Mad Cats is celebrating its 30th anniversary by releasing a limited-edition gaming mouse – the Mad Catz R.A.T. 8+ 1000 30th Anniversary Edition gaming mouse. Mad Catz will be releasing the limited-edition version of the award-winning R.A.T. 8+ gaming mouse in limited quantities in North America, South America, and European Territories only. The R.A.T.8+ 1000 Optical Gaming Mouse will be sporting a premium collector’s packaging and the mouse itself will be featuring a matte black finish with brushed chrome design and gold colour detailing for a unique and different colour scheme compared to the standard R.A.T. 8+ gaming mouse. Watch the teaser video below.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 30 years since Mad Catz first arrived on the gaming scene, and the evolution of digital entertainment has been staggering to behold. Mad Catz shares the same values of innovation, value, and quality as we did all those years ago and we can’t wait to share our future plans with the community in the year ahead. The R.A.T.mouse has been a jewel in our range for some time now and we believe the limited-edition R.A.T.8+ 1000 is the ideal way to celebrate such a milestone. – Joane Huang, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing for Mad Catz Global Limited
The Mad Catz R.A.T.8+ 1000 Optical Gaming Mouse features the high-performance Pixart PMW 3389 Optical Sensor offering responsive and accurate tracking. The Mad Catz R.A.T.8+ 1000 has been expertly engineered with a super lightweight chassis ensuring the sensor position is perfectly balanced on your gaming surface while providing a rigid foundation for the remaining components. It also sports durable Omron switches rated for 50 million clicks offering greater reliability. R.A.T.8+ 1000 will also be featuring Mad Catz’s signature replaceable palm rests and pinkie rests offering users some level of customization with ergonomics and comfort.
The Mad Catz R.A.T.8+ 1000 won’t be complete with RGB lighting powered by Chameleon RGB. The mouse features three independent lighting zones with 16.8 million colours, illuminating the mouse and allowing for easy adjustment in darkened gaming environments. It also comes with an on-board memory that allows the user to save up to four individual gaming profiles on the mouse, ideal for tournament play.
No information on pricing and availability as of this writing.