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Mad Catz to Ship R.A.T. TE Pro Gaming Mouse Early 2014

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This mouse ships early 2014 for PC and Mac.

During CES 2014, Mad Catz revealed the R.A.T. TE (Tournament Edition), a gaming mouse aimed at the professional and competitive PC/Mac gaming communities. This pro gaming peripheral comes packed with a Philips Doppler-laser sensor, promising zippy speeds of up to 8200 dpi.

"We launched our original R.A.T. line of gaming mice four years ago, and we're pleased to continue expanding this highly successful range with the announcement of the Tournament Edition model," said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. "The R.A.T. TE is another example of our ongoing commitment to building high performance hardware for the passionate gaming community."

Currently, the product is not showing up online, and Mad Catz hasn't provided any additional specs. However, the press release states that each feature was engineered for mobility, performance and precision. The company even reduced the overall weight to decrease inertia, while speed and resolution were "radically" improved for faster reaction times.

In addition to those changes, Mad Catz optimized the programmable button mapping for popular e-sports games. Even more, customizable attributes such as 'Lift-Off' height calibration and dynamic surface detection were added to create the ideal mouse for professional gamers.

The launch of this new Tournament Edition mouse arrives after Mad Catz revealed the Saitek X-55 Rhino H.O.T.A.S. system for the PC last month, a peripheral designed to give flight simulator enthusiasts the most realistic flight experience. Like the upcoming R.A.T. TE mouse, this joystick will be made available in early 2014.

The company also launched its Android console, the M.O.J.O., late last year. This micro-console comes packed with Nvidia's Tegra 4 chip and full access to Google Play, meaning owners won't be required to purchase their favorite games again. Gamers can also download their favorite video apps like Netflix and Hulu Plus.

Mad Catz's R.A.T. TE pro gaming mouse is shipping early 2014 for an unknown price, so stay tuned for the actual specs.

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    warezme , January 8, 2014 10:17 AM
    My guess $130 range like the old rat. To high for me. I'm not a competitive gamer and the few high end mice I paid big bucks for all ending up dying early deaths with normal wear and tear.
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    atavax , January 8, 2014 10:43 AM
    Philips Doppler-laser sensor has issues with moving when you lift off the mouse from the pad. Most professional shooter players use relatively low sensitivities and somewhat frequently lift the mouse off the desk to reposition it. I doubt any professional shooter player that isn't directly being paid to use this mouse would use it.
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    atavax , January 8, 2014 10:47 AM
    also higher dpi does not mean more accurate. Almost all if not all professional shooter players use 900dpi or below. Using a 8200dpi sensor is directly marketing the mouse toward casuals that don't know better, and having higher max dpi directly harms the mouse's performance at every dpi by adding smoothing, aka, lag and makes it less appealing to professional gamers.
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    FastGunna , January 8, 2014 4:56 PM
    If I were a pro gamer looking for and needed a mouse, this would be at the top of my list of what not to buy. I have never owned, seen or heard of a good mad catz product, I'm confused how they are even in buisness still.
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    kyle382 , January 9, 2014 6:42 AM
    I have tried the original cyborg mice and the rebranded Mad Catz version....thats all you need to see to determine that Mad Catz is a joke. So glad they let Saitek still make their own products. Their new joystick and throttle system isnt covered in shiny colorful plastic and dumb cat scratch logo's. Please, please please please don't buy this piece of junk people.
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    soldier44 , January 9, 2014 2:16 PM
    Perfect gaming mouse for your teenager but not adult like.