Catz Shark Gives New USB Option to Gamers

Canuck-based Mad Catz Interactive is launching the SharkBoard from GameShark. The much-anticipated release offers gamers a full-size, fully functional USB keyboard for easier play.

A complete online gaming solution, the SharkBoard keyboard plugs into the PlayStation 2, GameCube or PC. The purpose of the upgrade is to dramatically speed up the process of code entry. Players can update their current GameShark software with all the latest codes from the dedicated website gameshark.com.

“This marks another key step in our strategy to broaden the GameShark brand offering,” says Darren Richardson, president and COO of Mad Catz, Inc. “The game market is driven by technology and (we continue) to be on the forefront of consumer-friendly products. (The new) keyboard is the only one available that support game consoles and the PC in one unit."

The SharkBoard supports all of the hottest online games making online gaming more user-friendly. Gamers can communicate instantly without the hassle of navigating through a standard controller. Among its features: SB is the only available full-size USB keyboard compatible with PlayStation2, GameCube and PC; it’s designed for use with GameShark Version 4.1 and higher; lets users enter codes quickly and seamlessly; has Instant Messaging capabilities; is a true plug and play technology. Shipments of the GameShark SharkBoard start this week and will sell for a suggested retail price of $29.99 U.S.