Mad Catz is thought for its Transformers-style gaming mice, with the R.A.T. collection serving to to outline the divisive, edgy designs that flooded the market early final decade. However transferring on to the B.A.T. 6+ gaming mouse, the corporate has taken inspiration from one other popular culture icon as a substitute – no prizes for guessing who this time round.
Sure, the corporate has ditched the angular method and regarded to none apart from numerous variations of Batman’s trusty car, the Batmobile, for course with its newest gaming mouse. It’s unclear which iteration performed the largest half behind the scenes, but it surely’s protected to say it’s much less Adam West’s period and extra Tim Burton or Zack Snyder’s tackle the automotive.
Regardless of its namesake, Mad Catz was additionally drawn to the “aggressiveness and aesthetics” of different autos, too, taking design cues from hypercars, spaceships, and even a starfighter’s wings for the hot-swappable facet skirts.
The design may’ve modified from Mad Catz’ ordinary, but it surely hasn’t given up its identification with the B.A.T. 6+ being simply as customisable as ever. Alongside the changeable facet skirts that cater to a really ambidextrous method, avid gamers can even swap out the backplate, too.
Beneath the hood, you’ll discover a 16K DPI Pixart PMW 3389 optical sensor and Dakota mechanical switches that boast a 2ms response time. It’s additionally the primary gaming mouse in Mad Catz’ arsenal that makes use of the brand new Cyborg Engine software program, by which 5 private profiles might be saved onboard so that you’ll by no means lose your settings.
The Mad Catz B.A.T. 6+ will likely be accessible from late February, and whereas there’s no concern that it’ll spring legs and arms to battle the Decepticons like its sister collection, there’s no assure it would keep put when the solar units.