About the product
- Versatile Transformer—Modular, foldable, and fits in your pocket for easy transport. Plays nicely with your smartphone, tablet, and even an HDTV. L.Y.N.X.9 also performs on Windows-based PCs, including Alienware Alpha
- Keyboard & Mouse Control—Full QWERTY keyboard insert for typing in-game messages, updating social media, email and web browsing. Doubles as a mobile keyboard with a mouse-like OFN sensor that operates your onscreen arrow
- Built-in Mic—Ideal for calls and Internet searches via voice control. Talk to your paired device through L.Y.N.X.9 to do some real couch surfing with a gamepad
- Tough but Comfortable—Ergonomic for extended rounds of video games. Ideal for mobile gaming, premium components are made to last up to 1 million cycles. Play fun mobile games, like FIFA 15 and Skylanders, again and again
- Includes PlayBig Cables—Link smart devices to HDTVs to move mobile content to the widescreen. With OnLive and Steam, you can play select PC games in the living room, without a PC. Contains MHL adapter, HDMI cable, plus 5- and 11-pin adapters
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Your Way to Play
You no longer need a gaming console to get an authentic gaming experience. L.Y.N.X.9 is like an all-access pass to the premium gaming content on your Android smart devices. Play on a smartphone during your daily commute, a tablet during your lunch break, and even on your HDTV when you get home. With more features than a full-size gamepad but less than half the bulk, L.Y.N.X.9 fits in your pocket and plays everywhere you do.
- Skeletal, Transforming, Modular, & Immensely Versatile
- Keyboard & Mouse Control for Easy Browsing & Media Navigation
- Built-in Mic Supports Voice Search
- Ergonomically Sculpted for Comfort and Precision
- Premium Components Rated at 1 Million Cycles
- Includes PlayBig Cables to Link Your Phone or Tablet to an HDTV
Modularity is one of many elements that put L.Y.N.X.9 in a class of its own. Let’s look at 3 different scenarios and how you can make the most of them.
Simply Better than Touch
Touch controls have their place, but let’s face it, they just don’t cut it for core games. Ever tried to play an FPS using touch controls? How about a platformer? A mistimed jump caused by your thumb drifting away from virtual buttons spells instant death. Good luck with that! L.Y.N.X.9 solves all of this by supplying you with controls you can actually feel. And, certain titles even know when you’re using a controller and will remove touch controls from your screen
Simplified Media Control
Phones and tablets are much more than your go-to gaming consoles. They’re also your camera, music player, and portal to the Internet. L.Y.N.X.9 has yet another trick up its sleeve to fulfill these needs. A full QWERTY keyboard lets you type in-game messages, update social media, control music, and even answer email. The perfectly sculpted underside feels sleek and refined in your hand. Play, type, surf and listen, all from one compact device.
Speak Into the Mic
Know what else you can do with your smart device besides game and consume media? That’s right, you can talk to it! A built-in mic is ideal for taking a call or using your voice to Google from the couch. The addition of a mic makes L.Y.N.X.9 a natural extension of your paired device.
Tinkering under the hood is one Android’s best benefits. You can root around inside phones and tablets, so why not your controller? L.Y.N.X.9 offers the same flexibility. Our app feeds you setups tips and tutorial videos. And, a growing list of compatible games gets you right into playing. You can even customize the sticks and triggers. In an FPS, for example, you can set the sticks to be extra precise in the center of travel to improve aim, and extra fast at the outer edges for speedy 180 flick shots. That’ll give you a distinct advantage over players using ordinary gamepads.
Energetic Road Warrior
L.Y.N.X.9 travels well, and stores enough energy to outlast most Android devices. Power-efficient Bluetooth gives the rechargeable battery up to 30 hours of juice on a single charge. More than a full day of stamina should be enough to keep you going until you can get to an outlet. The hybrid controller also knows when you’ve had your fill of entertainment. L.Y.N.X.9 goes to sleep after a period of inactivity you can adjust from within the app.
Built to Last
Mobile gadgets sometimes take a beating. In and out of pockets and bags, and frequent visits to all sorts of different places. With this in mind, we set out to create a mobile controller that can endure the demands of mobile gaming. L.Y.N.X.9 uses premium components tested to withstand up to 1 million cycles. That’s a whole lot of gameplay!
More than Just Android
Bluetooth-enabled PCs also pair nicely with L.Y.N.X.9. Running Windows 7 or later? You’re set. If you enjoy games that support DirectInput controllers, you’re good there too. Our programming software lets you assign keyboard and mouse profiles to buttons and sticks. And to thwart the ever-present threat of outdated PC hardware, firmware updates arrive via Windows PC software.
Play Smart with GameSmart – Your Devices, Your Games and Med
GameSmart products work wirelessly and seamlessly with a wide array of smart devices. The GameSmart ecosystem brings core gaming experiences to the mobile platform evolution, using Bluetooth, with a range of Control Pads, Keyboards, Mice, and Headsets for gaming, productivity, and multimedia.
L.Y.N.X.9 brings a full console experience to mobile gaming. Unleash the premium content that's already inside your Android smart device. Play on a smartphone during your daily commute, a tablet at lunch, and even the big-screen at home. Boasting more features than full-size gamepads but less than half the bulk, L.Y.N.X.9 is your go-to Bluetooth controller. Versatile Transformer-Modular, foldable, and fits in your pocket for easy transport. Plays nicely with your smartphone, tablet, and even an HDTV. L.Y.N.X.9 also performs on Windows-based PCs, including Alien ware Alpha.
Top Customer Reviews
Avoid this junk. Last product I will buy from MadCatz ever. Their customer service response was "sure, raise a ticket and we'll make it right". GO ahead make it right by producing a product that actually works and it priced correctly.
Going back to Amazon.
Clearly the only down side is the price but there are worse things to spend this kind of money on. Build quality is very good, but it should be better for the price. Overall I am happy with the purchase and have no regrets getting this.
Since Madcatz is afraid to list the dimensions of this 'portable' controller, here they are as I have just measured them with the cell phone mount attached and in folded up 'portable' position
12.5cm x5.75cm x 7.5cm
if you remove the cell phone mount it goes down to 4.75cm from 5.75cm
I have pants with HUGE pockets and while this fits, it bulges comically and there is no way it would ever be comfortable for anyone to have this in their pocket on a daily basis. Yes you can bring it with you sometimes, but you wont be having this in your pants pocket on a daily basis. This from a guy who HAS carried an ipad mini in his pocket on a daily basis. If I can carry that, but not this, you know its not portable. The problem is the shape- its not thin enough. If you are going to make a pocketable device, it has to be thin enough to remain in your pocket comfortably on a daily basis. Like the ipega, if someone would just make something like that with a quality dpad/analog stick.....
I have an ipega pg9025 which weighs 80 grams and is a lot thinner which does fit in pants pocket without issue, but the problem with that device is its cheaply made and the controls (dpad and analog) are a bit crappy.
The LYNX 9 controller itself is awesome and extremely well made and a joy to use. The dpad was better than average but worse than any of sonys dpads (psp go, xperia play both have way superior dpads). However the analog stick is so epically well made it can substitute for an arcade stick and I was able to play street fighter and enjoy the experience and many many other arcade games using just the analog, including games like commando which require very quick precise movements. I gamed for five hours experienced zero discomfort. Buttons are great as well.
P.S. Just to give you an idea, I own a psp go(good, but lacks the android flexibility/software and lacks multiplayer capabilites without having to carry another psp go) , xperia play(poor gps and internet browsing capabilities), ipega(bad controls), 8bitdo tiny controller(needs to be constantly repaired every time via bluetooth), impulse controller(annoying random chirps when the battery gets low that cant be turned off, yes im serious) , a few more Chinese knockoffs (lack sufficient number of buttons), and even a much i5 gaming phone ( crappyish controls). At the moment, the xperia play is the best solution for a portable gaming phone setup, however it is so dated that browsing the internet can be painfully slow and the gps is unreliable and sometimes fails altogether, so its not really a workable solution either. I may have to go back to carrying a psp go or xperia play and my main phone.
In summary, while the LYNX 9 is a great, quality well made controller, durable with great controls,
I do feel a bit disappointed and deceived, because this was advertised as a solution to the problem of portable gaming, yet IT ISNT PORTABLE. Madcatz or somebody, please please please make a portable gaming controller with controls that I can play street fighter with (I say street fighter because it is the most demanding game control wise, if its good enough for street fighter it'll be good enough for any other game). In the meantime, I'm going to see if I can have some kind of custom ankle band made to hold this controller to my ankle underneath my pants, lol......
Most Recent Customer Reviews
First of all, it's heavy. Despite how small and compact it is, this controller is VERY heavy.Read more