<strong>PRESS RELEASE: Mad CatzÂ® Ships Wireless-N Gaming Adapter for Xbox 360Â® and PlayStationÂ®3 Consoles</strong>
Wireless-N Technology Provides Fast, Stable Connection over Long Distances for Superior Online Play
San Diego, November 16, 2009
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSX: MCZ), a leading worldwide third-party interactive entertainment accessory provider, today announced the shipping of the Wireless-N Gaming Adapter for use with MicrosoftÂ® Xbox 360 and SonyÂ® PlayStation 3 videogame consoles.
Connecting via the Ethernet (WAN) port on either console, the Wireless-N Gaming Adapter (compatible with 802.11b/g/n networks) proves ideal for online play and content downloading. When using with a Wireless-N network, the Adapter offers a strong and stable connection to your Wireless-N broadband router/access point and delivers up to three times the range and speed (Up to 150Mbs) when compared to other â€˜Gâ€™ gaming adapters running at speeds up to 54Mbs. Simple, yet versatile, the Wireless-N Gaming Adapter will also connect to any Ethernet ready device to offer instant Wireless-N connectivity!
Shipping with a 3.3ft Ethernet cable, gamers have the freedom to position their Adapter in a location that offers a premium wireless reception, negating the need to house in the direct vicinity of their console.
The Wireless-N Gaming Adapter offers an effortless setup procedure thanks to the Quick Setup Button, which provides seamless gaming console integration when used in conjunction with a router or access point featuring WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup button).
Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz commented, â€œWith more HD entertainment content and online gaming being delivered via Xbox LiveÂ® and PSNâ„¢, we anticipate the need for Wireless-N gaming adapters will increase. Our Wireless-N Adapter allows Xbox 360 users to access the network wirelessly and for PS3 users to upgrade their wireless technology to the faster N standard.â€
The Wireless-N Gaming Adapter for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is available at the Mad Catz online store (http://store.gameshark.com or http://www.gamesharkstore.net) and is shipping now across North America and key European territories retailing for an MSRP of $79.99 and Â£49.99/â‚¬59.99.