Do you like to rock out on your iPad? If you enjoy playing virtual instruments, specifically, the guitar, then you may want to read about the iPic. The iPic is an all new stylus that’s being produced by Southern Audio Services (SAS), creator of the Woodees stereo headphones.
The iPic, available in black or white, is an innovative cross between a traditional guitar pick and a rubber-tipped iPad stylus.
iPic is dubbed a multi-purpose pick stylus, and was created for a partnership with Miso Music, which is an iPad app that uses real music tablature and polyphonic note recognition to help users learn to play the guitar and other fret instruments right on their iPad. With Miso Music, you can use a virtual instrument or a real instrument, and it is able to deduce playing skill and relay real time polyphonic feedback on a virtual fret bar.
This new stylus design was conceived by SAS as the missing link in the whole virtual guitar experience. The iPic combines the size, comfort, and ergonomic advantage of a real guitar pick with the stylus, to create a natural feel when playing virtual guitar on the iPad.
iPic also does double duty as a regular stylus when not in use for music playing. Held comfortably between the thumb and index finger, it can be used to tap at the screen for messaging, navigating, writing, sketching, and drawing. It’s small size makes it perfect for carrying around in a pocket.
The iPic is compatible with all capacitive touch screen devices and all virtual guitar apps, and will be released by SAS this fall for $14.95. Look for it at Guitar Center and other retail stores beginning in October.