As pc enthusiasts, once we find peripherals that we like, we tend to stick with them. Especially when looking for a mouse, there are many factors to take into consideration before making the decision. This is a decision that should not be taken lightly. If you’re like me, you may have multiple mice. One for gaming and one for everyday use. Whether it’s for professional use, recreational, or both, a mouse is something that you really need to just work as advertised. However, it also needs to be durable for those long days either editing video, gaming or just browsing the web. Probably the most important factor, aside from working properly, has to be comfort. The mouse you chose could be in your hand 8 or more hours every day, so it absolutely has to fit your hand just right. Today we’ll be talking a look at the Mad Catz R.A.T. Pro X and you can decide if it’s the right mouse for you.
Manufacturer’s Take on the R.A.T. PRO X
On their website, Mad Catz describes the R.A.T. PRO X as the worlds most advanced gaming mouse. It offers you the choice of either an optical or laser sensor in the form of 3 hot swappable DPI sensors with built in memory. Each sensor has memory for 9 profiles. Mad Catz states “We found the best materials for every component, each designed to enhance speed and longevity.” Their new magnesium alloy chassis or “EXOFRAME” is proof of this statement. It’s not only stronger than aluminum, but also 34% lighter. The titanium screws and carbon-fiber thumb plate add to the durability of the mouse. Superhydrophobic coatings help keep your hand dry, decreasing the chances of your hand slipping off the mouse, and making perspiration less of an issue during long and stressful gaming sessions. Their “Completely Reinvented Optical Scroll Wheel System” allows you to set tension and speed of the scroll wheel, and even swap out the wheel itself. A wheel that can pivot side to side, independently for the rest of the mouse. A feature that gives you a distinct advantage over the competition and can be found only on the R.A.T. PRO X.