Mad Catz R.A.T. M Gaming Mouse Overview
As you can see we received the white version of the mouse, but it also comes in red, black and matte black. The first thing you will notice about this mouse is that it is smaller than your normal gaming mouse. This is of course because it is a mobile mouse! While it is smaller, it is definitely not the smallest mobile mouse that I have seen. For comparison the photo below shows it beside Mad Catz full-sized M.M.O. 7 gaming mouse.
The R.A.T. M is built upon the same design as many other of Mad Catz R.A.T. mice so it has a pretty radical design if you have never seen these mice before. Starting on the top of the mouse you have your right and left mouse buttons, a top left button, scroll wheel and small button right before the scroll wheel. While the scroll wheel does not have rubber on it, it does have large grooves that will make scrolling pretty easy. The back part of the top of the mouse actually extends out. This will make it feel like you are using a full-sized mouse!
On the left side of the mouse you will find three main buttons. There are two buttons closer towards the top of the mouse that most people will use for forward and backwards or a quick weapon switch. Below that is what Mad Catz is calling their “5D” button. This button manages to fit 5 programmable buttons into a single button (forward, back, up, down and the actual button press). This is perfect for a mouse like that as there is not a ton of space to put useable buttons. The opposite side of the mouse does not have any buttons, but does have a coating on the plastic that will give you a better grip.
If you flip the mouse over you can see the metal construction that Mad Catz has been using in their mice. This not only shows the quality that Mad Catz puts into their products, but this metal construction will give the mouse a good weight to it, which I personally prefer for gaming. There are three large feet on the bottom of the mouse that will allow it to easily slide across your mouse pad or desk. There is a dedicated power button on the bottom of the mouse along with the included Bluetooth micro-dongle. The back part of the mouse easily slides out for you to install the batteries.
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