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Mad Catz Surfr combines QWERTY keys with game controls (pictures)

Mad Catz's latest gaming controller packs a mini QWERTY keyboard for typing to your Android TV box.

Aloysius Low
Aloysius Low is a Senior Editor at CNET covering mobile and Asia. Based in Singapore, he loves playing Dota 2 when he can spare the time and is also the owner-minion of two adorable cats.
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Surfing with Mad Catz

Mad Catz's Surfr is the company's newest gaming controller, which packs a QWERTY keyboard.

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Type A

If you own, say, an Android TV box like the Fire TV, the keyboard will be very useful for typing in the names of the shows you're searching for.

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Stick it

The control stick is a little stiff and a tad too small, which made gaming a little challenging when I tried it out.

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Button up

On the other side, Mad Catz has cleverly added buttons around the stick, saving space as well as making it a lot easier to use.

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Go home

A home button is located right at the bottom, and it's out of the way, so you won't accidentally hit it while gaming.

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