Mad Catz have released on some new gaming mice – and it’s time for us to review the R.A.T. PRO S.
This is how Mad Catz describe the mouse:
“Mad Catz’ R.A.T. PRO series are recognized as the most advanced gaming mice in the world. The R.A.T. PRO S continues this tradition with tournament-grade features and a winning formula of speed and agility. Tournament gamers played an integral role in the creation of the R.A.T. PRO S. Through years of development, we have pared down its feature list to the most essential components demanded by tournament gamers. The end result: R.A.T. PRO S provides everything you need in a tournament quality mouse, and nothing you don’t.”
- DPI Range: 50 – 5000 (in 50 DPI increments)
- Acceleration: 30G
- USB Report Rate: 125, 250, 500, or 1000Hz
- Tracking Speed: Up to 3.3m/sec (130ips)
- Left and Right Mouse Button Longevity: Up to 20M Clicks
- Programmable Buttons: 8
- Profile Modes: 3
- Weight: 77g (2.71 oz) (without cable)
- Always On: Yes
- “Slick” PTFE Feet: Yes
What’s in the box?
The box contains the mouse and a quick start guide.
A Closer Look
The first thing I noticed when I took the R.A.T. PRO S out of the box was how light it was, weighing around 77 grams!
It’s very easy to use and moves very easily due to the PTFE feet so get yourself a good smooth surface because it will pay off.
The mouse looks great too with its striking black and yellow colours, only with a yellow braided USB cable.
One of my favourite things about the R.A.T. PRO S is that you can configure the palm rest to move up to 15 degrees side to side and up to 12mm from the mainframe. What this means is that you can make it perfectly comfortable and usable for your needs with just very minor adjustments, and for long term playing this makes it even better. The buttons are very well positioned and are easy to use.
You can also set different DPI options with a flick of a switch and there is even software you can download in order to make adjustments to a precision aim button. So you can set up your mouse to have different settings depending on what game you are playing.
For those players you might not be using their own PC’s, the R.A.T. PRO S also had an onboard profile memory capable of storing up to three different profiles. When the mouse detects the game that the profile has been configured for it will automatically enable that profile making it easy to use the one that you want.
All in all this is a really great gaming mouse and if you are serious about your PC gaming you should definitely take a look at the R.A.T. PRO S, you won’t be disappointed.
The R.A.T. PRO S Gaming Mouse is available now for around £55.