AirJamz: A Wearable Air Guitar from the Makers of Jamstik

 A Wearable Air Guitar from the Makers of Jamstik

I've been a fan of the jamstik+ for a while. The manufacturer, Zivix, has made it easier for musicians to bring their instrument with them, since the jamstik+ is small enough to fit in a backpack, but connects to your iOS device to make awesome music, thanks to a variety of apps. Those apps also make it easy for beginners to get started learning and playing music.

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Now Zivix has a Kickstarter project that will make it even easier to make music. The AirJamz is a wrist-worn wearable, about the size of a Fitbit, that lets you play air guitar with a twist. Air guitar is the arm-based equivalent of lip syncing. You are making motions not music. With the AirJamz, you are indeed controlling the music. You use the app to select songs from different genres and then make air guitar motions to actually "play" music. I was able to try a prototype and it's quite fun. AirJamz is like the guitar equivalent of AutoTune.

The AirJamz is being offered on Kickstarter for as low as $35, which is a great deal. It uses a coin-size battery and is available in black or white. I don't often promote Kickstarter projects because there are too many failure stories but Zivix is a known entity and I have already tried the almost finished product.

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.