Summary: Super customizable no matter how you prefer to hold the mouse. Your hand doesn't get tired after hours of use, I assume partly to being able to make it fit your hand. I prefer corded over cordless and this mouse makes that decision that much easier. The cord never snags or hangs on anything and you can't even tell it's there.
Summary: I bought this R.A.T 7 way back in 11 July 2011 (thanks for telling me when I bought it, Amazon) and have been using it ever since I got it. The mouse takes some adjustment to get used to but once you're used to it you can't imagine going back to other mice. Ever since I bought it, I've received comments on how funky the mouse looks. :) 1+ year in, the usual signs of wear and tear are there..
Summary: The R.A.T. 7 and 9, there's just not many words that can properly describe it, but I am going to try. When I first saw it I thought hmm that's cool looking, but I bet is sucks arse like the Microsoft Sidewinder X8--scratching along like nails on a chalkboard. My index finger was 4 times its normal size and suffering from arthritis after only a week of use.
Summary: Both my relaxation (gaming, web surfing, blogging) and my job (writing) often require a great deal of mousing. About five years ago, I developed serious RSIs in both hands and wrists, so for me, ergonomics are paramount. My hands are rather small though, which has made getting the right furniture and equipment difficult. Over the years, I've used a great many alternative mice/pointing-devices. Trackballs. The 3M upright mouse.
Takes some adjusting and getting used to, but great mouse.
25 January 2011
Summary: After following this mouse on the web and seeing it's weirdness on Youtube and the Cyborg site. I have to say that I'm more than surprised. Ignore what most people are saying about the sensor, I've picked up the mouse a few times and with any mouse it's going to move a little, even with my G9 and crappy 5 dollar everyday usage mouse, re-aim you crappy players who like to complain and blame a mouse!
Summary: If I don't cover one of the coolest features of this mouse first, I'll forget: - The thumb shelf changes the game. I had no idea how much drag my thumb would provide and how it interfered with the smooth control of my games. The thumb shelf on the R.A.T. 7 is the perfect size to hold my fat thumb and keep it out of the way. Continuing on - this will be the first mouse to replace my almost-perfect Logitech from 1999.