Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T.7 Albino Gaming Mouse
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With the entire world focused on the performance levels of latest AMD Bulldozer CPUs which we've been aware of for many months now we decided to work on something completely different. Don't get me wrong, CPUs do matter a lot (although if you're a gamer GPUs matter a lot more) and compared to 15-20 years ago (386/486) what we have now is tremendously faster (i doubt people even dreamed this level of technology could ever exist back then) but when you've known for a while on exactly what to expect from an upcoming product then the entire meaning of actually reviewing that product is somewhat lost along the way. With that in mind today we will be looking at the latest mouse offering by Mad Catz and Cyborg, the R.A.T.7 Albino version.
Mad Catz is a leading global provider of innovative products for the interactive entertainment industry. Mad Catz develops and markets accessories for videogame systems and PCs under its Mad Catz (casual gaming), Saitek (simulation), Cyborg (pro gaming), Eclipse (home and office) and TRITTON (gaming audio) brands. Mad Catz also operates e-commerce and content websites for videogame and PC products under its GameShark brand, develops, manufactures and markets proprietary earphones under its AirDrives brand and publishes and distributes video/PC games. Mad Catz distributes its products through most of the leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia.
People who are already aware of the initial R.A.T.7 version (which took part in our large mouse roundup almost a year ago) may actually mistake it for the Albino since both units feature exactly the same exterior design, minus the color theme. Beneath the hood however the latest Albino version comes with a more accurate and faster "twin-eye" 6400DPI laser sensor (initial R.A.T.7 came with a 5600DPI laser sensor) with a remarkable tracking speed of up to 6 meters per second. Of course the Albino retains the great features that made the original R.A.T.7 one of the best mouse units in the market such as an fully adjustable design, lightweight metal body, custom weight system, precision aim mode (button), 3 different cyborg modes and of course the same user friendly Smart Technology programmable software. The list of changes is certainly short but let's move in closer and see what the new R.A.T.7 Albino is really all about.