When the iPhone first appeared on the scene, it was an unlikely notion that anyone would ever want to play it like a guitar. But a proliferation of guitar simulator apps have brought us to that odd place. The problem is, as enticing as it may be to strum those six virtual strings, rock out too hard on your phone, and you’re probably going to send it flying across the room.
The Fingerist aims to make the whole process a touch more realistic feeling, and maybe safer for your audience as well. It provides a short neck and body shape that will hold your iPhone or iPod Touch, although the form factor may make you think ukelele rather than lead guitar. A dock connector gives you access to either the built-in speaker (powered by three AA batteries) or the line-out jack that can connect to an amp. A volume controller and guitar strap complete the package.
When it becomes available, the Fingerist will be priced at $150 US, but a note on the web site indicates a procurement delay affecting the production schedule, so don’t book any concerts just yet.
(via The Red Ferret Journal)