The Mad Catz R.A.T.3 Optical Gaming Mouse: The Quick Review

File-It-Under: Gaming peripherals By: D.F.Skinner!~  

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In the midst of doing my annual Summer hardware upgrade I decided this Summer I was going to spend some spare money and concentrate on upgrading my computer peripherals.One of my many upgrade purchases was the Mad Catz R.A.T.3 optical gaming mouse.Yes it was time for a mouse upgrade,though the previous mouse I had on this computer served me well,I wanted a mouse that would be good for daily tasks,yet perfect for gaming.The R.A.T.3 is perfect and suits all of my needs,I could have gone with the higher end version which is the R.A.T.9,instead I leaned towards this particular model because of its reasonable price point.

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Key Features and Specs

If  you're not familiar with Mad Catz gaming mouse they're known for its sleek unique designs and cutting edge form factor that has  a host of programmable buttons which aids users into keeping ahead of your competitor while gaming,no matter which game you are playing. This particular model has a super,ultra optical sensor that measures at 3500 dpi, a 4 DPI setting which has a Rocker switch on the side of the mouse that allows users to toggle between DPI settings. The real star if the Mad Catz R.A.T.3 is its 3 programmable buttons, there are Buttons with a 2 regular left and right mouse buttons with a grand total of 5 buttons. You have a choice of any key gaming actions which are programmable to your customize profiles.

There is a a 3-Modes which you can Toggle between three individual R.A.T. modes at one touch of the button. You can change the sensitivity or Programmable Button in an instant to gain rapid access to any type of commands.

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So What About The Performance

The Mad Catz R.A.T.3 from my usage so far performs in a flawless fashion,so flawless,its almost feels like the mouse is not even in my hands.One of the very first things I look for in any optical mouse is response timing,how well the mouse cursor on the screen moves along with actual movement of the mouse without any type of delay or lag.The R.A.T.3 response timing is close to perfect.Now there are high performance gaming mouses on the market that is much better than the R.A.T.3 in terms of performance and features,but the R.A.T.3 retails at $49.99,for that price you're getting a shit load of features and high performance.

Though the R.A.T.3 looks very awkward when you first glance at it, I was rather surprise at how well the mouse fit comfortably in my hands and its very lite.Chalk the Mad Catz R.A.T.3 gaming mouse as a definite buy.

If you go on Amazon's website,the R.A.T.3 is sitting there patiently waiting for anyone to purchase for a reasonable price point at $49.99.