Thursday, October 10th 2019

Mad Catz Announces the R.A.T.AIR Gaming Mouse - Wireless Power for £200

Mad Catz announced the shipping of their most advanced wireless mouse yet, the R.A.T.AIR. A flagship innovation in the evolution of the R.A.T. range, the R.A.T.AIR offers uncompromising wireless gameplay, thanks to cutting-edge electrical capacitor technology meaning no lag, no batteries and peerless performance.

Available to purchase today across select European territories, the R.A.T.AIR offers the ultimate solution for casual and competitive gamers alike. Comprised of two individual components, the R.A.T.AIR ships with the mouse itself as well as the innovative Activation Board. Plugging into the gamers' PC via USB, the Activation Board provides constant power to the mouse itself wirelessly, using best-in-class capacitor technology. Allowing the mouse to operate with no need for batteries, the Activision Board is so powerful, that the R.A.T.AIR even remains powered for a limited amount of time when lifted from the board itself, crucial for those who value 'lift-off' play. For those who steadfastly demand a wired connection, gamers can quickly unplug the connection to the Activation Board and directly connect the mouse to wired USB, offering a hybrid solution for all.
Weighing in at just 100 g, fast movement with the R.A.T.AIR is almost effortless as breakout force is reduced to optimize split-second reflexes, while the OMRON switches used on the mouse have been tested to an impressive 20 million clicks, for reliable operation during the most heated of gaming battles. In addition, the R.A.T.AIR features a powerful 12000 DPI optical sensor which can be precisely calibrated in X, Y and Z axes to suit the exact requirements of any game. The lift-off height is fully programmable to millimetre precision, designed to give gamers the winning edge.

A hallmark of the R.A.T. range, the R.A.T.AIR features the unique Precision Aim button, allowing gamers to slow down DPI at the touch of a button, perfect for steadying nerves in sniper mode or simply program as you wish to re-load with speed. With a further 9 programmable buttons and 4 separate gamer profile modes, the R.A.T.AIR provides dizzying customization with up to 40 individual commands available on hand.
Mad Catz' drag-and-drop F.L.U.X. software enables gamers to endlessly customize profiles, but the customization does not stop there, as gamers can also personalize how the R.A.T.AIR feels in the palm of their hand. The R.A.T.AIR features an adjustable Palm Rest with three different length settings to suit gamers' hand and grip and both the R.A.T.AIR and its accompanying Activation Board are styled with state-of-the-art Chameleon RGB lighting, bathing gamers' set ups with a choice of quality lighting effects that bring the R.A.T.AIR to life. The R.A.T.AIR is available via leading European retailers.
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11 Comments on Mad Catz Announces the R.A.T.AIR Gaming Mouse - Wireless Power for £200

#1
Xx Tek Tip xX
Glad to see mad catz back in the game, I still love my rat pro x (well I have more than one :roll: )
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#2
NZKshatriya
I'm needing a replacement RAT 7.
First one lasted for about 4.5 years *until the usb cable frayed on the inside)(Was a Cyborg RAT 7, pre MC)
Second one was a dud, from when MC was having issues, laser kicked the bucket after three months.

Thing was perfect for me ergonomically as well as with all the weights added.
Never used the programmability.
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#3
agatong55
Anyone else find these new style mouses horrible looking?
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#4
the54thvoid
agatong55, post: 4131054, member: 187587"
Anyone else find these new style mouses horrible looking?
That R.A.T styling isn't new. They came up with that years ago. I have one on my shelf...

EDIT: 2010 in fact!
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#5
AsRock
TPU addict
Meh more right only stuff.

$200, yeah right pssh.
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#6
Th3pwn3r
AsRock, post: 4131113, member: 40310"
Meh more right only stuff.

$200, yeah right pssh.
They'll be filing for bankruptcy AGAIN in no time.
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#7
AsRock
TPU addict
hehe yeah, not surprised with that kind of pricing.
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#8
Firedrops
Don't really care about the styling, but I really like that finally someone's challenging Logitech's PowerPlay thing. If this is $200 all in, it's still less than Logitech's $150 mouse + $100 mat.

If it had a few more buttons, closer to the Roccat Tyon/Leadr, it'll be an easy decision.
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#9
Vayra86
Th3pwn3r, post: 4131168, member: 74037"
They'll be filing for bankruptcy AGAIN in no time.
Yep.
200 bucks for a mouse... people have lost the plot
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#10
Mysteoa
After owning two R.A.T. mouse, it doesn't look they have fixed the problems they have. Like you can easily break the 2 side buttons if you handle them more roughly.
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#11
Chrispy_
I liked my R.A.T. 7 but the sensor broke after a couple of years and based on forum/support searches I was lucky mine lasted even that long. Ignoring the sensor failure, the drivers were shockingly bad. I actually found it better without drivers (generic 5-button mouse in Windows) because at least then it was consistent and reliable.

10/10 for comfort and adjustability though. I even liked the styling. Shame about the bankruptcy and shonky software/support.

At £200 I'm not really feeling a lot of love for this little guy, sorry.
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