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Cyborg R.A.T. 5 Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac - Matte Black

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Mad Catz R.A.T. 5 Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac
Available in your choice of 4 colors

Mad Catz R.A.T. 5 Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac

Step up to the performance and comfort of the Mad Catz R.A.T. 5 Gaming Mouse and come hunt with the big boys. Customize your R.A.T. 5 to create a truly unique experience with a mouse that transforms and adapts to suit your needs.

Perfect Your Grip

How do you hunt? Whether you 'palm' the mouse or 'claw' it, the Mad Catz R.A.T. 5 can quickly and easily adapt by adjusting in length to suit your hand size and grip style.

Mad Catz R.A.T. 5 Gaming Mouse - Gaming-grade 3500 DPI Laser

Gaming-grade 5600 DPI Laser

Featuring a gaming-grade laser sensor with pinpoint accuracy, the Mad Catz R.A.T. 5 is truly ahead of the game.

Lightweight Aluminum Chassis

Strong yet nimble, the solid metal frame forms the core of the Mad Catz R.A.T. 5 for enhanced rigidity.

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. 5 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. 5 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 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.

Mad Catz R.A.T. 5 Gaming Mouse - Precision Aim Mode

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.

Powerful Macro Programming

The R.A.T. 5 features six programmable buttons including the scroll wheel. Each button can be easily programmed to perform either complex macros or simple key commands. You have the power to customize your R.A.T. Gaming Mouse for your games.

Customize Your DPI Settings

Four user-definable DPI settings range from 100 to 5600 and the DPI button lets you easily cycle through your custom settings.

Powerful Mad Catz Programming Software

Powerful Mad Catz Programming Software

Change your DPI, set Precision Aim cursor sensitivity, create custom profiles for each game, and assign commands to your programmable buttons and modes. Easy, quick, and the all-power you need right on your computer.

Mad Catz R.A.T. 5 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. 5 Gaming Mouse is available in both matte and gloss black, racing red, and white.

Product Includes:

  • Mad Catz R.A.T. 5 Gaming Mouse with Gold-plated USB Connector
  • 5X Removable 6g Weights

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
Mac and Windows Software Badges




USB 2.0
Tracking Method
Scrolling Capability
1 x Wheel
Matte Black
Maximum dpi
5600 dpi


Package Contents
R.A.T. 5 Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac - Matte Black
Gold-Plated USB Connector
5 x Removable 6g Weights
Weight Storage Canister

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  • Jarrod M.
  • 2/1/2014 1:57:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsdisappointment

Pros: dpi does not disappoint. fits well, very ergonomic.

Cons: 3 months after i bought this mouse, the 'forward' button on the side wore out. i use that button quite a lot, so on a normal mouse i would understand, but this thing costs to much to have such a bad design. i expect the thing to last at least a year... and by that i mean all the buttons, not just the primaries.

also, on occasion, the mouse flips out and does not respond to left / right movement. rather ridiculous, really, for something that costs this much.

Other Thoughts: stay away if you actually need more than two buttons. you will chaff them into oblivion quickly. the constitution of the parts / plastics are very disappointing.

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  • Kaleb W.
  • 1/14/2014 4:59:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsNot the Best

Pros: Okay mouse
looks good

Cons: Did not last long
The customer support for the rat 5 was terrible.

Other Thoughts: Did not last long, the switch to the mouse button broke twice. they replaced the first mouse and then months later the next mouse broke.

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  • Northwest I.
  • 12/2/2013 2:02:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsStunning beginning terrible ending

Pros: This is a solid mouse in the hands of CS and FPS. Great daily driver as well for a RM&M Technician. The ability to adjust is great for someone like myself being on a PC for 14-18hrs/day.

Cons: I noticed about a week ago that the mouse began to stick on a vertical, requiring a right click to get the mouse to regain full functionality across the screen. I went as far as moving the mouse to an imaging station I use that has a fresh OS install to rule out other hardware and OS faults to no avail. Cleaned and inspected the cable. Found nothing. Hey Mad CAtz I have an old Dell PS2 and it is more reliable than this $80 mouse. I understand things break or wear out but not like this for a user that has more PC toys in his house than total GF's and I 32. Trying to make a point with that. Dont take it too harshly Mad Catz, just put my reputation on the line for this product at my job. Now waht am I supposed to do?

Other Thoughts: I would look at other options for a replacement mouse first. Consider the warranty for this product before buying. 1 yr seems a bit weak considering I have a two year warranty on my Bluetooth headset and a 5 year warranty on my Sabertooth Z77 board.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/11/2013 11:24:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsIffy

Pros: Great tracking speed, recognizes the vibrations me even bumping the desk. Sniper button, 2 scroll wheels. 4 programable dpi settings. good customization.

Cons: Broke in less than 3 months.
bad quality control.
terrible tracking problems for a lot of mouses.
customer support took 3 weeks to replace it.

Other Thoughts: seems like a hit or miss product.
tech support also seems hit or miss

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  • Curtis S.
  • 9/28/2013 1:31:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsGreat but unreliable

Pros: Good fit
Button positioning

Cons: Broke twice on me.
Poor customer support.

Other Thoughts: Got this mouse a while ago, about a year so. In that time, I had two issues. First issue, one of the side buttons stopped working within the first month of owning the mouse. Contacted MadCatz and after several emails to them trying to get help, they finally contacted me back after about 2 months. They had me RMA the mouse and they send me a new, so another 2 months that took.

Now and just today, the mouse cursor doesn't move with it anymore. I can still click scroll and all that, but the cursor won't move. Tried on two different computers with same problem. Uninstalled everything pertaining to the mouse and reinstalled, same issue. So the mouse is completely useless now.

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  • Alex P.
  • 7/14/2013 11:42:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat mouse

Pros: very precise, good button functionality, good customizability, also replacement parts available from cyborg. My first gaming surface was a solid plastic top with foam bottom, incredibly slick but abrasive against the slick feet (now I have the gigantic cyborg surface, still slick but soft surface). It ate thru the feet in about a year, but cyborg sent me a replacement set-they also now sell a replacement pack along with spare grip panels. I ended up getting the pinky rest set that comes with the rat7 and love the one that has the 'wing' to keep my pinky from contacting the gaming surface I have had this mouse for about 3 years, the buttons are all still crisp and the soft rubber surface has smoothed from use out but not worn through. The separate profile would be great for multiple users, also the mode button is great when you have different setups for various games. It also looks incredibly awesome

Cons: pricey now, when these mice first came out the rat5 was an even $50, now that they have gone up to 70-80 there may be a better mouse for the money. If you have your heart set on it though, you will not be disappointed.

Other Thoughts: It is very low profile, so if you palm grip it may be awkward, personally I claw so it is not an issue for me.

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  • Jonathan C.
  • 6/10/2013 2:45:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsDefinitely Impressed

Pros: After using cheap mice for most of my life, upgrading to the Cyborg R.A.T. 5 has made me never want to use a cheap mouse again. I love the feel and all of the customizable features. Also it's really smooth moving around, you don't really even need a mouse pad. Drivers are easy to install and the software is great.

Cons: The mouse is great, but when I showed it off to my roommate, I was instantly let down when he showed me all the features that come with his Cyborg R.A.T. 7. It really made me wish I had bought the better model, alas the R.A.T. 5 should work just fine for me.

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  • Jean F.
  • 5/20/2013 2:55:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Comfortable for all grips, looks nice, the sniper button, good range of dpi, glides very well, durable, nice pellet gun target

Cons: Thumb scroll wheel is completely useless, The three modes you will probably never use, it doesn't last very long. My left click died after exactly one year after purchasing it. When it dies, it really dies.

Other Thoughts: I ended up shooting it with a 1000 fps .22 pellet gun. It makes a nice swinging target.

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  • Johnny M.
  • 4/2/2013 11:31:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsi7 920 upgrd

Pros: Great feel and touch.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I'm on my 2nd rat5.

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  • Collin S.
  • 2/10/2013 9:05:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsrat 5

Pros: this is a very comfortable mouse when adjusted right. very nice and easy packaging (once you figure it out) the four DPI settings is very handy as is the precision aim button. it's not like some of the Naga's that have like 13 buttons which is imposible to use without looking to see which button you want. the rat 5 has a sensible 3 programable buttons with a thumb scroll wheel. all buttons are easy to distinguish and within reach for a person with small or large hands. the adjustable length is great, but with my small hands I dont have a use for extending the length of my mouse.

Cons: the mode button is hard to see when you are using the mouse so you have to watch the color of the light on your index finger to tell what mode you are in. thumb wheel is very high on the mouse making it a little bit hard to reach. the plastic on the right click is exposed on the end and I am scared that I will accidently snap off the right click plastic peice with my ring finger. the weights don't seem to make a noticeable difference, so I leave them all in. im not sure if this is a con for the mouse or madcatz/cybor, but the programming utillity doesn't really work for the programable buttons in that the mouse doesnt remember them. ex. I set the thumb wheel to adjust the volume and after saving the profile it didnt work.

Other Thoughts: I am a mac user and this is a really good mouse. make sure you down load the software from the cyborg website and not from madcatz. (the madcatz one is a beta and is completly worthless)

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