Posted by Caitlyn Muncy on Jan 7, 2013

Mad Catz GameSmart Peripherals Will Play Nice With Everything


If you want to play a game, you’re going to find a way to do it, no matter where you are. You can play on your PC, phone, console, and anything in between. However, the way you play the game may vary depending on the gear that you have available. What might work with your computer might not work with your smartphone (and even amongst smartphones, not everything will work from phone to phone).

Mad Catz is trying to bridge this gap by making an entire line of peripherals that will work with anything that has Bluetooth capabilities through what is being called GameSmart Technology. This means you’ll have mice, headsets, and controllers to fulfill your gaming hunger. This is a great idea, and will save people money on buying multiples of something just so they can use them across a range of platforms (but don’t think these are going to come cheap!). They boast universal compatibility, easy setup, and a long battery life.

 

 

There are two mice, the R.A.T. M Wireless mobile gaming mouse, and the M.O.U.S. Wireless mouse. The first has a 6400 DPI twin-eye laser sensor, an adjustable palm rest, and twelve action buttons. The M.O.U.S. 9 is more everyday work oriented, but it can function on any surface, including glass, and takes after the R.A.T.. Both have color options of white, red, black, or matte black, and will cost you around $130.

To cater to your audial needs, Mad Catz is making a headset called the F.R.E.Q.. It folds up quite nicely for travel, and will work decently for sound with its 40mm drivers. There are dual in-line audio controllers, which will let you answer calls on your phone, or mute your mic on your computer. This will run you about $150.

The final piece is the C.T.R.L., which looks very similar to an Xbox controller. The big noticeable difference is that it has media buttons. It seems as though these will be up for sale quite soon as there are already “buy” buttons up here. Sadly not much has surfaced about this product just yet, but I’m sure it will soon as CES 2013 is underway!

Written by Caitlyn Muncy

Raised in a Podunk town in southern Indiana, Caitlyn had an appetite for games at a young age, growing up with SNES, PlayStation consoles, a Gameboy, and a PC. She has branched out into several different fields of art, music, and journalistic endeavors. Apart from being parent to Darth Giblet the hamster, she is currently attending Indiana University for Fine Arts. You can follow her on Twitter.

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