San Diego – January 12, 2012 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) announced today the SwitchBlade Wireless Headset, expected to ship worldwide in spring 2012. Featuring Bluetooth™ technology, the new headset is for use with the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system from Sony ® and will be released under the Company’s TRITTON professional gaming audio brand.
Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. stated, “The SwitchBlade headset represents the first in a series of PlayStation 3 headsets which we expect to ship throughout 2012.”
The SwitchBlade Wireless Headset comes complete with rechargeable batteries and docking station and is able to pair with two devices simultaneously, allowing gamers to connect with the PlayStation 3 in addition to a mobile phone. In addition, the unique dynamically folding boom mic allows gamers to switch the device on or off simply by flicking the mic.
Additional information is available at: http://www.trittonusa.com/switchblade
About Mad Catz
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed primarily under its Mad Catz ® (casual gaming), Cyborg™ (pro gaming), Tritton ® (gaming audio), Saitek ® (simulation), and Eclipse™ (home and office) brands. Mad Catz also develops flight simulation software through its internal ThunderHawk Studios™; operates flight simulation centers under its Saitek brand; operates a videogame content website under its GameShark ® brand; publishes games under its Mad Catz brand; and distributes games and videogame products for third parties. Mad Catz distributes its products through most leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For additional information please go to www.madcatz.com.
This product is manufactured under license from Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft, Kinect, Xbox, Xbox LIVE, Xbox 360, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.
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