Mad Catz Emerges From Bankruptcy

Mad Catz returns from the dead with a dangerous-looking wireless mouse

The 30th anniversary of USA gaming hardware veteran Mad Catz was nearly visible on the horizon when the first signs of trouble began to emerge in 2016. According to CNET, most of the old company's assets have been acquired by a Chinese holding company that includes workers from the brand's Chinese factories. The company, now under new ownership, will introduce three new gaming peripherals in the PC space: a mouse, keyboard and headset. By 2015 the company was defending rumours it was approaching bankruptcy, but things soon came to a head: in 2016 its executive time resigned ahead of a below-expectations earnings report and in September Mad Catz was forced to sell its Saitek division to Logitech to keep the lights on.

Although it wasn't in the teaser video, there are also multiple a "Glide" gaming surfaces; one of the them, at least, appears to contain the wireless power that the Rat Air mouse uses. For additional information on Mad Catz, you can head over to the official website.

Less than a year after the company went dark following a string of financial hits, Mad Catz returns today under new management.


Anyway the mouse sounds pretty interesting as it offers wireless performance via power obtained directly from its gaming surface - i.e. fancy mouse-pad.

Much of the company's product nomenclature remains. The RAT Air also comes with a USB cable so you can connect the mouse to the computer instead.

The new Mad Catz will unveil its new products at CES 2018. We'll be looking forward to checking out the new Mad Catz gear over the course of the year! Because Mad Catz invested so heavily in the failed sequel, they ended up failing right alongside it. "Mad Catz has been a permanent fixture in gaming for nearly three decades and we firmly believe it's best days lie ahead", said Selena Chang, director of sales and operations for Mad Catz Global Limited. The director continued to state that "we're already working on delivering products which we believe will enhance gamers' abilities and do justice to the Mad Catz name".

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