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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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  • 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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  • 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

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

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

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

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....

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

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

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

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

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

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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