Computer Mice (Purchased! Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse)

So my Sidewinder mouse I have had for 4 years is starting to fail me. It double clicks when it should single click every once in a while. It appears to be a hardware failure, which I may try to fix. In the mean time I bought this mouse, which is OK but it appears it is going to give my hand a fit if I use it for too long. I should point out the sidewinder was to big. It didn't allow for easy access to all the buttons, but it gave me no hand cramps, and I liked the adjustable weight system.

That's where this mouse comes into play. http://cyborggaming.com/prod/rat7.htm

Anyone have any experience with it? It's made by Mad Catz which makes me leery, but I have to admit the custimazable nature of this device is ungodly. My hopes would be that I could adjust it so that it would fight my hand just right, and I would have comfortable access to all the buttons. My worry is of course the quality as well as the drivers.

Plagued by cheap build quality and weird behavior from the sensor.

But to be fair... It's been a long while since I've looked into the thing. They may have ironed out some of those issues.

Thin_J wrote:

Plagued by cheap build quality and weird behavior from the sensor.

He already said it was Mad Catz.

Well, I've never owned that mouse, but I did buy the V7 keyboard about three years ago. Worked great until I spilled red wine on it. Very comparable to my current Logitech G15 in terms of build quality and functionality. Might have been a bit sturdier.

When I look at the mouse, two things come to mind:

  • I see a lot of places for debris and cosmic dust to make their way into the innards of your mouse.
  • If you put that thing in a visible place, you shall never again know the touch of a woman.
  • I bought the RAT5 a little while back, and have been pretty happy with it. It has a good weight to it, seems pretty solid, and haven't had any problems with the sensor. Granted, I could have just gotten lucky, as a lot of the reviews on mine were either 1's or 5's depending on build quality. There's not as much customization with the 5, so maybe that's what people are having problems with.

    I'm running Win7 Ultimate, and didn't have any problem with the software or drivers. The DPI settings are pretty easy to configure. The only button that I find hard to press is the Mode button, but I don't use it, so it doesn't bother me.

    I was using an Inland U-Navigate for about 11 years prior to buying the RAT5. It was working OK when I switched, except that the buttons were starting to stick a bit.

    Mr Crinkle wrote:

    When I look at the mouse, two things come to mind:

  • I see a lot of places for debris and cosmic dust to make their way into the innards of your mouse.
  • If you put that thing in a visible place, you shall never again know the touch of a woman.
  • 1. Might be right, but you can also easily hit it with some compressed air.
    2. I'm married, so not a problem there. She did call me stupid for about a week after spending $50 on a mouse though.

    2. I'm married, so not a problem there. She did call me stupid for about a week after spending $50 on a mouse though.

    Imagine if you had spent 100.00! yikes!

    I think I may hold off and just stick with the one I got. I am not 100% yet but it sounds like to big a chance to try the rat 7.

    So I just got a gift certificate from Best Buy from the family and decided to take the plunge and get the RAT 7 mouse. I wasn't very happy with the logitech mouse my hand would cramp up. Funny thing is when I got to Best Buy and walked over to the mice section I noticed that the price had dropped significantly! Ended up paying 69.99 plus taxes instead of the 100.00 they were trying to sell it for last week. With the exchange the mouse came out to only 20 bucks more. So YAY!

    I haven't had much of a chance to use it. I have adjusted it to where it feels the most comfortable. The DPI settings are great, easy access to the side buttons. The AIM button is a bit of a reach with the thumb but I am still trying to find the perfect adjustment for that side. So far I am really loving it.

    Let us know what you think after a month or so. I know we play a lot of similar games so if you give the thumbs up I'm adding it to the old X-mas list.

    I wasn't very happy with the logitech mouse my hand would cramp up.

    Out of interest, which mouse was that?

    Good luck with the aim button. I never use it because it's a bit of a reach for me as well.

    Malor wrote:
    I wasn't very happy with the logitech mouse my hand would cramp up.

    Out of interest, which mouse was that?

    I tired out the Logitech M500. http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/...

    That strikes me as being very, very tiny. I've got decently large hands(9" span) and mouse at home with the old G5 and haven't had any issues with hand cramps using it for the 4 or 5 years I've had it now.

    While I haven't played any shooters with it yet, I am loving the RAT 7. Glad I got it. Glad I got it so cheap!

    Okay, just discovered that I'm suffering from the same thing: Mouse is double clicking when being used or not clicking at all. It's an old wireless MS mouse that's served me well over the years (so much so that the "cushioning" gel on the sides has been worn away through use!).

    Now, I'm a bit limited with what I can buy due to importing being an issue plus I don't really like the look of this RAT stuff (I especially don't like the lack of a button(s) on the right side of the mouse - I find that in games that really need more mouse buttons, sticking them all on the same thumb/finger isn't very productive).

    The best mouse I ever used was a Logitech MX310 for durability and personal hand comfort. However, nothing they've released since has really impressed me - though I have just discovered that they have a G300 so if anyone has any impressions or thoughts on that let me know as I *might* be able to import it from the UK via Amazon.

    Other than that I'm pretty open to suggestions from the Goodjer hivemind. Here are my requirements:

    - Wired (with a long cable. I'm fed up dealing with batteries and connection issues!!)
    - Ambidextrous (or at least not curved radically to one side for right-handers only [even though I am primarily right-handed!!])
    - At least 4 buttons (not including scroll wheel button because using that as a button is just daft! )

    Any thoughts?