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Cyborg R.A.T 9 Gaming Mouse Review

By on February 5, 2011
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Thee best mouse that money can buy.

Good: completely customizable physically, superb performance, weights system, Precision Aim Mode helps, two battery cartridges for 24/7 wireless gaming, additional scroll wheel is awesome
Bad: side buttons aren’t really accessible, Precision Mode button is hard to press and hold, adjusted palm rest rattles a bit
Price: AED 485 (approx.)
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

Okay, enough gushing over the aesthetics of the mouse, let’s get to the performance bit. In mytwo hours of Call of Duty: Black Ops game time, the mouse never faltered even for a bit. The comfortable grip and the top quality sensor kicked in to provide extreme precision in getting my fix of headshots and knifes.

The side buttons, again, I felt were hard to reach though the adjustable thumb rest did ease the problem a bit. The much touted Precision Aim Mode button worked well. It slows the sensitivity all the way down, instantly, which should greatly help snipers. The feature also works in Windows, which should help Photoshoppers and painters when the need be. However, I found the button too hard to press and even harder to keep it held. Maybe it needs time to get used to but the button is too resistive. It should have been soft, like the side buttons, so it would be easier to press and hold. The button is small and made of hard plastic and it doesn’t exactly fit in my large thumb. Also, it hurts as well.

Due to the hard to reach side buttons, I found myself using the additional scroll wheel instead. It works wonderfully well and is customizable like any button on the mouse. Turning it anti-clockwise to register the button press requires additional effort, but overall the inclusion of a seemingly useless extra mouse wheel came of great use and works really well as extra buttons.

The Cyborg R.A.T 9 is a fantastic mouse. The Customization runs deep, and the top quality construction, whacky form factor and world class performance makes it a must for any serious gamer out there. At $129.99, it is a bit steep but the entire package more than makes up for it. If you do not have the budget for it, I suggest you save up than settle for anything less. Highly recommended.

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Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

Comments
  • 458italia

    Where can I buy this in Dubai? I want to gift it.

  • Andy Rouse

    So can you buy the Cyborg Rat.9 gaming mouse anywhere in Dubai/Abu Dhabi ???

    • http://www.facebook.com/mufaa Mufaddal Fakhruddin

      Not yet, apparently.

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