There aren't too many gaming mouse models inspired by Bruce Wayne's deceptive Batmobile. And by “not many” I really mean just one, of which I am aware: this would be the B.A.T. More than 6 years of Mad Catz, an ambidextrous rodent with some interesting features and a strange marketing.
"The design guidelines for BAT 6+ were inspired by spaceships, hyperloads, and robe vehicles. The design of the side vents was obtained from the faster hypercar. This design prevents the player's hands from overheating. for long hours of play, ”explains Mad Catz.
Don't you hate it when your hands warm up and close while you play? I’ve never experienced it, but I imagine it would be very frustrating if it had happened. Thanks to Zeus, there is now a mouse that will avoid such a thing.
Ventilation openings are not the only part of this mouse that is inspired by spaceships and motorcycles.
"The changing side skirts reflect the aggressiveness of the star fighter's wings, making control more agile. The support of the hands is also similar to the roof of the batmobile. Each line is carefully reflected, giving all over the mouse a furious sense of aesthetics and power, "says Mad Catz.
I admit, I've never considered whether a peripheral offers a "furious sense of aesthetics and power," but now I'll never consider that criterion. Manufacturers of mice and keyboards take note.
Leaving aside silly marketing, the B.A.T. Actually, 6+ looks promising. It also flew under my radar when it was unveiled at CES earlier this year, it just caught my eye now courtesy of TechPowerUp (There is also a newer one YouTube video Mad Catz highlighted the characteristics of the mouse).
What sums it up is a customizable gaming mouse with adjustable footrest, interchangeable back plates and side skirts to suit different grip styles and hand sizes, RGB lighting and a quick sensor.
More specifically, the B.A.T. 6+ is equipped with a Pixart PMW 3389 optical sensor with a sensitivity of 16,000 DPI, 50G acceleration and a 2,000Hz (0.5 ms) voting rate.
It also has 10 programmable buttons, with the main clicks sitting on top of the Dakota switches for 60 million presses. You can configure up to five profiles and save them to the mouse's internal memory, to avoid having to customize your settings when switching from one PC to the next.
The B.A.T. 6+ was supposed to be shipped by now, but I couldn't find a distributor to sell it. It’s a shame, because the market could use more capable gaming mice that are suitable for both left-handed and right-handed players. To that end, I have contacted Mad Catz for pricing and availability information, and will update this article when I find out again.