If you will recall, we rather like the R.A.T. line of mice here at Maximum PC. In our recent Dream Machine 2011 build, we used the wireless R.A.T. 9, and the R.A.T. 7 is the only mouse that’s ever received a 10 Kick Ass verdict in the pages of the magazine. From what we’ve heard since then, we didn’t make a mistake with that review—some people snark about the R.A.T.’s over-the-top futuristic design, but nearly everyone who’s actually gamed with one loves it. In fact, when we ran our “Best PC Part I Ever Spent My Hard-Earned Cash On” contest last week, no other piece of hardware got anywhere near as many mentions as the R.A.T., which was featured in 7 entries.
So we were pretty psyched to get our hands on the new version of the R.A.T 7: the Albino. It’s got an enhanced sensor (up to 6,400 DPI, although we’re starting to wonder what sort of person actually needs that much sensitivity), but the real star of the show is the new matte white finish. We’ve taken some pictures so you can see for yourselves, but they don’t really do it justice—every person we’ve showed the mouse to so far has agreed that it’s a very cool look.
Expect a full review of the updated R.A.T. in an upcoming issue of Maximum PC, but for now check out our photos and the official press release below.
MAD CATZ® ANNOUNCES SHIPPING OF THE CYBORG™ R.A.T.™ ALBINO GAMING MOUSE
Special Edition Gaming Mouse Features A 6400DPI Sensor and Dual PC / Mac® Compatibility
San Diego – August 11, 2011 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) announced today the shipping of the Cyborg R.A.T. Albino Gaming Mouse, compatible with both PC and Mac and available for order today. A special edition of the Guinness World Records® winning R.A.T.7, the Cyborg R.A.T. Albino comes complete with an enhanced 6400DPI sensor, improved tracking capabilities and a matt Albino white finish.
“Our range of Cyborg R.A.T. Gaming Mice continues to perform impressively at retail and show sustainable longevity in the range.” said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. “We recently announced compatibility with Mac OS via a free download and we are excited to introduce the special edition Albino model which we believe will allow us to continue our strong growth in this sector and keep us at the forefront of PC gaming technology.”
Additional information is available at: www.cyborggaming.com/ratalbino
About Mad Catz
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed primarily under its Mad Catz® (casual gaming), Cyborg™ (pro gaming), Tritton® (gaming audio), Saitek® (simulation), and Eclipse™ (home and office) brands. Mad Catz also develops flight simulation software through its internal ThunderHawk Studios™; operates flight simulation centers under its Saitek brand; operates a videogame content website under its GameShark® brand; publishes games under its Mad Catz brand; and distributes games and videogame products for third parties. Mad Catz distributes its products through most leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For additional information please go to www.madcatz.com.