Third-party hardware accessory manufacturer Mad Catz is back in the game

Third-party hardware accessory manufacturer Mad Catz is back in the game

Third-party hardware accessory manufacturer Mad Catz is back in the game

It is not clear exactly how many new products Mad Catz will have on tap for its return, though it will be at least three. First off, Mad Catz headquarters is now in Hong Kong.

Pre-CES PR clues led us to suspect that the brand was about to re-emerge, and just ahead of the massive tradeshow next week, both UberStrategist and Little Big PR announced this morning that Mad Catz is back.

Mad Catz Global Limited, the legendary brand, leading innovation in gaming hardware for nearly three decades, announced a surprise return to the worldwide gaming scene.

After filing for bankruptcy a year ago, third party peripheral maker Mad Catz has announced a surprise return. The company was forced to lay off many of its employees that year and then shuttered altogether one year later.

According to Verrey, the new owner is focused on quality and not quantity, which means we should see less of whatever that was that Mad Catz showed off a few years back. There's the Rat 8+ mouse (or is that a 6?), which predictably has bells and whistles like extra roller wheels and what appears to be a height-adjustable palm rest. After liquidation, the company officially close up shop, but apparently, some former employees on the manufacturing side (in China) chose to pick up the pieces and keep on trucking as Mad Catz Global Limited and will be based out of Kowloon, Hong Kong.

The consumer electronics trade show will play host to the unveiling of new R.A.T. gaming mice, including the R.A.T. Air, which sports a wireless power system that provides charge through a wireless activation gaming surface included in the pack. Mechanical switches promise an expected life of 50 million strikes, there's independent RGB lighting for each key, injection-molded key caps and an aluminum faceplate. The new products are rounded out by the F.R.E.Q. 4, a gaming headset with a blend of retro and gamer styling that boasts 40mm neodymium drivers, metal plating, and an adjustable boom.

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