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Mad Catz R.A.T. 7 MCB4370800B2/04/1 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB 2.0 Wired 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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Learn more about R.A.T. 7

Model

Brand
Mad Catz
Name
R.A.T. 7
Model
MCB4370800B2/04/1
Type
Wired

Spec

Interface
USB 2.0
Tracking Method
Laser
Buttons
8
Scrolling Capability
1 x Wheel
Color
Black
Maximum dpi
6400 dpi

OS / System Requirement

Operating System Supported
Windows 8, 7, Vista (all versions), XP, XP 64-bit & Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later (requires Intel processor for Mac)
System Requirement
USB 2.0

Features

Features
Custom Weight System
Precision Aim Mode
6400 DPI and 4 Custom DPI Settings
Powerful ST Programming Software
Lightweight Metal Chassis

Packaging

Package Contents
Mouse with Gold-plated USB Connector
5X Removable 6g Weights
Weight Storage Canister
2X Extra Palm Rests
2X Extra Pinkie Rests

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Travis W.
  • 4/4/2014 12:44:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Took about an hour or so to get it setup to what i liked and dont see myself going to another mouse after this, absolutely insane.

Cons: I'm used to logitech mouses as i've had one since as far back as i remember, and these mouse buttons are super sensitive compared to logitech. After about 2 weeks i'm still randomly pressing the right mouse button but i'm getting over it.

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  • SILAS J.
  • 4/3/2014 8:42:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsThe Search Continues

Pros: -Most comfortable mouse I've ever used by far

-The shell has excellent texture

-Buttons are solid and responsive

-Scroll wheel is excellent

-Solid metal chassis

-Durable cable

-I think it looks cool

-Software has lots of (potential) functionality

Cons: -After just over a year, the sensor is starting to track inconsistently, even at low DPI

-The software interface is a complete mess. Other mice out there have vastly superior software with more options

-Some of the thumb rest's potential adjustment is blocked by its own cable

-Palm rests are attached poorly and tend to move around.

Other Thoughts: There are a lot of things to like about this mouse. The grip and hand-feel are better than any mouse I've ever used, including my old mx 518. I have a very unique grip, and it took less than a week to find a perfect setting which felt naturally comfortable. It makes me wish I could find any other mouse which came even close to being as comfortable as the R.A.T., because I am never buying one of these mice again (unless they receive a major overhaul).

When I first received it, I tried the weights before quickly tossing them to the back of my shelf. This mouse is already heavier than most fully weighted gaming mice, and I often leave the detachable wrench sitting on my desk to save more weight, and this feels just right in terms of weightiness. I can't imagine wanting more weight, but the option is there. At first, the mouse tracked horribly, but after searching around for a suitable pad, I started using a Razer Goliathus (Precision) which worked well for the first year. Now after 14 months or so, the dual sensor is twitchy and inconsistent on even the Razer pad. I know laser mice are generally a bit more finicky, and I would pay good money for an optical R.A.T., but I have a laser mouse at work which is far more consistent on even a wood desk. Lowering the DPI below 3000 definitely helps, but it's no longer enough.

The software is a chore to use. Yes, most of the functionality is there, but my Roccat mouse has absolutely brilliant software in comparison, and at least Set-Point was easy enough to use. The interface design is miserable and unintuitive, and the only official documentation is for a Mad Catz joystick with similar drivers. Upon restart, the mouse requires you to reselect your desired profile every time, and getting the thumb scroll to a usable state is tedious (by default, it is completely non-functional in Windows). Initially I created a decent profile after much trial and error, but after a recent reformat I just can't be bothered. Again, I'm not saying it's impossible to configure this mouse, just that every other mouse software I've used has made it quicker and more intuitive.

If Saitek develops a better sensor or makes an optical version and fixes their software I would be more than willing to give it a second chance. At low sensitivities, this mouse would do well for daily computer use if you have an unusual grip or large hands, but I cannot recommend it as a gaming mouse.

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  • Jacobe T.
  • 3/31/2014 6:48:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing mouse

Pros: This is not my first one of these RAT 7's i had my previous one for over 2 years and one year was spent being lugged back and from from work every day in harsh desert environments and held up well

Cons: the price is a little high but that is known before you buy the only thing wrong with my last one was that i had dropped it and the right mouse did not click as nice as the other one *users fault*

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  • Brandon H.
  • 3/23/2014 2:06:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs4 years of Gaming/abuse

Pros: Great frame on the mouse, note it might have be thrown a the wall. Like I said I have had this mouse for 4 years of gaming/ work, has held up to me and the beating I have given it. The rear thump button was nice for push to talk on teamspeak and the front was nice for switching colors to 2nd color in Photoshop CS6. Used the side wheel for zoom in and out with Photoshop and other programs and games. Trading up to the MMO 7 for more keys but this mouse I will keep around for when I need a back up or use on laptop, still have lots of life and click time.

Cons: 5600 DPI note this is from the older line for Ratz 7s. I have had to replace the feet 2 times in 4 years, the first time I got the factory feet and they came off 8 months latter. The 2nd time I found some plastic that was really smooth and glued them on and have lasted for ever. The feet is not a big thing I did 30 hours plus a week of work and 10 plus for gaming for 4 years so not a big thing. Now the laser that tracks movement kinda bug of any dust is on the eye, but a quick flip over and a soft blow and you are backing to gaming.

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  • Chad H.
  • 2/27/2014 5:15:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsOverpriced Junk

Pros: Most of the parts are well made and durable...most. The different attachments, addition of weights, and adjustable parts make the mouse comfortable.

Cons: The internal button triggers are junk. Within 4 months, the thumb button closes to the wrist stopped functioning. I was disappointed then, but thought maybe I'd just gotten a bad one.

I mistakenly decided to keep it and play with one less button. But then the right mouse button stopped functioning as well. So there went my aim in the shooters I play and purchased the mouse for.

The thumb button furthest from the wrist would have been the next to go as it was getting to the point that it needed to be pressed hard in order to trigger, and failed otherwise.

Bottom line, no matter how well a mouse is crafted, or how nice it looks, a mouse with buttons that do not function is basically junk.

Other Thoughts: I'm just really disappointed with this mouse. I really wanted to like it, and did for the first three months or so.

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  • john b.
  • 2/25/2014 10:33:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsgood mouse

Pros: keeping it short .. this is a good mouse .. i've had mine for 4 years now and it still works and almost all the buttons are still like new .. the side back button is a little wore and the wheel scroll up is starting to wear but overall still works ..

Cons: none

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/21/2014 8:27:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat mouse

Pros: Amazingly customizable. I think it's pretty comfortable. Tracking is good so far. Profile switcher is really nice and easy to use.

Cons: None so far

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  • Aaron B.
  • 2/20/2014 10:35:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsThis is the one, look no further.

Pros: Everything it claims is true. Lots of programmable buttons come in surprisingly handy, and of course there is the sniper button which is marvelous. Braided cord, adjustable weight and palm length, thumb and pinky angles and surfaces, comes with a cool looking tin full of parts you can swap out to make it the perfect fit for your hand! Pinky rest rocks, and yeah, people boggle when they lay eyes upon it.

It's durable as hell, I have had mine for several years and thousands of hours of gaming. I have two toddlers that play with it, but it shrugs off the abuse. I even get mad basement-style static buildup in the winter, and the severe shocks that short out other peripherals only briefly phase the R.A.T. 7. Curse these wool sippers! The software is easy to use and versatile.

Buy this one, not any other version of it. Maybe get the wireless if you are not a gamer at all, but then what are you doing??

Cons: Some would say it is still fairly heavy even with all the extra weights removed, but I think they are used to bare bones two button-no feature mice. I have taken them all out, but I don't find it to be too heavy.

Other Thoughts: Buy two of these. I'm going to, in case the factory burns down.

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  • Parker G.
  • 2/18/2014 9:29:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsMad Catz R.A.T. 7

Pros: In my experience, this mouse is definitely a win. I don't seem to be experiencing any of the tracking issues stated in other reviews. It has a very solid feel to it; the weight makes it very controllable. The customizable grips and palm rest fit the average size hand, in whatever grip style you prefer. The scroll wheel has a noticeable click to it, without so much resistance as to make it unwieldy. Side, LMB, and RMB buttons click fluidly.
This mouse works great for FPS, and with a little tweaking on the software and macro/key binding side of things, MMORPGs as well.

Cons: None so far. I will update this if I experience any.

Other Thoughts: The dpi settings are set a bit far apart from each other at first, going from a normal mouse to extremely sensitive with one jump. This, and all other dpi settings (including the custom dpi setting for your precision button) , as well as key macros/key bindings and profile color customization can be easily changed from the Mad Catz: Smart Technology Profile Editor software.
As an additional note, not really anything bad, but the button to change profiles is located *right* next to the LMB. This makes it a tad awkward to change profiles on the fly without accidentally clicking the LMB.

Final verdict:
Winning. (Charlie Sheen style)

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  • John P.
  • 1/27/2014 7:47:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsToo bad(as in bad)

Pros: Very customizable. Once set up it was the best feeling and most comfortable mouse I have ever used. So nice that my wife wanted one immediately after I got mine.

Cons: Did NOT buy this at Newegg. DID read the reviews here, but bought it anyway to try.
Wife's lasted about 6 months before it started tracking weirdly and locking up the PC. Unplugging/replugging in, reinstalling hardware, using Windows generic drivers -nothing helped. Returned to store, back to Logitech.
Mine lasted until about 2 weeks ago (not quite 1 year), then started 'flipping out' while gaming; I knew about lifting it from the mat and having weird things happen, but it started doing those weird things every time I moved to the left: Not good in an FPS game nor when working within Excel docs.
Also, the feet were worn out. I put on Teflon tape designed for mouse feet and that helped.
My local retailer was good enough to take it back and give me a store credit.

Other Thoughts: I Realllly liked that mouse, but I have Logitech mice that are 5-7 years old and are still working great. For what the RAT cost, it should have lasted a loooonnnng time. bummer.

To all of you who have one of these and it is working, I hope it continues to do so and lasts a long time. While it worked it was really nice.

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