Tuesday, November 17th 2020

Mad Catz announces the M.O.J.O M1 Lightweight Gaming Mouse

Mad Catz Global Limited, the leading innovators in gaming hardware, are excited to announce the new M.O.J.O. M1, a unique gaming mouse designed for those seeking a lightweight, high-performance mouse with a modern design.

The M.O.J.O. M1 is designed from the ground up to be the most comfortable and lightweight mouse possible. Using avian nest design concepts, Mad Catz has created a truly unique visual aesthetic whilst achieving a weight of just 70g. It's not just for looks either, the asymmetric hollow-pyramid design is able to accommodate both claw and palm grip styles. This means the M.O.J.O. M1 is the perfect partner for marathon gaming sessions, offering both comfort and lightweight precision for those flick-shot moments.
As if the M.O.J.O. M1 wasn't eye-catching enough already, it also features RGB illumination that can be adjusted directly on the mouse without the need for drivers or software. The unique hollow-pyramid design serves to accentuate the LED effects even further by casting a web of shadows across your mousepad.

At the heart of the M.O.J.O. M1 is the esteemed PixArt PMW3360 optical sensor, offering superior precision and tracking ability that gives gamers the accuracy required for even the most intense battles. The DPI can be adjusted on the fly directly on the mouse, so no additional software is required to dial it in for your playstyle.

The M.O.J.O. M1 is the first-ever mouse to feature the brand new Mad Catz DAKOTA mechanical switches. Traditionally, a mouse switch is triggered when the spring hits a metallic contact. This mechanism creates a residual bouncing effect that can result in multiple signals. A debounce delay algorithm is required to overcome this. The DAKOTA Mechanical Switches adopt a new signal detection technology, enabling instant response made by any of two contact points. This technology precisely processes signal registration and accelerates the switch response time to within only 2 milliseconds - 60% faster than other mechanical switches!

The Mad Catz M.O.J.O. M1 will be shipping from the end of November. Availability may vary by region. For more on availability and pricing in each territory, please refer to the M.O.J.O. M1 product Page: www.madcatz.com/En/Product/Detail/mojo-m1
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21 Comments on Mad Catz announces the M.O.J.O M1 Lightweight Gaming Mouse

#1
kayjay010101
"Mad Catz Global Limited, the leading innovators in gaming hardware"
lol
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#2
silentbogo
Still dislike the idea, and still think it looks ugly, but at least they went a bit further than cloning that stupid cookie-cutter honeycomb atrocity that looks like something I'd do to my old intellimouse "for science" back when I was 15 or so.
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#3
Vayra86
silentbogo
Still dislike the idea, and still think it looks ugly, but at least they went a bit further than cloning that stupid cookie-cutter honeycomb atrocity that looks like something I'd do to my old intellimouse "for science" back when I was 15 or so.
But the weight man, the weight! Snowflakes can't lift more than 10g per finger! Are you telling them 'you can't game' because of YOUR preference for heavy mice?! So not cool, man.

And Madcatz even gives you the most distracting RGB effect one could ever desire on a mouse for free, too. I mean its not just the fact these holes are big enough to lose all sorts of stuff in, you get MORE lighting for your dollar on top! Who doesn't want to look at his hands while gaming?! And you get a free stamp of the mouse design on your hand after gaming, too - with a feature that the harder you squeeze, the longer it lasts! Its a perfect marriage of form and function.

Imagine if they were following innovators instead.
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#4
Tomorrow
All this honeycomb design for 70g?
Logitech achieves this with zero honeycomb and is even wireless that usually adds weight. Seeing the pictures i assumed this would be sub 50g.
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#5
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Looks a lot like a G502

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#6
wolar
Yup, mad catz finally moving away from the ridiculous designs and into copying the 502, at least copy something more appropriate for this lightweight design from zowie.
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#7
silentbogo
Vayra86
But the weight man, the weight! Snowflakes can't lift more than 10g per finger!
Every time I look at my G5, I hear Boris the Blade on the back of my mind saying "Heavy is good. Heavy is reliable. If it doesn't work, you can always hit with it." :pimp:
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#8
lexluthermiester
FreedomEclipse
Looks a lot like a G502
Which is a very nice mouse.

I like the look of this new MadCatz mouse. The question is, what's the price? Or did I miss that somewhere?
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#9
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
lexluthermiester
Which is a very nice mouse.

I like the look of this new MadCatz mouse. The question is, what's the price? Or did I miss that somewhere?
So nice i actually put mine back in service. I still like my G900 though
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#10
SamuelL
I don’t know if there is any solid justification behind the lightweight mouse trend. I even bought a model O to try out and compare against my collection of mice from the past 15-20 years - mostly older Logitech and razer models.

It’s all personal preference, but nothing about the mouse being lightweight made it easier to use, faster, or more precise IMO. If there is one big difference, its is that the lightweight mice feel notably cheaper / lower quality...

I would pay good money for a new, high-end mouse that has adjustable weights like the old G9 / G9X models though.
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#11
Mysteoa
Finally Mad Catz made a different body. They were just rereleasing the same mouse with different sensor.
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#12
Chrispy_
Of all the locations to remove material from in their weight-saving efforts, they chose the only two places where a fingertip/claw grip mouse user holds their mouse.

That's two of the three types of mouse user snubbed, right off the bat.
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#13
dirtyferret
wait...the most interesting thing about this press release is that mad catz is still around!
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#14
Chrispy_
dirtyferret
wait...the most interesting thing about this press release is that mad catz is still around!
The old company died in 2017. A new company is using the name as of 2018 and it has nothing to do with the old company whatsoever.
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#15
aciDev
SamuelL
I don’t know if there is any solid justification behind the lightweight mouse trend. I even bought a model O to try out and compare against my collection of mice from the past 15-20 years - mostly older Logitech and razer models.

It’s all personal preference, but nothing about the mouse being lightweight made it easier to use, faster, or more precise IMO. If there is one big difference, its is that the lightweight mice feel notably cheaper / lower quality...

I would pay good money for a new, high-end mouse that has adjustable weights like the old G9 / G9X models though.
Physics says that a lighter mouse is lighter to move, stop and lift. Typical things you do with a mouse.
By multiplying by the time of use and dividing by the sensitivity used you can get an idea of the advantage it can give you. It certainly won't magically make you a better aimer.

There are many fans of the G9, good luck with Logitech making a updated version.
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#16
SamuelL
aciDev
Physics says that a lighter mouse is lighter to move, stop and lift. Typical things you do with a mouse.
By multiplying by the time of use and dividing by the sensitivity used you can get an idea of the advantage it can give you. It certainly won't magically make you a better aimer.

There are many fans of the G9, good luck with Logitech making a updated version.
I may not have given the Model O enough of a chance - but I think you hit on the issue I had. Playing FPS titles for years with heavier, larger mice, I’ve become conditioned to that. Going to the lightweight mouse, I feel like my aim actually suffered and that it didn’t have the control I was used to. If I stuck with the ultralight long enough I suppose that would eventually change...
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#17
Caring1
aciDev
Physics says that a lighter mouse is lighter to move, stop and lift. Typical things you do with a mouse.
By multiplying by the time of use and dividing by the sensitivity used you can get an idea of the advantage it can give you.
Logic dictates that if a mouse is too heavy for you, step away from the computer and go to a gym.
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#18
aciDev
SamuelL
I may not have given the Model O enough of a chance - but I think you hit on the issue I had. Playing FPS titles for years with heavier, larger mice, I’ve become conditioned to that. Going to the lightweight mouse, I feel like my aim actually suffered and that it didn’t have the control I was used to. If I stuck with the ultralight long enough I suppose that would eventually change...
I know what you mean but my guess is that your problem is more related to the shape of the mouse in relation with you grip style.
Caring1
Logic dictates that if a mouse is too heavy for you, step away from the computer and go to a gym.
I don't think it is the case for anyone and you can train full body pratically everywhere, so no, logic doesn't say that.
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#19
lexluthermiester
Caring1
Logic dictates that if a mouse is too heavy for you, step away from the computer and go to a gym.
Or buy a normal mouse...
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#20
silentbogo
While this debate of "light vs heavy" is as old as the internet itself, the main point is - if OEMs wanted to make a lightweight gaming mouse, it's possible to do without holes.
It simply needs to be done on the design stage, not as an afterthought.

And just for fun, I'm gonna sprinkle a little gasoline on this bonfire.
Here's my home gym:


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#21
dirtyferret
silentbogo
While this debate of "light vs heavy" is as old as the internet itself, the main point is - if OEMs wanted to make a lightweight gaming mouse, it's possible to do without holes.
It simply needs to be done on the design stage, not as an afterthought.

And just for fun, I'm gonna sprinkle a little gasoline on this bonfire.
Here's my home gym:



I can feel the burn already
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