L.Y.N.X.9 is Mad Catz’s transforming Android controller
Mad Catz introduces its Android controller that transforms to whatever you’re going to use it for. The L.Y.N.X.9 has a robotic-looking design and amazing functions that will surely appeal to gamers of all ages.
The L.Y.N.X.9 pairs to devices using Bluetooth connectivity. One of the nice things about it is that you can use it for all Android smartphones and tablets as well as Windows PC. It reportedly has a built-in rechargeable battery that could last for 20 hours in a single charge. It charges via USB and even has a trackpad for PC use, but its main selling point is its ability to change its design by adding, removing and combining accessories.
This change in form factor is not only for aesthetics but it also offers new capabilities. These are listed below:
- Folding it all the way transforms the L.Y.N.X.9 into a really small package for bringing it around
- Extend arms to begin playing. It also comes with detachable grips for better traction.
- Add a smartphone mount so you can play Gameboy-style.
- Add a QWERTY keypad to be able to type.
- Attach a tablet stand to hold a 7- to 8-inch tablet and position it at an angle to easily connect to a TV.
- Dismantle the controller, attach them on both sides of the stand and you now have a giant controller that holds your tablet in the middle.
Here are some of the form factors it can transform to:
The L.Y.N.X.9 has a slightly steep price of $299, but imagine how convenient (and amazingly cool) it is to have a portable controller that can be used in almost all instances of gaming.