Peak Products Unleashes the Starpex Guitar Controller
Peak Products Unleashes Starpex™, the First-Ever Full-Size, Wood, Playstation®2 and Playstation 3 Guitar Controller with the Authentic Look and Feel of a Real Guitar
For those about to rock…Peak salutes you!
Starpex Obsidian | Starpex Dead Rose | Starpex Black Sunburst
Full Size Wood Guitar Controller for PS2® / PS3®
Compatible with Guitar Hero™ and Rock Band™!
- High quality 10 - button design for enhanced responsiveness
- Instrument quality wood body, neck and headstock
- High speed 2.4 ghz wireless technology
- Optional cable for wired connectivity (included)
- Easy access starpower / overdrive button
- Improved whammy bar for easier access and durability
- Modular design allows for alternate body styles
- Guitar strap and 3 premium AA batteries Included
Boston, MA– July 16th, 2008 - Peak Products, a gaming peripheral company dedicated to providing the best in instrument quality gaming controllers, announces Starpex, the first-ever full-size, wood, PS2™ / PS3™ Guitar controller with the look and feel of an actual guitar. 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.
This is such a cool guitar, it's enough to pull me away from my favorite US online casino site and go buy a Starpex. And that's saying a lot. According to my girlfriend I spend more time every evening checking out online poker tournaments and playing Caribbean Hold'Em Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, or Caribbean Draw Poker than I spend watching a Netflix movie with her. Now my strategy is to get her enthusiastic about playing online poker as well. There are enough free play games, so she doesn't have to worry about losing any money. I think she enjoys free online slot games, but would rather watch a flic than play. Perhaps, I can get her involved with Guitar Hero and we could then have some fun duals. Who am I kidding! Well, a fellow can dream.
One thing the two of do enjoy doing together is skiing. This past Christmas my girlfriend gave me a terrific North Face thermoball jacket. According to the packaging this is the ultimate all-weather, do-it-all mid weight jacket. The ThermoBall insulation, which is just as compressible as down and insulates even when wet is perfect for skiing as well as for shoveling snow out of the drive and taking out the garbage in the middle of winter. Because it is not one of those fat, puffy winter jackets, it's also easy to sling my guitar carrying case over my shoulder when I go over to a friends to play Guitar Hero. Love the jacket. Thanks, Gilly.
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 traditional way.
- 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, and more.
“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.”
Peak Products released their Starpex Guitar Hero and Rock Band controller, made from high-gloss lacquered wood including both wired and 2.4GHz wireless connectivity.
All three models of the Starpex Guitar Hero and Rock Band controller are compatible with both the PS2 and PS3. All Starpex controllers have a Speed Starpower/Overdrive button together with a tilt-sensor that will automatically trigger the mode. Solos in Rock Band are supported with buttons high on the guitar’s neck. All models are designed to be modular so new features, whether electronic or guitar body, can easily be added and / or swapped.
Circuit City and various retailers introduced the Starpex guitar controllers with an MSRP of $179.95 in late August, 2008.
About Peak Products
Peak Products is a gaming peripheral company dedicated to providing gamers of the music genre with the very best in instrument quality gaming controllers. Evolving out of a passion for both music and gaming, Peak Products understands the level of precision and quality that both musicians and gamers demand from their equipment. By fusing together the style and craftsmanship of professional grade musical instruments with the comfort and performance of gaming controllers, Peak Products is able to provide the user with an enhanced musical gaming experience. Designed by leading engineers and tested by gamers, Peak Products delivers the look of authentic musical equipment, the feel expected out of any precision instrument, and the score demanded by any serious gamer. Peak Products: Look. Feel. Score.™
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"Unlike other Guitar Hero™ and Rock Band™ controllers on the market, this is meant to emulate the experience of playing on a real guitar. The construction of the guitar is a testament to that...The solid wood finish looks fantastic, and feels absolutely great to the touch." - PS3fanboy.com 8/08
"Cheap plastic ain't exactly rock'n'roll -- which is why this new StarPex PS2 / PS3 guitar controller looks pretty sweet." - Engadget.com 7/15/08
...No longer will GH / Rockband™ enthusiasts have to settle for a plastic, toy-like guitar controller. They can now step up to the stage with Starpex, making them feel that much more like a true rock star." - GameZone.com 7/08
© 2008 PEAK PRODUCTS, INC. STARPEX, LOOK. FEEL. SCORE. AND THE FLAMING HAND LOGO ARE ALL TRADEMARKS OF PEAK PRODUCTS, INC. ALL RIGHT RESERVED. PLAYSTATION, PS3 AND PS2 ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT, INC. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR APROVED BY SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT, INC. GUITAR HERO IS A TRADEMARK ACTIVISION, INC. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT SPONSORED ENDORSED OR APPROVED BY ACTIVISION, INC. ROCK BAND IS A TRADEMARK OF HARMONIX MUSIC SYSTEMS INC., AN MTV COMPANY. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR APPROVED BY HARMONIX MUSIC SYSTEMS INC. OR MTV. ALL CITED TRADEMARKS AND LOGOS THAT ARE NOT OWNED BY PEAK PRODUCTS ARE PROPERTIES OF THEIR RESPECTIVE HOLDERS, AND THESE RESPECTIVE HOLDERS HAVE NOT SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR APPROVED THIS PRODUCT