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Mad Catz Introduces New Eclipse Keyboard

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Posted January 8, 2010 by Jake in News

Mad Catz? Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSX: MCZ), a leading worldwide third-party interactive entertainment accessory provider, today unveiled a new range of lifestyle orientated mice and PC keyboards, launching under the companies Eclipse brand label and expected to beginning shipping across North America and key European territories from January 2010.

Known for the release of the industry?s first illuminated backlit PC keyboard, the newly expanded Eclipse range marries cutting edge technology with sophisticated style. Notable products in the range includes the wireless litetouch? Keyboard, featuring the industries first re-configurable touch-sensitive LCD 3-in-1 touch panel with ?trueview?? backlit keys and the touchmouse?, the first notebook mouse to incorporate ?quicktouch?? gesture commands.

At home in both the living room and the office, the highly versatile Eclipse Wireless litetouch Keyboard fuses state-of-the-art technology with minimalist design, producing a keyboard which places the user at the center of the experience, no matter what the task at hand.

Communicating over a wireless 2.4GHz connection, the litetouch Keyboard features an integrated 360? trackball with left and right mouse buttons, negating the need for a separate mouse and proving ideal for living room internet surfing. Low profile backlit quiettouch? scissor keys combine with intelligent power control, reducing eye strain, extending battery life and allowing users to operate in a dimmed environment.

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Located to the right of the physical scissor keys, the unique litetouch LCD 3-in-1 touch panel provides the user with unprecedented control over their digital life. With a single press, the LCD 3-in-1 touch panel switches between media mode, numerical-pad mode and ?MyEclipse?? mode, providing the user with a host of commands which can be used to provide dedicated controls for a multitude of activities from replicating a simple office calculator to controlling a complex media center configuration.

When the LCD 3-in-1 touch panel is set to MyEclipse mode, consumers personalize the touch panel to access their favorite websites and applications at a touch of a button. Displaying 12 pre-defined icons covering topics such as shopping, finance, health and entertainment, users can assign each icon with their favorite websites, applications, games, and much more. Consumers can allocate up to a maximum of three individual websites along with an application of their choice to each icon, all of which will open at the same time and all at the touch of just one button, ideal should one access multiple websites and applications when shopping or dealing with their online finance. In addition, the MyEclipse mode provides 5 numbered buttons which the user can choose to cover any topic not already included in the pre-defined icons. Setting up MyEclipse is as easy as drag and drop.

Powered by an internal rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery, the Wireless litetouch Keyboard provides up to 20 hours of use between charges. The Wireless litetouch Keyboard is compatible with Windows? 7, Vista? and XP?.

MSRP: $129.99 / ?129.99 / EURO 129.99

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