Usage & Final Thoughts
If you are already a fan of the Mad Catz unique and distinct design, you will love the R.A.T. Pro S3. I know I do. But, the feel of a Mad Catz mouse is very subjective. The R.A.T. Pro S3 comes in both black and white variants. We received the white version, which I was happy about. But both the white and black versions look great. I have never been a huge fan of RGB lighting. But the lighting on the R.A.T. Pro S3 is not overdone and looks good.
The Mad Catz software is laid out well and easy to use. I also love the fact that the software is optional. The profile button on the underside of the mouse allows you to scroll through the default profiles and unless you want to adjust the settings of the profiles, you can skip over the software altogether.
If I had to make one recommendation on the R.A.T. Pro S3, it would be to either make the height of the palm rest adjustable or even just to lower it a bit. For the way I grip a mouse, the R.A.T. Pro S3 was very comfortable. I have more of a fingertip grip. However, if you have either a palm or claw grip, I could see the palm rest being uncomfortable.
Now at the time of this review, the R.A.T. Pro S3 was on sale on Amazon for $62.99 marked down for $72.99. But if you are lucky enough to be near a Microcenter, they have the R.A.T. Pro S3 listed at $22.49. For the amount of customization, you get with the R.A.T. Pro S3, that’s a great deal on for this mouse. But even at its retail price, the R.A.T. Pro S3 is a great option for gamers looking for a mouse packed with features that won’t break the bank. Overall, I’d give the Mad Catz R.A.T. Pro S3 a 7 out of 10. If the palm rest had been a bit lower and therefore more comfortable, it would have been an 8 or 9 possibly.
- easy to use software
- adjustable length
- overall comfortable
- Height of the palm rest