US based Mad Catz one of the leading manufacturers of gaming accessories and other peripherals recently hit the market with their Over the Top LYNX 9 at the MWC 2015. Knowing well that this $299 behemoth will be out of reach for most customers. They have introduced a budget version, curiously titled the LYNX 3.
This Hybrid transforming controller looks nothing short of something out of a Sci-Fi movie, something which the company is sure to cash in on. Featuring an award winning design, with foldable wings. The controller quickly morphs into a pocket friendly form when needed. This wireless controller featuring power-efficient Bluetooth technology that provides up to 30 hours of usage. Allowing users an unmatched gaming experience not only restricted to Android devices but PC as well (Windows 7 and above).
In recent years the Android gaming market has been gaining steam with big labels launching exclusive titles or established AAA franchises introducing their Android versions. Thus laying a solid foundation for devices like the LYNX 3 to do good business.
- With multiple games announcing compatibility, on-screen touch controls can be removed thus providing a fuller gaming experience. These include FIFA 15, Asphalt 8 and Modern Combat 5. The joypad has rubberized tactile buttons that allow for complex moves and combos, which could hardly be achieved with a touch interface.
- Intuitive Android App, that allows quick setup and adjustment of parameters, sensitivity and tutorials.
- The controller features Multimedia controls which has seamlessly integrate with Media apps or Youtube to play / pause / stop videos or audio.
- Unique Foldable design that allows maximum portability and a high power Li-Polymer battery (up to 30hrs of usage per charge). Makes it a perfect companion for the road.
- Seamless integration with Windows 7 and above PCs, allows users to assign functions to the joypad using the company’s programming software. Updates are automatically downloaded over the Bluetooth connection with the PC.
The LYNX 3 is priced at $79, but is expected to cost around $60 on the street.