Mad Catz teases GameSmart mobile gaming peripherals for CES 2013

Jan 4, 2013
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It looks like Mad Catz will have some special treats in store for CES this year. The company is teasing a new line of mobile gaming peripherals called GameSmart, and will consist of a full line of mobile gaming devices that include game controllers, mice, keyboards, headsets, and other specialty controllers.

According to the landing page, the devices are "designed to work seamlessly and wirelessly with a wide array of devices and platforms," and will connect to existing devices via Bluetooth. The peripherals will work with laptops, tablets, and smartphones, and will utilize Bluetooth Smart technology.

The company says it'll include an app to add functionality to the peripherals, and they also expect the tech to help game developers bridge differences between platforms by offering standardized controllers. Although Mad Catz is waiting until CES to unveil these GameSmart gamepads, keyboards, mice, and headsets, the company says the hardware won't launch until shortly after its unveiled.

Unfortunately, Mad Catz aren't providing any photos of the new devices -- not even a quick tease other than an outline of a generic-looking game controller, which looks an awful lot like an Xbox 360 controller. So it looks like we'll be waiting until next week before we'll see what these new mobile devices will look like.


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