MadCatz Announces New Cyborg Gaming Mouse and G.L.I.D.E. Surface at Gamescon
Every time I see a new announcement from MadCatz regarding it’s CyborgGaming series mice I shake my head a little. All the features are impressive but there is just something odd about the industrial design. Well, today at Gamescon the latest model in the R.A.T. series of Gaming Mice was announced – the R.A.T. 9. The new mouse features adjustable hand and wrist shaped surfaces, the ability to add weights for proper movement and customizable glide and an on-the-fly adjustment for the 5600 DPI dual laser eye.
The R.A.T. 9 looks just as odd to me but I think I finally get it. I see why the Transformer-like design really makes sense over the sleek plastic teardrop designs of the traditional Microsoft or Logitech design. being able to adjust for performance and comfort rather than forcing the gamer to adapt or find the right hand fit seems infinitely better after years fo forcing my hand to rest one way or another and complaining about button position.
Along with the R.A.T. model, MadCatz also announced a new gaming surface for the performance mouse series – the G.L.I.D.E. 7. The 19.7″ x 15.7″ surface features a low-friction fabric and gamer oriented design meant to complement the R.A.T. performance. You can’t cook hamburgers on it, but if you’re looking for an optimal surface that won’t cause odd pixel interaction on your high-end mouse this sounds like a good fit.
The R.A.T. 9 retails for $130 making it a high-end options, while the G.L.I.D.E. 7 will set you back some cash also, its pricing was not immediately available on the MadCatz website. The R.A.T. 9 is expected to arrive in stores and go on sale online worldwide later this year.