You may already know the Mad Catz name as the company is rather prolific in the world of PC and gaming peripherals. Many of Mad Catz's products are simply imitations — such as the company's off-brand Wiimotes — or cases for handhelds. Every now and then, though, the company rolls out something crazy — take the above Cyborg R.A.T. gaming mouse, for example.
What do all those buttons and knobs do? We don't know, but it sure makes it look a lot different from the generally uniform ergonomic design you typically see. Still, company spokespeople are assuring us that they're mighty comfortable, and variations of the R.A.T. will be hitting shelves this spring, ranging from $50 to $130.
Check out a bonus picture and the full press release after the jump.
From Mad Catz:
San Diego, January 06, 2010
Mad Catz® Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSX: MCZ), a leading worldwide third-party interactive entertainment accessory provider, today unveiled a new range of premium Cyborg gaming mice expected to begin shipping in Spring 2010.
"Cyborg is best known for ergonomic and fully adjustable flight sticks, gaming mice and keyboards. The new mouse range incorporates the same market leading design principles and applies them to gaming mice. For the first time ever on a mouse, the key points of contact between the gamer's hand and the mouse are fully adjustable allowing it to be customized for any grip preference" commented, Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. "The Cyborg mouse range was developed entirely in house and I believe they are the most comfortable gaming mice you'll ever use. Besides, they just look cool!"
Following-up Darren Richardson said, "The addition of this line of mice bolsters Cyborg's strong gaming keyboard market presence and is a continuation of our strategy of developing products that evoke a passionate consumer response."
For a complete feature matrix, see the table at the end of the announcement. The gaming mice expected to ship as part of the range includes:
• Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse
o Features: Fully Adjustable; 5600dpi laser; Programmable; Weight System; USB powered
o MSRP: $99.99 / £79.99 / €99.99
• Cyborg R.A.T. 9 Gaming Mouse
o Features: Wireless, Fully Adjustable, 5600dpi laser; Programmable,; Weight System; Powered by Rechargeable Batteries
o MSRP: $129.99/ £99.99 / €129.99
• Cyborg R.A.T. 5 Gaming Mouse
o Features: Adjustable Length; 4000dpi laser, Programmable; Weight System; USB powered
o MSRP: $69.99/ £49.99 / €59.99
• Cyborg R.A.T. 3 Gaming Mouse
o Features: 3200dpi laser; USB powered
o MSRP: $49.99 / £34.99 / €49.99