Rock out with your iPad out, with the Trubador hands-free case
At the end of a post about Pix and Stix, the conductive guitar pick and drumsticks for the iPad, I joked that “I’m sure that the inevitable guitar-shaped iPad holder is already on a designers drawing board somewhere.” Well, it turns out that this was (partially) true.
The Trubador is an iPad case which holds the tablet down where God intended all rock-and-roll instruments to be held: in front of a thrusting crotch. It’s not guitar-shaped, but that would be pretty tacky anyway. The case has two design considerations that set it apart.
The first is a pair of guitar-strap buttons for attaching it to your favorite strap. These are the same conical metal buttons you’d find on any solid-body electric guitar, and this is what lets you sling the case in front of you.
The second part is less obvious. The case folds into a triangle, making it jut out slightly from your hip. This holds the iPad at an angle so you can actually see what you are doing.
There is a second angle which lets you use the iPad on a table to watch videos, and when not in use the ramped section folds over to protect the screen. I really like that you can also just wear your iPad slung over a shoulder.
The Trubador is in the prototype stages, and you know what that means: Kickstarter. To get a case, you’ll need to pledge $40. If the designers, Casey and Pat, make it to their $15,000 goal, then you’ll get a neat Trubador case, ready for rocking out on stage with Garage Band.
Trubador: the Hands-Free iPad Case for Awesome People [Kickstarter. Thanks, Casey!]
Conductive Picks and Sticks for iPad Garage Band
Via: Gadget Lab