Really well built peripheral,
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This review is from: Rock Band 3 Wireless Keyboard (PS3) (Video Game)
The wireless keyboard is a really well built piece of kit - it feels of a higher standard than the Rock Band guitar. It's more like a keyboard you'd expect Casio or Yamaha to produce, rather than a gaming peripheral. The Midi port built into the side of it shows that Harmonix intend the "keytar" as a fully fledged instrument, too, and the full size keys feel good under the fingers.
Of course, it's primarily an accessory to open up a new skill to learn in Rock Band and that it does. I had assumed it would be similar to the guitar, but straight away the fact that you can't hold down a note until it arrives make success with the keytar even more timing dependent than the guitar is. It's a different kind of challenge, really, and quite satisfying to get right.
On the keyboard there's a ridge on the left of the set of coloured keys so you can find your place again without looking, and there's an infrared sensor on the left hand side that you can use to "bend" the notes, like with the whammy bar on the guitar. Beside that there's a button for triggering overdrive - it's all very sensibly laid out. The usual PlayStation directional & symbol buttons can be found on the top right of the keys. You can use the keytar with the strap provided or sat flat on your lap or a table, so it's quite flexible in that regard.
It comes with a wireless dongle that has a pass-through USB port in it - quite a clever little bit of design that means you can daisy chain the wireless dongle for the keytar and the guitar, drums or microphone.
I'm pretty happy with the Wireless Keyboard - it adds an extra dimension to the game and, as the build quality is a reassuring cut above, at the price it is now I think it's a must-have for any Rock Band fan.