Mad Catz Unveils a Slew of Gaming Headsets and the S.T.R.I.K.E. 3 Keyboard at E3

Posted on June 11, 2013 11:40 AM by Rob Williams

It’s been a good six months since Mad Catz last unveiled some new product, so at E3, it’s decided to do some catching up – and catching up, it has. Announced at the show are four brand-new headsets, and a continuation of the company’s popular S.T.R.I.K.E. gaming keyboard series, with the “3”.

First up, the Kunai and Kunai Universal headsets. In almost every regard, these headsets are identical, but the non-Universal model includes an in-line volume and chat controller. This model is designed for PC and Mac first and foremost, but with the in-line controller removed, it can also be used on smartphones and similar devices. Both headsets include 40mm neodymium drivers and… that’s just about all Mad Catz is revealing at this point. What more we do know is that customers will have a choice between white, black and red for the colors.

Mad Catz Kunai Headset
Mad Catz Kunai Headset

Those PC gamers who’ve been upset at the fact that Mad Catz’ TRITTON Pro+ surround sound headset has been made available for only the consoles can relax… it’s now en route for the PC. Each earcup includes four separate drivers, and each of these can be manipulated with the in-line controller. For those wanting “true” 5.1″ surround sound, you’ll need to use a compatible audio card that supports all of the connectors.

Mad Catz TRITTON Pro+
Mad Catz TRITTON PRO+ Headset

To help you get your F.R.E.Q. on, Mad Catz delivers its 4D, a gaming headset designed for the mobile gamer. With its ViviTouch actuator, the headset gives “subwoofer-like” bass effects on lower frequency audio to help create an exceptional sound experience. With Mad Catz’ GameSmart technology, you gain simplified setup and compatibility with a large number of devices.

Mad Catz FREQ 4 Headset
Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 4D Headset

Finally, Mad Catz is continuing its S.T.R.I.K.E. gaming keyboard rollout with “3”, considered to be the “entry model” into the series. It offers “precise key” response, customizable backlighting, a bunch of macro keys and probably the strangest space bar I’ve ever seen on a keyboard. If only this were a mechanical model.

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

Unfortunately, neither pricing nor a release date have been released for any of these products. We’d expect them all to launch relatively soon, however, and we’re confident that they’ll cost somewhere between $1 – $100 USD (you can thank us later when we’re right).

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