Mad Catz announced that they have begun shipping the pretty amazing R.A.T. Pro X high-performance gaming mouse. The R.A.T. Pro X was initially revealed during CES 2015 and now it can be yours too. This is a very unique looking mouse, as its predecessors, and it looks pretty cool at the same time as it looks utterly ridiculous, but one can’t argue with the features.
You can adjust and replace pretty much any part of this mouse and thereby truly create a mouse that fits the palm of your hand, no matter what play and grip-style you might have. The R.A.T. Pro X is built on a durable magnesium alloy chassis and comes with 10 programmable buttons over 9 profiles for a total of 90 programmable commands. There are three different sensors to pick from. A Phillips Laser and an Avago Laser with 8200 DPI as well as a PixArt Optical 5000 DPI sensor.
Both the thumb and pinky rests can be replaced to fit your needs and it even comes with three different kinds of scroll wheels. The scroll wheel doesn’t work the same way as you’re used to either. It isn’t a mechanical solution but rather an optical that allows for even more control. The side movements of the wheel aren’t buttons either, but rather analog axes.
A mouse like this won’t come cheap, but theoretically it could be the last you ever buy. Seeing as you can replace any part, including the sensor array, you could theoretically upgrade it forever and as long as the company decides to create compatible parts. And that is a risk that can happen anytime, we’ve seen it in the past with other controller types that featured replaceable parts.
So how much will it cost you, well, the MSRP is set to $199. A hefty price for a mouse, but then again, this isn’t your everyday generic computer mouse.