More reporting on CES for you coming up, we’ll start off with ION Audio and their list of many accessories for Apple and Android products. They’ve got some interesting stuff in here, I especially like the iCade Mobile which is an add-on for you iPhone or iPod Touch that makes it resemble a PlayStation portable actually. I’m sure that’s not what it’s supposed to look like but that’s what came to my mind when I saw it. Anyway, see below for all the latest, up until now, from ION Audio..
GUITARLINK AIR, a system for connecting a guitar, wirelessly, to a computer, iPad or iPhone
Now guitar players can leave the cable clutter behind with the GUITARLINK AIR system from ION Audio. GUITARLINK AIR allows musicians to play their guitar through an amplifier, computer or iOS device without being constrained by cables.
The design of GUITARLINK AIR takes into account the entire guitar player experience thanks to the inclusion of free Guitar Rig LE software, which shapes guitar sound with emulations of classic amplifiers and effects pedals. Users can record performances right in Guitar Rig and export them to their favorite recording software.
Wireless performances are rock-solid thanks to GUITARLINK AIR’s high performance, low-latency technology. The included GUITARLINK AIR transmitter is compact and lightweight, clipping to a player’s guitar strap for hours of uninterrupted play. The guitar’s output is transmitted using ION’s exclusive, ultra-fast, low latency wireless signal and is instantly amplified by whatever the player chooses to connect. Hook up to a guitar amp, Mac, PC, iPad or iPhone without messy cables. GUITARLINK AIR is a flexible system, built for performance, practice and everything in between.
GUITARLINK AIR is estimated to be available from www.IonAudio.com and other retailers in Q2–2012.
iCade Core, a compact desktop game controller for iPad, iPhone or iPod touch
iCade Core is a streamlined version of ION’s acclaimed iCade arcade cabinet that equips the iPad with authentic, arcade-style joystick and buttons that are ready for fierce non-stop gaming. iCade Core allows iPad users to challenge their friends, throw retro-gaming parties and achieve their highest scores yet. iCade Core offers an incredible arcade experience, bringing all the fun of classic arcade gaming to the iPad in a compact form factor.
iCade Core is compatible with great classic games including PAC-MAN, Asteroids, Centipede, and Battlezone. Plus, it’s compatible with tons of modern games, over 200 games in all. Users can take control of iCade Core’s full-sized joystick and smash its eight arcade buttons for complete command of their favorite games. This truly unique game-controller provides hours of nonstop gaming action.
iCade Core is expected to arrive at www.ionaudio.com and other retailers in 2012.
VINYL FOREVER, a compact vinyl conversion system
VINYL FOREVER helps bring records—and any record player—into the future. VINYL FOREVER connects to a turntable or tape deck via standard RCA stereo cables. The other side connects to a user’s computer via USB for instant transformation of nearly any music collection into digital music that can be played on a computer or transferred to an iPhone, iPod or other portable music player.
VINYL FOREVER is expected to arrive in 2012 with an MSRP of $34.99 U.S. at www.ionaudio.com and other retailers.
TAILGATER BLUETOOTH and BLOCK ROCKER BLUETOOTH, a pair of rugged, compact speaker systems for Bluetooth music players, microphones and instruments.
TAILGATER BLUETOOTH and BLOCK ROCKER BLUETOOTH are all-in-one portable sound systems that include a speaker, an amplifier, audio inputs, an AM/FM radio, and wireless Bluetooth technology, all in a durable cabinet. The TAILGATER BLUETOOTH has handles for easy transport, and BLOCK ROCKER BLUETOOTH features wheels and a retractable handle, making it as easy to tote as a piece of luggage.
PICS 2 GO, a portable photo, slide and negative scanner for iPhone 4 or iPhone 4s
PICS 2 GO from ION is the easiest way to bring precious photos, negatives and slides into the digital realm by using the built-in camera on the iPhone 4*. PICS 2 GO is an ideal app accessory for iPhone 4 owners because anyone with an iPhone 4 can instantly digitize and share classic prints, slides and negatives without ever using a computer.
The PICS 2 GO photo tray features separate areas for 3×5 and 4×6 prints so the picture is held perfectly straight and ready to capture. There is a hinged frame that gently presses photos flat and prevents them from bowing. The design of PICS 2 GO ensures consistency and quality because photos are always in the same position with the same lighting, and your iPhone camera is always in the same spot. There’s no adjustment needed and no guesswork.
Two additional trays are included, one for negatives and one for slides. Simply load in slides or negatives and slide the tray into PICS 2 GO. Now anyone with an iPhone 4 can rediscover classic family slides or finally make use of those old negatives.
PICS 2 GO is expected at www.ionaudio.com and other retailers in 2012 with an MSRP of $59.99 U.S.
LP 2 GO and DUO DECK, two new ultra-portable USB conversion turntables with easy-to-use-software included.
LP 2 GO and DUO DECK are highly portable turntables that include a speaker, headphone output, battery operation and the ability to convert vinyl records to MP3 music files with just a few mouse clicks. LP 2 GO plays and converts vinyl, and DUO DECK plays and converts both vinyl and cassette tapes.
LP 2 GO is the most versatile, innovative and portable turntable ever produced. Powered by four AA batteries and featuring a built-in speaker and an incredibly compact design, LP2GO is ready to move and is perfect for weekend getaways, the dorm room, or even for the beach. It has everything included to enjoy records anywhere. LP 2 GO can be powered via USB and includes a 1/8″ headphone jack to listen to records alone, plus the ability to connect to external speaker systems. LP 2 GO can also connect to a Mac or PC using the included USB cable, allowing music lovers to convert their music to MP3s using the included EZ Vinyl/Tape Converter software.
LP 2 GO is expected to arrive in 2012 at www.ionaudio.com and other retailers. LP 2 GO will have an MSRP of $69.99 U.S., while DUO DECK will be $89.99 U.S. For more information visit www.ionaudio.com.
iCADE MOBILE, a handheld portable game controller and housing for iPod touch or iPhone.
Touch screens are great for some games, but when it comes to mastering intense combat, racing, or adventure games it helps to have more than a touch screen. Since gamers prefer tactile buttons, iCADE MOBILE is the perfect solution for serious gaming on-the-go.
iCADE MOBILE is expected to be available at ionaudio.com and other retailers in 2012 with a MSRP of $79.99.
PHONE STATION PLUS, a desktop speakerphone enhancer designed to increase the quality of conference calls and music playback for Bluetooth-equipped smartphones.