In 2007 Mad Catz purchased relatively venerable PC peripheral maker Saitek for $30 million. After nearly nine years of flight sticks and farming controllers, Mad Catz is passing Saitek over to Logitech for a mere $13 million.
Real farmers do not operate their tractors using keyboard and mice. They don’t operate their tractors using Saitek’s $300 Heavy Equipment Precision Control System for PC either, but it’s much closer and a hell of a lot more entertaining.
While it's often the butt of jokes, Giants Software's Farming Simulator series is serious business — so serious that peripheral maker Mad Catz is creating custom Saitek-branded farm equipment controls for the franchise's most dedicated players.
The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is the most successful mass produced light aircraft in history, yet it exists in a price range far beyond the reach of mortals. Its controls, however, can be yours for $450, courtesy of Mad Catz.
For the price of a PlayStation 3, Saitek's new X-65F Flight Control System for the PC had damn well better be the best video game peripheral ever made.
Why spend mere hundreds of dollars on a fancy flight stick for your flight simulator needs when you can spend thousands on Saitek's Procedure Trainer, an insane collection of instrument panels, yokes and rudder pedals?
Mad Catz just rolled out a new line of pro flight controllers for the type of flight sim fanatics who want to be able to tinker with fuel mix and mindfully watch for warning lights while pretending to fly.
Made of solid steel, Saitek's X65F Pro Flight stick doesn't actually move when you use it to fly a plane, instead the shaft sensing the pressure you're exerting on the stick and translates it into movement.
Sold under Mad Catz' Saitek brand, the Cyborg R.A.T. 9 is a pretty mean looking little gaming mouse. In this video we have a Mad Catz rep walk us through the controller's shapeshifting ability.
Mad Catz is unveiling their new controllers for Street Fighter IV, a HAWX compatible flight stick and their latest PC flight stick at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.