Mad Catz R.A.T. Pro X3 Supreme Edition Gaming Mouse Review
Peter Donnell / 8 months ago
Mad Catz has been creating the R.A.T. gaming mice for quite some time now. When the original launched, it certainly divided peoples opinions with its radical design. You either loved it or hated it, and I struggled to find people in between those opinions. Personally, I loved it, and its ultra-low, wide and flat design really fit the ergonomics of my hands. It’s a comfortable mouse for MMO gaming and using a palm rest grip style. Of course, it has developed a lot over the years, offering a range of built-in ergonomic adjustments, interchangeable panels, weight tuning, and so much more. The R.A.T. 8+ Gaming Mouse I reviewed at the end of last year was already pretty extreme, so where do Mad Catz go next with the R.A.T.?
Mad Catz R.A.T. Pro X3 Supreme Edition
Introducing the Mad Catz R.A.T. Pro X3 Supreme Edition! A more premium, hard-core edition of the R.A.T. for the true Mad Catz aficionado. With an Exoframe crafted from magnesium alloy, making it incredibly strong but also lightweight. R.A.T. PRO X3 Supreme comes complete with a choice of replaceable palm rests, scroll wheels, pinkie rests, and thumb rests, presenting the gamer with a dizzying choice of 108 different physical configurations!
It features the top-of-the-range Pixart PMW 3389 PRO optical sensor, the same found in the R.A.T. 8+ I reviewed recently. It can achieve up to 16000 DPI, 400 inches per second, and 50G of acceleration. Furthermore, it’ll do this with a response time of just 0.3ms!
- Palm Rest: Whether your grip is palm, claw, or fingertip, the R.A.T. PRO X3 Supreme comes complete with three interchangeable palm rests, quickly adapting to all hand sizes and shapes.
- Thumb Rest: Two sets of Thumb Rests are provided in the pack, designed to offer support and reduce fatigue.
- Analog Scroll Wheel: The R.A.T. PRO X3 Supreme features a revolutionary Scroll Wheel. The first to use optical technology and analogue axis capability, it delivers an entirely new control method for PC gaming. Reconfigure controls to the Scroll Wheel allowing gamers to drive their car, fly their plane, reload their weapon and so much more.
- Scroll Wheel Customization: In addition to optical scroll wheel technology, R.A.T. PRO X3 Supreme allows gamers to tweak resistance and even replace the scroll wheel itself, swapping out the texture and feel to provide optimum comfort.
- Pinkie Rests: Two choices of size and materials are available in the pack, providing much-needed support and comfort for gamers’ pinkies!
- Precision Aim: Increase or decrease the sensor or cursor speed with a single button press, ideal for snipper modes and smashing that perfect shot!
- Chameleon RGB Lighting: Bath your gaming environment in mesmerizing light. Customise your lighting environment, choosing between millions of colors and even apply patterns such as breathing and pulse if static lighting isn’t your thing!
- Multiple Gaming Profiles: Ideal for tournament play, onboard memory allows gamers to save preferred button mapping and settings for up to 10 individual games, recalling their preferred profile at a touch of a button.
- Pro Slide technology: R.A.T. PRO X3 Supreme features two sets of interchangeable feet, choosing between ceramic or Teflon coatings for different levels of friction.
What Mad Catz Had to Say
“Mad Catz Global Limited, the leading innovators in gaming hardware, is excited to announce the shipping of the R.A.T. PRO X3 Supreme, a limited-edition gaming mouse designed to celebrate the current Year of the Rat. A stunning addition to any enthusiast’s collection, no expense has been spared in delivering a truly unique piece of gaming hardware designed to look, feel, and perform at a premium level. Presented in specially created collectors packaging, the unboxing of the R.A.T. PRO X3 Supreme is an experience in itself, housing an array of interchangeable components, a high-quality Travel Case and of course the mouse itself, fashioned in a unique matte black and gold colour scheme which is not only breathtaking to look at but designed with a highly tactile feel, ideal for those who appreciate a touch of luxury from their gaming hardware!” – Mad Catz