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Mad Catz R.A.T. DWS


Aug 20, 2019
249 (0.24/day)
While it has almost the same shape and size as the wired R.A.T. 8+ ADV, the wireless R.A.T. DWS promises up to 200 hours of battery life, top-tier tracking thanks to PixArt's PAW3335 sensor, and particularly low-latency main button switches, along with several customization options.

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Aug 5, 2015
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Processor i9 9900kf
Motherboard Gigabyte ITX
Video Card(s) MSI RTX 3070
Storage NVME
Display(s) Acer Predator x34
Case NZXT H200i
Power Supply GIGABYTE 650
Mouse G502 hero
Software 11
More of the same from Mad Catz, they really have one design, and they aint trying to change that , i have been around MadCatz 20+ years , and this looks like a 10 year old version of the same shite mice they have always had. Moving on.
Oct 18, 2013
3,426 (1.08/day)
Right on Shitsown Rd, 8.378 miles to your house
System Name The Little One
Processor i5-8279u
Motherboard AZW Speed S
Cooling Fan w/heat pipes + side & rear vents
Memory 32GB Crucial DDR4-3200 (2x 16GB)
Video Card(s) Iris Plus 655
Storage WD Black SN750 2TB m.2 + WD 2TB external nvme
Display(s) 2x Samsung 43" LCD's @1440p
Case Practically identical to a mac mini, just purrtier in slate blue, & with 3x usb ports on the front !
Audio Device(s) Yamaha ATS-1060 Bluetooth Soundbar & Subwoofer
Power Supply 65w brick
Mouse Logitech MX Master 2
Keyboard Logitech G613 mechanical wireless
Software Windows 10 pro 64 bit, with all the unnecessary background shitzu turned OFF !
Benchmark Scores PDQ - all things considered !
this looks like a 10 year old version of the same shite mice they have always had. Moving on.
SO basically, what you are sayin is the same this that I've been sayin about so-called "NEW" cases for like 3 years now...

same-ole-same-same-lame-lame-no-design-effort-whatsoever..... hehehehe
Aug 23, 2013
363 (0.11/day)
For anyone looking in to buying this. You should know that the side buttons can easily break, if you are using strong force to press them, like during a heated game moment.
Jan 31, 2012
2,118 (0.56/day)
System Name Sandfiller
Processor I5-7600K
Motherboard Asus PRIME Z270-P
Cooling Noctua NH-L9i (92x25mm fan)
Memory 2 x 8GB Corsair 2400 Mhz DDR4 CL14
Video Card(s) Dell OEM GTX1650 5GB DDR5
Storage Cruicial M.2 275GB drive
Display(s) 2560x1080 LG 29"
Case TT Urban R31
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Z
Power Supply Fractal Design IntegraM 650W
Mouse Logitech Triathlon
Keyboard Dell Somethin wireless
Software Windows 11 Home x 64
Not sure I bite the "battery" argument. Rechargeable battery mice "live" like many other Li-Ion devices two to three years and then the battery cannot hold charge anymore. I actually prefer battery driven devices as they are in service much longer in my own little household. M705/ Triathlon/G602 from Logitech have been on my pad for years now. With current prices of materials price doesn't seem that outrageous to me. Original price of G602 was about what $80? and that was seven years ago.
Aug 26, 2021
56 (0.18/day)
I've had a lot of rat's over the years and the only one I really liked was the M.M.O.7 the 5 action directional button was genius it was the first mmo mouse that was easy to learn and use. I used it from launch till it broke last year now I have a rat 8 adv and it's uncomfortable same as every rat they really need to fix that for People who play with 2 fingers so they don't have a plastic point sticking into there 3rd finger. And they seem to have moved button five forward making it difficult to press even when fully adjusted back.
Mar 20, 2019
482 (0.40/day)
System Name Hermes
Processor 9600k
Motherboard MSI Z390I Gaming EDGE AC
Cooling Scythe Mugen 5
Memory 32GB of G.Skill Ripjaws V 3600MHz CL16
Video Card(s) MSI 3080 Ventus OC
Storage 2x Intel 660p 1TB
Display(s) Acer CG437KP
Case Streacom BC1 mini
Audio Device(s) Topping MX3
Power Supply Corsair RM750
Mouse R.A.T. DWS
Keyboard HAVIT KB487L / AKKO 3098 / Logitech G19
Benchmark Scores Shameful
I'm using a R.A.T. 6 right now, started with R.A.T. 3 many years ago and am yet to find a more comfortable mouse. I don't get the whole obsession with super light mice these days, my guess is that marketing drones want to convince everyone they just need to buy this fashionable thing to be masters of shooters or something. Because, you know, everyone is a master, they just need to spend more on corporate products. Or young people became weaker than actual rodents.
Nice review, although the argument about batteries is just crazy talk. Get a pack of NIMH rechargeables and you have an infinite power source without ever having to plug a cable. I do agree with the fact that side buttons are annoyingly placed, for me the low-DPI button is way too far to the front, I would strongly prefer it to be where the screw is. I like to have it, but the placement makes me use it very rarely. The price is also somewhat too high, I'm going to wait for a sale.
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Oct 29, 2009
2,648 (0.57/day)
System Name $420 Gaming
Processor i7 3770 4c/8t 3.4/3.9ghz (sys)
Motherboard z220
Cooling z220
Memory 2x4gb 8GB total 12800 DC (came with sys)
Video Card(s) HP AMD R7 450 2GB GDDR5 OEM ($35)
Storage 2x 240GB Inland SSD Raid-0, 1TB 7.2k HDD ($65, hdd came with sys)
Display(s) AOC 1080p60 ($15 goodwill) + Dell @ 1280*1024 75hz (free)
Case HP z220 MidTower ($200 sys)
Audio Device(s) Gateway Diamond Audio EMC2.0-USB 5375U ($15 a long ass time ago)
Power Supply 400w 80+ (actually has a 6pin pcie!)
Mouse Corsair Harpoon RGB ($35) plus $5 black mousepad
Keyboard SteelSeries Apex 100 ($50)
Software Windows 10 (win7/8 upgraded, part of sys)
Benchmark Scores It can run Crysis (Original), Doom 2016, and Halo MCC.
Had the rat 5 for a while (actually might still be laying around somewhere) that was a pretty good mouse. Up until the left click started to triple click on its own. Didn't last much longer than a year or so