"We will continue to refresh and enhance the power of our Xbox accessory products with new and innovative features, and the PowerPad Pro is a strong example of our efforts thus far," said Rodney Hillman, Vice President Product Development and Planning for InterAct. "We are also looking ahead to the launch of the Xbox broadband gaming network and plan to provide several products to make the online gaming experience more engaging for the user."
The PowerPad Pro is officially licensed for Xbox and has a slightly smaller, ergonomic design with rubberized grips. The PowerPad Pro is fully programmable and has dual-analog control sticks, eight-way digital D-pad, six analog action buttons, two analog shoulder triggers, two memory card expansion slots, twin motors for vibration feedback, and10-foot cable with breakaway connector. The PowerPad Pro is available in solid black and translucent blue and green at an MSRP of $24.99.
The controller extension cable (MSRP $7.99) which is six feet in length, extends the distance between the user and the Xbox console. The cable will have a breakaway connector at one end and an Xbox PUSB connector on the other to connect to the console.
Officially licensed for Xbox, the Starter Kit has been updated with the PowerPad Pro, one Flash Memory 8MB and a controller extension cable. This ultimate Xbox gaming package has an MSRP of $49.99.
The PowerPad Pro will be available at major toy and electronics retailers in May 2002 and the new Starter Kit and the extension cable will be available in June 2002.