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swisslakes 392 posts  |  Last Activity: 6 hours ago Member since: Oct 27, 2007
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    by smurfdeej Aug 17, 2014 9:36 PM
    swisslakes swisslakes Aug 18, 2014 1:43 AM Flag

    the tournament edition SKUs are great but Mad Catz CEO during an earning Call said that the new more affordable range that hit the sweat price points (unlike other higer cost/price, will be without the Aluminum Chasse for the masses expected this year

    also based on the chines news links the deal with the Chines GY Games is about the Mad catz GameSmart accessories for mobile games. for link search "强强联手 光宇游戏携手美加狮2014Chinajoy发力手游"

    the Launch of Xbox One in China next month is great, expected to follow with the PS4

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • swisslakes swisslakes Aug 18, 2014 1:19 AM Flag

    this could the biggest for mad catz ever?

  • 1-I hope Licenses hinted by CEO to be about back to Sports League teams themed accessories
    2-i hope MOJO move to cheaper GPU and price drop to $100, maybe AMD GPU?
    3-Steam and Android TV accessories?
    4-Adgacent categories, hope to be Tritton Speakers for TV, PC and Mobile?
    5-Compatible Categories, hope to be back to PC and MAC non-gaming accessories?

    many hints in Earning calls Needlham conference, and 10-K, hope one or two of the above happen, all guesstimates and hypothetical?

  • 1-Tritton PS4 & Universal Headsets- Low End range for the masses
    2-Tritton Xbox One Headsets- Low End range for the masses
    3-Saitek® Pro Flight™ X-55 Rhino H.O.T.A.S. (Hands on Throttle and Stick) System™ for PC .
    4-Pro Racing Force Feedback Wheel and Pedals for Xbox One
    5-Killer Instinct Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2 for Xbox One
    6-Mad Catz® S.T.R.I.K.E. M™ Wireless Keyboard for Android™ & Windows® Smart Devices, PC, Mac & iOS
    7-Mad Catz® M.M.O. TE™ Gaming Mouse for PC & Mac
    8-Mad Catz® S.T.R.I.K.E. TE™ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for PC
    9-Mad Catz® R.A.T. TE™ Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac
    10-Saitek® Pro Flight™ Simulator Cockpit for PC and Mac
    11-Saitek® Pro Flight™ Simulator Cockpit Shell for PC and Mac
    12-Mad Catz® C.T.R.L.R Mobile Gamepad for Android, Smart Devices, Fire TV, PC & M.O.J.O.
    13-ULTRA STREET FIGHTER IV Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2 in Japan

    Expected in FY:
    14-CTRLi & mini CTRLi iOS iPhone controllers demoed at E3 Expo, expected after next iphone launch?
    15-New Mouse and Keyboards with Sweat price points for the masses, expected by year end
    16-mid-highend Tritton range for Xbox One and PS4.
    17-general Xbox One and PS4 accessories.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    by smurfdeej Aug 15, 2014 5:28 PM
    swisslakes swisslakes Aug 17, 2014 9:50 AM Flag

    some could need till November to accumulate more.

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    by smurfdeej Aug 15, 2014 5:28 PM
    swisslakes swisslakes Aug 17, 2014 1:37 AM Flag

    it seems some toke the extra risk and bough in last Qtr and still accumulating without looking at this risk you mentioned.

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    by smurfdeej Aug 15, 2014 5:28 PM
    swisslakes swisslakes Aug 17, 2014 1:35 AM Flag

    or someone maybe would like to buy it out due to strengths in designing products, Channels access and global reach in Just Asia they have offices in Hong Kong, China and Japan.

    ability to do deals with bigger company like Microsoft, Sony, Activsion, EA, Onlive, OUYA, etc. or retailers in US, Europe and Asia.

    they got the know-how but they need to go after bigger Spaces like Music/Audio beyond gaming and exploit the Tritton Brand and millions of customer base to other products like PC and Mobil speakers like Bluetooth or Soundbars or 5.1, i hope this is the adjacent categories that the CEO mentioned in last to Earning calls

  • swisslakes swisslakes Aug 16, 2014 1:58 AM Flag

    still i see the company growing this year with anticipated moves as CEO commented in earning calls s and conferences but my suggested measure to be a 300-500mil company in sales ?

  • 1-Change the company name, make it more serious to the investor's community (create the buzz of change) with a new strategy of Tritton

    2-Limit the Mad Catz Brand to specialty controllers like Fight Sticks, & Licensed accessories.

    3-reBrand all PC & Mac & GameSmart accessories to Cyborg or Eclipse or Saitek & market it to non-gaming to Coach accessories for micro consoles/smart TV and Tablets productivity.

    (Who will play games with a mini STRIKE M keyboard on a tablet or Smartphone or a TV, while many would use it as a productivity or control tool, learn from Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 and Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830, actually Mad catz got the great Eclipse products before Logitech that were evolution at the time, still on Tritton Site under Products but for only three Germany, France and UK)

    4-Tritton got millions of users in major countries, all to do to introduce Adjacent categories like PC/Mac Speakers, Smart TV surround Speakers, Mobile Bluetooth Speaker, SoundBar and Audio/Video communication headsets and conference-cam speakers, to capitalize on the strengths of the brand.

    5-re introduce Compatible categories in the PC/Mac non-gaming accessories space, Saitek heritage based on the current gaming accessories technology, (back-lit, mouse tracking on many surfaces, etc) & same gaming Chases but different look and feel for non gamers.

    6-Divest any MOJO development if price point will not be under $100 in six months.

    7-Properly utilize the social network marketing, even mad catz own are not utilized like Tritton account on twitter or Mad catz Intagram.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    by smurfdeej Aug 15, 2014 5:28 PM
    swisslakes swisslakes Aug 16, 2014 1:17 AM Flag

    it controlled by some who has or have the ability to keep it sideways, retail investors has limited ability to do so over long time?

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    Mad Catz - Ain't Goin' to Work

    by tomm19762 Aug 11, 2014 5:43 PM
    swisslakes swisslakes Aug 15, 2014 4:00 PM Flag

    why Google buy an accessory maker that do mainly accessories for its rivals Microsoft and Apple OSs

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    Mad Catz - Ain't Goin' to Work

    by tomm19762 Aug 11, 2014 5:43 PM
    swisslakes swisslakes Aug 15, 2014 3:57 PM Flag

    the catz building a new business model based on quality, unique designs in niche that could grow big. like GameSmart for Samrt devices tech and range, PC.Mac gaming accessories, specialty like flight steer and fight accessories, also after the new console cycle while there biggest potential in the Tritton brand that got great potential globally and beyond headsets

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    It would have been Smart

    by sgjerry_3230 Aug 14, 2014 6:35 AM
    swisslakes swisslakes Aug 15, 2014 7:41 AM Flag

    i agree on the Passionate gamers strategy, i would like to see more Audio from Tritton for non-gamers, or Back to PC accessories that is non gaming from the Saitek heritage with the Eclipse brand that also for tablets and Smart Tv..

    they sell products at Walmart, Frys, etc.

    i believe this year will be strong, profitable and with global expansion.but it could be bigger. beyond gaming

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • swisslakes swisslakes Aug 15, 2014 4:01 AM Flag

    from site they have 200 mil users and one million simultaneously, to promote mobile gaming accessories, if the translation was right. i assume it could be the GameSmart accessories and the next Mad catz CTRLi controllers for iphone?

    that is the difference.

  • most you will find in last earning calls by CEO, 10-K, conference presentation in last few weeks or just search the web.

    1-Mad Catz been transforming into Quality from budget plastic accessories in last few years.
    2-China. India and Japan (now even job posting for HR for Asia region)
    3-US new teams hired to drive sales to retailers this year.
    4-Smart Devices will be big with GameSmart initiative
    5-Tritton the untapped potential
    6-Waves of products expected and also licensed
    7-Short interest dropping big in a year and in last month.
    8-Insiders buying and not selling in more than a year
    9-new video gaming consoles cycle with PS4 & Xbox One
    10-Micro consoles another big potential
    11-looking for Adjacent and compatible categories.
    12-Looking for distribution opportunity to leverage global channels access
    13-looking for Bundles
    14-focusinfg on niche strengths categories like Fighting sticks and Flight Simulation
    15-announced building the racing Simulation category as they did with flight simulation
    16-Check analytic site compete and see how the Mad catz site gaining popularity.
    17-Also like the focus on Mad catz stores and site like in Japan and China, and the deal with JY Games in China,
    18- WOW at Gamescm 2014 happening now. and participation in next Expos in Japan and Brazil
    19-Growing Apple devices compatible accessories like the coming CTRLi controllers for iphone & ipad, or Mac accessories
    what i would like to change

    1-Keep Mad Catz brand for specialty controllers like Steering wheels & fight sticks and re use the Cyborg brand for PC & GameSmart (limit the Mad Catz brand, i know it is the CEO heritage brand but people have to change)

    2-Primerly Promote the STRIKE M keyboard as a Coach keyboard for Smart TV & tablets and not gaming as it do other functions better than gaming due to keyboard size

    3-Expand Tritton into non-gaming, like PC & Mobil speakers, soundbars

    4-Back to PC non-gaming w/Eclipse brand

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    by smurfdeej Aug 14, 2014 5:40 PM
    swisslakes swisslakes Aug 14, 2014 6:22 PM Flag

    Mad catz announce any loans deals, this is could be something regarding a commercial deal that could have a financial impact that they can't disclose due to the other partner secret? maybe with Apple or Amazon new device?

  • swisslakes swisslakes Aug 14, 2014 4:56 PM Flag

  • 1-Announce License Xbox One accessories for China from Microsoft as Microsoft will launch it in September?

    2-Launch the two CTRLi for iOS and iphone, in eptmebr with iPhone 6?

    3-Announce at least one License for the Holiday Season as CEO hinted about license in an Earning Call?

    4-Launch the mid-high end Tritton ranges for PS4 and Xbox One as expected?

    5-Launch Tritton beyond headsets to PC Speakers, Mobile Speaker and Soundbars. remember adjacent and compatible categories that was hinted during Earning Calls and 10-K?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • why too many bashing on this board?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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