SAN DIEGO, Dec. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") (NYSE MKT:MCZ) (TSX:MCZ) announced today the E.S.PRO 1, a new and unique way to enjoy tournament-grade audio quality without the bulk and weight of traditional over-ear headphones.
Specially designed for eSports gamers, the E.S.PRO 1 differs from traditional earbuds, using enlarged 13.5mm speakers to deliver a powerful audio experience with increased bass response and crystal clear highs, revealing every detail of the gaming environment.
Fully equipped for competitive play, the E.S.PRO 1 features a removable, omni-directional boom microphone, ideal when chat is of primary importance. When not gaming, users can also access the E.S.PRO 1 in-line microphone, complete with automatic noise and echo suppression. To make every second count, the E.S.PRO 1 boasts easy to reach audio controls, allowing gamers to adjust the volume, mute chat, and control track selection.
Addressing a further issue common with regular earbuds, the E.S.PRO 1 features innovative soft-rubber support arms, designed to gently fit inside the ear and prevent the earbuds from falling out during heated gaming sessions. In addition, to aid with comfort and acoustic isolation, the E.S.PRO 1 comes complete with optional earbud attachments designed to fit virtually any size ear.
"Complementing our new R.A.T. PRO Series™ of gaming mice, the E.S.PRO 1 provide eSports enthusiasts with an innovative earbud option - combining tournament-grade gaming audio quality, with features and comfort that rival traditional over-the-ear headsets," said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. "The E.S.PRO 1 further illustrates Mad Catz' commitment to designing high-performance products that enhance the experience of competitive gamers, enabling us to expand our audio business throughout 2016."
Expected to ship in January 2016, the E.S.PRO 1 comes complete with a standard 3.5mm cable and PC audio adapter, allowing connection with virtually any audio source including PC, Mobile and current generation consoles.
For more information, please visit: http://madcatz.com/e-s-pro-1-earbuds/
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 www.madcatz.com
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