San Diego, April 21, 2009
Mad Catz® Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSX: MCZ), a leading third-party interactive entertainment accessory provider, today announced that it has begun shipping a range of accessories compatible with the new Nintendo® DSi™ handheld device.
Designed to capitalize upon the unique new features offered within the handheld device’s hardware, the Mad Catz DSi accessories have been designed to appeal to a broad user demographic and enhance the game play and media functions for DSi owners.
The Mad Catz line of DSi compatible accessories includes:
Mad Catz DSi Princess Pak™
Ideal for aspiring princesses everywhere! Transport and accessorize your new DSi in style with the plush pink Handbag to store and protect your DSi or DS Lite®. The Princess Pak also includes a pink Jumbo Pen Stylus, 4 Screen Protectors (Fitting both DSi and DS Lite®), and a Game Case Bracelet allowing gamers to wear and protect up to four DS games! MSRP: $19.99/£19.99
Mad Catz DSi Audio Chat Pak™
Featuring a comfortable headset and in-line microphone, the Audio Chat Pak makes full use of the DSi’s advanced communication capabilities by allowing gamers to talk over a Wi-Fi connection or when using voice controlled games. The Audio Chat Pak features an in-line Remote allowing gamers to mute or alter volume and complete with complimentary Storage Case to protect their DSi. MSRP: $19.99/£17.99
Mad Catz DSi Brain Pak™
Designed specifically for Brain Training™ and other software which promotes vertical orientation of the DSi, the Brain Pak features a tough durable Protective Case for gamers’ DSi connected to an adjustable Strap allowing users to safely hold their consoles in an upright position. The Brain Pak also features 2 replacement Styli and 2 Screen Protectors. MSRP:£9.99 (UK and Euro Only)
Mad Catz DSi Car Adaptor
Power up and charge your DSi from any standard 12volt lighter socket. The Car Adaptor comes complete with a bonus adaptor to allow charging to any standard DS Lite console. MSRP: $9.99/£7.99
Mad Catz DSi Stylus Pak
The Mad Catz DSi Stylus Pak features 5 durable replacement Styli for your DSi console and comes with assorted colors to match console hues. MSRP: $5.99/£4.99
Mad Catz DSi Screen Protector Pak
The Screen Protector Pak features 4 Screen Protectors which leave no unsightly residue and a bonus Squeegee. MSRP: $5.99/£4.99
Mad Catz DSi ArmorCase™ and ArmorStore Case™
Offering tough, durable, impact resistant protection with a‘soft-touch’ surface, the Armor and ArmorStore Case protects your DSi console. The ArmorStore Case offers bonus discrete storage for 3 Games, 3 SD Cards and a replacement Stylus. MSRP: $9.99/£7.99
Mad Catz DSi Basic Pak
An ideal assortment of accessories when purchasing a DSi console, the Mad Catz DSi Basic Pak features a clear, durable plastic Case with protective rubber inserts to store DSi, up to 6 SD cards, up to 6 games, and up to 2 replacement Styli. Also included are 2 Screen Protectors and 2 replacement Styli. MSRP: $14.99 (US and Canada Only)
Mad Catz DSi Value Pak
The Mad Catz DSi Value Pak represents stunning value and includes a stylish Carry Case, 2 Screen Protectors and 2 replacement Styli. MSRP:£11.99 (UK and Euro Only)
Mad Catz DSi Travel Pak Plus™
Designed to accommodate both DSi and DS Lite, the Travel Pak Plus features a heavily padded‘camera style’ Carry Case, Car Adaptor, 2‘clip-on’ Game Cases, 2 replacement Styli, 4 Screen Protectors, Stereo Earphones and a carry Lanyard. MSRP: $29.99/£29.99
Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz commented,“We are excited about the launch of the DSi and expect it to expand the handheld market. Our comprehensive range of DSi compatible products includes essential items for every DSi owner and an impressive array of new innovative accessories.”
The Mad Catz range of DSi compatible accessories is available across the US, Canada and key European territories.
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
Joseph Jaffoni, David Jacoby - Jaffoni&Collins Incorporated - t. 212/835-8500
About Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.
Mad Catz is a global leader in providing innovative peripherals for the interactive entertainment industry. Mad Catz designs and markets accessories for videogame systems and publishes videogame software, including the industry-leading GameShark videogame enhancements, under its Mad Catz, GameShark and Joytech brands. Mad Catz also designs and markets mice, keyboards, headsets, PC gaming controllers and other PC peripherals through its Saitek brand, and designs, manufactures and markets proprietary portable earphones under its AirDrives brand. Mad Catz distributes its products through most of the leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices across Canada, Europe and Asia. For additional information please go to www.madcatz.com, as well as www.gameshark.com, www.airdrives.com, www.saitek.com and www.joytech.net.
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