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Mad Catz R.A.T.9 Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac - Matte Black

  • 6 Buttons 1 x Wheel
  • USB RF Wireless
  • Laser

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Mad Catz R.A.T. 9 Wireless Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac

Mad Catz R.A.T. 9 Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac

Take the lead and lose the wire with the top-of-the-range Mad Catz R.A.T. 9 Wireless Gaming Mouse. The power and performance of the R.A.T. 7 combine with next-generation wireless technology for an unsurpassed gaming experience.

Mad Catz R.A.T. 9 Wireless 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. 9 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 pivots outwards, giving you perfect positioning for effortless gaming.

Lightweight Aluminum Chassis

Strong yet nimble, the solid metal frame forms the core of the Mad Catz R.A.T. 9 for enhanced rigidity.

Mad Catz R.A.T. 9 Wireless Gaming Mouse - True 6400 DPI Laser Sensor

Next-gen 2.4GHz Wireless Technology

A staggering 1ms response time ensures that your lightning-fast reactions remain lightning fast.

Wireless Receiver/Recharge Dock

Keeps gaming as long as you do! The Mad Catz R.A.T. 9 is a 24/7 wireless beast, shipping with a pair of custom built lithium-ion battery cells. One powers the R.A.T. while the other one charges in the dock, allowing you to perform a 'hot swap' whenever and wherever needed.

Mad Catz R.A.T. 9 Wireless Gaming Mouse - True 6400 DPI Laser Sensor

True 6400 DPI Laser Sensor

The Mad Catz R.A.T. 9 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? Want to change the weight to suit your game? No matter, the Mad Catz R.A.T. 9 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. 9 Wireless Gaming Mouse - Precision Aim Mode Mad Catz R.A.T. 9 Wireless Gaming Mouse - Take Control of Your Games

Precision Aim Mode

Hit your target the first time, every time. Use the included Mad Catz Programming 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 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 keybindings - 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 and/or characters 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 keybindings. Each profile allows for 18 user-definable commands via six programmable buttons over three modes.

Powerful Macro Programming

The R.A.T. 9 features six programmable buttons including the scroll wheel. Each button can be easily programmed to perform complex macros or simple key commands. You have the power to customize your R.A.T. for your games.

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. 9 Wireless 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. 9 Gaming Mouse is available in both matte and gloss black, racing red, and white.

Mad Catz R.A.T. 9 Wireless 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. 9 Wireless Gaming Mouse
  • 7x Removable 6g Weights
  • 2x Extra Palm Rests
  • 2x Extra Pinkie Rests
  • USB Receiver
  • 2x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • Charging Dock
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, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Dave K.
  • 12/2/2015 12:18:38 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsCheaply made garbage

Pros: temporary on-the-fly DPI button makes sniping or graphics design very easy
looks cool
configurable form factor

Cons: price. it's simply not worth it when higher quality devices cost much less
terrible battery life
terrible build quality
materials decompose rapidly (the metal corrodes and batteries die faster)
terrible software support
cursor takes a mind of it's own randomly

Other Thoughts: Nice concept but critical quality flaws. don't buy this just because it looks cool because you could be getting something much higher quality for less money.

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3 out of 5 eggsWireless: Inferior to its predecessor (RAT 7)

Pros: Extremely customizable mouse means great comfort.

Pinkie rest attachments for bigger hands.

With 2 battery packs and a charging base/wireless base, you can "hot swap" in between sessions quickly.

Extra slot on base to put my mouse weights(!)

Cons: Wireless mouse means that it is more prone to disconnect, and it has happened quite frequently for me.

Battery life, itself, is quite short. It only lasted for about 6-8 hours for me during sessions between gaming and work.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I do not recommend this mouse at all, due to the fact that it is a wireless mouse. I am more content in using a mouse that will not disconnect during sessions.

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  • Bruce A.
  • 5/14/2015 12:52:04 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsPtetty - but flawed

Pros: Hardware is as advertised - very flexible.
Buttons are intuitive and easy to program (after a bit of practice).

Cons: Mouse triggers page back under Windows 10 (as of build 10074).
Customer service blows you off.
Drivers & registry entries have permissions that are hard to delete (obvious after a OS install).
Batteries are unreliable and do not last a long day.
This sucker is EXPENSIVE!

Other Thoughts: I first off - should have purchased the corded version (batteries suck).
Turns out the flexibility is not as important as I figured it would be (personal preference?).
For the value received - I should have looked at other (cheaper) mice.

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  • Guy L.
  • 4/12/2015 10:13:16 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWish I didn't buy it

Pros: It look cool and the customization is nice, I love the pinky and thumb rest.

Cons: 8-hour battery life isn't that big of a problem, they give you 2 batteries. Changing them is a pain. The shoe on the bottom doesn't come out far enough, so if you have the palm rest all the way out and you rest on that it will lift the front of the mouse up. The only way to know when your battery is dieing is a flashing light on the mouse, it starts flashing at 25%.

Other Thoughts: The first one I bought, the batteries wouldn't charge all the way. The one I have now is changing the dpi settings all on its own.
For what I paid you'd think quality control would be better.

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  • Chris G.
  • 1/7/2015 8:28:19 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad idea

Pros: Wireless. adjustable palm and thumb rests. Lots of buttons.

Cons: This mouse has consistently had issues with random freakouts and behaves as though it has a mind of its own. I have downloaded all of the latest software and driver updates for this mouse and I have not yet seen any cessation to its frequent and consistent jerking around the screen as though I was shaking the mouse when it was sitting perfectly still. The DPI setting also randomly changes itself with no user input. The batteries on this device are also very weak needing to be swapped at least every day and getting worse as time goes on. For anyone used to a mouse that works as it should, I would recommend steering clear of this junk.

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  • Joseph C.
  • 11/25/2014 1:00:23 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot my favorite

Pros: Customize this thing however you want. Feels good. Has options, weights etc

Cons: the sensor sucks on this mouse. The cursor moves like its on sandpaper. I have the sensor in front of the mouse to enhance signal and it doesnt do anything. The battery needs swapping a lot, good thing you have 2 of them. I just bought a new mouse today, Logitech wired mouse. Never buying wireless again. Figured for the price they had it figured out., not the case. Wont buy again.

Other Thoughts: I wish I could get my money back

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  • Gregory J.
  • 9/12/2014 8:20:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot worth the time and money

Pros: Looks great, feels right and options are good.

Cons: Thumb rest is a bit weak for all the pressure you'll be using for the three side buttons. The back adjustment lock and support seems a bit flimsy and could be a little better engineered. Honestly, never got to try this unit. Got a generic email from Tech Support and decided to send it back and buy two other mice instead, that will probably last longer and be just as fast, if not faster.

Other Thoughts: I tried to install this on three different machines, just to make sure I was not getting something wrong. Also, for the money you pay it really should come with some type of software... even a cheap jump drive would be enough. Thanks to Newegg for offering this unit, not their issue at all, total manufacturer failure in all areas, sorry... just how I feel. Sorry MadCatz... done with your products.

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  • mike o.
  • 9/2/2014 5:05:48 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggs3 years later

Pros: This has been a fantastic mouse, I've loved the fact that it can quite literally feel any way I want it to given the adjustable everything.

Cons: The battery life is generally acceptable for the first year or two, but then it starts declining. No big deal, just replace the batteries... Except you can't. Availability on their website is spotty at best and as of yesterday, I couldn't order replacements to save my life. At this point, I've got the option of hoping I can find the individual cells to purchase and solder in or just replace the whole unit as one of the batteries is now entirely dead (~5 minutes charge) and the other holds for about 60 minutes. It's been 3 years, so I'm not disappointed by that fact. I'm really complaining about the lack of support they provide for a mouse that costs $150.

Other Thoughts: Newegg could/should carry the batteries/cells. Then I could toss a few other random things into my order ;)

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4 out of 5 eggsGet the wired version

Pros: - It looks as good as you imagine.
- I have average hands and find its adjustments to be terrific.
- The weight and metal base is a godsend for someone like me who gets frustrated and slams the mouse down. The weight reminds me not to, and the metal base stands up if I do anyway.
- I LOVE the pinky rest. Giving my pinky something to push against adds a surprising amount of control.

Cons: Should have bought the wired version (R.A.T. 7).

- Just normal daily use (not gaming) the battery barely lasts a day (in fact the battery warning just started flashing as I write this).
- The mouse hasn't dropped connection with the base station, but the base station has dropped the USB connection to the PC.
- The mouse will intermittently stutter in response as if the resolution dropped to nothing. I have to turn the mouse off and back on.

Other Thoughts: - The battery is NOT hard to get out. I've never had an issue. Try wiping the potato chip grease off your hands first.
- I don't see much point to the sniper button. It's awkwardly placed, and I've never needed it before.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/10/2014 5:53:08 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCould be a great mouse

Pros: Great mouse with tons of customization but has two major flaws.

Cons: It feels great except the pinky rest could be wider but thats personal choice. Rests are adjustable so most probably wont have an issue. I do have two main reasons this mouse has gone from great to I wont buy another. First is it is extremely picky as to what mat it will work on. I have 4 mats it is suppose to work on and the razor destructor is the only on it works on and its still finicky on that. Second major problem is its a pain to setup on Linux operating systems but I'm a noob to Linux so many may not have a problem.

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