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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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  • Bruce A.
  • 12/6/2015 1:46:31 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsAdjustability Amazing - Battery Absoutly Horriable

Pros: Mechanically can fit just about anyone - just great!
Allows customizing for any game you choose.
Still works well after 2+ years.

Cons: Battery life is the WORST I have ever seen (3-4 hours) - hard to remove - and they WEAR OUT.

Other Thoughts: If you like the idea of adaptability - BUY THE WIRED VERSION (RAT 7). The wireless RAT 9 sucks.

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  • Dave K.
  • 11/15/2015 8:44:55 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsGood concept but flawed and HORRIBLE quality

Pros: Configurable form factor - though cool is also not really necessary.
dpi changer on the fly - this is the strongest accolade of the mouse. sets sensitivity to incredibly low while the button is depressed. Useful for sniping or graphics design.
profiles - useful if you take the time to set them up but has poor software support

Cons: The worst quality piece of tech i've ever purchased. I've had this mouse for over a year and all the metal parts have corroded and one of the batteries has craped out. Batteries only last a couple of hours. Calibration breaks and the cursor takes on a mind of its own. Poor software support and not even functional on Linux without compiling your own drivers.

Other Thoughts: DO NOT BUY THIS GARBAGE. it looks cool-- but you can buy a much higher quality and better functioning mouse for a lot less money.

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  • Mr. A.
  • 3/11/2015 2:25:53 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGreat look, horrible function

Pros: Mouse is wireless, which is why I've tried this line of mice.
It can be weighted and modified to for your hand
Buttons are easy to access, and DPI changeable on the fly
Spare battery that can charge as one is being used.

Cons: Often the mouse will develop a mind of its own and move the cursor to the fringe of your display. Other times it will only move horizontally. Occasionally the mouse will stop working at all, and will need to be unplugged from the USB port and plugged back in before it will function again.

I've gone through 3 of these mice, and the problem has been present in all 3.

Other Thoughts: I would not recommend anyone purchase this mouse. There are better alternatives available from more reliable manufacturers.

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1 out of 5 eggsVery Bad Experience

Pros: - Looks good.
- Smooth scroll wheels.
- Lots of custom programming options.

Cons: - Cheap Plastic construction. Hardware easily strips out (metal screwing into plastic threads)
- Battery Life is horrible. Worst I have ever seen. Battery is difficult to easily change.
- Poor wireless. Often goes into sleep mode and never comes back without actually removing the usb cable and plugging back in. It may be poor usb drivers. Sleep mode cannot be disabled.
- Optional pinky rest is incredibly uncomfortable as it bites into my palm-pinky knuckle
- Weight system is a cheap sales gimmick. Adding or removing weights adds absolutely nothing to the feel/movement of the mouse. If I had taken the time to think about it, I would have realized that the weight of the mouse is absorbed by the surface that it sits on and physics dictate that it would take immense amounts of weight change to make any noticeable difference. I even tested this out on a 3 year old. They couldn't tell the difference between maximum and minimum weights.

Other Thoughts: This is the worst AND most expensive mouse I have ever owned. I will definitely not be buying any more computer products from this manufacturer. They should stick to consoles...

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  • M K.
  • 2/16/2014 9:16:00 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGreat first impression

Pros: Body

There is no mouse that makes a first impression like this one. The amazing quality of the mouse frame and body is literally unparalleled. Till you've held one of these no review can tell you what it feels like. The matte material is of the best quality I've ever encountered for a computer touch surface. after years of use wear is not visible(AVID GAMER and former DESIGNER).

The driver and featureset is AMAZING!!! Weather rigging this for photoshop or for battle field you won't be dissapointed.

The laser is the best I've ever used. I've used the highest DPI razor mice out there but this has none of the glitchiness and locking issues that those had. Its amazing for graphics work

Cons: Wireless
Battery Design

The wireless on this device is the worst I've ever encountered. A 10 dollar mouse has better wireless. I must keep the receiver no joke, within 6 inches of the mouse. Maybe my monitors or speakers throw some wacky interference out there but I've not encountered these issues with other wireless devices I've used.

The battery after breaking in is good for 3-6 hrs of use(I'd expect tripple that). Changing the battery is not fluid, it is actually difficult to grasp at.

The mouse buttons wear down fast, I'm at about 2 years of use and have to retire this mouse the left button won't rise anymore. For such a premium device this is really sad.

Other Thoughts: To this day one of the best build products in some ways and the worst built in others. This mouse would be one for all times and all users if some of the SIMPLE issues had been addressed, we know that wireless is easy to do right, we also know that battery life and interchangibility could be allot better. The least forgiving thing though is the mouse trigger. It simply needs to last 6-12 years. This is the first mouse I've ever retired for a button wearing out.

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  • larry m.
  • 9/21/2013 11:03:22 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsmouse clickers vibrate poorly

Pros: the cons outweigh and pros

Cons: I have found both the right and left clickers vibrate terribly during use opun release. this is the kind of thing a $10 MOUSE DOES. EXTREMELY ANNOYING

Other Thoughts: madcats should be forced to refund us all for poor craftsmanship

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  • larry m.
  • 9/21/2013 6:46:30 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgreat mouse but glitchy

Pros: the good is this mouse is accurate, adjustable to your hand and fun to use daily

Cons: the bad is the mouse is poorly built and the right clicker vibrates every single time you release it. definitely not worth $150

Other Thoughts: I would recommend mad catz go back to the drawing board and fix the squeaks and vibration from the clickers to remove the "cheesy" feel when u play with it.

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  • Kyle G.
  • 9/14/2013 3:20:54 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFantastic Upgrade

Pros: Tons of customization abilities, lots of buttons, feels sturdy, comfortable and easy to get to know.

Cons: have to unplug USB cable after replacing battery, software is not ideal

Other Thoughts: Great upgrade from my 8 year old Logitech G7 mouse. I Find the battery life is pretty good but I don't play all day long like some other purchasers do.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/16/2013 3:14:28 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsThe R.A.T. 9

Pros: This mouse has an infinite amount of configurations to fit your hand along with a very impressive software. There is nothing wrong with the mouse that I have seen so far except for one thing

Cons: The thumb scroller is tucked in and just a little bit uncomfortable to get to.

Other Thoughts: The software has one issue that I have noticed, if it gets cut off at the bottom, you have to change the size of your icons in the display options. It won't work unless it's on small.

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat for some.

Pros: Love this mouse. Problems that arise come from not plugging it into a high power usb connection. Many programmable buttons and multiple gaming profiles available for free download on madcatz site. Very logical and havent went a day without using it.

Cons: Requires a high power usb. Otherwise buttons wont work and problems with manual clicking on pages and auto pressing the back button. Please plug into a high power usb

Other Thoughts: Love it like a pet

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