10th April 2008
Saitek, a leading designer and manufacturer of consumer electronic products for PC and gaming announces the launch of its new Cyborg Keyboard. This high end gaming keyboard has advanced customisation options for greater control and convenience, and a durable design for improved gaming performance.
The Cyborg Keyboard features fully customisable, tri-colour key backlighting which can be applied in different colours and brightness for the key gaming areas of the keyboard. The red, green or amber backlights can be programmed to highlight the keys most often used in gaming - the WASD, cursor,‘C’ and Numpad keys - for convenience and practicality, with current settings saved even after a system reboot.
The touch-sensitive, backlit dashboard control panel allows the user to quickly convert the keyboard from normal mode to gaming mode by pressing the Cyborg button. Gaming mode instantly disables the Windows keys (which can quit games if accidentally pressed) and configures the colour and brightness of gaming keys.
Programmable features include enhanced multiple key presses in gaming areas for complex in-game commands and 12 programmable‘C’ keys with three programming modes. In addition, keyboard settings and complicated in-game commands can be saved as game-specific profiles using Saitek’s SST software so the user does not have to re-program the keyboard each time a new game is loaded.
The Cyborg Keyboard has adjustable rake angle at the front and back for maximum comfort, and to prevent strain injuries from intense keyboard use. The WASD and cursor keys are metal plated to prevent wear from prolonged gaming use, and the keyboard also includes pass-through USB, audio and microphone sockets for neatness and increased cable reach.
While the Cyborg Keyboard is designed for gamers, it can be quickly switched to Normal mode to make it suitable for a work and home environment. In normal mode the‘C’ keys can be programmed to open files and applications or perform specific actions, such as printing, at the touch of a button. Media keys simplify watching films or listening to music.
The Cyborg Range
Saitek’s new Cyborg range is designed specifically for serious gamers who demand the best equipment and includes the Cyborg 5.1 Headset, Cyborg Command Unit, Cyborg Rumble Pad, Cyborg Mouse and the Cyborg Keyboard. Enthusiastic gamers will play intensely for long periods of time and need peripherals that offer comfort and durability.
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Connectivity: USB 2.0
Windows XP, XP 64 and Windows Vista (all versions)
Notes to Editors:
Saitek designs and manufactures consumer electronics products which work together to improve the user’s multimedia, gaming and communications experiences. Constant innovation, superior technology and a high degree of functionality make Saitek products the choice of computer users around the world.
The Saitek product range today includes mice, keyboards, headsets, PC gaming controllers, as well as other PC peripherals. The latest addition is a new family of innovative and practical audio products designed to improve users’ digital entertainment experiences. Saitek and Cyborg are registered trademarks of Saitek and its affiliated companies.
In November 2007, Saitek was acquired by Mad Catz Interactive, Inc., a publicly-listed, leading global provider of interactive entertainment peripherals.
About Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.
Mad Catz (ASE/TSE ticker“MCZ”) is a global leader in providing innovative peripherals for the interactive entertainment industry. Mad Catz designs and markets accessories for video game systems and publishes video game software, including the industry-leading GameShark video game 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 recently began manufacturing and marketing 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.
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