LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zivix, the technology company striving to bring music to the masses, is showcasing the latest innovations for the wildly popular jamstik at this year’s CES. With a new jamstik Connect app, users now have more options to play a variety of instruments the moment it’s connected, including a banjo, piano, harp and even a sitar. Beyond the new instruments in the app, users get instant feedback with an open play mode that shows finger position for several chords. Users can begin strumming chords within minutes of opening the box! There are also new convenience features like one-touch octave, capo shifting and programmable D-pad, offering increased versatility no matter what level of musician picks up the jamstik.
Also named a 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree, the jamstik was awarded this prestigious distinction by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media.
“Being at CES this year with a major award is a real honor,” said Chad Koehler, vice president, Zivix. “It’s real validation that this product is special, and the latest companion app enhancements combined with major firmware updates, brings the entire playing and learning experience to a new level.”
The jamstik is truly a first-of-its-kind device in that it’s a portable digital instrument that connects wirelessly to Apple devices to learn, play and create music anywhere. It uses infrared light-sensing technology in its fretboard that “sees” finger placement and provides real-time feedback. It also boasts real strings and real frets to give the user the tactile feedback of a traditional guitar. This unique use of technology is a great teaching and practice tool for any level of player, especially beginners as they receive visual cues with instant feedback while learning.
At just over 15 inches, it can easily fit into nearly any carry on, allowing the user to practice and create music anywhere! Lowering the barriers with no tuning, anyone can learn chords in minutes with the companion jamTutor app, play without disturbing others and access hundreds of other compatible music apps like GarageBand for a music experience like no other.
Where to see the jamstik at CES
The jamstik will be at Pepcom in Las Vegas on Jan. 5th at the Mirage, and also on display in the Broadcom booth, South Hall Booth #MP25667. 2015 CES Innovation Honoree products are featured on CESweb.org/Innovation, and will be at CES Tech West in the Innovation Awards Showcase. The jamstik team will also be across the show floor providing live demos and press interviews. More info or to set up a live demo email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Made In the USA
Zivix has also made a firm commitment to supporting American manufacturing, and is very proud that the jamstiks are being made in the United States. It’s a statement that will hopefully show other companies that high-quality, reliable and cost-efficient products can be made in America.
The jamstik is currently available with an MSRP of $299.99 in select Apple’s retail stores, apple.com, amazon.com and jamstik.com.
Based in Minneapolis, Zivix is a technology company focused on making musical instruments more accessible for everyone. Zivix builds products for all levels of musicians, especially someone who wants to become a musician, and for anyone who just want to have fun with musical tools.