San Diego, April 07. 2011
Mad Catz® Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz” or“the Company”) (AMEX/TSX: MCZ), today announced plans to exhibit in the gaming hall of the 2011 Gadget Show Live, at Booth Number GZ269, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham England from April 13 th through to April 17 th 2011.
The Gadget Show Live is the UK's premier consumer electronics events, returning in 2011 for its third year at the NEC, Birmingham. The event allows consumers to see, try and buy the very latest in gadgets and technology as well as participate in live shows and demonstrations. The 2011 show is now sold-out, having attracted an incredible 80,000 ticket pre-orders in just 12 weeks.
At The Gadget Show Live, Mad Catz invites consumers to sample the all new TRITTON PC 510 HDa High-Definition Analog True 5.1 Gaming Headset, being unveiled at the show for the first time anywhere in Europe.
Expected to be available worldwide from April 2011 with an estimated MSRP of£89.99 / $99.99 / 99.99 Euro, the TRITTON PC 510 HDa offers true 5.1 surround sound audio when used with a surround sound enabled PC sound card. Featuring similar specifications as the market leading TRITTON AX Pro, the TRITTON PC 510 HDa brings the same competitive advantage and audio characteristics to PC owners at a highly competitive price.
Ideal for the competitive PC gamer, the TRITTON PC 510 HDa utilizes no less than 8 precision tuned Neodymium speakers. Inside each ear cup, the PC 510 HDa houses a front speaker, center speaker, rear speaker and subwoofer. By providing a full 4 speaker configuration inside each ear cup, the PC 510 HDa replicates a typical 5.1 home cinema installation, providing gamers with a truly realistic audio experience. Each of the front, center and surround channels can be individually calibrated to perfectly balance the audio experience, assisting the gamer in pinpointing audio cues and providing a genuine advantage in particular gaming environments.
Premium-quality ear pads deliver hours of gaming comfort for extended gaming sessions and a detachable, flexible microphone transmits crystal-clear voice commands to teammates during online play.
In addition, the PC 510 HDa headset is compatible with the TRITTON AX Pro amplifier unit (sold separately) allowing gamers who have already purchased the AX Pro to offer a friend the opportunity to listen in to the action using an additional headset.
As well as experiencing the PC 510 HDa, gamers are invited to try the full range of TRITTON headsets, all of which will be set up at gaming stations at the Mad Catz booth.
Mad Catz will also be showcasing the Cyborg amBX™ Gaming Lights for PC. A dynamic lighting system which reacts to any PC game or media, the amBX Gaming Lights flood the gaming or home cinema environment with rich interactive lighting. Enveloping the user in up to 16 million colors, the lights provide atmospheric, directional lighting effects such as tracking enemy fire and an enhanced ambient gaming environment.
Further Mad Catz products which will be live and playable for gamers to experience include the Guinness World Record® winning Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Pro Gaming mouse, the Cyborg V.7 Gaming Keyboard and the Cyborg range of G.L.I.D.E. Gaming Surfaces.
Mad Catz also invites visitors to take advantage of the incredible offers on gaming accessories, only available to visitors of the show while stocks last. Highlights include a FREE Cyborg R.A.T. 3 Pro-Gaming mouse when visitors purchase a TRITTON AX Pro Gaming Headset and attendees are encouraged to visit the Mad Catz booth early in order to avoid disappointment.
For further information please contact:
Alex Verrey: Global PR&Communications Manager
t. +44 (0) 1908 336-538
Michael Greco: Vice President of Marketing
t. + 1-619-321-3564
Allyson Vanderford : Interim Chief Financial Officer
Joseph Jaffoni, Norberto Aja and Jim Leahy
Jaffoni and Collins Incorporated
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About Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.
Mad Catz is a leading global provider of innovative products for the interactive entertainment industry. Mad Catz develops and markets accessories for videogame systems and PCs under its Mad Catz (casual gaming), Saitek (simulation), Cyborg (pro gaming), Eclipse (home and office) and Tritton (gaming audio) brands. Mad Catz also operates e-commerce and content websites for videogame and PC products under its GameShark brand, develops, manufactures and markets proprietary earphones under its AirDrives brand, and publishes and distributes video/PC games. Mad Catz distributes its products through most of the leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For additional information please go to www.madcatz.com, as well as www.store.gameshark.com, www.saitek.com, www.cyborggaming.com, www.eclipsetouch.com, www.trittontechnologies.com, www.gameshark.com and www.airdrives.com.
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MAD CATZ, INC.
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