Guitar Hero's 'Air Guitar Rocker' hits the shelves

Belt-buckle device goes on sale.

Wal-Mart

We have only one request of those who are wondering whether to get a Guitar Hero "Air Guitar Rocker": If you're a middle-aged man, don't.

It's one thing if you're Crave-meister Brian Tong, who sampled it at CES earlier this year, but it's not the same with an old guy trying desperately to relive his youth with air guitar . Jada Toys' device is finally on sale at Target, Wal-Mart, and other big retailers, offering a mini-amplifier, sensor-packed belt buckle, and an "Air Cartridge" with "ten signature guitar riffs" of various degrees of difficulty, according to Engadget.

It's the latest in a long and depressing line of air guitar devices that come in the form of a wristband , electric pick , T-shirt , and an amputated neck . The Air Guitar Rocker does have the vaunted Guitar Hero seal of approval , of course. But, as we've seen before, that's not necessarily enough to keep a player from self-inflicted embarrassment .

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