Logitech goes wireless with new high-end guitar and drum kit Guitar Hero controllers

Logitech is releasing two new wireless musical accessories for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

At last month's Logitech preview in New York, we got our hands on some serious musical instrument accessories coming to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 that are licensed by Activision to work with Guitar Hero games.

The Logitech Wireless Drum Controller has fully adjustable drum heads and cymbals. When we quickly demoed the kit we noticed the heads are also fitted with a unique padding--which we're told reduces noise when hit. The entire kit is collapsible, too, which is good when floor space is an issue. The company claims it'll get up to 50 hours of playtime on just two AA batteries. The Logitech Wireless Drum Controller will cost $230 when it goes on sale later this month. It's compatible with the PlayStation 3 as well well as the PS2.

Strings more your speed? Introduced in June, the Logitech Wireless Guitar for Xbox 360 has a very realistic weight to it--almost identical to that of a standard electric guitar. Also included is a rosewood fingerboard and metal frets, which both add to the realism. We had a moment to rock out with the axe and were impressed by how silent the buttons performed when pressed. The 360 version costs $200. (Logitech had released a wireless guitar controller for the PS3/PS2 last year.)

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