Mad Catz® Announces The C.T.R.L.R™ Wireless Gamepad

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Mad Catz ® Announces The C.T.R.L. R Wireless Gamepad

Patent Pending GameSmart Bluetooth ® Controller Brings Console Quality Gaming to Mobile and Smart Devices

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") (NYSE MKT: MCZ) announced today the Mad CatzC.T.R.L.RWireless GamePad for mobile and smart devices expected to launch Summer 2013.

"Smart devices have made considerable inroads in delivering all forms of entertainment including music, movies, books, social media, and games. Mobile gaming is a vibrant and exciting space and we don't see controller-based games replacing touch screen games, we expect them to enhance and enlarge the smart device gaming experience to include the living room experience. The C.T.R.L.R delivers the performance, interface modes, and connectivity to deliver a console-quality experience from the broadest range of mobile and smart devices," said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. "We believe the C.T.R.L.R with proprietary GameSmart technology fits perfectly with our long-term strategy of designing innovative products for passionate gamers."

TheC.T.R.L.R features three Human Interface Device (HID) modes to support all game interfaces:

  • GameSmart Mode implements the standard HID controls for simplified gaming on the Android platform.
  • Mouse Mode for touch screen games.
  • PC Mode implements standard PC pad controls.

In addition, the C.T.R.L.R features both Bluetooth® Classic and Bluetooth Smart (4.0) technologies to enable connectivity to current, future and legacy smart devices.

GameSmart control products function through the Bluetooth Smart stack, are game and hardware independent, and will have a smart device app to provide additional functionality. By utilizing Bluetooth Smart, GameSmart products will enable simplified setup, longer battery life and universal compatibility for the latest smart devices. In addition, GameSmart offers game developers and game publishers standardization, ease of implementation and scalability when enabling controller and console-like accessory functionality in mobile games.

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About Mad Catz

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") (NYSE MKT: MCZ) is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed under its Mad Catz® (gaming), Tritton® (audio), and Saitek® (simulation) brands. Mad Catz also develops flight simulation software through its internal ThunderHawk Studios™; operates flight simulation centers under its Saitek brand; publishes games under its Mad Catz brand; and distributes games and videogame products for third parties. Mad Catz distributes its products through most leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For additional information please go to

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