Jan 04 AT 11:09 AM Sean Riley 0 Comments

Mad Catz joins “Designed for Samsung” program, optimizing for Samsung hardware


Most gamers will be familiar with Mad Catz, whether you get your gaming done on mobile, consoles or PC there are Mad Catz products designed to give you precision control.

Today Mad Catz has announced that they are joining the “Designed for Samsung” (DFS) program, which will require new hardware to pass Samsung’s certification process before being blessed with the DFS logo on the packaging.

These products will naturally continue to perform just fine with other manufacturers smartphones and tablets, it is simply an added bonus for Samsung owners that want to be sure they are getting a product that will perform at a high level for them.

There are no specifics regarding pricing or availability on the DFS products, but the two most likely candidates are the L.Y.N.X. 9 and L.Y.N.X. 3 controllers, which retail for $299 and $69 at present. There’s no reason to expect that pricing to change as a result of this announcement.

While NVIDIA has done an amazing job producing Android hardware that is optimized for gaming it’s good to see other companies working to make Android a first-class gaming platform.

Do any of you already own a controller for your Android smartphone or tablet or have you considered purchasing one?

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Mad Catz® to Join the “Designed for Samsung” Program

Mad Catz to Deliver Range of GameSmart™ Mobile Gaming Products Optimized for Samsung Mobile Devices

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE:MKT) (TSX:MCZ), a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products, announced today that it has joined the Designed for Samsung (DFS) program. As the first company to offer traditional video game controller hardware for the Designed for Samsung program, Mad Catz will be introducing a range of mobile gaming products from its award-winning GameSmart™ portfolio, optimized for Samsung smartphones and tablets.

With a wide variety of innovative controllers and gamepads, Mad Catz will provide Samsung Mobile consumers the opportunity to enhance their gaming and multi-media experiences with features and functionality that take full advantage of their Samsung smartphone or tablet, as well as other Bluetooth® enabled connected devices and PCs. Each certified product will also feature the ‘Designed for Samsung Mobile’ logo on packaging, communicating seamless compatibility with Samsung smartphones and tablets.

“We’re excited to join the Designed for Samsung Program and provide Samsung Mobile customers with a range of high-quality mobile gaming products designed to enhance their mobile experience,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “Our GameSmart line of mobile gaming controllers and accessories continue to lead the industry in product innovation and through our participation in the DFS program, gamers can be assured of getting the ideal gaming product for their Samsung smartphone or tablet.”

All participating Mad Catz DFS program products will be available to purchase through the Mad Catz Online Store (store.madcatz.com) as well as from other leading retailers. For more information, please visit: http://madcatz.com/

About Mad Catz

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE:MKT) (TSX:MCZ) is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed under its Mad Catz® (gaming), Tritton® (audio), and Saitek® (simulation) brands. Mad Catz products cater to passionate gamers across multiple platforms including in-home gaming consoles, handheld gaming consoles, Windows PC and Mac® computers, smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices. Mad Catz distributes its products through its online store as well as distribution via many leading retailers around the globe. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Mad Catz maintains offices in Europe and Asia. For additional information about Mad Catz and its products, please visit the Company’s website at www.madcatz.com

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 8 years and covering mobile for the last 9. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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