The PC gaming peripherals market has been pretty great to Logitech lately, as the company’s recent financials revealed that their gaming products lineup saw as much as a 28% increase in sales in FY’17 year-over-year growth.
In order to maintain the momentum, Logitech has recently announced the acquisition of ASTRO Gaming, a gaming peripherals maker primarily focused in the console gaming space. Logitech believes that the acquisition of ASTRO Gaming will help Logitech quickly expand to the console gaming market and accelerate long term growth in the gaming division.
According to the announcement, Logitech will acquire ASTRO Gaming for $85 million in [...]
Mad Catz has officially gone bankrupt.
The beleaguered gaming peripherals company which produced well known gaming peripherals such as the R.A.T. series gaming mice, S.T.R.I.K.E. series gaming keyboards, and the peripherals for Rock Band has officially filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy after efforts to sell the company and efforts to find lenders willing to extend lines of credit have failed. Along with Mad Catz CEO Karen McGinnis, all Mad Catz officers and directors resigned as of yesterday and the company has begun liquidating assets.
This follows a string of unfortunate events for the company. Last year the company laid off 37% of its employees and the chairman of [...]
According to a recent announcement, Logitech acquired Saitek from gaming peripherals maker Mad Catz Interactive at the tune of $13 Million cash.
Saitek, who specializes in joysticks for flight simulators, wheels for farming simulators, and racing wheels for racing simulators, is expected to be a perfect complement to Logitech’s existing gaming peripherals lineup.
Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of gaming at Logitech said: “We’re pleased with this tuck-in acquisition of the Saitek product portfolio. The Saitek product line complements our market-leading portfolio of Logitech G gaming products, including simulation products like our G29 and [...]
You gotta admit. Razer is one helluva an awesome engineering company. They make fantastic, forward thinking gaming mice, keyboards, headsets, and lately even top of the line gaming notebooks, but one thing they haven’t seemed to figure out is logistics. Time and time again Razer unleashes possibly the coolest, most groundbreaking new products for consumers just to find that whatever just got released is sold out within minutes of the pre-order button becoming available.
One such product, which we’re about to review today, is the Razer Ouroboros. The Razer Ouroboros is a gaming mouse released back in late 2012, nearly 1 [...]
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Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) announced today the Kunai range of stereo gaming headsets being released under the Company’s TRITTON audio brand.
The Kunai headset is expected to be available this Holiday on the Wii U™ console from Nintendo®, the Nintendo 3DS™ handheld entertainment system, the PlayStation® Vita portable entertainment system, and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system from Sony.
Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. stated, “The release of the Kunai range expands our TRITTON gaming headsets to all major hand-held, console, and PC gaming [...]
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) announced today the TRITTON 720+ 7.1 Surround Headset, the upgrade to the Company’s TRITTON AX 720 Headset. Compatible with both the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system from Sony®, the TRITTON 720+ 7.1 Surround Headset is expected to ship in September 2012.
The 720+ features a number of key enhancements designed to offer superior performance and sustained comfort. All new Neodymium drivers have increased in size from 40mm to 50mm resulting in improved bass response and audio [...]
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) announced today the TRITTON PRO+ True 5.1 Surround Sound Headset, the upgrade to the award winning TRITTONAX Pro™. Compatible with both the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system from Sony®, the TRITTONPRO+ True 5.1 Surround Sound Headset is expected to ship in September 2012.
The PRO+ features a number of key enhancements designed to offer superior performance and comfort. Featuring true Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound via eight separate Neodynium drivers (four in each earcup), the PRO+ produces superior surround sound separation and [...]
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. announced today the S.T.R.I.K.E.7 Professional Gaming Keyboard for PC. Designed to deliver the highest levels of customization and performance, the S.T.R.I.K.E.7 features a unique modular design and the V.E.N.O.M.™touch screen interface. The S.T.R.I.K.E.7 ships worldwide today.
The unique V.E.N.O.M.™ touch screen interface enables the gamer to take control of their gaming environment, launch games or applications at the swipe of a finger, deploy custom macro commands, program chat, game, media settings and more.
“The S.T.R.I.K.E.7 is the [...]