Published on July 16th, 2012 | by Amanda Chen
Mad Catz Unveiled London Event Wrap Up
I had the lucky privilege to check out some new toys at the Mad Catz Unveilled event in London this past week. Taking a whole new direction to their selection of products, European product marketing manager, David Patching tells me Mad Catz works directly with pro gamers to satisfy their specific needs. “We’ve got a heritage for doing stuff that’s not been done before,” he says. “There’s always an audience for quality.”
Although some of these products might be on the pricey side, these hot gadgets definitely give you a bang for your buck. The way I think about it, gaming never looked this good.
Famous for its rat mouse technology, Mad Catz keeps bringing on better stuff. The new Cyborg M.M.O. 7 Mouse has its programming worked mostly around World of Warcraft gamers, but you can easily play this with driving games or anything else in general. It’s go the same adjustability of the rat mouse in terms of weight, thumb-grip, palm rest and has a selection of interchangeable parts for full customization.
There’s about 15-buttons that total ninety different key strokes for the true M.M.O. player to program it to his liking. Possibly the greatest improvement is the metal chassis that keeps this product far away from wear and tear. Beyond its durability and practicality, it looks like a really sweet robotic mouse. I especially like it in white (for anyone that didn’t know, that’s the new black).
Cyborg M.M.O. 7 Mouse Specs
- DPI range – 25-6400dpi (in 25dpi steps)
- Acceleration – 50G
- Polling Rate -Dynamic up to 1000Hz
- Tracking Speed – Up to 6m/sec
- Always On
- PTFE “Slick” Feet
- Gold plated connector
- Braided USB cable
- L.E.D. colors for each mode
Price: US $129.99/ £99.99
Ever have a problem switching from Xbox 360 to PlayStation 3 controllers? Thanks to the Mad Catz MLG Pro Circuit Xbox 360 Controller’s you can completely customize your controller to mimic your preference. Play with faceplates, analogue sticks, grips and d-pad to soup up your controller like never before. It even has a weight system where you can remove or add weights to suit you.
Honestly I don’t know why this took so long to develop because I’m pretty sure it’s not just the FIFA players that are jumping for joy about this, although the big MLG stamp of approval looks pretty slick. I’ve heard rumors about more faceplates and grips and the inner girl in me is freaking out for leopard pink.
Xbox 360 MLG Pro Circuit Specs
- Pro Circuit Controller Body
- 3-Piece Pro Circuit Controller Faceplate Kit (Gloss)
- 3-Piece Pro Circuit Controller Faceplate Kit (Matte)
- Pro Circuit Controller L-Shaped Door
- Pro Circuit Controller Weighted Door
- 2x 35g Weight Cartridges
- 2x ProX Analog Stick Modules
- ProX D-Pad Module
- 2x ProP Analog Stick Modules
- ProP D-Pad Module
- Headset Adapter
- ProCable (3m)
Price: US $99.99/£89.99
The hottest product displayed was the Tritton Warhead 7.1 Headset for Xbox 360. I don’t know how they teamed up with Microsoft to sync security chips, but we can finally say good-bye to additional dongles. Packed with the 5.8 GHz wireless technology and 7.1 dolby cinema-worthy surround sound, you won’t be able to wear any other headphones after putting on these babies.
It includes two rechargeable lithium ion removable battery packs so you have all the freedom to play for hours without any disruptions. More on the topic of customization, all controls are at your fingertips for you to comfortably switch from movies to games and there’s even a separate volume control just for chatting.
Tritton Warhead 7.1 Specs:
- Wireless Frequency: 5.8GHz
- Wireless Range: 33ft / 10m
- Ear Coupling: Circumaural (Over-the-Ear)
- Xbox 360 Audio Input Type: Optical and RCA
- Frequency Response: 25Hz–20kHz
- Speaker Diameter: 50mm
- Magnet Type: Neodymium
- Batteries: 2 Rechargeable Battery Packs
- 7.1 Surround Headset
- Wireless Headset with Stand
- Base Station with Charger
- Removable, Flexible Microphone
- RCA Adapter Cable
- Optical Cable
- Digital Audio Adapter
- AC Adapter
- 2 Rechargeable Battery Packs
Among other cool things hanging out was the Saitek Flight Simulator Cockpit Setup that is possibly the most realistic equipment there is for flying games. In fact, it’s so real that aspiring pilots (in real life) actually use this cockpit to train. Then there’s the Mad Catz Street Fighter™ IV FightStick™ that resembles a Tekken arcade machine. It was probably the most popular toy in the room just because it brought everyone back to the good old days.
Stay tuned as we’ve got a little bit more fight left in us straight out of the ‘Unveiled event.