Mad Catz’s Cyborg Line Grows A Pair Of Ears

Mad Catz’s Cyborg Line Grows A Pair Of Ears

I think I’ve finally discovered the sinister plot underlying Mad Catz’s visually and functionally striking line of Cyborg gaming products: They’re preparing to build an actual cyborg, and the newly announced F.R.E.Q. 5 Pro Gaming Headset is the ears.

Mad Catz already has the eyes, the hands, the legs, and the neural interface (fudging it a bit). Now they’re preparing to unleash the F.R.E.Q. 5 Stereo Gaming Headset, all the better to hear you with, my dear.

This Cyborg’s ears come outfitted with precision-balanced, extra large 50mm drivers with neodymium magnets; a detachable microphone; and convenient on-ear controls for volume and muting. You can even swap out the USB plug for a 3.5mm audio cable and use it as the world’s most noticeable iPhone headset.

The latest bit of Cyborg kit is due to hit stores within a few months. Hit up the official product page for more info on what everyone will be wearing once the Cybermen have their way.


  • Wish I could try these babies, they look amazing and the detachable mic is a big perk. Not much good if I can’t hear how they actually sound though… Eh. It’s not like they’d compare to my current cans anyway. – w-

  • As cool as these products seem, they are terribly manufactured. I was suckered in by the features and the cool look.
    I bought the Cyborg Keyboard. within 1 week the chrome plating came of the “extra durable metal keys” the backlight stopped functioning and the programmable keys stopped working. I’ve had a Logitech g19 ever since and never had an issue

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