Mad Catz M.O.U.S.9 Gaming Mouse Review
By David Ramsey
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Mad Catz.
We’ve come a long way from the original Hawley mouse, with its blocky design and offset friction wheels. Modern mice switched to purely optical sensors years ago, and as technology improved, resolution and features abounded. First came Microsoft’s high-resolution mouse (400dpi!), then scroll wheels, then optical sefnsors, then wireless mice, then programmable mice, and now a plethora of mice specialized for specific uses: there are standard mice, gaming mice, MMO mice, even business mice. Mad Catz, of course, specializes in the “gaming” area.
I have reviewed one Mad Catz mouse before: the Cyborg-branded R.A.T. 9 wireless mouse. This was more than two years ago, but it’s still my day-to-day pointing device. The flat-touch finish may be a little worn by now, but the mouse still functions perfectly. Mad Catz says that their market research showed that people were buying the R.A.T. series mice for non-gaming, everyday use…so they decided to offer an alternative that was aimed at more mainstream users.
M.O.U.S.9 Features & Specifications
- Track on Glass Avago 8020 sensor
- Bluetooth Smart technology; connect direct to your device, or via USB nano-dongle
- 10 meter wireless range
- 120Hz polling/ 8ms response rate, when connected with dongle.
- Powered by 1 x AA battery for up to 1 year battery life depending on use.
- Ultra smooth PTFE feet
- Extendable palm rest with 0mm, 5mm, 10mm and 15mm options
- Size: Length – 105 mm (min) 125 mm (max) x Width 65 mm x Height mm
- Weight: 138 g (with battery)
- 10 programmable buttons
- Travel pouch
- Blue LED for connection and battery status
- 1 locked DPI level of 990 (not user adjustable)
Let’s take a closer look at this new rodent.