iPad drum sticks and guitar picks unveiled

Strum or hit your iPad with Pix & Stix.
Strum or hit your iPad with Pix & Stix.

Hitting your iPad with a stick might sound like an act of madness, but that's exactly what the developers of Pix & Stix, a new peripheral package that's been designed for users of GarageBand for iPad, are encouraging you to do.

This contains not just a pair of drum sticks but also a special guitar pick so that you can strum GarageBand for iPad's virtual strings. Both the sticks and the pick feature electro-conducive rubber tips and come in a range of colours.

The price of a Pix & Stix pack - which contains two sticks and a pick - has been set at $14.95 (Australian dollars), but there is a catch. In order for the product to be manufactured, the required funding target has to be reached - at the time of writing 26% of the necessary money has been received. If the target isn't reached within 30 days then those who've paid up will receive a full refund.

You can find out more and place an order on the Pix & Stix website.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.