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Mad Catz® puts control of the smart living room at your fingertips with the S.U.R.F.R™

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All-in-One GameSmart Controller Makes Surfing and Gaming a Breeze

San Diego – March 02, 2015 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT/TSX: MCZ) announced today the S.U.R.F.R, awireless media and game controller designed to integrate seamlessly into today’s connected living room, and portable enough take with you anywhere you want to go.

Seamlessly integrating with Bluetooth® enabled devices, the S.U.R.F.R provides uncompromised control to smart TV’s running Android TV, Android powered streaming media devices, such as the Amazon® Fire TV and the Mad Catz M.O.J.O.Micro-Console for Android as well as connected devices including smartphones, tablets and home theater PC’s.

Featuring a full QWERTY Keyboard and mouse capabilities along with integrated media controls, the S.U.R.F.R makes it easy to surf the web, navigate media, and stay connected via text or social media. And when you’re ready to game, the S.U.R.F.R delivers true gamepad control, with action buttons positioned around dual analog thumb sticks. Four buttons positioned on the left thumb stick mimic D-pad control, while buttons on the right serve as the traditional four action buttons commonly found on console style controllers. This unique configuration allows the controller to remain compact yet highly ergonomic during use.

“Today’s living room is rapidly evolving beyond proprietary cable boxes and gaming consoles. While consumers continue to gravitate towards connected devices as their preferred platform for streaming digital media content, gaming, surfing the web and social media, current controllers just don’t deliver on the experience they desire. The S.U.R.F.Rhas been designed to get the most out of these different devices we are now accustomed to in our daily lives,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “We are confident in the multiple opportunities presented by the S.U.R.F.R and look forward to it contributing to sales of our GameSmart suite of connected products throughout 2015 and beyond.”

The S.U.R.F.Rincludes a nano-dongle for devices that have a USB input but lack an internal Bluetooth radio, allowing for compatibility with a wide variety of smart devices. In addition, the S.U.R.F.features a removable mobile clip for docking a smartphone when on the go.

Mad Catz’ S.U.R.F.R will debut March 1, 2015, at MobileFocus® Global 2015 in Barcelona, and will be on display the next day at Mobile World Congress in the Silicon Image®/MHL® booth, located in hall 7, number 7F31. 

For additional information please visit: http://madcatz.com/gamesmart_surf_r/

About Mad Catz

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