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Mad Catz controller can transform into almost anything

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Is tht you Optimus?

How much are you willing to spend on a controller? Modular madness professional Mad Catz are basically asking that question with their latest creation, the LYNX 9 controller for Android and Windows. Let’s not mince words; it’s a $300 accessory for playing mobile and PC games, but I’ll be damned if it doesn’t look interesting.

It also happens to look (and function) much like a tiny Transformer. For example, the LYNZ is able to fold up nicely for travel and storage purpose, becoming a shell of its extended regular controller form. As you can see below:

Mad Catz LYNX 1

It can also be torn nearly in half to house a tablet in-between the D-Pad and buttons, showing just how incredibly modular a single controller can be.

 Mad Catz LYNX 2

There’s also a handy keyboard attachment that clips in at the bottom, for talking smack at anyone who dares to oppose you in the mobile gaming world (because PCs have actual keyboards).

Mad Catz LYNX 3

There’s also a nice clip-on attachment to house your smartphone while gaming, as well as connections for your smart device of choice to hook up to your HDTV. The LYNX is a seriously versatile piece of hardware, with a nice metal finish to give it a bump in the aesthetics department too. The only issue is the exuberant price, which makes this not only one of the most expensive controllers on the market, but one that doesn’t even work with mainstream consoles.

I admire the Mad Catz focus on modular pieces of hardware, and their RAT mouse range is still one of the best on the market. I just have no idea what they’re really thinking with the LYNX – aside from an obvious ploy to make it into Michael Bay’s next film.

Last Updated: January 7, 2015

23 Comments

  1. D should review it. He loves reviewing Transformers. 😀

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  2. Quo Vadis?

    January 7, 2015 at 14:38

    Looks AMAZING! but for the price of a entry level laptop or PS3? er, no.

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  3. ToshZA

    January 7, 2015 at 14:40

    um. If it doesn’t work with the major consoles – wtf is the point? Seriously?

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    • Aries

      January 7, 2015 at 14:49

      That’s the only reason I clicked into this article

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  4. Kensei Seraph

    January 7, 2015 at 14:40

  5. RinceThis

    January 7, 2015 at 14:50

    I think it would serve as a one-time Batterang, one that wouldn’t return…

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    • Kensei Seraph

      January 7, 2015 at 14:51

      At least it would do a fair bit of damage. If you hit.

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      • RinceThis

        January 7, 2015 at 14:52

        What? Turn you into a mobile gaming device? lol 🙂

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        • Kensei Seraph

          January 7, 2015 at 14:54

          Lol.

          I meant more that it looks like it probably weighs a bit more than your average Batterang and it isn’t nearly as balanced or aerodynamic.
          Darryn should conduct tests to confirm.

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          • RinceThis

            January 7, 2015 at 15:02

            Agreed. To the Darrynmobile!

  6. Admiral Chief

    January 7, 2015 at 14:52

    GO GO GADGET….nope

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  7. Kensei Seraph

    January 7, 2015 at 14:55

    Home time.

    and for all those people who are going to start cursing me with traffic please remember that I had 2 hours sleep last night, I got in to work at 7:00 and I haven’t had lunch yet.

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    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      January 7, 2015 at 15:05

      Filthy casual!

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      • Kensei Seraph

        January 7, 2015 at 16:02

        What can I say, I’m getting back into anime and Kill la Kill stole a fairly decent 10 hours of my day yesterday.
        It was worth it.

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    • Weanerdog

      January 7, 2015 at 15:06

      Oh crap has that work thing started again.

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  8. Corrie

    January 7, 2015 at 15:11

    I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,I want,

    Drools

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  9. Sageville

    January 7, 2015 at 15:17

    Looks interesting, but… doesn’t work with consoles? No thanks.

    also looks painful to hold….

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  10. Ghost In The Rift

    January 7, 2015 at 15:47

    Ah Fuck anybody need a tech to rob a bank or something??this is getting out of hand,i have no drool left and the year only started:-(

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  11. BacchusZA

    January 8, 2015 at 05:43

    I’d be interested to see a proper review of this actually.

    Not because I want one, but because I’d like to get a reviewers opinion of the actual quality. Mad Catz seem to be getting a name for designing good kit, but for having utter crap come out of the factory at the end of the day, such as the X55 HOTAS they released in the last year. It looks fantastic until you get your hands on it, and then you run into some really shoddy build quality….

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  12. HairyEwok

    January 8, 2015 at 08:20

    But does it dualshock…….

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    • Waaaaagle

      January 9, 2015 at 04:30

      But does it blend?

      Reply

  13. Nelius Blignaut

    January 8, 2015 at 09:39

    There is another issue you failed to mention, the quality of mad catz products.

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