Mad Catz B.A.T. 6+ Overview
The first thing you are going to notice about the B.A.T. 6+ is its design. Again, Mad Catz says they drew inspiration for the design of the mouse from a hypercar, spaceship, and batmobile. Another thing I noticed right off the bat was the color of the mouse itself. It is not your typical black, it sort of has this flake design that you would typically see on custom-painted cars.
The mouse is ambidextrous so it can be used in either your left or right hand. For those wondering about weight, the B.A.T. 6+ weighs in at 115g so not the lightest mouse, but not the heaviest either.
At the front of the mouse we have our two main buttons. These have a downward slop and are flat so no curvature to keep your fingers in place. The main buttons on the mouse are powered by Mad Catz own Dakota switches, which are rated for 60 million clicks.
In between the two main buttons you have a your scroll wheel as well as a DPI switch button. The scroll wheel actually looks like a real wheel with its open design and thick rubber grip on it. This grip is going to provide a great tactile feel when using it.
The palm rest of the mouse sticks up a bit and has the Mad Catz logo on it. This is one of the removable pieces, which you’ll see in just a bit. At the rear of the mouse you’ll find a B.A.T. logo and white diffusers on each side for the RGB lighting.
Looking at the mouse from the side we can see the overall design of the mouse. There is a large vent on each side of the mouse, fashioned after what you see on popular hypercars. On each side of the mouse you will find two buttons, so this is truly an ambidextrous mouse. In total there are 10 programmable buttons.
Flipping the mouse over we have three PTFE feet, two are the front and one large one towards the back. Mad Catz is using the Pixart PMW 3389 optical sensor with this mouse, which is a 16,000 DPI sensor.
So let’s talk about those swappable piece of the mouse. The palm rest as well as both side pieces are swappable. By default the mouse has the smaller pieces installed. There are large side pieces and a palm rest that adds so height to the mouse. These pieces are held in place by magnets so swapping them only takes seconds.
For those wondering about the cable on the mouse it is a pretty standard braided USB cable.