Having realized that a lot of gamers nowadays also play on their mobile devices, besides their PCs and consoles, Mad Catz has added to its current product line a couple more controllers that work equally fine with smartphones and smart TVs.
Named S.U.R.F.R. and L.Y.N.X. 3 (Mad Catz seems to love placing dots between letters, even though the names are not actually acronyms), each of the two new controllers was made with different purposes in mind, even though gaming seems to be a common denominator of both.
S.U.R.F.R., as its name suggests, was made for browsing the Internet or for using social media apps on smart TVs. For that purpose, it features a keyboard in the middle and gaming/multimedia controls on the sides. Keep in mind that the S.U.R.F.R. multimedia controller could prove useful even if you don’t own a smart TV, just as long as the device you’ll pair it with features Bluetooth connectivity.
In that regard, S.U.R.F.R. might also prove great when using along an Android set top box, or even an Android mobile device. PCs aren’t a problem, either, but both surfing and gaming are done better with a proper keyboard and mouse. One thing that’s revolutionary about this controller is the unique A B X Y and d-pad configuration. It should be noted that the B, X and Y buttons also double as music playback controls when not used in a game.
L.Y.N.X. 3, on the other hand, was obviously designed with mobile gaming in mind. Using its stand, gamers can attach their Android smartphone to the controller and game away. This product relies on the same Bluetooth connectivity to pair to smartphones and tablets, and just in case gamers want to play on a larger display, L.Y.N.X. 3 can be converted to a more conventional gaming controller, despite its unusual design. Simply put, this device looks as if some mad cats ate parts of its body. Just as in S.U.R.F.R.’s case, L.Y.N.X. 3’s buttons can also be used for controlling media.
You can pre-order S.U.R.F.R. and L.Y.N.X. 3 from the Mad Catz website for $80 and $70, respectively. Assuming that you sign up now, you should receive your order in May, when the manufacturer estimates that these will be ready for shipping.
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