October 24, 2008 In news for lounge-room Rock Gods, Logitech has announced the Wireless Guitar Controller Premiere Edition for the PS3 and PS2. The premiere edition of the Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller is the first in Logitech’s planned line of premium peripherals for the Guitar Hero franchise. Officially licensed by Activision, the guitar is compatible for all Guitar Hero games, including the highly anticipated Guitar Hero World Tour. It features a wood neck, rosewood fingerboard and metal frets and tuning peg handles to provide that little bit of extra realism for belting out your favorite tunes.
The controller uses rubber dome technology on the fret board controls, the same material used in its keyboards, to minimize button noise. It also incorporates a New Touch-Sensitive Neck Slider, located so strumming is not always necessary to rack up the points. Additionally, the Neck Slider can be used in Guitar Hero World Tour’s new Music Studio to create an even wider away of sounds. It uses 2.4 GHz wireless technology to provide a range of up to 30 feet from the console and comes with a gig bag to protect the guitar when touring and provides pocket space for game discs and wireless receivers. Logitech claims the guitar’s two AA batteries provide hundreds of hours of battery life.
The Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller, Premiere Edition is expected to be available in the U.S. in December, but with a suggested retail price of USD$249.99 we don’t suggest any Pete Townshend-inspired guitar smashing antics.