- Mar 6, 2007
Wow, what a werido mouse....might havta pick 1 up and give it a shot.
Featuring a new generation twin eye 5600DPI gaming grade laser sensor that reads each axis separately for pinpoint accuracy, the Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse tracks up to 6 meters per second ensuring that competitive gamers who favor low sensitivity or high movement speed preferences will always experience correct tracking and precision. The R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse is highly ergonomic and adjustable. Built on a metal chassis and designed to be comfortable over sustained gaming sessions, it features interchangeable palm rest, adjustable pinkie grips, adjustable length, width and height settings and removable 30g weights.
Gamers can program four DPI settings which can be instantly recalled via an integrated toggle switch, allowing gamers to strategically switch DPI settings mid game, programmable all the way up to 5600DPI. Precision Aim mode allows gamers to hold down a button and temporarily slow down cursor movement (reduces sensitivity on the fly), steadying your aim during heated battle. 5 programmable buttons combined with a 3 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 ST Software included in pack allows gamers to remap programmable buttons and create custom macros. The R.A.T. 7 is compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP.
The Cyborg R.A.T. 9 Gaming Mouse builds on the Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouses features with a next generation, latency-free 2.4GHz wireless technology freeing the gamer from tethered operation with zero lag or dropout. Operating via a custom rechargeable battery pack, the R.A.T. 9 comes complete with desktop charging system and additional battery pack to ensure that gaming sessions can run for as long as the gamer.
The R.A.T. 9 Gaming Mouse has been designed with comfort in mind and features the same interchangeable palm rest, adjustable pinkie grips, adjustable length, width and height settings as featured on the R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse, while a full 45g of removable weights allows for an even greater level of weight customization.
Similar to the R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse, gamers can individually set the x and y-axis DPI of the power twin eye 5600DPI gaming grade laser sensor and store 4 individual DPI settings which can be instantly recalled via an integrated toggle switch. Precision Aim mode allows gamers to hold down a button and temporarily slow down cursor movement, steadying your aim during heated battle and 5 programmable buttons combined with a 3 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 ST 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.
If I do try it out, I most likely will get the rat 5 . If you notice the rat 9 has that knob sticking out where the wrist would be. Seems to be protruding out quite a bit . the knob on the rat 5 doesn't look as big. and also I'm kind of partial to wired mouses. less signal issues. but then the specs for the 7 are better then the 5, wish I could try it out first.
I reallllllllly need a new mouse, been using the same one since 6th grade.(7 years) but I think I'm going to wait for the price of the RAT 9 to come down to $100 first.
There was a time when all I ever got was wireless. and almost every time I ran into some kind of issues with signal interference or just general connectivity problems. Sometimes not. but I just avoid all that now by only getting wired mouses. no fuss..... no muss.
z-axis tracking... from the videos normally when you pick up your mouse and drop it back down the cursor should not move a whole lot. With the Phillips Twin-eye (on the razer imperator at least) when you put down the mouse the cursor moves diagonally down and to the right. So what ends up happening is it throws off your aim.
If you NEVER pick up your mouse then you have no issues, but if you pick up your mouse while turning or to recenter the cursor you will run into problems.
There is another issue (at least with the razer imperator) that when you click on the mouse buttons while not moving the mouse the cursor jitter
From my understanding no manufacturer that uses this sesnor in their mice has fixed these issues
The RAT7 looks fantastic. Except that deal breaker right there. They should've used the avago9500 if they wanted to go laser. That way they can advertise ridiculously useless DPI numbers for the ignorant... or do us all a favor and put a decent optical out.
WHYYYYYYYY why would they put such a shit sensor in after so many complaints about that laser on every mouse its in. What the fuck... i'm a volcano of anger right now.
Well the Avago sensor is not perfect as well. Avago 9500 has positive acceleration while the Phillips twin eye has no acceleration (according to reports). So there is a trade off no matter what sensor you use.
There was a thread about a user who contacted Avago about the positive acceleration issues and they replied back asking him for data so that they could possibly fix the issue. As far as I know Phillips has not even attempted to fix their sensor. The manufacturers of the sensors should have to fix their products not the makers of the mice that use their sensors.