Game ElementsTM by Philips introduction of wireless controllers cut gamers loose

May 18, 2005

Game ElementsTM by Philips’
introduction of wireless controllers cut gamers loose

LOS ANGELES – Providing the ultimate
in flexibility, Game Elements by Philips’ wireless controllers allow gamers the
ability to play virtually anywhere in the room. Showcased today at the 2005
Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the new wireless controllers offer features
such as channel switching, radio frequency wireless technology and vibration
mode for PlayStation2™ (PS2™) and personal computer systems.

“As game consoles become more
advanced, Game Elements offers accessories that will simplify the gaming
experience through the latest technological innovations,” said Michael O’Neal,
chief executive officer, Philips Accessories and Computer Peripherals, North
America. “The design of our new Wireless Wave Controllers gives gamers the
freedom to move around while maintaining complete control of the game.”

Simplify Gaming with Wireless
Wave Controllers (GGE609U, GGE633 and GGE917)

Utilizing cutting-edge radio frequency (RF) technology, the new Wireless Wave
Controllers allow gamers to play up to 100 feet away from their console. Game
Elements controllers are compatible with PSone™ and PSX™ and can operate with up
to four wireless controllers simultaneously. To fully immerse gamers, the
GGE609U offers additional features such as channel switching, macro
functionality, turbo/slow modes and vibration function. The GGE609U will be
available in July and will have a suggested retail price of $29.99.

Play the newest games and movies
from up to 100 feet away with the Game Elements GGE633 that incorporates game
playing with DVD functionality all in one. The ultimate game controller, the
GGE633 offers consumers the ability to enjoy hours of their favorite games, and
with the touch of a button, control their favorite DVDs. The Wireless Wave 2
Controller also features 2.4GHz RF technology, a rubberized comfort grip coating
and a dual vibration function. Available in June, the product will retail for
$34.99.

For the PC crowd out there, Game
Elements has the new GGE917 Wireless Wave PC controller. Featuring
pressure-sensitive controls, the new controller operates on 2.4GHz RF technology
to enable mobility and a coated grip to maintain comfort while playing. It also
comes with a recharging dock receiver and is Windows XP, 2000, 98SE and ME
compatible. Available in May, the GGE917 will retail for $34.99

About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is one of the
world’s biggest electronics companies and Europe’s largest, with sales of EUR
30.3 billion in 2004. With activities in the three interlocking domains of
healthcare, lifestyle and technology and 160,900 employees in more than 60
countries, it has market leadership positions in medical diagnostic imaging and
patient monitoring, color television sets, electric shavers, lighting and
silicon system solutions. News from Philips is located at

www.philips.com/newscenter

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PlayStation2™, PSone™ and PSX™ are
registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
Game Elements™ is a registered trademark of Philips Accessories and Computer
Peripherals, formerly Gemini Industries.