Peak Products today announced the Starpex, a full-size wood guitar controller for PS2 and PS3.
From Peak Products:
Starpex boasts an instrument-quality, high-gloss lacquered finish with a
hardwood body, neck, and headstock handcrafted by a leading guitar manufacturer
giving the authentic guitar experience that Guitar Hero and Rock Band
enthusiasts crave. Other unique features include:
Full Guitar Hero and Rockband Functionality for PS2 and PS3 – Starpex is
compatible with both PS2 and PS3, and allows users to experience the full list
of game play features in both Guitar Hero and Rockband, including toggle
effects switch and solo button functionality.
Unique Speed Star Power / Overdrive Button provides the fastest and most
accurate access to Star Power and Overdrive. Additionally, built in tilt
sensor technology allows users to access Star Power and Overdrive in a more
Optimized Whammy Bar maximizes comfort, provides better feel, reduces
fatigue and provides a higher level of durability.
High Quality Ten Fret Button Design features optimal button travel for
enhanced feel, reduced fatigue, and higher score potential. Ten fret buttons
means that players have the option of using traditionally positioned fret
buttons, or rock out with solo buttons high up on the neck which also provide
critical soloing capabilities in Rockband.
Enhanced Strum Bar gives the perfect balance of tactile and audible
feedback to maximize enjoyment and scoring.
Connectivity Options – Dual wired / wireless capabilities allow players to
use a 15’ wired cable or a 2.4 Ghz wireless connection (both included).
Forward - Thinking Compatibility – Starpex’s modular design allows users
to easily separate the electronic components from the body of the guitar which
will allow for further customization including new guitar bodies, pick guards,
“With well over 11 million copies of Guitar Hero/Rock Band sold on the
PlayStation consoles, we see a tremendous opportunity in bringing Starpex to
market” says Jamie Leece, Vice President for Peak Products. “Never before have
Guitar Hero/Rock Band enthusiasts been able to shred with a hardwood,
handcrafted authentic guitar controller that’s built with the look and feel of a
real guitar. This will change the way the games are played.”