Cats are said to have nine lives, and that apparently applies to mad catz as
well, as peripheral maker Mad Catz announces their return, less than a year
after closing down
amid a Chapter 7 bankruptcy
filing. They say they have new management and new products, which sounds a bit
like the Ship of Theseus
Word is they will be prowling around CES showing off their new wares:
Catz Global Limited, the legendary brand, leading innovation in gaming hardware
for almost three decades, announced today a surprise return to the international
Less than a year after the much-loved brand disappeared from the gaming
landscape, Mad Catz is back: under new management, with new ideas, new attitude
and most importantly, an entire range of new, high-quality gaming products!
Known for their award-winning range of R.A.T.™ gaming mice, arcade FightSticks,
gaming headsets and much more besides, the new Mad Catz will focus first on
quality, committed to producing innovative gaming products, designed and
engineered in-house to stand out amongst the competition and deliver superlative
performance for gamers of all abilities.
At CES 2018, Mad Catz will be previewing the first products in the new range, a
line of all-new PC gaming hardware including new R.A.T. mice, S.T.R.I.K.E.™
keyboards, F.R.E.Q.™ gaming headsets and G.L.I.D.E.™ gaming surfaces.
Key products in the new range include the R.A.T.AIR™ an-all new version of the
iconic, fully-adjustable gaming mouse, now with a state-of-the-art wireless
power system. The R.A.T.AIR requires no unreliable battery pack to operate,
instead drawing power via the wireless activation gaming surface, included in
pack. For gamers preferring to use their own gaming surface, the R.A.T.AIR also
includes a robust USB cable in pack, instantly converting the R.A.T. to a wired
The S.T.R.I.K.E.4 gaming keyboard features a fully mechanical key bed, aluminum
frame and RGB lighting, and the F.R.E.Q.4 gaming headset, utilizes high-quality
40mm neodymium drivers and a metal plated frame. Further details of new products
in the range are expected to be announced shortly.
“We couldn’t be more excited than to begin 2018 by announcing the return of Mad
Catz to the global gaming arena. Mad Catz has been a permanent fixture in gaming
for almost three decades and we firmly believe it’s best days lie ahead,” said
Selena Chang, Director of Sales and Operations for Mad Catz Global Limited.
“Through listening to gamers worldwide, we plan to once again forge a path of
innovation in the gaming hardware community, and we’re already working on
delivering products which we believe will enhance gamers’ abilities and do
justice to the Mad Catz name. We can’t wait to unveil a little more at CES 2018
and in the months to come.’