Mad Catz® Announces New Range of RAT™ Gaming Mice

SAN DIEGO – August 9th, 2016 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz” or “the Company”) (NYSE MKT: MCZ), a global provider of innovative entertainment products, today announced its new and improved range of RAT gaming mice.

In 2010, Mad Catz revolutionized PC gaming mice by bringing to market innovative design, engineering, and functionality with the launch of its original line of RAT mice. Today, the Company meets gamers’ demand for the very best in gaming hardware by raising the bar yet again with its entirely upgraded range of RAT mice – the RAT1, RAT4, RAT6, RAT8, RAT PRO S+ and RAT PRO X+.

The new line of RAT mice features key parts that are adjustable and customizable to accommodate different sized hands and grip styles. This Dynamic Ergonomics philosophy is a key feature that runs through-out every RAT model, vastly improving the gaming experience and comfort of play. From the adjustable palm rest of the RAT4 to the ultimate customization of nearly every surface of the RAT PRO X+, users can tweak their RAT to near personal perfection.

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The world’s most customizable mice, wrapped in a bold color scheme designed to appeal to gamers and non-gamers alike, have also been given integrated intelligent lighting, powered by Kameleon RGB technology. Multiple illumination zones enable users to select from up to 16.8 million color variations and apply various illumination effects, making the RAT mouse the centrepiece of their gaming rig.

In addition, the new RAT line of gaming mice goes beyond Dynamic Ergonomics enhancements and Kameleon RGB illumination to incorporate a host of other new features. Newly-installed sensors and button configurations contribute to the feel of each mouse in the user’s hand and how the mouse reacts and performs to user commands. And, regardless of the genre or style of play, the new FLUX Software Interface can be used to quickly and intuitively tune all aspects of the sensor, macro buttons, and RGB LEDs to meet each user’s unique needs.

“The PC gaming market continues to grow as it adapts and changes to be the platform of choice for many of the world’s best and most complex gaming experiences,” said Andrew Young, Chief Technology Officer of Mad Catz. “For a platform as customizable as the PC, it makes sense that gamers and enthusiasts will look to use peripherals that match the level of sophistication of both their hardware and software. Our RAT mice have always been a platform to showcase precision engineering and enhance the gaming experience and the new 2016 range of RAT products proudly continues our tradition of seeking out the best materials, components and technologies to deliver the features and precision that PC gamers seek.”

Mad Catz expects to ship the new RATs in time for the 2016 holiday season. For additional information on the new RAT range, please visit: http://www.madcatz.com/gamechanging

About Mad Catz
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT: 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 gamers and simulation enthusiasts across multiple platforms including in-home gaming consoles, handheld gaming consoles, Windows PC and Mac® computers, smart phones, tablets and other smart devices. Mad Catz distributes its products through 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.

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COMPARE RATS

RAT 1 RAT 4 RAT 6 RAT 8 RAT PRO S+ RAT PRO X+
WIRED OR WIRELESS WIRED WIRED WIRED WIRED WIRED WIRED
SENSOR TYPE OPTICAL OPTICAL LASER OPTICAL OPTICAL OPTICAL/LASER
DPI RANGE MAX DPI-1600 MAX DPI-5000 MAX DPI-8200 MAX DPI-12000 MAX DPI-7200 MAX DPI-5000/8200/12000
LIGHTING TYPE SINGLE COLOR SINGLE COLOR KAMELEON RGB KAMELEON RGB KAMELEON RGB KAMELEON RGB
LIGHTING ZONES 1 3 3 3 3 3
MAIN BUTTON LIFE 5 MILLION 20 MILLION 50 MILLION 50 MILLION 50 MILLION 50 MILLION
MACRO BUTTONS 6 9 11 11 8 10
ON-BOARD MEMORY
PROFILE SLOTS/MODES 1 3 3 3 3 9
PRECISION AIM
ANALOGUE STRAFE
SWAPPABLE SENSOR MODULE
ADJUSTABLE WEIGHT
ADJUSTABLE PALM REST
ADJUSTABLE PINKIE REST
ADJUSTABLE THUMB REST
ADJUSTABLE SCROLL WHEEL
ADJUSTABLE GLIDE FEET
CHASSIS MATERIAL PLASTIC PLASTIC ALUMINUM ALUMINUM PLASTIC MAGNESIUM
WEIGHT ( – CABLE) 60G 90G 120G (MAX 138G) 145G (MAX 163G) 80G 110G
CABLE LENGTH 1.8M 1.8M 1.8M 1.8M 1.8M 1.8M
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