Gaming accessories company Mad Catz is back, after closing last March

06 January, 2018, 03:59 | Author: Myrtle Cook
  • Peripheral Maker Mad Catz Is Now Back Under New Management New Range of Products to Be Revealed at CES

Mad Catz' return can be seen more as a revolution than a revival, if you're a longtime fan.

The well-known gaming peripheral maker, Mad Catz, filed for bankruptcy and closed its doors back in March 2017 following nearly three decades of operation. At CES next week, the company will begin officially showing off its new range, which will include new mice, keyboards, headsets and mouse mats.

The first of the new Mad Catz range will be unveiled at this year's CES. Let's hope these new products live up to Mad Catz new "come back stronger than ever" mentality.

The consumer electronics trade show will play host to the unveiling of new R.A.T. gaming mice, including the R.A.T. Air, which sports a wireless power system that provides charge through a wireless activation gaming surface included in the pack. Mad Catz refers to it as "fully-adjustable", so we're expecting lots of customization options.

Although many counted Mad Catz out, it's definitely great to see the company's resiliency and determination to keep making gaming gear even after suffering from such major financial losses in the past. The new Mad Catz won't be focusing on game-specific peripherals like guitars or racing wheels, and it definitely won't try to lead the way in manufacturing $US250 ($319) controllers for smartphones.

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The S.T.R.I.K.E. 4 keyboard is aluminum with mechanical switches (the company has not said what it's using) and RGB backlighting.

Some of the company's new management have given an update on the return of Mad Catz, too.

More details regarding these new peripherals will be unveiled by the company at CES 2018, which runs from January 9 through 12.

The Freq 4 gaming headset rocks 40 mm neodymium drivers in a metal-plated frame. More from Mad Catz is expected then.

Speaking about the return, Mad Catz' Selena Chang explained that the company firmly believes that its "best days lie ahead".

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