Mad Catz Returns With New Mouse, Headset and More

If there's ever a place for reinvention in tech, it's the CES trade show in Las Vegas.

That's where Mad Catz is reintroducing itself to the world following a bankruptcy back in March 2017. The company, now under new ownership, will introduce three new gaming peripherals in the PC space: a mouse, keyboard and headset. It has yet to announce pricing or release dates.

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(Image credit: Mad Catz)


The wireless mouse, the R.A.T. Air, draws power from an included mousepad. If you want to use your own surface, you can just plug in a USB cable and use it as a wired mouse. Mad Catz refers to it as "fully-adjustable," so we're expecting lots of customization options.

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. The headset, the F.R.E.Q. 4, is metal plated and uses 40mm neodymium drivers.

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(Image credit: Mad Catz)

The company is entering (or, one might say, re-entering) a crowded and increasingly upscale space with competition from Razer, Roccat, Logitech, HyperX and Alienware, among others.

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(Image credit: Mad Catz)

We'll get our hands-on with these new peripherals when we're on the ground in Las Vegas next week at CES 2018.