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Cyborg R.A.T. 5 Gaming Mouse Review

By on February 1, 2011
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The mechanical claw cometh.

Good: Precision Aim really helps, Adjustable length makes the mouse more comfy, Most Sci-Fi looking mouse out there
Bad: Rubberized texture attracts dust
Price: AED 300
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

The software for the R.A.T. 5 is pretty straightforward, where DPIs can be changed (including that of the Precision Aim button) and programmed for each game, as can hotkeys be assigned to each button. Of course, there are 3 profiles where all the settings can be saved, and these profiles are easily accessible on the mouse via the Mode select button near the top left side of the Left-Click button.

The Cyborg R.A.T. 5 was designed with practicality in mind. The Precision Aim mode basically reduces the DPI to whatever you choose, allowing for better aiming while sniping in any FPS. Other uses for this can also be had in other software, such as Photoshop for instance where you can use the button to do some fine editing.

It’s easy to assume that with all the bits and bobs showing, the R.A.T. 5 would be a very delicate mouse, but the truth is far from it. The metal chassis at the bottom of the mouse has everything screwed on to it pretty damn well, making this an extremely rugged mouse. The weight adjustable bar at the bottom is also very secure, although I feel doubtful that if the length adjustment (palm rest) is fully opened, that it will survive a smack to the wall. A drop to the floor is no big deal.

At its price point, the Cyborg R.A.T. 5 is a pretty compelling mouse simply based on its technical specs, but the adjustable length and rather cool (if a bit odd) demeanor give it a better standing amongst its competitors.

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