By Lisa Johnston
New products on display at the American International Toy Fair, held in N
Logitech last week introduced the Logitech Wireless Drum Controller for the PlayStation3 system.
Licensed by Activision Publishing for the Guitar Hero franchise, the controller features three fully adjustable drum heads and two cymbal pads. Each piece can be positioned to fit a user's reach and playing style.
Logitech said the controller's recessed rims make it easier to score points and avoid accidental rim shots. The kick pedal uses a stainless-steel surface and an adjustable spring “providing a highly durable, responsive drumming experience. “
The controller can be used up to 50 hours on two AA batteries.
“With the Wireless Drum Controller, you can mark time, keep the backbeat, color up your riffs and crash down on the cymbal pads. Joining the Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller, the new Wireless Drum Controller lets you rock out to your favorite songs on the PS3 system,” said Ruben Mookerjee, Logitech's gaming product marketing director.
Compatible with the PS3 system as well as the PlayStation2 system, the controller uses a 2.4GHz wireless USB, and is designed to set up and fold flat quickly.
The controller is expected to be available in the U.S. this month and Europe beginning in August for a suggested retail of $229.
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