Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. 9 Review: No Logitech or Mamba

By Peter Chubb - Dec 6, 2010

The Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. 9 gaming mouse was mentioned some time last year, and again at CES 2010, so was pleasantly surprised when the device was finally released. You can see from the images that nothing has changed, so that tells us that the thing is big and heavy; although Devin Coldewey from CrunchGear thinks it is awesome.

The concept behind the Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. 9 is that it is a customizable mouse, Coldewey points to the fact that this has already been done before. I have to say that not like this though; I do agree that the thing looks heavy, but it is much better to feel the weight of something while gaming – I believe this helps you to stay in control.

Having a brief look at the review of the device, it is clear to see that Coldewey thinks that the R.A.T. 9 is awesome, the fact that it has a precise sensor and he loves the hair-trigger main buttons. However, there is a downside; some might think that the mouse is a bit on the large side and that it eats battery life.

For those of you who love your gaming, then the Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. 9 is one to consider, but the reviewer believes that there are better options out there. Two that he mentions is a Mamba or Logitech MX Revolution.

I know a few PC gamers, and I am not certain that they will be too happy changing the batteries that often, this could be the one thing that goes against it. Do you think that will make a difference?

For those of you Mad Catz fans, then maybe you should consider the new accessories just for Black Ops.

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  • Mergatroid

    I agree. I have owned a Mamba, a MX Revolution and a Logitech G700. They're all great mice, but the Revolution is not a gaming mouse and the Mamba and G700 both chew through batteries far faster than the RAT9 does (twice as fast). With the Mamba, once the NiMH battery is done you have to plug it in to charge and you're basically back to using a wired mouse (why pay for wireless then?). The G700 at least uses a standard AA NiMH battery so you can swap it out when it dies, but it only comes with one. The RAT9 is not only awesome to use, but also comes with two Li-Ion batteries so your never wired. Watch out for Mad Catz support though, three emails and a month later and they STILL have not answered me back.

  • Stav

    no problem with the battries they last long enough trust me this is the future, did have a logitech G7 this mouse makes it look like a childs toy awsome, buy one now and you will not look back, logitech i love you but you just got owned sorry.

  • Joesph

    I think the guy that reviewed this has never used this mouse. I own it and it is flawless battery lasts for almost two days of serious use. Black mamba which I also own does not even come close.