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

  • 1 x Wheel
  • USB Wired
  • Laser

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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2 out of 5 eggsWeak Right Button

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

Pros: Looks cool
Natural button placement
Excellent matte texture

Cons: I've had this mouse for over a year. The biggest annoyance by far is the right click button. It is so sensitive that it can be depressed just from the weight of my middle finger. For the longest time, I thought I just bought a lemon and I jammed a business card in the mouse to give it some support. A year later now, and my nephew has the same mouse which has the same issue.

Other Thoughts: Also, this mouse comes with a lot of bells and whistles that are meant to give it a variety of customization. While the mouse looks different going from one extreme to the other, it does not feel different in the hand. Especially disappointing for people that use a palm style grip.

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4 out of 5 eggsDecent Mouse with Pros and Cons

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

Pros: 1. Style. Let's be real here, you are interested in this mouse because it looks like nothing else.

2. Ergonomics. The adjustable features really help this mouse work for your grip.

3. Flexibility. Between the aforementioned grip adjustments and the weight management, there shouldn't be a way to not make this mouse work for you. The integrated Allen wrench is smart.

4. Features. From the DPI adjustment to the precision aim button, there are a lot of nice goodies on this mouse. The thumb scroll is great.

Cons: 1. Durability. The internet back button came off.

Other Thoughts: 1. My main issue with prolonged use of the mouse is the hex nut which my thumb constantly feels. It's bothersome for me.

2. I'm not a FPS gamer, so I'd rather have a wireless mouse, although the braided cord rarely bunches for me.

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  • Bo Z.
  • 9/12/2015 9:54:48 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsNot worth for $90

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

Pros: The mouse is pretty good when it last, it seems to last longer than a logitech MX518, as the right mouse button on that mouse broke while the same mouse button still works for the RAT 7. And with adjustable weights you can customize the mouse pretty much to your liking

Cons: durability. I owned this mouse for a little over a year, and it used to have problems where sometimes the mouse would just die and I gotta unplug and replug the usb, this happens on a semi-regular basis(every 2/3 monthish). But when the mouse finally died that was when the optical drive decides to act up and start having a party on my computer screen.

Given the short time span this mouse has unless you are willing to shell out $90 for maybe a year or so, there are better mouse out there.

Other Thoughts: you can get a similar or better mouse for cheaper. I dont like this mouse because it only lasted maybe a year? Or even shorter.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/28/2015 12:01:07 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsSomewhat unreliable.

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

Pros: This mouse has a very interesting design. It's pretty modular, you can remove weight, swap out certain pieces for others, (for example, replacing the matte/rubberized palm rest with a glossy/smooth palm rest). It has a fantastic on-the-fly DPI and profile changer right on the mouse itself, along with a sidebutton dedicated to lowering the DPI for 'precision' aim.

It's a really cool mouse overall.

Cons: I've had 3 of these mice since 2011 and every one of them has failed on me. The first one stopped working completely, I unplugged it and put it in my drawer as I was going on vacation, come back, and it was dead in the water. I couldn't get it to light up or anything, tried on multiple ports and computers.

The next one had issues with the buttons. The side buttons for forward/back browser control broke off completely after 4 months of use. Replaced it soon after as I use that often.

Third one started failing to register clicks/registering duplicate clicks. It impacted me very quickly so I had to trash it and call it a loss.

Other Thoughts: First mouse was used for just a bit over 1 year, the second, 6 months, the other 2 years.

I wouldn't exactly recommend this product, as simply put, it seems to be made of cheap materials.

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  • Mr. G.
  • 8/17/2015 12:42:00 PM
  • 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
  • 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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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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