thumb wheel never worked right(or what I assume is right).

Other Thoughts: I had reservations about using mad catz because like many other late 20 year olds we remember those sh..low quality controllers our family member bought us for for player 2 to use with the ps one and N64. If you haven't figured out yet, the quality is the same. Just ordered a deathadder, the rat7 while still working will be chucked.

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  • Joshua R.
  • 1/19/2015 12:24:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsAn insulting number of problems for such an expensive mouse

This review is from: Mad Catz R.A.T.7 Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac

Pros: Weight. Most computer mice are too light for my taste. This mouse has a perfect feel, in my opinion.

Thumb rest perfect and ingenious. All mice should have such a feature.

Cons: Tracking. It's awful. Embarrassing even, for the cost. Someone else here mentioned the "throttle" of the mouse tracking, and I can't think of a more perfect analogy. This mouse changes speeds on you when moving. I've NEVER seen a mouse do that. Makes precision gaming almost impossible. Moving the mouse slowly for precision also has some serious drawbacks, as I often skip right over the area I am trying to aim on. No mouse should ever have this problem, especially not a mouse that goes for this cost.

The software for this mouse is impossible. I have never gotten the thumb wheel to work with a single game.

After about a month of use, I noticed the ALUMINUM bottom was bent and was affecting the cursor--anytime I clicked the L/R mouse button it would move the cursor a LOT. After using some needle-nose pliers, I was able to bend it back so that mouse clicks only slightly affect the cursor.

Vibration of any sort will make the cursor move. The frame of the mouse could be completely stationary, and heavy base will make your mouse cursor move. So it's both inaccurate AND sensitive.

Concerning sensitivity: clicking and of the the mouse buttons often results in NUMEROUS mouse clicks being registered in very rapid succession.

The mouse wheel is not a continuous rolling action, but rather a clunky, chunky clicking and scrolls in large sections.

And despite all the other terrible flaws, the most telling is about 2-3 months into ownership, one of the mouse buttons stopped working intermittently and no longer gave the confirmation "click" when pressed. Attempts to repair the mouse were met with literal trolling from the company representatives. They ranged from telling me there were no ways to repair it, to "sending" me the replacement parts to repair myself (which, of course, never showed up).

Other Thoughts: 120 dollars for this is a total rip off. Do not be fooled by the price; it does not result in a better product.

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  • Andre S.
  • 1/18/2015 6:59:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsI am lucky I guess

This review is from: Mad Catz R.A.T.7 Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac

Pros: I have used the mouse for intense gaming for more than a year. It has been working great, without any problem at all.

I do not experience that problems with y axis freezing all this while.

Cons: Despite being adjustable, it 's flat profile still cause me to be feel uncomfortable in the first few months of using it.

It is a dust and sweat magnet, so clean regularly or it will look plain disgusting.

The coating on the left and right click will wear off after a year or so of gaming. So beware. It is still black but not the same black anymore.

Other Thoughts: I do not know if it is down to personal handling of the mouse (slamming, rage episode, etc) but even I bought this mouse refurbised- used- and me. So practically I am dunno which owner, 3rd and 4th and it works for me without any glitch.

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  • Cristian P.
  • 1/1/2015 6:37:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsBeautiful on the outside, ugly on the inside

This review is from: Mad Catz R.A.T.7 Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac

Pros: The exterior has a solid build and it feels great. It's also very comfortable for my big hands. Love the looks and adjustability, if this thing would've had the electronics to back up it's looks, it would've been my favorite mouse of all time.

Cons: Fails in every way imaginable. First, the left click went out, opened it up and the parts used in this are cheaper than a 5$ mouse. I've replaced the cheap switches with higher quality OMRON switches which worked great till the laser sensor decided to fail, Started getting bad tracking and lag, no cleaning made it work right again. Then it got random disconnects.
This is the most expensive mouse I've ever owned and by a large margin the fasted failing mouse

Other Thoughts: There are problems with the software. I've never made use of the tumb scroll, couldn't get it no work in pretty much anything. Aim button is also a little out of reach, combined with a very hard to push switch which messes up your fine movement when you try to squeeze it.
I also own the Mad Catz keyboard and it's the same story, looks great, failed after a year. It's safe to say I will never buy another Mad Catz product, as much as I like their looks, I don't want to spend the price of a small PC for mouse and keyboards each year.

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