The Mad Catz R.A.T Pro S is the mid-range model out of the three in the new Mad Catz R.A.T. Tournament Grade gaming mouse. While it does lack the vast customizability of its bigger brother, the Mad Catz R.A.T. Pro X, it gains points in being a lightweight computer mouse with a few neat features on its own.
The Mad Catz R.A.T Pro S is a Worthy Gaming Mouse for the Casual Gamer
The Mad Catz R.A.T Pro S comes in at a price point that is a whole lot cheaper than the Pro X. But with the lowered cost also means compromises on functionality. On the plus side, it does retain the signature look.
For its design, it has the same look as with its older brother, which includes the PTFE feet. The “feet” allows the mouse to glide across surfaces, which can improve your speed of moving the device. Therefore, if you’re playing a tournament-based game, say CS:Go, and you spot an enemy to your left and he’s just about to fire a sniper rifle round at you, you can quickly turn your mouse to his direction and give him what’s what.
Gone are the interchangeable parts found on the Pro X model and its other unique bits of functionality are scaled down to a degree. For the Pro S model, it has eight customizable buttons (for comparison’s sake, the Pro X has 10), and you will now only get three custom profiles for the mouse instead of the Pro X’s nine.
The R.A.T Pro S is also lighter and more compact than its counterpart, which may be its greatest selling point. It has a lightweight 77-gram architecture which come as a boon for tournament-grade players. Since it is so light, you can immediately do just about any mouse maneuvers as you wish.
However, the truth here is that there is some difficulty to using the mouse for gaming. Since the Pro S has a more compact size, those who have larger hands will find trouble getting a hold of the mouse’s buttons, which comes as a large problem when facing intense-gaming moments.
For the most hardcore players, especially those who are avid fans of MMOs, the Mad Catz R.A.T Pro S may not be the best gaming peripheral to use. The lack of buttons mean that customizable options are limited which could lead to an unfair disadvantage during PVPs. Still, it is crucially cheaper than the Pro X, which might be what many are looking for in a gaming mouse.