MadCatz Cyborg R.A.T. 7 and M.M.O 7
Impresssions and Summary
Despite the unsual design of these mice, the ergonomics are very good. I think the adjustability is an excellent and innovative feature, particularly useful to those who may suffer from any handicap or disability. In that sense, I think this could be very appealing to those who may not do much gaming because of physical issues, and that’s important. Anyone with carpal tunnel, arthiritis, or other issues would probably find these Cyborg mice very helpful, even if it helps alleviate pain or discomfort a bit. In fact, I would venture to say that you could use these mice as left-handed due to the adjustability, though they do work better as right-handed.
My own testing impressions were favourable, as both mice felt nearly identical from a usage perspective. The 6400 DPI sensor is a bit overkill, though the quiick on-the-fly adjustments were very handy. I believe my aim in games did improve overall. They are rather heavy mice though, even without the weights, so if you prefer a very lightweight mouse then you should keep that in mind.
The differences between the mice are somewhat minimal in terms of design, though the features are more extensive on the M.M.O compared to the R.A.T. The R.A.T. 7 retails for about $85, while the M.M.O goes for about $120. Whether the added buttons and functions, as well as lighting effects, is worth the premium to you is up for debate, but the fact is these mice are on the expensive side compared to others on the market. Of course, you do get adjustments and customizations for that, and certainly the WOW factor by anyone who sees them, as they’re unlike any other designs we’ve seen. Considering how important a mouse is for daily computer use, that’s a small price premium for comfort and control, especially if you have any physical problems that could benefit. So in that sense, we can’t really complain, although they are expensive compared to “typical” gaming mice.
That said, we do love the unique styling and innovative approach of these Cyborg mice. They are unique, full featured, and more comfortable than you might think just by looking at them. If you want something out of the ordinary, or perhaps looking for something adjustable, then the Cyborg R.A.T. Infection 7 and M.M.O are solid choices.