Mad Catz(R) Announces The R.A.T.(TM)1 Gaming Mouse for PC

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT:MCZ) (TSX:MCZ) announced today the R.A.T.1, a new concept in PC gaming mice – featuring an innovative modular design, 3D printing and personalization options that enables users to truly make it their own.

The Company also announced today that the R.A.T.1 received the distinguished CES 2016 Innovations Award Honoree for outstanding design and engineering in the Gaming and Virtual Reality Category, and will be featured during CES 2016 at Innovation Awards Showcase.

Plug-and-play compatible with Windows® PC and expected to ship in time for Holiday 2015, the R.A.T.1 innovative Module System features three core components – Tripod Chassis, Sensor Module and Adjustable Palm Rest that users can customize to match their personal style and usage requirements.

Ultra-lightweight and made from the same materials used in Mad Catz’ tournament-grade gaming mice, the R.A.T.1 Tripod Chassis provides a high-strength frame for its module components. Seated inside the Tripod Chassis, an adjustable 3500DPI optical Pixart PMW3320 gaming-grade Sensor Module provides the brain of the R.A.T.1. Instantly detachable from the Tripod Chassis, the Sensor Module can be used by itself as a remarkably compact laptop mouse or re-joined to chassis to form a strikingly attractive desktop mouse. For those seeking even more personalization options, the R.A.T.1 is the world’s first gaming mouse that empowers users to use a 3D Printer to create their own customized Palm Rest. Owners of the R.A.T.1, can download 3D CAD files of the Palm Rest, create, print and share their own unique designs right from their home 3D Printer!

“With a gaming DNA derived from the award-winning R.A.T. PRO Series, the R.A.T.1 re-envisions what a gaming mouse could be with its innovative modular design and unique customization options,”said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz.The R.A.T.1 sets a new standard in design and personalization, appealing to both passionate gamers and casual users alike – allowing us to broaden the appeal of our R.A.T., range and drive our PC business into 2016 and beyond.”

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About Mad Catz

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT: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

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         Global PR and Communications Director
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         Karen McGinnis
         Chief Financial Officer
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