Pix & Stix for GarageBand


I think the only other gadget out there that rivals the Nintendo Wii with the amount of 3rd party accessories has to be the iPad/iPhone. A company out of Australia has developed Pix & Stix –a special set of drum sticks and a guitar pick for more realistic instrument play while using the GarageBand app.  Each set includes two drumsticks and one guitar pick which have electroconductive rubber tips for screen pickup.  The  drumsticks supposedly have a “soft-touch” finish that won’t damage the iPad screen…but I’ve seen some pretty emphatic drummers so I’m not entirely sure I’d trust them with one of these around a glass screen.

Pix & Stix is currently in presale mode and will begin production and fulfilling orders once their funding target is reached (already over half way there).  A set of stix and pix is available through the website for $14.95 AUD, about $16 US.

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  • Madison McPheeters May 17, 2011, 6:30 pm

    If I had an Ipad, I doubt I’d have the guts to tap it’s screen with anything metal! But for those who do have the guts, these sound great for drummer enthusiasts.

  • tpms May 17, 2011, 6:49 pm

    Being a drummer myself, I know that we can get way too “into the music” and forget how fragile a glass screen can be! I certainly won’t be hitting mine with any metal sticks! Cool idea though, I’m sure we will see some aftermath somewhere from this 😛

  • Alon May 19, 2011, 6:33 pm

    Hey Guys – thanks for the comments. The stix are made from plastic, not metal, so with ‘normal’ tapping there’s no chance any damage.

    Obviously, we’re not suggesting anyone beat the heck out of their iPads 🙂


  • Morgan Bornstein May 20, 2011, 9:43 am

    @Alon: Thank you for the material clarification! 🙂 Any word yet on final colors?

  • TPMS APP February 13, 2012, 5:59 pm

    So now they need to invent an impact resistant screen protector.

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