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Pix and Stix: Hit your iPad with Real Drumsticks?

We thought we had seen all the variations of iPad accessories there could possibly be by now, but the creative chaps who came up with The Wallee iPad Case have hit upon a new idea. Pix and Stix is a Kickstarter-ish project, intended as a solution for musicians who want to make their GarageBand (or other music app) playing experience more authentic.

Consisting of a set of 'electro-conducive' rubber tipped drumsticks and a guitar plectrum, the Pix and Stix set is offered for $14.99 AUD on pre-order. It looks like they are after around $8000 AUD (~£5300) in total and they are already 25% of the way there after only a day or so!

Video Evidence?

We wanted to see a video of these things in use, especially the drum sticks, before placing an order so we emailed the team behind Pix and Stix but they said there is no video at the moment. They did say they intend to do one once they have hit their target. We think this might stop some people ordering to be honest, but interest is still strong.

How Strong is the iPad Glass?

We are a little concerned at the damage whacking the heck out of our iPad screen may cause, especially during a more frantic drumming session (or in the hands of our 3 year old). We would expect a company like this to have tested these things out though, and the iPad screen is surprisingly strong anyway.

One Plectrum Only?

We also have a nasty habit of losing plectrums constantly, so only having one plectrum included in the set could mean a lot of expensive replacements (plus shipping from Australia, another $14.95 AUD).

It is a creative idea though, and we are sure they are going to reach their funding target given the amount of tech blogs that have covered the project already. You can follow their progress on Twitter.

What do you think? Are you pre-ordering?