There are several things that members of the enthusiast community can agree on. The 2080 ti is a monster of a card, AMD Ryzen processors are the best thing AMD has produced maybe ever. But, the one area that people are most opinionated must be peripherals. This is because peripherals are very subjective. What I like, you may not. What’s comfortable for me, may not be for you. But, in my humble opinion, your mouse is the most important part of your set up, hands down.
The first peripheral review was back in 2016 and was of the Mad Catz R.A.T. Pro X. Up until that point, I had never personally used a Mad Catz product. However, I fell in love with the R.A.T. Pro X. So, when I was asked to look at the R.A.T. Pro S3, I was more than willing. So, let’s take a look at the R.A.T. Pro S3 and see how it holds up to the competition.
- Sensor: PIXART PMW3330
DPI RANGE: UP TO 7200
DPI LEVEL SETTING: 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 7200
USB REPORT RATE: UP TO 2500HZ
TRACKING SPEED: TYPICAL 150IPS
LEFT AND RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON: UP TO 50M CLICKS
PROGRAMMABLE BUTTONS: 8
WEIGHT: 80G WITHOUT CABLE
CABLE LENGTH: 1.8M
The R.A.T. Pro S3 comes in a classic Mad Catz packaging. The mouse is on full display with the front of the package being clear plastic, to show off the mouse. Across the bottom of the box, the Mad Catz logo is to the far left. To the right is the R.A.T Pro S3 branding.
On the back, the Mad Catz logo and R.A.T. Pro S3 branding are across the top with the words optical gaming mouse in a few different languages. There is an image of the R.A.T. Pro S3, centered on the back of the packaging. This image highlights a few of the key features of the mouse. These features include Chameleon lighting, Dynamic Ergonomics, and Programmable Buttons.
Once the box is open, you’ll find the R.A.T. Pro S3 is a clamshell-style package. It comes packed with a user manual and Mad Catz stickers.