As lovers of rhythm games -- frequent instrument protagonists, if you will -- we've grown accustomed to our musical instruments bearing the mark of imitation, the clickety clackety sound of second-rate synthesis. It is with shock and awe then, that we react to Logitech's "Premiere Edition" Wireless Guitar
for PS2 and PS3, built especially for upcoming fake band sim Guitar Hero World Tour
. It costs something to the tune of $250.
Designed with realism in mind, the Logitech Wireless Guitar controller boasts "the authentic materials you'd expect to see on a real rock guitar," including metal frets, metal tuning peg handles, a rosewood fingerboard and wood neck. You'll also be able to get your hands around a touch-sensitive neck slider and fret buttons which benefit from quieter, "rubber dome technology."
And while we're sure all those enhancements amount to a fantastic play experience, Logitech's director of product marketing for gaming, Ruben Mookerjee, reminds us that it's really just a "I have a bigger penis" thing. "There's no better feeling than being the guy with the best instrument when you walk into your friend's house to jam on Guitar Hero," he says. If you have the bucks, you can whip this baby out in December.