Retronyms gets into hardware for iOS
Wej, Retronyms’ new creation, is not an app but a connected skid-proof surface for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
Wej is the solution to several issues that many iOS musicians are facing on a regular basis: their iDevice slips on their desk or table, the support angle is not adapted to the keyboard or pad playing technique, some devices must be externally powered and it lacks connections.
Retronyms developed an iPad-size angled support with a grip surface with two USB ports to connect external controllers. Wej transfers MIDI via Bluetooth with low-latency and can even charge your iDevice of any USB-equipped unit. Icing on the cake, the rear of the surface features multicolor LEDs to add visual ambience to your performance and an Arduino card is included so you can hack the device.
Wej is currently available in pre-order at the special price of $99 (a 20% discount) until November 7th. This offer will allow them to get the necessary funds to start the production, so Wej can start shipping Q1, 2015. You’ll find more info at preorder.retronyms.com.
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