Mad Catz launches four new gaming headsets, STRIKE gaming keyboard at E3

Having announced its Android-based Project M.O.J.O. gaming console, Mad Catz is now turning to peripherals: it just unveiled a couple of universal headsets, a PC gaming keyboard and two other PC and Mac headsets. Kicking things off, the TRITTON Kunai Universal and F.R.E.Q. 4D stereo headsets (coming summer and fall 2013, respectively) follow the earlier GameSmart initiative by working with gaming consoles like the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U along with PCs, Macs and handheld devices. PC gamers get the S.T.R.I.K.E 3 gaming keyboard with mechanical keys, adjustable backlighting and programmable macro keys sometime in the fall.

For PC and Mac users, the TRITTON Pro+ headset (based on the console version) brings 5.1 surround sound via a built-in decoder, while the TRITTON Kunai for PC and Mac offers an inline remote and breakaway cable for use with handheld devices. The latter two models will arrive this summer, but there's no word yet on pricing for any of the bunch. Head after the jump for the PR and galleries.

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Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 3 Gaming keyboard

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MAD CATZ® ANNOUNCES TRITTON™ KUNAI™ UNIVERSAL STEREO GAMING HEADSET

New Headset Delivers Affordable Quality to Multiple Gaming Platforms

San Diego – June 10, 2013 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") (NYSE MKT: MCZ) announced today the TRITTON Kunai Universal Headset. The new console stereo headset is expected to ship Summer 2013.

The TRITTON Kunai Universal is compatible with most popular consoles, Windows® PC, and Mac, as well as smart phones and smart devices. The TRITTON Kunai Universal features striking aesthetics, 40mm Neodymium speakers, and an in-line remote offering easy access to volume and chat controls.

Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, said, "The TRITTON Kunai range has proven popular thanks to its balance of performance, value and aesthetics and today's announcement will allow us to reach passionate gamers on virtually any platform."

The TRITTON Kunai Universal headset will be available in gloss black, gloss white and gloss red colors.

MAD CATZ Announces S.T.R.I.K.E. 3 Professional Gaming Keyboard for Windows PC

Twelve Macro Keys and Thirty-Six Programmable Comands Enhance Competitive Gaming

San Diego – June 10, 2013 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") (NYSE MKT: MCZ) announced today the S.T.R.I.K.E.3 Professional Gaming Keyboard for Windows® PC. Expected to ship fall 2013, the S.T.R.I.K.E.3 has been designed with the competitive gamer in mind, offering an impressive feature set and a unique membrane key-bed designed to offer the full tactile feedback of mechanical keys but without the excessive noise or the need to 'bottom out' the keys.

"The S.T.R.I.K.E.3 demonstrates our commitment to providing gamers with a product range that meets their budgets and exceeds their expectations," said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive. "Our range of S.T.R.I.K.E. keyboards has captured the imagination of passionate gamers and we are pleased to expand the range with the S.T.R.I.K.E.3."

The S.T.R.I.K.E.3 features a full RGB backlit key-bed, capable of displaying up to sixteen million customizable colors. In addition to full media controls and a removable wrist-rest, the S.T.R.I.K.E.3 features a total of twelve macro keys and three separate modes of operation, providing a total of thirty-six programmable buttons.

The S.T.R.I.K.E.3 will be available in gloss black, gloss white and gloss red colors.

MAD CATZ® ANNOUNCES F.R.E.Q.4D GAMING HEADSET FOR WINDOWS® PC AND SMART DEVICES

GameSmart™ Headset Features ViviTouch™ 4D Sound Technology

San Diego – June 10, 2013 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") (NYSE MKT: MCZ) announced today the F.R.E.Q. 4D Gaming Headset for Windows® PC and Smart Devices, expected to ship fall 2013.

Part of the Company's GameSmart range, the F.R.E.Q. 4D is the first Mad Catz headset to feature ViviTouch™ 4D Sound. Designed to add a new dimension of sound perception to the gaming experience, ViviTouch 4D Sound combines muscular bass with sensory feedback, producing an actual physical sensation to the gaming audio. In addition to gaming use, the F.R.E.Q. 4D is equally at home with movies or music, featuring multiple EQ settings and a detachable in-line cable which allows for easy conversion from USB to 3.5mm to support standard stereo audio on iPhone®, tablets and most smart devices.

"Utilizing ViviTouch™ 4D technology, we believe the F.R.E.Q. 4D brings an added sense of realism to sound effects in first person shooters and action adventure games," said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive. "The F.R.E.Q. 4D demonstrates our commitment to PC and Smart Device gaming, which we believe will resonate with passionate gamers."

The F.R.E.Q. 4D Gaming Headset will be available in gloss black, gloss white and gloss red colors.

MAD CATZ® ANNOUNCES TRITTON® PRO+™ TRUE 5.1 SURROUND SOUND HEADSET FOR WINDOWS® PC AND MAC

New Headset Features True 5.1 Surround Sound with Eight Separate Speakers

San Diego – June 10, 2013 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") (NYSE MKT: MCZ) announced today the TRITTON Pro+ True 5.1 Surround Sound Headset for Windows® PC and Mac expected to ship Summer 2013.

Based upon the Company's critically acclaimed TRITTON Pro+ console headset, the Windows PC and Mac version features four separate drivers in each ear cup for true 5.1 surround sound. The TRITTON Pro+ for Windows PC and Mac features an in-line remote and Selectable Voice Monitoring (SVM), allowing users to choose if they hear their own voice in the headset.

"The TRITTON Pro+ headset resonates with passionate gamers thanks to its advanced feature set and multiple speakers which deliver highly accurate sound separation, ideal for online gaming." said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. "We believe the TRITTON Pro+ for Windows PC and Mac will enable us to further strengthen our leadership position within the high-end PC audio category."

The TRITTON Pro+ for Windows PC and Mac sports a lightweight and flexible design, and is available in gloss black, gloss white and gloss red colors.

MAD CATZ® ANNOUNCES TRITTON™ KUNAI™ STEREO GAMING HEADSET FOR WINDOWS® PC AND MAC

New Headset Delivers Affordable Quality to Desktop Gamers

San Diego – June 10, 2013 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") (NYSE MKT: MCZ) announced today the TRITTON Kunai for Windows® PC and Mac. The new stereo headset is expected to ship Summer 2013.

Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, said, "The TRITTON Kunai range has proven successful with a console audience and we are confident that passionate PC and Mac gamers will appreciate the performance and value synonymous with the brand."

The TRITTON Kunai features striking aesthetics, 40mm Neodymium speakers, and an in-line remote offering easy access to volume and chat controls. The TRITTON Kunai for Windows® PC and Mac will be available in gloss black, gloss white and gloss red colors.