You probably know Mad Catz, the prolific manufacturer of all video game accessories you either love or hate. I feel like all kids growing up in the 1990s or 2000s had at least one Mad Catz product. It was the thing your parents got you when you asked for a new PlayStation controller. Because when they went to the store and saw a $30 price difference between the official Sony controller and the Mad Catz, there was no chance you weren’t getting the cheaper option.
That said, Mad Catz has come a long way in the last 30 years. And their peripherals aren’t the janky budget solutions they used to be. A lot of their products, especially their mice and keyboards, are pretty good stuff now. So it’s going to be worth paying attention to their big reveal at CES 2020 next month when they show off all their new product lines.
They have announced a ton of stuff, including mice, keyboards, headsets, gamepads, and even an arcade fighting stick. Mad Catz is bringing things like the R.A.T. Pro X3 Supreme Which is a high-end customizable gaming mouse with a 16,000 CPI gaming optical sensor, ten programmable buttons, and over a dozen adjustable accessories. So if you’re in the market for a new mouse, and you want something top shelf, this will probably interest you.
There’s also the F.R.E.Q. 4 gaming headset, which features 50mm audio drivers and 7.1 surround sound. The S.T.R.I.K.E. 13 mechanical gaming keyboard. The C.A.T. 7 and the C.A.T. 3 gamepads. And of course the E.G.O. Arcade FightStick. This arcade stick will feature Sanwa Denshi components, an eight-directional joystick, eight-button arcade layout, and customizable faceplate. Mad Catz threw in everything you could ask for.
This is not a comprehensive list fo what Mad Catz is planning to show off at CES. But it’s a great preview to get people interested. CES 2020 is January 7th through 10th, so we won’t have to wait long to get more details on these peripherals.