Dun-Dun-Dun... Dun-Dun-Da-Dun

Can a guitar hero be unstrung? Apparently so

Dan Jones, Mobile Editor

October 30, 2006

1 Min Read
Dun-Dun-Dun... Dun-Dun-Da-Dun

6:00 PM -- For some people, the biggest wireless news this week isn't Verizon Wireless 's self-proclaimed leap into pole-position or Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK)'s entry into the GPS market. (See Nokia Finds GPS Market and Verizon Claims Q3 Wireless Supremacy .)

Nope. It's a damn game controller. Shaped like a guitar. In fact, The Guitar Hero wireless controller from Red Octane.

Now, I don't have time for games. In fact, I think they sap your moral fiber worse than flouride. I do, however, know plenty of grown men -- and yes, it's usually men -- who have flipped for this particular game.

I just find it amusing that -- at $60 a pop -- the wireless game controller alone could cost you more than your ordinary WiFi access point. Nice work if you can get it.

— Dan "Smoke on the Water" Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

About the Author(s)

Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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