Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse

9.7 Overall Score
Build Quality: 10/10
Gaming: 10/10
Price: 9/10

Adjustable to fit nearly every grip and hand size, tracking sensor is top notch!

Lefties are left out, price may scare some away.

Unboxing the R.A.T. 7

The Cyborg R.A.T. 7 gaming mouse comes packaged in a stylish and attractive box. The radical look of the mouse is reflected in the packaging, and as you will see below, all the way down to the accessories section. All useful information a potential buyer would need is located on the outside of the box. A wicked looking cyborg rat accompanies the rest of the box art. Contact information, box contents and warranty info can be found on the bottom of the box. You may want to note that the R.A.T. 7 comes with a 2 year warranty.

The cover flap, which gives you access to the contents inside, stays shut with the help of two magnets. Opening the flap reveals more pictures of the R.A.T. 7 and it’s customization abilities as well as the mouse itself. To get the mouse out, you open the second flap and pull the smaller plastic box containing it out. Underneath you will find an installation manual, driver CD with warranty information, and the accessory bin. The accessory bin houses the interchangeable pinky rests, palm rests and the weight storage container. The actual weights are pre-installed on the mouse.

Our first impressions with the R.A.T. 7 out of the box were very positive. The build quality is top notch. The radical look of the mouse feels comfortable in your hand. When we look at this mouse, our first thoughts go to a stealth fighter jet or a Lamborghini Gallardo. Our tester has medium sized hands and he reports that it fits very well right out of the box.

On top of the R.A.T. 7 we can see the scroll wheel and a DPI adjustment switch located aft of it. To the left of the left mouse button is the profile select switch which glows in Red, Blue or Purple depending on what profile you are in. Also located near the profile button is the DPI setting indicator. There are four bars that light up depending on what DPI setting you programmed the mouse to use. Directly behind the left mouse button is a thumb scroll wheel that can be programmed to the users desired settings.

Looking underneath, we see the lightweight metal chassis that forms the rigid foundation of the R.A.T. 7 gaming mouse. Sitting in the middle on the bottom of the mouse is the latest iteration of the Philips Twin Doppler laser sensor. This is the same laser sensor we see being used in the Cooler Master Sentinel Advanced gaming mouse. The R.A.T. 9, which is the wireless version of the R.A.T. 7, also uses the same laser sensor.

The back of the R.A.T. 7 contains the adjustment tool and weight system. Looking at the leftside of the mouse, we see the Precision Aim Mode button which can be easily located by its red color and crosshair symbol. It sits just forward and below the page forward/backward buttons.

Up next we will look closer at some specifications from Cyborg and how to customize your R.A.T. 7 to fit your gaming and grip styles.


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