Links on Android Authority may earn us a commission. Learn more.
Mad Catz announces the S.U.R.F.R. and L.Y.N.X. 3 game controllers ahead of MWC 2015
Mad Catz, the creators of the M.O.J.O. micro-console, have just announced two new gaming controllers ahead of Mobile World Congress 2015. First up on the list is the S.U.R.F.R., and it’s a bit toned-down from other controllers we’ve seen from the company in the past. Slated as the “ultimate multimedia surfer and gaming controller”, the S.U.R.F.R. aims to make your life easier thanks to its full QWERTY keyboard and mouse pointer input.
It’ll connect to any Android device, including smartphones, Android TV devices, PCs and a handful of others. The controller features dual analog sticks, shoulder buttons, action buttons and a d-pad. If you’re playing a game that’s particularly difficult, the controller even has extendable grips on either side to help you hold on.
Like I said earlier, the S.U.R.F.R. features a more toned-down design than we’re used to seeing from the company. The S.U.R.F.R. seems comfortable and functional, and that’s all we could as for in a controller. It will be available in White, Red and Black for $79.99. There’s no exact date for the controller’s release, but the company estimates it will launch sometime around May.
Next up on the list is the L.Y.N.X. 3 gaming controller, the “L.Y.N.X.9’s lil’ bro.” Remember the crazy, futuristic-looking controller announced by the company back at CES 2015? That was the L.Y.N.X. 9, and the L.Y.N.X. 3 aims to be the more affordable version of that. Just like the other gaming controllers, this one can connect to a slew of different Android-powered devices. It has a fold-out design, two joy sticks, a d-pad, ABXY buttons and two shoulder buttons. But unlike the L.Y.N.X. 9, this new model gets rid of the keyboard and tablet dock in the middle, allowing for a more compact, lighter experience. It will be available for $69.99 and will launch in May.
Both of these gaming controllers will be shown off at MWC 2015. Are you interested in either the S.U.R.F.R. or the L.Y.N.X. 3?