St-Hyacinthe, CA Jun 22, 2010
Quebec-based Castiv Media is proud to announce the Guitar Sidekick, a guitar mounted holding system designed for Iphones. The system enables the musician to easily use any of the music/guitar apps available on iTunes, such as: video lessons, lyrics teleprompter, audio recorder, metronome, tabs display, and instrument tuner. Compatible with any guitar, it does not affect playing or tuning.
The Guitar Sidekick is positioned between the nut and the machine heads (tuners) of the guitar by clipping it around the strings. It does not affect the sound, playing, or tuning of the guitar, and works equally well with classical, acoustic, electric or bass guitars. The grip can freely rotate and position the iPhone in either portrait or landscape mode. The adjustable grip can accommodate the iPhone, iPod touch, iPod nano, BlackBerry Storm, BlackBerry, Android, PSP, Zune, iTab, and more.
* Easy to install and use
* Works on acoustic, classical and electric guitars
* Does not affect the acoustics of your guitar
* You can still tune your guitar with the Sidekick on
* Can rotate to accommodate either portrait or landscape view
There are currently more than 500 guitar apps for the iPhone/iPod touch which provide a wide variety of teaching, recording, accompanying, timing, and lyric reading functions. Particularly popular are guitar tabs (tablatures), which are fingering diagrams for songs, sometimes including lyrics. Castiv Media offers their own MP4 Tabs Lite application, permitting uploading of scrolling tabs from a Windows computer to the iPhone or other mobile device.
Pricing and Availability:
Guitar Sidekick for the iPhone, iPod touch, and other devices is available for $29.99 (USD). MP4 Tabs Lite is a free application.
Located in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada, Castiv Media is a design company specializing in smartphone accessories for musicians. The company was founded by Mark and David Garon in 2009, and the guitar Sidekick is their first product released to the market. Later this year they plan on extending the Sidekick line with several other products. Copyright 2010 Castiv Media. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
*Samples are available on request for review.