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Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T.9 Wireless Gaming Mouse Review

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   Most people who really enjoy playing PC games (i included) always choose wired gaming peripherals over wireless ones mainly to avoid encountering the usual issues with them but also because wireless gaming peripherals are usually not on par with wired ones in terms of performance. For example many wireless keyboards have a limitation on just how many keys you can press at the same time while others show a slight delay from the moment you press a key and when that action actually happens. Wireless keyboards and mice also have the typical battery life issue which means that you need to either change batteries quite frequently or recharge the existing ones. Range also used to be an serious issue since the wireless receiver had to be really close, however to my knowledge right now most (if not all) gaming oriented keyboards and mice don't have that problem (most feature at least a 10m range). Well Cyborg (Mad Catz) seems to have solved all of the issues we encounter with gaming mice with their latest (upgraded) R.A.T.9 wireless gaming mouse.


   Mad Catz is a leading global provider of innovative products for the interactive entertainment industry. Mad Catz develops and markets accessories for videogame systems and PCs under its Mad Catz (casual gaming), Saitek (simulation), Cyborg (pro gaming), Eclipse (home and office) and TRITTON (gaming audio) brands. Mad Catz also operates e-commerce and content websites for videogame and PC products under its GameShark brand, develops, manufactures and markets proprietary earphones under its AirDrives brand and publishes and distributes video/PC games. Mad Catz distributes its products through most of the leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia.


   The original Cyborg R.A.T.9 2.4GHz wireless gaming mouse was released almost 2 years ago to this day and aside it's adjustable size and weight system (identical to the R.A.T.7) under the hood it featured an 5600DPI laser sensor able to track up to 6m/s with an maximum acceleration of 50G. Well the upgraded version of the R.A.T.9 wireless gaming mouse has been around for a few months and has but a single difference compared to its predecessor which is the brand new laser sensor that features a resolution of up to 6400DPI. Overall that translates to an increase of 15% compared to the original version so we are not talking about a huge performance gap but rather a small one which should be more than just enough for it to compete with most of today‚Äôs top of the line wired gaming mice.