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Briefly: Mad Catz Mojo 4K support, Wireless DualShock 4 on PS3

07/02, 8:07am

Mad Catz adds 4K support, Ouya app to Mojo game console

Game peripheral producer Mad Catz has rolled out an update to its Mojo Android game console, adding support for 4K-resolution output of games and apps to compatible high-resolution televisions. The update also introduces Ouya Everywhere, giving the device access to hundreds of games hosted on the competing gaming platform, as well as allowing more games and apps on Google Play to be downloaded to the console.

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Mad Catz Strike M Bluetooth keyboard has NFC pairing, small size

11/11, 11:43am

Dedicated media keys, backlighting in small-scale keyboard

Mad Catz has announced a new mobile keyboard in its line of GameSmart gaming peripherals. The Strike M takes the design of earlier keyboards in the range, scales it down to a device with a tablet-sized footprint, and introduces Bluetooth connectivity so it can be used with various smartphones, tablets, or micro consoles such as the company's own Mojo.

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Mad Catz working with Nvidia to add GameStream to M.O.J.O console

11/11, 7:57am

Streaming PC games to Android console could happen after launch

Mad Catz is working with Nvidia to add its GameStream technology to the M.O.J.O. Android game console. The device, shipping on December 10th, could see the same in-home game streaming technology used in the Nvidia Shield handheld console added to the low-cost Android device shortly after it goes on sale.

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Mad Catz shipping M.O.J.O. Android game console on December 10

10/08, 1:23pm

Tegra 4 game console to use Google Play, other stores for apps

Game peripheral producer Mad Catz has revealed that it will be releasing its Android-powered game console on December 10. The M.O.J.O Micro-Console is able to display Android apps and games on a television, with apps downloaded from Google Play, rather than the platform-specific store approach favored by competitors GameStick and Ouya.

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Mad Cats unveils four gaming headsets, keyboard for release this year

06/11, 6:17am

F.R.E.Q.4D to provide 'actual physical sensation' to game audio

Mad Catz revealed four gaming headsets and a new keyboard at E3, alongside its earlier Project M.O.J.O. game console announcement. The Tritton Kunai Universal headset is designed for both consoles and PCs, the F.R.E.Q.4D, Tritton Pro+, and Tritton Kunai are meant just for computers, and the S.T.R.I.K.E 3 keyboard offers the feel of mechanical keys, and backlighting.

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Mad Catz reveals more details about Project M.O.J.O Android console

06/10, 10:19am

Tegra 4 confirmed, Nvidia Shield streaming technology on board

Game peripherals producer Mad Catz has provided more information about its Android-based micro-console. Project M.O.J.O. has been confirmed as being powered by an Nvidia Tegra 4 system-on-chip, will be supplied with the C.T.R.L.R. game controller, and takes up a smaller footprint than its direct competition, the Kickstarter-funded Ouya.

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Mad Catz takes on OUYA with Project M.O.J.O Android console

06/07, 8:29am

Mad Catz enters the nascent Android mobile CPU-based console segment

Gaming company Mad Catz has announced that it is developing an Android-based “micro console” that will build on its Android-ready gaming GameSmart peripherals. The company has revealed that its GameSmart accessories will be compatible with Nvidia Tegra-powered devices in a hook-up with the graphics and mobile chip-maker. Although Mad Catz has not publicly announced any specifications for the Project M.O.J.O, the just-announced partnership with Nvidia has led to speculation that the new console will be powered by an Nividia Tegra 4 system-on-a-chip.

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Mad Catz opens up F.R.E.Q.7 gaming headset to pre-order

02/20, 11:48am

Switchable 5.1, 7.1-channel audio, software-driven EQ

Mad Catz has opened up pre-orders for its surround sound gaming headset. The F.R.E.Q.7 shares a similar angular design of its predecessor, the F.R.E.Q 5, but offers gamers an upgrade from standard stereo to both 5.1 channel stereo and 7.1 surround sound, through a combination of Dolby Headphone Technology and Dolby Pro Logic IIx.

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Mad Catz ships $200 Tritton Pro 5.1 gaming headset

11/02, 11:57am

Tritton Pro gaming headset brings virtual surround sound to PS3, Xbox 360

Mad Catz has began offering its Tritton Pro True 5.1 Surround Sound Headset in five countries on Friday, including the Canada, France, Germany, the UK, and the US. The headset is compatible with Sony's PS3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 in North America but can also be used with PCs and Macs in Europe, though what the difference is and why they can't also be used on computers in North America isn't clear. It does offer virtual 5.1-channel surround sound no matter where they're purchased, however, making them especially valuable to hard-core first-person shooters where they may be able to hear enemies coming before they see them.

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Mad Catz Strike 5 gaming keyboard includes OLED controls

10/24, 8:30am

Includes 21 function keys, modular design

Mad Catz has revealed a new multi-section keyboard in its gaming peripheral line. The Strike 5 Professional Gaming Keyboard closely resembles the Strike 7 keyboard, with a similar collection of separate modules combined into one package. The control module loses the TFT LCD touchscreen of the Strike 7 in favor of an OLED display, which allows for control over macros and out-of-game functions, while also monitoring in-game events.

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Briefly: NEC LaVie Z, Wahoo cycle computer, Mad Catz Kunai

06/06, 5:37pm

NEC confirms Ivy Bridge processors in LaVie Z ultrabook

NEC has released specifications for its previously announced ultrabook PC, the LaVie Z. The 2.2-pound notebook with the 13.3-inch display will have the choice of either an i5-2.6GHz or i7-3GHz Ivy Bridge processor, all fitting inside the previously-noted lithium-magnesium alloy enclosure. The LaVie Z is still scheduled to come out this summer in Japan, but NEC hasn't said if it will bring the ultrabook to other markets.

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Briefly: Sony Walkman docks, RAT3 upgrade, Facebook redesign

05/14, 3:59pm

Sony Walkman docks out in Japan in June

Sony will be releasing two new Walkman docks in Japan on June 9. The CMT-V70B and CMT-V50 will dock with the Sony Walkman range of personal media players, with the V07B variant allowing Bluetooth streaming. Both docks are 5.4 inches thick, have FM/AM radio tuners, and will be available in five different colors. Price is not currently known.

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Mad Catz launches pro-grade gaming controller and headset

01/10, 8:05pm

Controller features customizable sticks & buttons

Mad Catz has brought out two new products at CES targeting serious gamers. The Major League Gaming (MLG) Pro Circuit Controller is a gaming component designed for Microsoft Xbox 360 or Sony PS3 tournament participants. The F.R.E.Q. 5 Pro Gaming Headset offers an over-the-ear stereo headset for pro gamers.

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Mad Catz Cyborg MMO7 gaming mouse arrives for Macs, PCs

11/14, 1:25pm

Mad Catz teases Cyborg MMO7 mouse due in January

Gaming peripherals maker Mad Catz has introduced its Cyborg MMO7 gaming mouse for PCs and Macs. Made for its namesake massively multiplayer online games, the mouse shares many design elements and tech specs with the existing Cyborg RAT Albino. It gives users access to 78 unique commands thanks to its thirteen action buttons and six programmable modes.

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Mad Catz ships Trigger headset for Xbox 360 gamers

11/10, 12:05pm

Trigger headset gets 40mm drivers, adjustments

Video gaming peripherals maker Mad Catz on Thursday began shipping its Trigger Stereo Headset under its Tritton brand for the Xbox 360. Co-branded with Microsoft, the headset sports two 40mm neodymium drivers. The boom for the microphone is flexible and adjustable.

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Mad Catz preps Soul Calibur V edition arcade stick

10/28, 3:05pm

Arcade stick enhances Xbox & PS3 game experience

Mad Catz has struck a deal with Namco Bandai to produce an arcade game stick targeting players of Namco's upcoming Soul Caliber V. The Soul Calibur V Arcade FightStick Soul Edition is another in Mad Catz's Tournament Edition series of fighting game controllers. The stick is designed for use with both Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles.

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Mad Catz ships Detonator Xbox 360 gaming headset

09/30, 10:45am

Mad Catz Detonator headset for XBox 360 ships

Mad Catz has began shipping its Detonator stereo gaming headset for the Xbox 360. Introduced in June, the headset is special because it's the first to be officially co-branded with Microsoft and integrates tightly with the Xbox 360. It's wired and connects to the Xbox thanks to an included USB adapter.

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Mad Catz ships Cyborg RAT Albino gaming mouse for Mac, PC

08/11, 1:20pm

Mad Catz Cyborg RAT Albino mouse arrives

Mad Catz on Thursday shipped its first real turn at a special edition high-end gaming mouse. The Cyborg RAT Albino expands on the original RAT by using a 6,400DPI sensor with better tracking and its namesake white color. The new version is appropriately one of the first to ship with Mac support from the start and should give those on Steam or the Mac App Store full control over over their games.

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Mad Catz rolls Gears of War 3-branded headsets

07/20, 6:25pm

Audio gear to be available when GoW3 ships

Mad Catz has set out plans to carry a series of licensed Gears of War 3 audio hardware for The Xbox 360. The game branded devices include a throat communicator and two headsets. They can be pre-ordered now through GameShark, Mad Catz's online store, and will be shipping when the Epic over-the-shoulder shooter, is released in September.

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Mad Catz outs new wireless Xbox 360 wheel controller

06/07, 12:50pm

Mad Catz shows wireless Xbox 360 wheel early

Another gaming peripheral debut at E3 came from Mad Catz Interactive in the form of its new Wireless Force Feedback Wheel for the Xbox 360 system. The maker is quick to point out the wheel is compatible with all racing games, including the upcoming Forza Motorsport 4. It’s also wireless and has a range of 40 feet. The shifter is interchangeable to suit both right- and left-handed drivers, or they can opt to use the paddles.

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Mad Catz gets exclusive for Xbox 360 wireless headphones

02/03, 1:10pm

Mad Catz signs exclusive deal with Microsoft

Gaming peripherals maker Mad Catz this week announced it has signed a deal with Microsoft that will see it become the exclusive provider of wireless headphones for the Xbox 360 gaming console. The range of licensed headphones will wear both Mad Catz' Tritton brand name as well as Microsoft's Xbox 360 labels. Co-branded wired stereo headphones are also part of the deal, though not exclusively.

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Mad Catz shows amBX lights equipped gaming keyboard

08/19, 4:25pm

Mad Catz shows Saitek-branded amBX keyboard

Philips' amBX lighting technology, promised for the PS3 gaming console, has made an appearance in a new Mad Catz keyboard. The lights on the keyboard match gaming effects, and they were meant to make for a more immersive gaming experience by also blowing air into a gamer's face at key points during a battle or race.

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Mad Catz outs Saitek-banded flight sim controllers

07/26, 10:45am

Saitek outs three pro-level flight sim controls

Gaming peripherals maker Saitek, owned by Mad Catz, has introduced three new add-ons to make PC flight simulator game experiences a lot more realistic. The controllers include the Throttle/Prop/Mixture axis TPM control panel, Backlit Information Panel (BIP, and the Combat Rudder Pedals. The pedals are made of alloy and plastic for durability, and center on a self-centering rudder axis that works with an adjustable dampener. The pedal angle is also adjustable.

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Mad Catz details, prices up Rock Band 3 instruments

06/11, 11:25am

Mad Catz to sell Rock Band 3 gear with MIDI hooks

Mad Catz unwrapped the final details of its whole instrument line for Rock Band 3. The headlining Wireless Keyboard Controller is now confirmed to not only handle 25 keys and two octaves of range but has MIDI support to work with computer audio editors and hardware like mixers. It can also double as a controller for the bass and regular guitars.

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Rock Band 3 gets MIDI keyboard, stringed instruments

06/10, 10:45am

Harmonix to tie Rock Band 3 to 25-key instrument

The mystery controller for Rock Band 3 was revealed today to be a real keyboard. Although deliberately limited to 25 keys, the peripheral will work as a true MIDI keyboard and should theoretically work with computers depending on the version of the controller. The game's more realistic Pro mode should use all 25 keys and, according to USA Today, will pan across the screen to show all the notes.

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Rock Band 3 controller to be a keytar?

05/26, 5:20pm

Rock Band 3 keytar would come separately

The fifth Rock Band 3 instrument is a keytar, a historically reliable tipster mentioned this afternoon. The peripheral would permit piano and synth music but would still have the familiar guitar feel. It wouldn't, however, ship in any bundle with the game and would only be an option, much like most of the non-guitar instruments.

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Mad Catz ships 802.11n Wi-Fi bridge

11/16, 6:05pm

Mad Catz Wireless-N aids X360, PS3, PC

Mad Catz today dipped into networking with its own wireless bridge. Meant as an alternative to the official Xbox adapter, the Wireless-N Gaming Adapter takes the Ethernet connection from an Xbox 360, 20GB PlayStation 3 or any computer and turns it into an 802.11n Wi-Fi signal. The peripheral doesn't reach full 802.11n speeds but can still peak at 150Mbps.

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