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Mad Catz Launches M.O.U.S.9 for Everyday Use

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This new mouse is based on the company's R.A.T. line of gaming mice.

Mad Catz said on Tuesday that it is now shipping the M.O.U.S.9 wireless mouse for PC, Mac and "smart" devices like tablets and smartphones. It's a new addition to the company's GameSmart initiative, featuring Bluetooth Smart technology, a laser sensor capable of tracking on virtually any surface (even glass), and a simplified design based on the company's popular R.A.T. line of gaming mice.

"Our GameSmart initiative aims to enable core gaming on smart devices, similar to the console living room or PC gaming experience," said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. "We’re committed to adding smart device compatibility to our core gaming products wherever practical and to playing a pivotal role in bringing core gaming to the mobile platform. We are excited about the new range and believe it fits perfectly with our long-term strategy of designing innovative products for passionate gamers."

Unlike the R.A.T. line, which is focused on PC gamers, the new M.O.U.S.9 is designed for everyday use. It comes packed with a Bluetooth 4.0 USB-based nano dongle that can be stored in the base of the mouse, and new profiles for home and office applications such as Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office. An included AA battery provides up to one year's worth of energy, more than twice that of the previous generation of Bluetooth mice.

"Products featuring GameSmart technology operate seamlessly with a variety of different mobile devices. GameSmart enables near-universal compatibility for PCs and Macs, as well as the latest generation of tablets such as the iPad and Microsoft Surface," the company said. "By utilizing Bluetooth Smart, GameSmart wireless devices also feature simplified setup and extended battery life."

The new mouse also features a palm rest that adapts to your hand, ten configurable buttons, and a dedicated Instant Viewer button for Windows-based machines that takes a quick snapshot of all open windows and applications. There's also a magnifier button that transforms the cursor into a magnifying glass. Users can magnify the entire screen, only the area surrounding the cursor, or only select portions of the screen.

"Featuring the latest Bluetooth technology and created for everyday computing, a host of devices are controllable with just one mouse. As more and more smart devices adopt Bluetooth 4.0, you'll find comfort in knowing that your mouse won't require an upgrade."

The Mad Catz M.O.U.S.9 is available now for $129.99 in Gloss White, Gloss Red, Gloss Black and Matte Black.

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    osamabinrobot , May 14, 2013 2:18 PM
    what in the world
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    unknown9122 , May 14, 2013 2:22 PM
    That is certainly normal.....
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    nevilence , May 14, 2013 2:34 PM
    that thing looks more like a transformer than a mouse, would have to be a decepticon for sure
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    royalcrown , May 14, 2013 2:34 PM
    It makes me sick to look at it
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    blurr91 , May 14, 2013 2:38 PM
    Mouse Of Unusual Size? I didn't think it existed.
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    Tuishimi , May 14, 2013 2:42 PM
    I wish they would provide dimensions are place some object of known size next to it for a visual reference.
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    Tuishimi , May 14, 2013 2:43 PM
    (are should have been or)
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    Anomalyx , May 14, 2013 2:43 PM
    Yikes that is one expensive mouse. Exactly what does it do better than my $40 mouse that would actually be useful? Sounds like all the extra "features" are just software bloat, and nothing to do with the actual mouse itself.
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    Anonymous , May 14, 2013 2:46 PM
    Is there a mouse that isn't for every day use ??
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    christop , May 14, 2013 3:00 PM
    Overkill much.... who is buying 130 dollar mouse.. I am happy with my old logitech trackball mouse I got for free..
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    Epic Collision , May 14, 2013 4:13 PM
    so from these comments it looks like not something that poor people and those without taste want...the rest of us will somehow get along with our stylish uber "mouses"
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    unknown9122 , May 14, 2013 4:22 PM
    Not many people who want an everyday mouse will buy one for $130. Plus not many people know what Mad Catz is.
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    RedJaron , May 14, 2013 8:06 PM
    A $130 mouse aimed at casual users? Right, because casual users want a peripheral that costs 30%-50% of their computer system or tablet.
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    ct001 , May 14, 2013 9:55 PM
    I bought the MMO7 a while ago (similar mouse, a few more buttons, ect...). All the Mad Cat mice share a flawed design. All the Logitech mice I've owned have a notch near the thumb that you can grip, allowing you to move the mouse with your finger tips and pick it up (as many gamers do to re-orientate on the fly). Mad Cat mice have nothing there, so trying to use the mouse under normal gaming situations means you're always hitting the thumb button or the mouse is slipping out of your hand. Also the lack of proper thumb grip means you end up squeezing the mouse very hard, causing fatigue to set in very quickly (1-2 hours of web-surfing using the Mad Cat mouse felt like 10 hours of hardcore gaming on my Logitech). If you're a 'palm grip' type with a smaller hand than this mouse may work great, but despite the numerous adjustments on it, it has some serious limitations. Don't buy this mouse without physically trying one out.
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    Gundam288 , May 14, 2013 10:00 PM
    I'm still not a fan of Mad Catz, I have a few Playstation 1 memory cards that explain why that is. =/
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    olaf , May 14, 2013 10:32 PM
    hope there drivers are going to get better , as it stands now the drivers are horrible . Random mouse lockups that can only be solved by unplugging and then plugging in the mouse again ...
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    olaf , May 14, 2013 10:32 PM
    hope there drivers are going to get better , as it stands now the drivers are horrible . Random mouse lockups that can only be solved by unplugging and then plugging in the mouse again ...
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    bit_user , May 14, 2013 10:50 PM
    I was warming up to the idea of getting one for office use... until I got to the $130 part.
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    Shneiky , May 15, 2013 4:06 AM
    I have a R.A.T 7. Made it as wide as possible, as long as possible and as heavy as possible. Best mouse ever. I can never return to something else. The only problem is that occasionally the laser falls asleep and refuses to wake up (problem might be caused by poor soldering, but also the fact that it is a Philips TwinEye which is very famous for "good quality") so I have to replug the mouse. The design is great, nothing ever fit my hand until I got this pesky little rodent. Acceleration and tracking are flawless ( except for the above mentioned problem ). Drivers are still poor and I had few problems, contacted their customer support. I was not expecting them to answer. They were nice and all, but still, better not to have to deal with customer support. I do 3D modeling, visual FX and when I am too lazy to get the Wacom out, I even Photoshop with it. Usually after the 8-10 hour my hand starts to feel the strain, many details require to move the mouse with parts of a millimeter. Since using this mouse it's gone. I has been almost an year now, I hope it lasts long. Great design, amazingly comfortable, but has it's tradeoffs. As much as I love it, I wouldn't recommend it ( until they fix the driver issues ).
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    Shneiky , May 15, 2013 4:17 AM
    P.S:
    Please no raging, I know the price tag doesn't allow such flaws... But, meh, I'm happy about it. ( I'm not a Madcatz fanboy )
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