Cyborg R.A.T.

The Good The Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. 9 is the most customizable gaming mouse available. Its two battery packs and included recharging station mean no downtime. Its unique looks make a statement, it boasts strong build quality, and it features useful button functions.

The Bad This mouse is expensive at $149. The lateral scroll wheel is positioned awkwardly.

The Bottom Line The Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. 9 is the most expensive gaming mouse we know of, but its vast customizability, unique features, and strong performance make it a worthwhile expense for demanding PC gamers.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 9.0
  • Features 10.0
  • Performance 8.0
9.0 Overall

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Review

Cyborg R.A.T.

Mar 2011

Easily one of the most distinctive-looking mice we've reviewed, the Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. 9 is aimed at dedicated PC gamers. This wireless device boasts the highest degree of customizability we've seen in a gaming mouse, along with the highest price tag, coming in at $149. The price will drive off all but the most committed gamers, but for those willing to pay, the R.A.T. 9 will provide an unparalleled level of input control.

Even in an office full of seasoned tech journalists, the R.A.T. 9 spurred more than one person to exclaim, "Whoa, what is that thing?" Despite its mechanical appearance, this "thing" includes many of the familiar trappings of high-end gaming mice. It comes with a customizable 5,600-dots-per-inch laser sensor, a weight kit, a button dedicated to on-the-fly dpi adjustments, and a pair of thumb-side buttons to give you a few extra in-hand control options.

Mad Catz actually has a whole family of Cyborg R.A.T. gaming mice. The wireless R.A.T. 9 is the most expensive, but if you prefer wired mice, the R.A.T. 7 is otherwise identical and costs $25 to $40 less.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $150
  • Brand Mad Catz
  • Product Type Mouse
  • Type Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows 7
  • Form Factor External
  • Compatibility PC
  • OS Required Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7, Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition
  • Movement Resolution 5600 dpi
  • Type mouse
  • Connectivity Technology wireless
  • Movement Detection Technology laser
  • Connector Type 4 pin USB Type A
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model Mad Catz R.A.T. 9 Professional Wireless Gaming Mouse

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