Usage & Final Thoughts
I’ve been using the B.A.T. 6+ for the past couple of weeks and I like it quite a lot. When I first started using it though, I thought I wasn’t going to like it in the long run. Its unique design takes some time to get used to. So when I first started using it I thought it was uncomfortable, but over time I became accustomed to it and really enjoyed it eventually. What is really nice about the B.A.T. 6+ is the interchangeable side pieces and palm rest, that way you can really customize the mouse how you like. I actually ended up using the larger palm rest and one of the large side pieces (left side) as the configuration when I preferred most.
It sort of seems weird to have a non-lightweight gaming mouse come out in 2021, but I think Mad Catz has done a good job here. The 115g is not the lightest, but also not the heaviest. Overall the mouse feels very balanced and if you are moving from a lightweight mouse it is not going to feel like you have a boulder in your hand.
This mouse is known for its design obviously, but the quality is there too. All of the plastics used feel solid and there are no weak spots that I could find. Under the hood you have the Pixart PMW 3389 optical sensor with the Dakota switches, both of which performed quite well. Another thing I really like about this mouse is that it is truly ambidextrous. Most mice that claim to be ambidextrous only have buttons on one side of the most, but on the R.A.T. 6+ you have them on both.
Right now this mouse is selling at our favorite online retailer for $94.99, which does put a premium on it. Many similarly spec’d gaming mice are around the $50-70 mark, but do not offer interchangeable pieces or 10 total programmable buttons. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Mad Catz B.A.T. 6+ Gaming Mouse a 9 out of 10 score.
– Unique design
– Interchangeable pieces
– Solid build quality
– Pixart PMW 3389 sensor
– 10 programmable buttons
– Premium price