R.A.T Pro S3 Gaming Mouse

DELIVERS PERFORMANCE AND CUSTOMISATION

R.A.T Pro S3 Gaming Mouse

PRECISION ENGINEERED

The R.A.T range is built for endurance, using materials and components specified to meet the demands.
R.A.T. PRO S3 is constructed around a super lightweight chassis, ensuring the sensor position is perfectly balanced for tracking on your gaming surface. 
It also provides the rigid foundation for the rest of the control modules.
Ultra-reliable OMRON switches with an industry leading life of 50 million clicks ensure that even the highest Actions Per Minute (APM) gamers will never miss an attack.

DYNAMIC ERGONOMICS

All gamers are different. The R.A.T.s are precision engineered, making key parts of the product adjustable, to enhance and improve your playing style. The RAT PRO S3 has an adjustable palm rest. It lets you make lateral and horizontal adjustments — the palm rest tilts plus or minus 15 degrees side to side, and extends up to 12mm from the mainframe. 
Now you can easily discover a position that suits your hand size and grip style.

R.A.T. PRO S3 — Side

CHAMELEON RGB LIGHTING

Take the R.A.T. to a new dimension of customization with 3 independent RGB Illumination Zones. Fine tune your color and lighting to make your R.A.T. the center piece of your gaming rig. 
Using the preset themes, you can also control the speed of LED effects,such as breathing,heartbeat and color cycling — click on the icons and try them out here.

FLUX INTERFACE

R.A.T. customization goes beyond the physical. Regardless of your preferred genre or style of play,every aspect of the sensor,button output and lighting can be tweaked to enhance performance.

  • PROFILES
  • CREATE AND EDIT UNLIMITED PROFILES FOR ALL YOUR GAMES AND DESKTOP SOFTWARE. ASSIGN COMPLEX MACRO COMMANDS WITH TIMING ACCURACY TO 1/1000TH OF A SECOND TO ANY OF THE PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLS.
  • SENSOR
  • RESOLUTION, LIFT-OFF HEIGHT AND USB REPORT RATE CAN ALSO BE TWEAKED TO PERFECTION.
  • PRECISION AIM
  • INCREASE OR DECREASE THE SENSOR SPEED WITH ONE BUTTON PRESS, IDEAL FOR SNIPERS.
R.A.T. PRO S3 — Software

TECH SPECS

Armed with the respected tournament favourite Pixart PMW 3330 optical sensor, the R.A.T. PRO S3 is capable of withstanding high movement speeds of up to 150 inches per second and 30G of acceleration. This is crucial for ensuring that all snap-shot reflexes and fast-tracking movements are lag-free.

  • SENSOR
  • PIXART PMW3330
  • DPI RANGE
  • UP TO 7200
  • USB REPORT RATE
  • UP TO 2500HZ
  • TRACKING SPEED
  • UP TO 3.8M/S / 150”/S
  • ACCELERATION
  • 30G
  • FRAME RATE
  • 8,000
  • LEFT AND RIGHT 
    MOUSE BUTTON
  • UP TO 50M CLICKS
  • PROGRAMMABLE 
    BUTTONS
  • 8
  • WEIGHT
  • 80G WITHOUT CABLE

My Review

As a PC gamer, your mouse is your key instrument in defeated the hordes of undead, outmatching your opponent in a duel or mastering the mystic arts.

So does the R.A.T. PRO S3 help you to do all of these extremely important tasks well?
My simple answer is yes, but there are some caveats to think about.

The mouse itself has customisable buttons, feels light in the hand, has a good DPI, which means it’s extremely accurate and also some fancy RGB lighting!

The software enables many changes, such as macros, adjustable resolution, lift-off height, as well as profiles for easy mass changes to the overall function of the mouse for different genres of games.

One thing you do have to get used to, or atleast I did, is the shape of the mouse, it’s a little unconventional for your typical mouse, having a scarab-esque cutout style with minimal body but enough for a satisfying grip.
It also has a palm rest that is adjustable in length for preferred grip and hand size.

I’ve used this for a solid week and I have to say, I really like it, it’s most definitely a contender in it’s price range and will be a large step above your basic mouse for gaming or any macro intensive applications.

So if you are after a gaming powerhouse with RGB lighting, great build quality and a stylish physique, the R.A.T. PRO S3 is for you.


AVAILABLE NOW from around £55 at most reputable gaming stores.

Site — http://www.madcatz.com/index.php?action=proA-ratS3


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