Mad Catz® Selects ViviTouch™ 4D Sound Technology for Use in Gaming Headset


Mad Catz®Selects ViviTouch4D Sound Technology for Use in Gaming Headset

4D Sound Technology Enhances Audio Experience through Physical Feedback

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") (NYSE MKT: MCZ) announced today its intention to utilize ViviTouch4D Sound technology from Bayer.

Integrated into a Mad Catz headset, ViviTouchresponds to sound in real time, emoting physical sensation that can be felt through the skin around the gamers' ears. ViviTouch's proprietary technology combines printed electrodes with extremely thin polymer films that simulate the movement of a muscle. The result of this innovative technology is a wholly unique 4D Sound experience, introducing a physical sensation to accompany corresponding audio in real time and helping to immerse the gamer in the action on screen like never before.

"We believe ViviTouch4D Sound technology brings an added sense of realism to sound effects in first person shooters and action adventure games" said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. "Mad Catz is committed to developing innovative products for passionate gamers through the early adoption of new technologies."

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

About ViviTouchTM

ViviTouch™actuators, from Bayer, produce a one-of-a-kind cinematic sensation that bridges the senses of seeing, hearing and feeling. ViviTouch™ HD Feel is used in mobile phones, gaming controllers and tablets to bring High Definition feel to the entertainment experience. ViviTouch™ 4D Sound can make headphones come alive by amplifying the experience of hearing. Bayer is one of the world's leading suppliers and developers of electroactive polymer (EAP) products, and pioneer of the innovative ViviTouch™ technology. ViviTouch™ and the ViviTouch™ logo are trademarks of Bayer. For additional information please visit

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Mad Catz Communications:
Alex Verrey, +44 (0) 1908 336 538
Global PR and Communications Director
Investor Relations:
Joseph Jaffoni, Norberto Aja, Jim Leahy

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