Mad Catz Cyborg Gaming Lights

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Guisano

Based on my experience with their Cyborg R.A.T. , my first question about these would be - "do they work?"  Followed by "how long before the Mad Catz software crashes your computer."

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Gezzer

Looks to me like a cheaper alternative to having a triple monitor setup. Not nearly as good, but better then nothing at all. The Utube vids were helpfull, but I think it's the kind of thing I'd really need some hands on time to tell if I liked them a hundred dollars worth or not.

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someuid

Does anyone know if you can set them to display a color/pattern all the time even if you are playing a game?  I noticed with some youtube videos they don't do much with dark games.  Would be nice to just set them to provide backlighting with those dark games.

I didn't find a Youtube video showing the lights working with Company of Heroes.  Anyone have some feedback on such a combination?

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JohnP

Thanks for the youtube links. I definitely will NOT be getting these lights as they go completely dark. These are just mood lights, not to be confused with ergonomic lighting. I have 4 little 1W LED lights from IKEA that I have shining down, two behind my 27" monitor and two about 4 inches above the keyboard at the side of my monitor. I also have a goose neck LED lamp shining on my mouse pad.

  Having lights behind the monitor really helps with playing at night without a lot of distracting lights. The lit up keyboard REALLY helps with trying to find the right button in a really dark, scary place!

 Who needs mood lights? They will get boring, just like case lights after a while...

 

 

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CalDrumr

No, these are to supply lighting that meshes with your game, to provide immersiveness.  If you are looking for ergonomic backlighting, check out these lights (cheap and effective):

http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Halo-LED-Bias-Lighting/dp/B0053B347M

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Tenhawk

You're sort of missing the point of the technology. It's based on Phillips Ambilighting, which is a system designed to create a more immersive experience when playing games or watching movies. I'm not certain that I agree with the concept, but I've never experienced it so I will withhold judgment there... the idea, in general, is to create a backlighting that references what is on your screen at the time. The claim is that by doing this, you get lost easier and deeper in what you're experiencing.

Does it work? I dunno. Lots of people swear by it, but I've never used it. If you just want backlighting for your system that's not remotely the same thing, and is tons easier and cheaper to accomplish. This isn't, however, about being able to see better. It's about being drawn deeper into the world the game or movie is creating. Calling it a mood light is like calling an SR 71 a hand glider. They both emmit colored light, yes, but that's about where the comparison ends.

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ddz49

People who are rich enough to get bored of $100 dollar things probably "need" these.

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eikichi

Interesting, but I'd be a buyer at a third or half of that price.

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Coldrage

$100? Sweet, I'm tempted to get them, any word on the dimensions? I am pretty space limited.

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Holly Golightly

Oh, I would love to see a video review of these lights, and how they perform. The Antec Bias lighting strip is a little more affordable, but not as cool as these Mad Catz 

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maleficarus™

I don't think you will like these lights Holly. You see, you have to log into Steam first to use them! Then you have to log into Origin to shut them off!! *grin*

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Holly Golightly

Oh boy... You are your Steam loving knows no end does it? These lights work well with just about anygame you throw at it thanks to DirectX... I can't wait to see the reaction you will have the moment Valve shuts down. Steam is soooooooo 2006... Get with the times!

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maleficarus™

So 2006? LOL, As I type this I am downloading Portal 2 for $14.99 from, you guessed it...STEAM!!

You need to get with the times. Digital downloading is the way to go. Hell, BlockBuster closed down because of it and Steam and Origin are perfecting it!

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Holly Golightly

Yep, and Steam is next to shut down!!!!!!!!!! LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't be afraid to admit that you are investing on what is to be a dead format. I will be sticking with the future. Xbox Live on Windows 8. Only going first party is the style. Steam fans are about to feel the burn the FireFox Fans felt just recently. At least you are man enough to side with Origins. Origins, GOG, Game Comrade, Direct 2 Drive... Any of these services will do... But primative DRM where you need to auto log in your account password just to play a game, is going the way of the Dodo Bird... And so is your mindset. Heck, I advise you buy every game on Steam exclusively, that way I can laugh at your sorry arse when you go broke for a company that is going to be dead. Go ahead... You already got me giggling. Watching you is like watching comedy. I got the popcorn ready... And action!

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someuid

There are some videos on youtube.

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Holly Golightly

Still, I would like it if Maximum PC had a video with the review, instead of me having to go to other websites and see what others have to feel about it.

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Mortal_M

Hmmm, remember that thing called "the Internet"? :P

 

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Mad+Catz+Cyborg+Gaming+Lights&aq=f

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Holly Golightly

Umm, I like to get my news straight from the source. How about that?

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titan8813

Too logical.

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