Instead, it's got supercapacitors from Germany, which wirelessly charge from coils built into its included mousepad. They're ready to go the instant you set the mouse down, and they hold 20 seconds worth of energy -- no need to worry about lifting off the pad.
Just know that the unit I demoed at CES didn't seem to have a flawless wireless connection. I definitely had some moments where it had a little jitter.
Here's what they look like on my head. Silicone loops keep them secure, and the boom mic pops right out if you want to use them while walking down the street, too. The ES Pro+ should be available in the spring. There's no pricing for this one yet.
I'm so glad to see the mouse I once called "the most insane" come back to life. The Rat Pro X3 is one crazy device. Practically every piece of this mouse can be swapped out, including the adjustable palmrest, thumbpad, ring finger rest, the scroll wheel cover, the feet, and the mouse sensor itself.
It comes with most of those parts -- including teflon and ceramic feet -- but you'll need to buy new mouse sensors separately.
The impressive thing about the Freq 4 headset is how little I thought about it when I wore it to play PUBG. It's surprisingly comfortable on a big head like mine, and lighter than you'd expect from a headset with a prominent metal band.
As before bankruptcy, the new Mad Catz will also sell cheaper lookalike versions of its mice, each with fewer features as you move down the price spectrum. The Rat 6+, for instance, has an adjustable palmrest and secondary thumb scroll wheel. The Rat 4+ has neither.
The Strike 4, meanwhile, is a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Brown switches, doubleshot keys (the letters are physically molded into the keys instead of being printed on top), and all-key anti-ghosting.