After the successful Sensu Brush Kickstarter Project, we reported about a couple weeks ago, we’re excited to tell you about a new iPad accessory project, the new iPad Gadget iTar which just went live over at Kickstarter.
Starr Labs, the US based company behind iTar usually builds regular guitars. The iTar is their first iPad accessory.The design is very nice, it is elegant, yet simple but innovative. It will hold your iPad perfectly it place, while you will just have to launch an app of your choice. Starr Labs is looking to raise $50.000 by December 6th. So far there 32 Backes which pledged $6,027. Contributions from one-dollar are accepted. A $200 pledge is the minimum to receive your very own iTar. A pretty expensive accessory but relative cheap comparing it to a regular guitar.
Make sure to check out the video from Source, to see the iTar in action!
About iTar project
Our project is designed for musicians, guitar heroes, electronic artists, iPad junkies and hackers looking for a fun and easy way to take their show on the road. At it’s heart the device is a button-based guitar fretboard (Starr Labs patented fingerboard) integrated with a dock for the iPad which will transform the tablet into a 21st century musical instrument we call the iTar ™.
Our fingerboard has been battle-tested and proven for years to be a professional-quality electronic music instrument. Our fingerboard has been used on instruments we’ve built for the likes of Vernon Reid (of the endlessly awesome Living Color), the Chemical Brothers, Pendulum, Linkin Park, Lou Reed, and many TV/film studios. Check out the gallery at www.starrlabs.com to see the high quality instruments we’ve been building around this impressive technology for years. Our line of Ztars and Z-boards are each custom built by hand, from scratch.
By mass-producing the fingerboard and linking it to everyone’s favorite music player/tablet we are making this professional grade equipment affordable and available to a much wider audience. One of the coolest features is that the iPad’s touchscreen interface will allow you to strum a guitar, tap on keys, bang on the drums, shake the maraca and more. You will literally have a full band at your fingertips. Imagine you start by looping your drum pattern, then you play over that with a bass-line, now bring in a little soulful trumpet and back that up with some piano. Nice. Or, you can set up some beats or samples, modify and jam over them with wild abandon. A DJ’s dream!
The possibilities are truly endless.