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This Mad Catz 'Albino' Gaming Mouse Costs $100

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This isn't your typical mouse: it's an armored beast with an enhanced 6400 DPI sensor and a hefty pricetag.

Late last week, Mad Catz said that it had begun shipping its new Cyborg R.A.T. Albino gaming mouse for the PC and Mac, packed with an enhanced 6400 DPI sensor, improved tracking capabilities and a matte "Albino" white finish to boot. It also comes toting a hefty $100 USD pricetag, meaning you probably won't see it sitting on the shelves at Walmart and Target.

"Our range of Cyborg R.A.T. Gaming Mice continues to perform impressively at retail and show sustainable longevity in the range." said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. "We recently announced compatibility with Mac OS via a free download and we are excited to introduce the special edition Albino model, which we believe will allow us to continue our strong growth in this sector and keep us at the forefront of gaming technology."

South paw gamers are obviously left out of the picture as usual, as Mad Catz's new mouse is designed for the right-handed PC gaming crowd. And just in appearance alone, the gadget looks more like a makeshift space shuttle or a one-man fighter craft yanked straight out of the Star Wars prequels than anything "mousy" (pew pew). There's also more to the gadget than just its good looks: the technical specs reports that it features a dynamic polling rate of up to 1000 Hz, tracking speed of up to 6m/sec, an acceleration of 50G and a gold-plated connector.

In addition to the specs, this beastly gaming mouse also provides additional pinkie grips and palm rests (three each). It also offers a customizable weight system, allowing gamers to add or subtract up to five additional 6-gram weights for maximum precision. The company's included Cyborg ST software provides the means to change the DPI, set the Precision Aim cursor sensitivity, program the buttons, create custom profiles and more.

Currently the $100 Cyborg R.A.T. Albino gaming mouse is still listed as "pre-order" over on GameShark's online store, as seen here. The actual availability of the product was not specified, so stay tuned to this same R.A.T. channel.

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    hoofhearted , August 16, 2011 6:14 PM
    Looks more like a sewing machine to me.
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    jackbling , August 16, 2011 6:21 PM
    please tell me that no one on toms falls for the cheap nikes or 6 dollar ipads.....

    on topic i really like the first rat, and would consider buying this one just to rebel mod it for star wars. right now i have a naga i dont use and my old reliable g5; its about time for a new one.
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    ujaansona , August 16, 2011 6:04 PM
    I don't have money to waste, so I bought a cheap mouse at Rs.250(5$)
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    pbrigido , August 16, 2011 6:09 PM
    When did the mouse stop being a mouse?
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    jlats26 , August 16, 2011 6:10 PM
    are they serious? its overpriced, surprisingly hideous, and marketed towards right-handed hardcore PC gamer millionaires? The name doesn't help either....."Albino" gaming mouse...really?
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    hoofhearted , August 16, 2011 6:14 PM
    Looks more like a sewing machine to me.
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    mjw75 , August 16, 2011 6:16 PM
    Too expensive but it looks pretty cool
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    jackbling , August 16, 2011 6:21 PM
    please tell me that no one on toms falls for the cheap nikes or 6 dollar ipads.....

    on topic i really like the first rat, and would consider buying this one just to rebel mod it for star wars. right now i have a naga i dont use and my old reliable g5; its about time for a new one.
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    InTheCity , August 16, 2011 6:29 PM
    I've dropped so much money on expensive mice, trying to improve my flow in the 3d environment. Nothing beats the cheapest of the cheap microsoft mice, though they don't last long, they're perfect in almost every other regard.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , August 16, 2011 6:34 PM
    Looks good, but this will mess with my gaming rather than improve it. 2 buttons and a scroll wheel is all I need...
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    Archean , August 16, 2011 6:44 PM
    jlats26are they serious? its overpriced, surprisingly hideous, and marketed towards right-handed hardcore PC gamer millionaires? The name doesn't help either....."Albino" gaming mouse...really?


    I said almost exactly the same thing when I read this news bit on another tech site few days ago ....... 'the most hideous looking PC device' I've seen.
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    officeguy , August 16, 2011 6:50 PM
    This isn't a mouse it is a transformer, duh.
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    Yuka , August 16, 2011 7:02 PM
    A friend has the RAT 7 and it's friggin' awesome. You can adapt it to every little imperfection you hand might have. And he's left handed, but "the thing just feels right", he says xD!

    And I find it very sexy. It's like 80% steel and very programmable. I'm getting one when I get the chance and put the MX5 to rest finally :p 

    Cheers!
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    applegetsmelaid , August 16, 2011 7:39 PM
    Pretty soon someone will make a mouse that needs its own Atom processor.
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    memadmax , August 16, 2011 7:40 PM
    Looks heavy, and heavy is bad in FPS's
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    ojas , August 16, 2011 7:58 PM
    It looks like it's supposed to fit your wrist or something :D 
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    brickman , August 16, 2011 8:40 PM
    Kill it with fire! This mouse must not reproduce :p 
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    michaeljr , August 16, 2011 8:57 PM
    I have been playing FPS since the original Wolfenstein came in a zip lock bag in full glory black and white..and you had to time your bullets to reach the stick figured NAZIs. I have owned dozens of mice from balls to lasers.. I have a RAT 7 I bought on sale on Amazon.. and I would say.. it's the best mouse I have ever owned.. don't let it's look or price be an issue.. as I usually had to buy a Logitech MX518 every 6 months (45$ per) after I wore out the buttons and stripped the finish off.. this RAT series, especially the 7 and 9.. are so comfortable.. remember that original mice were mechanical.. and you needed a space for the ball and rollers.. now a mouse or HID (human input device) can be any shape or size.. I even had an issue with one of the palm rest not sliding on and off well enough.. and in a week I had new ones in my hand thanks to their customer support.. and it has extra buttons and controls I haven't even put to use yet.. amazing.. don't knock it till you try it.. but expect if you try it..you'll want to buy it..
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    Anonymous , August 16, 2011 8:59 PM
    any pro fps player laughs at this mouse
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    dickcheney , August 16, 2011 9:16 PM
    Get a G9x...
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    tacoslave , August 16, 2011 9:17 PM
    Bought a rat 7 about 2 months ago and i got one thing to say about it COMFY!
    yeah its that good.
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    xenophorge , August 16, 2011 9:43 PM
    I've owned my RAT7 since last xmas, and it's seriously one of the best if not the best mouse I've ever used. This thing is solid, very solid, yet surprisingly light enough. I won't let the kids play LoL with this mouse, I don't want them to click it to death (Diablo 1/2 anyone?) :) 

    Up until this RAT I was a logitech fanboy, this marvellous piece of hardware has made me a convert, as far as mice are concerned.
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