Mad Catz Cyborg Gaming Lights
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Ever since i can remember I’ve always enjoyed using/testing the latest gadgets to hit the market, computer related or not and quite frankly i don't see that changing anytime soon. Of course that also means that i rarely get excited with anything new since there's almost always something similar in the market. Now since as most of you know we are spending most our time testing the latest X79 mainboards in real life in order to test their stability and find any possible bugs we don't have much time for other things. However the Cyborg Gaming Lights by our friends over at Mad Catz are amongst the very few things one can test while also testing the performance of an entire a system and that's exactly what we did.
Mad Catz is a leading global provider of innovative products for the interactive entertainment industry. Mad Catz develops and markets accessories for videogame systems and PCs under its Mad Catz (casual gaming), Saitek (simulation), Cyborg (pro gaming), Eclipse (home and office) and TRITTON (gaming audio) brands. Mad Catz also operates e-commerce and content websites for videogame and PC products under its GameShark brand, develops, manufactures and markets proprietary earphones under its AirDrives brand and publishes and distributes video/PC games. Mad Catz distributes its products through most of the leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia.
The Cyborg Gaming Lights can be more or less used to produce the same light effect as the AmbiLight feature (Ambient Lighting Technology) invented and used by Philips Electronics in many of their TV screens during the past 5 years or so. This somewhat strange and innovative technology not only helps reduce eye strain but it also makes certain that the viewer is on the receiving end of a more immersive experience while watching his favorite shows and movies by actively adjusting both brightness and color (up to 16m colors) based on every single frame you see. After seeing much success Philips also launched a PC oriented kit which has since been discontinued. Today AmbiLight (or amBX) is once again available for use with computer systems via a cooperation between amBX a company based in the United Kingdom (used to be owned by Philips - Don't know if it still is) and Mad Catz. The only real question is whether or not the product of this cooperation is up to par with what gamers would expect from Mad Catz and this is where we come in.