Cyborg, Thermaltake offer new adjustable mice

I’m a huge fan of Cyborg Gaming’s Rat 7 adjustable mouse. One has been my primary desktop rodent for a year and a half now, and it’s holding up very well. Recently, Cyborg released an updated model specifically designed for MMO players or anyone with a penchant for extra buttons.

While the Rat 7 has five programmable buttons, the MMO 7 offers 13. It also sports two “ActionLock” switches that set the left and right mouse buttons on repeat. Cyborg’s software handles the button mapping, and there’s even a World of Warcraft plugin.

Like the original Rat, the MMO 7 has an adjustable body and weight system. Individual body panels can be swapped out for ones with different sizes and textures, and the mouse retains the funky look of the original as a result. The MMO 7 doesn’t come cheap, though. Amazon has it for $130, which is a good $50 more than the Rat 7.

Interestingly, the MMO 7 isn’t the only orange-themed adjustable mouse making waves recently. Thermaltake is working with BMW DesignworksUSA on a Level 10 M mouse. Little is known about the peripheral’s design, but The Verge says the height, size, shape, and angle of the mouse are all adjustable. Otherwise, all we have to go on are a couple of cryptic teaser shots. We should learn more this spring, which is when the Level 10 M is scheduled to hit the market.

Comments closed
    • Farting Bob
    • 8 years ago

    I see no reason for this. Who wants to change their mouse size and weight that much? Jut find a non-customizable one you like and use that. I would bet 80% of people who buy one never change the setup after the first day.

      • d0g_p00p
      • 8 years ago

      I take it you have never used a R.A.T. mouse. Trust me having a mouse that fits your hand almost perfect is way different than a standard non adjustable mouse. The difference is really noticeable once you “break” it in.

      • Turd-Monkey
      • 8 years ago

      The point isn’t to change things on the fly, it’s to customize it to your hand instead of being stuck with a one size fits all design.

    • esterhasz
    • 8 years ago

    These mice will chew through your throat while you sleep and enslave the rest of humanity.

    • Chrispy_
    • 8 years ago

    IP rip-off from Tt yet again.

    That mouse is such a blatant R.A.T. clone in terms of styling, but looks to be far less adjustable than even the R.A.T.5

    When was the last time Tt innovated. Was it their Orb series of extruded coolers, from 12 years ago?

      • entropy13
      • 8 years ago

      “Rip-off”? That’s like saying Cooler Master ripped-off Corsair for their keyboards.

      • yogibbear
      • 8 years ago

      Wait isn’t it made by the same people?

      • lilbuddhaman
      • 8 years ago

      Just looking at these two pictures, they look nothing alike. The only styling similarity is the lack of plastic shell covering the innards. Besides that there is not a single line, curve, or shape that is shared between the two.

        • dalisam
        • 8 years ago

        Yea, the bottom picture isn’t the same mouse.

      • kamikaziechameleon
      • 8 years ago

      As a industrial designer by trade I have to disagree with you. The lvl 10 is far more industrial with no added utility. It shares no design cues with the rat line besides the materials and finish, the shape and lines are all different as are the buttons.

      If using a metal chasis and matt finish is a rip off then every car with a leather interior and metal chasis is a rip off.

        • Chrispy_
        • 8 years ago

        Level 10?! I was talking about mice, this is an article about mice. I assume you mean the MMO 7.
        Anyway, I see your point – especially with the car analogy.

        It definitely looks different, it’s just that the RAT series is unique [b<]at the moment[/b<] in offering the only exoskeletal mouse on the market. It uses a one-peice, cast aluminium, sandblasted base for a "chassis" and is distinctive because of its lack of a traditional shell. This Tt MMO 7 breaks that uniqueness by offering the second exoskeletal mouse to the market, using (guess what!) a one-piece, cast aluminum, sandblasted base for a "chassis" and is distinctive because of its lack of a traditional shell. As if that wasn't close enough, they've also used the indentical soft-touch rubberised plastic, and the same red/black/silver colourscheme. Granted, red/black/silver is quite a common theme and hardly unique to the RAT 7. Naming rip-off too. MMO 7, RAT 7. Thee letter acronym and '7' denoting 'wired'. I wouldn't be surprised to see a wireless MMO 9, and this is a change in nomenclature to copy Cyborg, since Tt's other peripherals are given names like Azurues, Conkor, Challenger Pro, Dasher, Element etc. [b<]No one particular detail is a complete rip-off, but when I looked at the package of a whole, that was my first impression.[/b<]

          • David
          • 8 years ago

          The MMO 7 and R.A.T 7 are BOTH by Cyborg. So….huh?

      • flip-mode
      • 8 years ago

      Get glasses. They look different.

      • pogsnet
      • 8 years ago

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This