We love Kickstarter, it gives inventors a chance to make the gadgets we want to see and provides a constant source of creativity.
We also love Music, Guitars and iPads. Mash all of these things together with some serious credentials in making musical instruments (for the likes of Vernon Reid, Chemical Brothers and Lou Reed) and you have the iTar.
What is it?
With a prototype that looks part 80s classic headless guitar / part frying pan, the iTar has some serious potential in our opinion. It is guitar shaped with a MIDI key fretboard and can act as an instrument, soundboard, lighting board or pretty much anything else controller.
The $200 price tag for an actual production unit might be a little high for some, but there are plenty of funding options if you want to support the project towards its $50,000 funding target.
A serious option
If you really want to integrate your iPad into live performances and/or your music creation workflow, it's actually not a bad price when compared to many instrument interfaces and it's probably a small fraction of what you would normally pay for a custom made instrument from the iTar's makers StarrLabs.
We think the iTar has some real potential, especially for live performance.
Check out the promo video below from StarrLabs, plus get the full back story and funding options on the Kickstarter page:
Be sure to let us know in the comments if you think this one has got potential, especially if you plan on backing the project.