Published on May 24th, 2013 | by Greg0
The Best Mobile Mouse For Gamers: MadCatz R.A.T. M
If you have a laptop and you’re a serious gamer, chances are that you’ve been looking for a decent mouse to use. Sure, desktop mice of all make and models are pretty solid- whether wired or wireless, you have no shortage of options. But for something a little more compact, easier to travel with and still fully-featured, we’d suggest a careful look at today’s piece of excellent gaming gear.
From the DNA of the MadCatz line of peripherals comes the slightly-smaller-but-still-very-serious R.A.T. M Wireless Mobile Gaming Mouse. We’ve looked at several of the bigger brother models, and generally, have given the line kudos for the visual aesthetic and design as well as the durable build quality and gamer-focused feature set. This one is no different. 6400 dpi, Bluetooth 4.0 wireless, a nano dongle that is as small as any we’ve seen- it’s clearly a high-end piece of gear.
The adjustable palm rest is a less adjustable, and the extra buttons aren’t quite as nicely tactile- but there are still 12 in total, and 10 of them are programmable, which is way better than any other wireless mouse with nearly this small of a footprint. It’s not quite as comfortable- larger hands might feel they dwarf the thing- but it’s perfect for those with smaller hands and never cramped our style. Some prefer rechargeable batteries, while this one uses two AAAs that make it easy to change them out on the road, and they last a long time as well. In fact, they are rated to last up to a year on a single pair (!) and we used the mouse for over a month without needing to replace them.
Compatible with both PCs and Macs, it looks and feels good. And the R.A.T. M is available in four colors- white, red, and two shades of black (matte or glossy). For everyday email users, it’s probably overkill. But gamers in need of a mobile solution, meet the best available input device. Purchase now, in stores, online from Amazon or from MadCatz directly for $120-$130.