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IK Multimedia has announced iRig Keys, a slime and portable portable universal MIDI controller keyboard for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, as well as Macs and PCs.
iRig Keys connects directly to the dock connector of the iOS device or the USB port on a Mac/PC. It features 37 velocity-sensitive mini-Keys -- three full octave range plus one note, which takes up minimal space when used on a desktop, and can fit in a backpack or a carry-on bag.
iRig Keys is Core MIDI and USB class compliant for a plug-and-play experience both with iOS devices or Macs/PCs, with no additional apps, software or drivers needed. For total mobility, iRig Keys also is a low power consumption unit. When hooked up to an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, it can be powered by the device. For for longer playing sessions it can be powered by the available USB port. When connected to a Mac/PC, the USB port powers it.
The iRig Keys will be shipping this fall for US$99.99 and will be available from musical instrument and consumer electronics retailers around the world. Pre-orders are now available from the IK Online store (www.irigkeys.com) and other selected online stores.