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Illuminated Drumsticks

Shedding a little more light on Rock Band.

August 7, 2008 – Ontario, CA- The Ant Commandos (TAC), a leading provider of innovative wireless video game music peripherals and accessories, announced today that it is now shipping its highly anticipated Illuminated Drumsticks made for musical video game drum sets. The Illuminated Drumsticks are available in two captivating colors: flame red and electric blue, and are available at a suggested retail price of $19.99 and include two drumsticks in each package.

For anyone bored playing with the old-fashioned wooden drumsticks, the new Illuminated Drumsticks are the perfect alternative offering new innovation for Rock Band drummers everywhere. The entire body of the drumsticks will illuminate in flame red or electric blue light when the player strikes them on any surface, providing a dramatic and entertaining light show for all.

“When performing with TAC’s new Illuminated Drumsticks, Rock Band drummers will literally be the highlight of the band” said Jesse Manwill, Senior Manager, Product Management at TAC. “The incredible light effects of our Illuminated Drumsticks will be a hit for players and audiences alike. The unique strike-activated whole body LED illumination provides mind-blowing effects during intense flames and rolls.”

Rock Band and Guitar Hero World Tour fans will love the special features included with the innovative Illuminated Drumsticks. One of the hottest features is the strike-activated illumination of the drum stick body, which allows for incredible light show. In addition to their realistic look and feel, the handle area of the Illuminated Drumsticks also contains a comfort grip, providing a comfortable and secure grip for extended play.

The Illuminated Drumsticks are made of a special durable, transparent polycarbonate material. The drumsticks also provide easy access to batteries and use 2 standard AAA. Each set of battery will last months under normal playing condition.

TAC delivers the hottest guitar controllers and accessories that are fully compatible with the Guitar Hero and Rock Band series of games on PlayStation 2 and 3. Developers of the very best patented innovations and designs, TAC conceives and manufactures their products with great care, imagination and exacting quality control measures to outperform and outlast all other products available in the market today. The Ant Commandos recently released a full lineup of products including the universal PlayStation 2 to PlayStation 3 adapter for guitar and game controllers, the Double Range Guitar, and the Widow Maker Bass Guitar.

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About The Ant Commandos

The Ant Commandos (TAC) is a leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of innovative peripherals and accessories for the interactive entertainment industry. Named the third fastest-growing accessories companies of 2007 by NPD, TAC's imaginative designs follow the fundamental principles of simplicity, interactivity, and mobility for game enthusiasts worldwide. TAC was the first peripheral company to ship its wireless guitar and 10-Button Double Range Guitar for Guitar Hero, the first to distribute the Bass Guitar for Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and it led efforts to design and manufacture the first wireless microphone for the SingStar, Rock Band, Boogie and High School Musical games. TAC is based in Ontario, California. More information can be found about the company and its products at

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