I waited 6 month. 6 month! I don't know why the delivery to European market took so long (but i do know some employees had take-to-home-and-gift-to-son-access to them in January). Anyway i did my waiting.
Since long i was really fascinated by Cyborg's RAT family. I like the design, this ripped-apart style, the customizability and the fact you can adjust the size (i have rather big hands). Eventually i got myself a RAT 9 but it didn't last long because i realized cordless mouse isn't mine, primary for battery switching, i like the don't-work-place-it-on-charger way more. Anyway before giving it back i thought about switching to RAT7 but then i heard about MMO7 and was in-love. I mean 15 buttons! Fifteen! But what fascinated me was not the amount of buttons (RAT7 has plenty too) but those 2 small, orange buttons placed between the wheel and primaries. Them 2 were my buy-reasoning.
Those buttons were labeled as "Action-lock" on the website and the manual. Their purpose was to switch the primaries from normal to latched, very useful if you have to hold down a button for a long time, but want to relax your hand. Before spending 30 extra Euro for just those 2 buttons i posted a request to mad-catz. Sadly i don't have the original text anymore but it was along those lines:
- will the two small buttons beneath the wheel be customizable
- every button will be!
Boy was i excited. But as i finally got it the buttons were not programmable. It required some complaining, lot of work by Cyborg's programmer, 3 more month' waiting and a firmware update to get them programmable.
But then i was pure honey to work with it
My first idea back in 2011 was to map CTRL+C and CTRL+V to them. Surprisingly i didn't used them that much in that configuration.
Ive contacted support of cyborg, them said to give it back to reseller, them sended it in for repair
2 weeks later i got an replacement, so im happy again