Mad Catz B.A.T 6+ Review


Madcatz B.A.T 6+ Review


There is so much to like about the Mad Catz B.A.T 6+.

The obvious thing is the design. Even as a right handed person the mice which resemble bananas more than anything else aren't hugely comfortable for long sessions, and often mice which are described as being ambidextrous are anything but. The B.A.T 6+ though is a truly symmetrical design and just as comfortable for southpaws as it is for the right handed amongst you. Additionally the light weight and careful button placement makes those long gaming sessions pass by without any fatigue or aches creeping in.

By utilising a tool-less magnet attachment setup it's a matter of moments to swap the various side and top plates until you've got one you're comfortable with. Better still is the fact that once you've got them in place the magnets are strong enough that there is no flex or wiggle at all. Indeed the B.A.T 6+ in every configuration feels as if it was designed that way. The parts are high quality plastics and the whole thing has a lovely feel to it. It's very unlikely that you'll not be able to pick a setup that suits your playing style, whether you're a claw freak or a palm player.

Moving along the textured scroll wheel is nicely weighted and crisp to use. The use of side slots for grip rather than a textured pattern also makes it very easy to keep clean. The buttons themselves, 60 million click Dakotas, have a reassuring responsiveness and tactile crispness that ensures every action you perform is one made with positivity. So often side buttons in particular can be squishy but there are no such problems here.

Beneath all this comfort and crispness is one of the finest sensors on the market. If you've even a passing interest in mice it can't have escaped your notice that PixArt have come to completely dominate the marketplace and with good reason. Their optical sensors have no inertia or lag, nor do your angles track in unexpected ways. The PMW3389 is their most popular model with 16000 DPI adjustable in tiny increments ensuring you will find a level that suits your needs. No matter what we used it for it was as happy doing microfine adjustments for those critical headshots as it was moving rapidly across the RTS battlefield. Lastly the lighting is subtle which is sure to find an audience amongst those of you who are tired of mice which more closely resemble a Pink Floyd concert than anything else. We like custom colours, but we don't want our mouse to be distracting us from the key task of smiting our enemies.

The Mad Catz B.A.T 6+ is pretty much flawless. Nothing about it makes us wish it were differently designed, and whilst the 115g weight isn't the lightest on the market it doesn't feel as heavy as that number might make you expect, largely thanks to the very comfortable size and shape. At around 100 EUR it's by no means the most affordable mouse on the market, but the customisation options and outstanding sensor ensure it will serve you for many years to come.

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