Recently my Mad Catz R.A.T. 5 died after several years of great service, so I found myself in the market for a new mouse. After shopping around I decided on the Razer Mamba Tournament Edition as it is a larger form factor mouse which I find more comfortable.
From a feature perspective it measures up against the R.A.T.5 as follows:
|R.A.T. 5||Mamba TE|
|DPI||Adjustable up to 5600dpi||Adjustable up to 16000dpi|
|Connectivity||Wired USB (braided cable)||Wired USB (braided cable)|
|Weight||Adjustable up to 150g||133g|
|Additional Features||Adjustable length, Aluminium Chassis, Removable Thumb Rest||RGB (Chroma, configurable)|
The Mamba TE does offer a lot less as far as configurability of the mouse’s physical attributes (e.g. weight and length) is concerned, however I do find it extremely comfortable. It is fractionally lighter than the R.A.T. 5 at its heaviest configuration (17g lighter) but in all honesty I cannot feel a meaningful difference. I find that the Mamba TE does feel like a more refined product, which is to be expected with a product 5 years newer.
I loved the R.A.T.5 and I loved that it was built like a tank, however I am really enjoying the feel of the new mouse and it also looks good, especially if you enjoy RGB.