Mad Catz L.Y.N.X. 9
Mobile gaming is becoming increasingly more popular but one thing that lets the gaming down when playing on a tablet or mobile phone is that the touchscreens are not as good as playing with a physical control pad. However this could be in the past as Mad Catz has come up with a transforming controller for Android devices that works with tablets and phones of different sizes. This makes the L.Y.N.X. 9 one very versatile accessory for gaming.
The transforming controller can be attached to a phone via a clip that can be removed and it can also be split into two halves so that it can be used with tablets. Even better is the fact that the whole thing can fold up so that it is small enough to slide into the pocket and take with you. The system even has its own QWERTY keyboard, this clips in between the handles. It also includes BigPlay adapters and cables so that people can mirror the display of the tablet or phone onto an HDTV.
There is also a companion app for the tablet or phone and this will allow the gamer to tweak game settings. For instance you can increase the sensitivity of the thumb stick when playing a first person shooting game. The accessory is also able to connect to the device through Bluetooth and you don’t have to worry about battery life as according to the developers it will last for 30 days on one charge.
The transforming controller offers a far more comfortable gaming experience when playing on a mobile or phone and it can even be used for playing games on a PC. Of course this type of technology isn’t going to come cheap and it is among the priciest of gaming accessories at US$300. The L.Y.N.X. 9 can be pre-ordered with shipping starting in March this year.