Mad Catz R.A.T. 9 Professional Wireless Gaming Mouse comparison

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Mad Catz R.A.T. 9 Professional Wireless Gaming Mouse

Mad Catz R.A.T. 9 Professional Wireless Gaming Mouse
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Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX

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Price $163 to $342 at 2 stores $67 to $113 at 10 stores $99 to $167 at 8 stores $79 to $119 at 2 stores $79 to $103 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.3 (4.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 11 reviews 3.0 stars out of 58 reviews 3.5 stars out of 6 reviews 3.5 stars out of 15 reviews 3.5 stars out of 13 reviews
Release date August 17, 2010 August 19, 2009 December 10, 2010 August 19, 2009 October 19, 2009
The Bottom Line The Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. 9 is the most expensive gaming mouse we know of, but its vast customizability, unique features, and strong performance make it a worthwhile expense for demanding PC gamers. Logitech has met and surpassed Microsoft's recent mouse technology innovations by introducing the most versatile mouse sensor on the market in its new Performance Mouse MX. But even if you don't have a glass table crying out to become a workspace, this high-end input device has enough features and cushy design to make it a justifiable indulgence for anyone who takes their cursor control seriously. It's not the most elegant mouse, nor does it feel worth the $130 price, but Razer's Naga Epic and its built-in, 12-button keypad could help gamers and others gain mastery over MMOs and other applications with complicated control schemes. There's quite a lot to like about Logitech's new Gaming Mouse G500, but with a competing mouse from Microsoft offering its own set of features, gamers now have some choices to make. The G500 will appeal to performance-driven shooter fans. The choice is less clear for other kinds of PC gamers. The Orochi, Razer's first gaming mouse designed for notebooks, combines a small size and Bluetooth connectivity with a feature set normally seen only on larger gaming mice.

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Battery 1
2 x AA type
Info unavailable Info unavailable 2 x AA type
Features Adjustable size
Adjustable weight
Programmable buttons
Rocker switch
Scrolling wheel
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) feet
Golden USB plug
Switchable resolution
Logitech Darkfield Laser Tracking
Programmable buttons
Scrolling wheel
Adjustable weight
Programmable buttons
Scrolling wheel
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) feet
Built-in flash memory
Teflon feet
Scrolling wheel
Performance 50 G maximum acceleration
Realtime sensitivity switching 25 - 5600 dpi
1 ms response time
Info unavailable 1 ms response time
30 G maximum acceleration
Info unavailable
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable Info unavailable 3 in x 4.6 in x 1.6 in
Info unavailable 2.7 in x 3.9 in x 1.4 in
Cables Included Info unavailable 1 x USB charge cable - External
1 x USB extension cable - External
1 x USB cable - External
1 x USB cable - Integrated
1 x USB cable - External - 3 ft
Color Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Black
Connectivity Technology Wireless - 2.4 GHz
Wireless - 2.4 GHz
Wired - USB
Wireless - 2.4 GHz
Wired - USB
Wired - Bluetooth
Wireless - USB
Orientation Info unavailable Right-handed
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Product Description CYBORG R.A.T. 9
Logitech Performance Mouse MX
Razer Naga Epic
Logitech Gaming Mouse G500
Razer Orochi
Microsoft Certification Certified for Windows Vista
Compatible with Windows 7
Compatible with Windows 7
Compatible with Windows 7
Compatible with Windows 7
Buttons Qty 7
Info unavailable 17
10
Info unavailable
Movement Resolution 5600 dpi
Info unavailable 5600 dpi
5700 dpi
Info unavailable
Wireless Receiver USB wireless receiver
USB wireless receiver
USB wireless receiver
Info unavailable USB wireless receiver
Movement Detection Technology Laser
Laser
Laser
Laser
Laser
OS Required Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista / XP
Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later
Apple MacOS X or later
Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7
Microsoft Windows Vista / XP
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits)
Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition
Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later
Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable 3 years warranty
Info unavailable 3 years warranty
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