SAN DIEGO, Nov. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE:MCZ) (TSX:MCZ) announced today the shipping of the F.R.E.Q.TE 7.1, a new tournament quality 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset optimized for competitive multiplayer gamers with an unrivaled level of audio personalization and an advanced dual microphone system for precision communication with teammates. Compatible across PC, the latest gaming consoles and smart devices, the F.R.E.Q.TE 7.1 is the ideal tournament ally no matter what game you play to win.
Part of the Company’s Tournament Edition range of high performance gaming products, the F.R.E.Q.TE 7.1 has been designed in conjunction with eSports athletes to withstand the stress of tournament play and deliver a competitive edge when gaming at home or at the professional level.
Connecting via standard USB, the F.R.E.Q.TE 7.1 delivers highly immersive 7.1 surround sound via state-of-the-art audio customization software, placing the gamer in the heart of the action and in full control over their audio landscape. High quality 50mm audio drivers present the audio with precision clarity, providing the gamer with a full 360 degrees of positional awareness. In addition, the removable boom microphone with dual-chat mic system work in unison to actively cancel out environmental background noise and boost the clarity of the gamer’s voice to teammates.
Mad Catz proprietary surround sound software allows gamers to alter, improve and personalize their audio to their liking by creating customized EQ profiles for all of their favorite media. Through audio enhancement, the clarity and previously lost audio details common to compressed audio are restored, while Dynamic Bass mode boosts low frequency response, relaying every explosion and shot with powerful precision. Voice Enhancement mode isolates and improves the clarity of voice frequency in VOIP or media, and when in VOIP mode, the Voice Effects feature even allows gamers to alter the sound of their own voice.
Compatible across PC, the latest HD gaming consoles and smart devices, the F.R.E.Q.TE 7.1 includes a 3.5 mm cable for connection to virtually any audio source, allowing gamers to enjoy their favorite games, movies, music and more in crystal-clear surround sound. Simple on-ear controls put volume, mic and ‘call/answer’ functionality at the gamers’ fingertips.
“As the next generation in our award winning F.R.E.Q. line of high performance gaming audio headsets, the F.R.E.Q.TE 7.1 exemplifies Mad Catz’ commitment to delivering products tailored to needs of today’s competitive gamers,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “In-game audio is vital to the performance of the player, and we believe that our F.R.E.Q.TE 7.1 will offer the competitive edge eSports and competitive gamers require to stay ahead of the competition. We’re confident that our strong line up of products spanning multiple gaming formats will see us build considerable momentum as we move towards the Holiday’s and into 2016.”
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Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE:MCZ) (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
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