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.

User Customizations

Normally, when we are reviewing a mouse, we do not need to use more than 4 pages. The R.A.T. 7 is a radical new take on the gaming mouse and requires an indepth look at what new features Cyborg has brought to the table. To begin our user customization section, we will be looking at the weight system.

On the back of the R.A.T. 7 is an adjustment tool that screws securely into place. If you remove the adjustment tool, it gives you access to the where the weights are located. You unscrew the weight retention nut and spring to allow removal or additon of the six (6) gram weights included. Five (5) weights give you the option to add up to 30 grams to your mouse. We could not find an exact weight on the Cyborg but we estimate that it weighs roughly the same as the Sentinel which comes in at 161.5 grams. In the accessory bin is a storage container that houses any unused weights.

With the adjustment tool removed from the back of the mouse, we can then slide the thumb rest forward or backward. If the nut seen in the third picture above is loosened, we can adjust the angle at which the thumbrest sits. The thumb pad adjustment is just the begining of the customizations for this mouse. As you can see, the R.A.T. 7 allows for almost any size of hand and thumb position.

Turning the mouse to the right side, we take the adjustment tool and unscrew the bolt holding the pinky rest in position. The R.A.T. 7 comes with three different pinky rests. The default one is plain and very simple. There is a pad just like the default but comes with a rubberized grip. The third one has a sort of shelf where you can rest your pinky if you are a gamer who’s pinky slides across the mouse pad while gaming. This third pad comes in handy by eliminating any drag caused by sliding your pinky on the mouse pad. It may seem trivial, but dragging your pinky can sometimes affect your shots and mean the difference from a frag or death.

The last hardware customization for the R.A.T. 7 is the palm rest. The standard, or default palm rest matches the look of the rest of the mouse. There is a small lever located on the right of the palm rest that, when pressed, allows the user to slide it backward or forward. This wonderful innovation adjust the mouse lenght to accommodate not only large or small hands, but different grip styles as well.

Here we see the palm rest in the furthest back position:

The three different palm rests include the standard, tacky grip and elevated rests. Below you can see how the tacky and elevated palm rests look installed.


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