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Cyborg R.A.T. 3 Gaming Mouse

  • 1 x Wheel
  • USB 2.0 Wired
  • Optical
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Mad Catz R.A.T. 3 Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac
Available in your choice of 4 colors

Mad Catz R.A.T. 3 Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac

Sleek design, cutting-edge form factor and a host of programmable action buttons help you keep ahead of the competition no matter what the game is.


Mad Catz R.A.T. 3 Gaming Mouse - Gaming-grade 3500 DPI Laser

Gaming-grade 3500 DPI Laser

Featuring a precise, gaming-grade optical sensor with utmost accuracy, the Mad Catz R.A.T. 3 is truly ahead of the game.

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. 3 Gaming Mouse - Take Control of Your Games

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 nine user-definable commands via three programmable buttons over three modes.

Customize Your DPI Settings

Four user-definable DPI settings range from 450 to 3500 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. 3 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. 3 Gaming Mouse is available in both matte and gloss black, racing red, and white.


Product Includes:

  • Mad Catz R.A.T. 3 Gaming Mouse with Gold-plated USB Connector

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

Learn more about R.A.T. 3

Model

Brand
Cyborg
Name
R.A.T. 3
Model
MCB4370300B2/04/1
Type
Wired

Spec

Interface
USB 2.0
Tracking Method
Optical
Scrolling Capability
1 x Wheel
Color
Black
Maximum dpi
3500 dpi

OS / System Requirement

System Requirement
USB 2.0

Features

Features
DPI adjustment from 400 to 3500dpi in 100dpi steps

Unique R.A.T. design and solid construction

9 user definable commands via 3 programmable buttons and 3 position mode switch

Optical sensor can be used on any surface

Four user-definable DPI settings on DPI switch

Remap programmable buttons and create custom macros with the powerful SST software

Acceleration - Up to 10G

Polling Rate - Dynamic up to 500Hz

Tracking Speed - Up to 1.2m/sec

Always On

PTFE "Slick" Feet

Gold plated connector

Braided USB cable

Quick Info


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  • Matthew D.
  • 12/3/2013 11:27:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGreat but buttons are cheap

Pros: 3500 DPI, very accurate.

Cons: The only con I have is that tthe side buttons started to stick and eventually stopped working completely after a few months of use.

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  • Traci W.
  • 10/31/2013 8:23:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGood, but doesn't last long

Pros: Very responsive
Customizable
Comfortable

Cons: Cable connecting to the USB male adapter loosened free after 2-3 months of regular usage.

Other Thoughts: This mouse is very comfortable, customizable, and responsive. It has to be one of the best mice I've ever had, but it broke after 2-3 months of usage. I sent it in for warranty, but it happened all over again. I do not recommend buying this mouse.

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  • Regina M.
  • 10/9/2013 12:10:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs(fix) Middle mouse button stopped working

Pros: Best mouse I've ever owned. Thumb rest is amazing and it glides very smooth. I love the two extra buttons on the side. I use them all the time while gaming. As well as the dpi button. I definitely recommend it. Everyone that uses my computer always comments on my mouse. They tell me it looks like a robot but everyone that has used it, likes it.

Cons: My middle mouse stopped working a few months back. I thought it was a driver issue but it turns out that something in the mouse is shock sensitive with the middle mouse button.

To fix this, all you have to do is turn the mouse upside down and hit the bottom of the mouse with your palm. It may take a little force to get it to work, but I didn't have to hit it that hard.

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  • Selenia K.
  • 9/30/2013 7:39:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsRicy, but functional

Pros: -Sensor picks up what it should
-5 button mouse. If you've tried to go back to a three button mouse after having a five button it's incredibly painful.
-Adjustable DPI
-Solid build quality. It feels like a well engineered piece of machinery.
-Surprisingly comfortable. It may look jagged and unfriendly but it's actually pretty well molded to the human hand.
-Braided cable. After having a great many devices of all types kick it due to a poor cable this is definitely a plus for me.

Cons: -This is the big one. I personally think it's very, very ugly. I'm more of a minimalist though, so you can imagine why this wouldn't be to my taste.
-The thumb buttons are in a strange position. They're perfectly usable in the position they're in but it takes getting used to.
-I don't really like the software that comes with it. It works, but it feels strange to work with.
-A minor one, but the mouse doesn't "remember" the DPI setting you had it set to after you shut down. It soon became a ritual to me to crank it up two notches every time I boot up though.

Other Thoughts: It's definitely a good mouse. If you can get past the strange aesthetic and minor quirks it'll get the job done and more.

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  • Jonathan R.
  • 9/8/2013 5:09:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Alright, I'm no expert on gaming mice. In fact, this is the first one I've owned. I'm used to wireless Logitech mice. But here we go!
First off, the mouse comes in a nice, clean looking box with art of the mouse and a strange looking cyborg rat thing on the side. When you remove the sleeve, then open the box, it reveals the mouse packaged in firm black foam. The cord is neatly tucked away under the foam, along with some papers. Most, for me, were just promos for flying games. What that has to do with my mouse, I have no idea. Anywho, when you plug the mouse in, it automatically begins looking for drivers (Like any good new peripheral) and soon finds them. The first thing I noticed was how slow the cursor was. I was instantly disappointed! How could a gaming mouse move the cursor so slowly?! Then I remembered, adjustable DPI, duh. So I hit the DPI button a few times and got it set to the third setting. This brought much entertainment, by the way. For kicks I set it to the highest setting and zipped it around the screen. But enough of that. So I booted up Arma 3, and did some tinkering. Anyone who's ever played Arma in general knows there is a freelook option hotkeyed to left-alt. I decided to map this to the forward browsing mouse button. I jumped onto Altis, started walking, hit the button, and by Jove, looked around. This may seem an absurdly small accomplishment, but for me, it was amazing! So I closed it down, then moved on to Battlefield 2's Project Reality mod that was recently released in its full 1.0 state. I quickly discovered the sensitivity was much to high, and flicked the DPI button down one. It was perfect. I then proceeded to spend about an hour playing to my heart's content. I then remembered, hey! There's software to make profiles for this puppy! Let's get some! So I downloaded it, and ran it. Sadly, thus we proceed to the next section.

Cons: I booted up the Profile editor, and....it said controller not detected. I was one confused fellow! It was connected and working just fine! In fact, I had just spent an hour shooting AI with it! I wondered what possibly could be wrong! Mad Catz's website had nothing on it with which to help me! I was left to...Google. DUN DUN DUNNNN. Not really a bad thing. Anywho. Then...

Other Thoughts: I found the issue! Basically the driver it downloaded when I first plugged it in is NOT a Mad Catz driver, but instead a Microsoft driver. All you have to do is download the correct driver from Mad Catz's support website, then run the .exe! Then you can customize your mouse to your heart's content!
And with that, I close my review. I hope it's been helpful, but if not, sorry! I'm thoroughly enjoying this mouse, and if you buy one, I hope you do too!

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  • Vineth S.
  • 7/2/2013 2:57:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsPretty Good

Pros: Does what it is made to do (Be a gaming mouse)
Have programmable buttons
Slick, unique design. (Matches my computer :D)

Cons: The "solid" feeling isn't totally there. If you are in a hot room with sweaty hands, you would not like this mouse.

Other Thoughts: I've had another mouse from Razer before this. This is a good replacement. I also got the color I wanted to match my gaming case.

I did not buy this through newegg

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  • Paul A.
  • 6/21/2013 3:51:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsLove Hate

Pros: Love the overall feel.

Cons: I have had 2 now that have broken with in 2-3 months of use this mouse would be the best if not for the fact that it just does not hold up.

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  • jordan f.
  • 5/17/2013 8:09:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBig fan...

Pros: Budget priced, great features, reliable, well worth the money!

Cons: None really...

Other Thoughts: Eventually upgraded to the RAT 7... have my eye on the RAT 9... big fan of this series!

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  • Brett A.
  • 5/2/2013 8:15:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggswhy is the price so high now

Pros: this is a great mouse.

Cons: i purchased this EXACT same mouse from newegg in 2010 for $37.99 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826102065). i come back to buy a second one for work and see that it now costs $71.99. this is just ridiculous. it really is an amazing mouse, but at nearly twice the price, unfortunately i'll have to look elsewhere..

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  • Jacob B.
  • 5/1/2013 2:14:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Rat

Pros: It works, it's highly sensitive (but you definitly don't need it as sensitive as it can be) it as two extra buttons

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: the rat 7 is better

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