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Don't expect anywhere near the battery life out of any of the newer "gaming wireless mice".

The RAT9 actually has a little better battery life than most but not as good as the MX Revolution. I used to get 2-4 days out of my Revolution, but one battery in the RAT 9 will last 7-8 hours. The nice thing about the RAT 9 is that it's pretty easy to swap the batteries.

Watch out for WiFI interference. I have a RAT 9 sitting in my closet right now because it couldn't handle all the WiFi networks around my house and eventually made me give up and purchase a different mouse.
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Add me in! R.A.T. 9 =)

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Originally Posted by Mad Catz Rich View Post

/whistles nonchalantly

Is that directed toward me?

Do you know all the problems I've had with my RAT9? I have posted them all here (I have a bad habit of talking too much, so it's hard to miss my posts).

Hey, you know my replacement RAT9 is only about a month and a half old. Lets get this out of the way first: I LOVE THE RAT. I like the mouse to pieces, but it's completely worthless if the tracking is constantly failing. I think this is an interference problem because this mouse was replaced once and I still get the same issues.

I would blame it on my computer, but I replaced my main board, CPU and RAM in November (Black Friday). Because of that, I did a fresh new Windows 7 Pro 64 bit install. I tried completely shutting off the system acceleration using the registry hack. I tried a different mouse pad that seemed to help for a week or two, then the problems returned. So, I changed the channel of my WIFI router, but again that only helped for maybe a week. I can't go around to all my neighbors asking them to change their WIFI channels.

I have run out of troubleshooting options and this is why I have a brand new $150 RAT9, back in its brand new packaging, sitting in my closet collecting dust.

If anyone wants to trade an almost new RAT9 for a RAT7, let me know. I just can't seem to win with the RAT9. I have purchased a Corsair M90 and you will all be happy to know that, although the mouse is awesome, they have the absolute worst software I have ever seen.

So, over the last year I have paid: RAT9 = $150, Logitech G9x = $113, Corsair M90 = $75 for a total of $338 trying to find a great mouse. There are several others I tried and returned in a couple of days because I didn't like them.

A man willing to pay over $300 for a great mouse deserves to find one. I'm still looking (and I ain't wealthy either).

BTW, just to be a jerk, I thought I would mention that this is the second over-$100 Saitek product I have purchased that has completely let me down (First one was the X45 joystick with a manufacturing flaw that should have created a recall). I'd ask Saitek to do something about the RAT9 but I don't think there's anything they can do. Exchanging it would be unlikely to solve the problem, and there's no way in hell I'll ever see a dime of my money.

Anyone wanna buy a RAT9 for half price? (I'm in Canada BTW).

Hmmm, maybe I'll make a you tube video titled "A Better Rat Trap"..........
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Originally Posted by Mergatroid View Post

Is that directed toward me?
Do you know all the problems I've had with my RAT9? I have posted them all here (I have a bad habit of talking too much, so it's hard to miss my posts).
Hey, you know my replacement RAT9 is only about a month and a half old. Lets get this out of the way first: I LOVE THE RAT. I like the mouse to pieces, but it's completely worthless if the tracking is constantly failing. I think this is an interference problem because this mouse was replaced once and I still get the same issues.
I would blame it on my computer, but I replaced my main board, CPU and RAM in November (Black Friday). Because of that, I did a fresh new Windows 7 Pro 64 bit install. I tried completely shutting off the system acceleration using the registry hack. I tried a different mouse pad that seemed to help for a week or two, then the problems returned. So, I changed the channel of my WIFI router, but again that only helped for maybe a week. I can't go around to all my neighbors asking them to change their WIFI channels.
I have run out of troubleshooting options and this is why I have a brand new $150 RAT9, back in its brand new packaging, sitting in my closet collecting dust.
If anyone wants to trade an almost new RAT9 for a RAT7, let me know. I just can't seem to win with the RAT9. I have purchased a Corsair M90 and you will all be happy to know that, although the mouse is awesome, they have the absolute worst software I have ever seen.
So, over the last year I have paid: RAT9 = $150, Logitech G9x = $113, Corsair M90 = $75 for a total of $338 trying to find a great mouse. There are several others I tried and returned in a couple of days because I didn't like them.
A man willing to pay over $300 for a great mouse deserves to find one. I'm still looking (and I ain't wealthy either).
BTW, just to be a jerk, I thought I would mention that this is the second over-$100 Saitek product I have purchased that has completely let me down (First one was the X45 joystick with a manufacturing flaw that should have created a recall). I'd ask Saitek to do something about the RAT9 but I don't think there's anything they can do. Exchanging it would be unlikely to solve the problem, and there's no way in hell I'll ever see a dime of my money.
Anyone wanna buy a RAT9 for half price? (I'm in Canada BTW).
Hmmm, maybe I'll make a you tube video titled "A Better Rat Trap"..........

Steel Series Xai? I have had mine for years and has never failed on me yet. Still use it for gaming and works like a charm. Never had software issues yet. Sorry to hear about your R.A.T.
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Is that directed toward me?

Whoah there - it wasn't directed to you (if it was then I would have quoted your post, rather than just posting a new post). I was simply letting people know about the new headset we just announced.

I don't know your work/social situation but there's a relatively easy way to see if the issues you're having with the R9 are a fault with that unit or if it's wireless interference in your house/apartment: use it somewhere else. If you've got an office job, then try using it at your work PC; try taking it round to a friend's house and trying it on their PC. I honestly suspect it's a problem with that unit so an exchange would be the way to go, but it's most definitely worth checking it out in other locations first to be sure.
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Got my R.A.T 7 yesterday. Love it, very comfortable and I love all the features of it.
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Today is the delivery of my 3rd rat9. The first one had a horrible wobble to it if the pinky rest was connected to it and the second one has a problem with the left mouse click. Really hope this third one works flawless or I give up on this. I already replaced me eclipse keyboard cause it was junk. I was hoping that it was just the keyboard and not the company. I'm kinda starting to think otherwise.

Side note: I really love the rat9 and think it's very comfortable. But I will go back to my g700 if this 3rd one sucks.
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Originally Posted by Mad Catz Rich View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mergatroid View Post

Is that directed toward me?

Whoah there - it wasn't directed to you (if it was then I would have quoted your post, rather than just posting a new post). I was simply letting people know about the new headset we just announced.

I don't know your work/social situation but there's a relatively easy way to see if the issues you're having with the R9 are a fault with that unit or if it's wireless interference in your house/apartment: use it somewhere else. If you've got an office job, then try using it at your work PC; try taking it round to a friend's house and trying it on their PC. I honestly suspect it's a problem with that unit so an exchange would be the way to go, but it's most definitely worth checking it out in other locations first to be sure.

I believe you, just thought the timing was funny.
I took one RAT9 back to the store I purchased it from and they didn't have any problems with it. They used it for about a week. I also had stretches of time when the mouse seemed to work well. I could go a few weeks at times and the mouse would work great. Then suddenly I wouldn't be able to get the tracking to work properly at all. It would be really slow requiring multiple movements of the hand, and the mouse wheel would not respond.

I supposed I could take it to work, but I don't think it would get a very good workout and there's only one WIFI network in the building. I'll give it a go though. As I mentioned this is the second RAT9 I've had that showed the same issues. The last one was the unit that the store ran, and they couldn't get the fault to show up. I got a brand new one anyway and it's acting the same way again. With two mice in a row exhibiting the same symptom I was thinking it was something here causing the problem. Once the computer was ruled out, all that was left was interference.

At least I have a good fall-back mouse now. I'll take the RAT9 to work tomorrow.
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Steel Series Xai? I have had mine for years and has never failed on me yet. Still use it for gaming and works like a charm. Never had software issues yet. Sorry to hear about your R.A.T.

This was before Steel Series, it was just an X45. Right out of the box the stick didn't have a smooth motion for slight movements. If you needed to aim a reticule very slightly, the joystick would not move. You would have to press a little harder and then the stick would move too much and the reticule would move past it's target. The response from the company was to pour some hot wax in the joystick movement. I never bothered, I just gave it away. I did use it for about two months hoping it would work itself in but it never did. Their newer version, the X52 I think, looks pretty nice. I hope they got that movement fault solved. If it weren't for that the X45 would have been pretty sweet.
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Side note: I really love the rat9 and think it's very comfortable. But I will go back to my g700 if this 3rd one sucks.

I know exactly how you feel. My first RAT9 had a defective thumb wheel, and now all these "other" problems. I love the design but I'm not having much luck getting it to work reliably. When it does work it's a great mouse.
Edited by Mergatroid - 1/11/12 at 5:10pm
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I know exactly how you feel. My first RAT9 had a defective thumb wheel, and now all these "other" problems. I love the design but I'm not having much luck getting it to work reliably. When it does work it's a great mouse.

Yea, I got the 3rd one today and it seems ok. It has a loud scroll wheel though. Maybe I'm just a bit over picky?. But for $140, this mouse should be flawless and it should also have side scroll buttons. I'm gonna just return it as 3 mice had different flaws and I'll just go back to my trusty g700. At least it saves its settings after a reboot and after exiting a game.
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