Cyborg R.A.T. Invades Gamescom This Week

Cyborg's high-end R.A.T. 9 gaming mouse and G.L.I.D.E. mouse pad are being shown off in Cologne, Germany, during this week's Gamescom convention.

Mad Catz' Cyborg R.A.T. 9 wireless gaming mouse features 2.4Ghz wireless technology with less than a millisecond of lag, two lithium-ion rechargeable battery packs, 42 grams of removable weights and a charging stand that can power-up the spare battery and hold the weights.

Gamers can individually set the x-axis and y-axis DPI of the R.A.T. 9's 5600DPI gaming-grade laser sensor and store four individual DPI settings, which can be instantly recalled via an integrated toggle switch.

The house also includes a precision aim mode which allows gamers to hold down a button and temporarily slow down cursor movement, steadying the aim. The mouse's five programmable buttons combined with a three-position mode switch allows for a total of up to 15 user definable commands to be available to the gamer at any one time. Cyborg Smart Technology software included in pack allows gamers to remap programmable buttons and create custom macros. The R.A.T. 9 is compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP and sells for $US129.99, £119.99, €129.99.

Mad Catz is also showing off their new G.L.I.D.E. mouse pad at this week's show.

The G.L.I.D.E. 7 is 19.7 inches x 15.7 inches and made of "a low-friction synthetic fabric ensuring smooth and accurate mouse control at all times".

I get the desire for friction-free gaming, but how do you come out with seven iterations of a mouse pad?


    wow that thing is ugly

    That said.. I bet it feels amazingly comfortable. I wouldnt buy one off the shelf soon as it came out, but def something I want.
    My trusty old 5btn MS Intellimouse is one Ive owned and loved for almost 8 years now. Perfect weight, feel, but this is something I wouldnt mind upgrading to.

    It looks like it's about to transform and murder you.

    Decepticon! TRANSFORM!

      That's exactly what I thought

    Wow... too far? When progamers use regular wired laser mice, you have to wonder what they know that we don't. These companies make truckloads of money from people desperate to improve their game with overpriced, over-the-top gaming peripherals and this takes the cake.

    Even if it's reasonably comfortable, as anyone who plays lots of PC games can attest, your mouse gets dirty, very fast. It accumulates grime and gunk in all the little crevasses and cracks in the surface. Doesn't matter if you're the cleanest person in the world and wash your hands every time you play, you'll still sweat and your skin will still secrete oil. This 'RAT' mouse will be a nightmare to clean.

    Wow this still hasnt been released yet, i remember reading about this when CES was on in January.

    I do beleive in 5 button mice for gaming. But yeah why go wireless? I use a G5 and G15 for my gaming and never had to worry about lack of USB ports. Infact since I moved my printer onto the network I freed up another one.

    My brother is always complaining about dieing while changing batteries. And sometimes he gets interferance on the 2.4ghz because practically everything runs on it now days. And he's rocking the G7. He's looking at buying a new mouse I wonder if he will go corded or wireless?

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