Mad Catz announced its resurrection with a new video confirming that it's "back in the game" under new ownership, and it has promised to show off several fresh products this weekend at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show.
Mad Catz was believed to be dead after months and months of tumultuous financials, but now the company is back under a slightly new banner called Mad Catz Global Limited, and plans to release a slew of new gaming hardware peripherals for 2018. At CES next week, the company will begin officially showing off its new range, which will include new mice, keyboards, headsets and mouse mats.
If there's ever a place for reinvention in tech, it's the CES trade show in Las Vegas. The new company will reportedly more closely mirror the late Mad Catz outside of the console and licensed peripheral sectors, putting out reasonable, high-end wares with an initial focus on the PC market. Mad Catz refers to it as "fully-adjustable", so we're expecting lots of customization options.
Less than a year after the company went dark following a string of financial hits, Mad Catz returns today under new management. There's a wireless power system involved-a growing trend, it seems, in the mouse world.
S.T.R.I.K.E. 4 gaming keyboard featuring a fully mechanical key bed aluminum frame and RGB lighting
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.
Much of the company's product nomenclature remains. Now, he runs a gaming consultancy firm that does PR for the new Mad Catz. One is a more standard over-the-ear cup design (40mm neodymium drivers and a metal plated frame), and the other is a stripped-down, lightweight earpiece and mic design. "Mad Catz has been a permanent fixture in gaming for nearly three decades and we firmly believe its best days lie ahead", said director of sales and operations Selena Chang.
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