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Mad Catz R.A.T. Pro X3 Supreme is all about user customization and style

Mad Catz R.A.T. Pro X3 Supreme is all about user customization and style
Mad Catz R.A.T. Pro X3 Supreme is all about user customization and style
There's not a lot of mice out there with customizable rotax, polling rate, lift-off height, angle snap, swappable parts, RGB LED lighting, and a 16000 DPI all in one, but the Mad Catz R.A.T. Pro X3 almost covers it all.
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Mad Catz mice are probably some of the most recognizable in the market because of their striking visual design and removable parts in contrast to the typically smooth and rounded designs of "normal" mice. One of the company's newest model is the limited edition R.A.T. Pro X3 Supreme in honor of the year of the rat. It is essentially a reskinned R.A.T. Pro X3 with essentially the same features but in different colors and a bigger packaging. Mad Catz sent us a sample for unboxing and testing purposes as shown here.

The packaging includes extra parts, a hex wrench, cleaning brush, and a carrying case molded exactly to fit the mouse. Though useful if traveling, the braided USB cable just barely fits inside the case for a tight fit. Owners are likely going to keep the wrench and cleaning brush inside the case at all times as well since these items are very small and otherwise easy to lose.

Minimalist black packaging
Minimalist black packaging
Box includes a carrying case, manual, and extra swappable parts
Box includes a carrying case, manual, and extra swappable parts

Users can swap between white ceramic pads or Teflon pads on the bottom that the manufacturer claims can provide smoother traction. During our time with the mouse, however, traction doesn't feel any better between the two or the regular pads on our two Logitech models. If you already own a decent mouse pad, then the ceramic or Teflon pads on the R.A.T. Pro X3 likely aren't going to improve the experience.

Two RGB lights can set to different colors via the Mad Catz software
Two RGB lights can set to different colors via the Mad Catz software
the convex shield for the palm can be raised or lowered
the convex shield for the palm can be raised or lowered
The scroll wheel feels firm while most of the buttons are softer and quieter in feedback
The scroll wheel feels firm while most of the buttons are softer and quieter in feedback
The mouse includes no small metal weights for balance tuning unlike on the Logitech G502
The mouse includes no small metal weights for balance tuning unlike on the Logitech G502

Lastly, a small tactile red bottom button allows users to cycle between 10 different customizable profiles from 0 to 9. The problem is that you'll need to push the button several times to get to the profile you want and you'll also need to remember what number profile corresponds to the profile you're looking for. We found it quicker to simply launch the easy-to-navigate software and select the profile from there.

Ceramic white pads don't make much of a difference when compared to Teflon on our mouse pad in terms of friction
Ceramic white pads don't make much of a difference when compared to Teflon on our mouse pad in terms of friction
Note the red button on the bottom for switching between differen profiles. The 16000 DPI helps distinguish the R.A.T. Pro X3 from the cheaper R.A.T. Pro S3
Note the red button on the bottom for switching between differen profiles. The 16000 DPI helps distinguish the R.A.T. Pro X3 from the cheaper R.A.T. Pro S3

The R.A.T. Pro X3 is currently retailing for $185 USD on Amazon. Additional specifications on the mouse can be found on its official product page here.

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Allen Ngo, 2020-10-16 (Update: 2020-10-16)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.