Mad Catz rises from the dead with unique PC gear at CES 2018

We got an exclusive early hands-on with the returning brand's new peripherals.

Sean Hollister Senior Editor / Reviews
When his parents denied him a Super NES, he got mad. When they traded a prize Sega Genesis for a 2400 baud modem, he got even. Years of Internet shareware, eBay'd possessions and video game testing jobs after that, he joined Engadget. He helped found The Verge, and later served as Gizmodo's reviews editor. When he's not madly testing laptops, apps, virtual reality experiences, and whatever new gadget will supposedly change the world, he likes to kick back with some games, a good Nerf blaster, and a bottle of Tejava.
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The Rat Pro X3.

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Excellent arcade sticks. Robotic transforming mice. Questionable gamepads you gave to the friends you wanted to beat. 

If you remember Mad Catz , it's probably for one of those three things. Or maybe you remember when the company went bankrupt and laid off all its employees early last year. 

Watch this: Check out the PC gaming gear that Mad Catz rescued from the grave

But at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, it's like Mad Catz never left. We just got an exclusive first look at the very first PC peripherals the company plans to sell following its unusual revival last week -- and it looks like the renewed Mad Catz might have a few gems.

Check out those products (and my impressions) in our video above and gallery below.

Up close with Mad Catz's Rat Air, Rat Pro X3, Freq 4 and ES Pro+

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