Published on Saturday, 18 May 2013 17:48
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So far 4 great things have happened this month, first Ubisoft Montreal released Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon (retro FPS that no one saw coming), SOE gave 1 free premium month to all of their PlanetSide 2 players (both Free and Premium members), Metro Last Light by Deep Silver/4A Games finally made it to retail (after several unfortunate incidents that led to the dismantle of THQ and sale of their assets to several game developers/publishers) and finally Mad Catz launched both their M.O.U.S.9 and R.A.T.M Bluetooth wireless mice. Now as most of you are aware we did test the M.O.U.S.9 a few days ago which in the end left us with mixed impressions especially because of its rather low DPI and somewhat high price tag so although my quest for the perfect notebook wireless mouse continues it's very possible that the R.A.T.M wireless mobile gaming mouse which we have here with us will be the one to rule them all.
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Since both the M.O.U.S.9 and the R.A.T.M got released at the same time an comparison is really unavoidable and so the first thing that you will notice about the R.A.T.M is its 6400DPI/50G Twin-Eye PLN 2033 4G dual laser sensor by Philips (can be used with 2 different DPI presets) which is worlds apart compared to the 990DPI/8G Avago 8020 laser sensor used in the M.O.U.S.9 (always in terms of speed). The rest of the specifications and features are pretty much the same and so both mice feature the latest Bluetooth 4.0 for improved power efficiency, GameSmart technology and 10 programmable buttons. Design-wise both the R.A.T.M and the M.O.U.S.9 are very similar however for good or bad the R.A.T.M is quite smaller than the already small M.O.U.S.9.