It can be pretty tough to pry any amount of money from the pockets of the five dragons on a good day, let alone walk away with a deal worth a half-million dollars. But that’s what Montreal’s Marty Algire & Corey Velan; co-founders of FixMeStick did on CBC’s Dragons’ Den this past Wednesday.
When iRig KEYS, IK Multimedia’s mobile MIDI keyboard, hit the streets about a year or so ago, people were most impressed with it’s functionality, ease of operations with iOS devices and loved its size. It was adored by most people who used it except for those who felt the actual keys themselves were slightly on the small side – a tradeoff for ultra-portability. For those people, today is a happy day as IK Multimedia released the iRig KEYS PRO. It’s identical in functionality and performance compared to the original with some exceptions: it’s bigger, it has full-sized keys and features Apple’s new Lightning connector built right in.
While there doesn’t seem to be one totally authoritative iOS app to get you through the Black Friday maze, there are a few sources that might help you hone in on some decent finds, guide you where you need to go and help you get a good start for the annual year-end gift hunt.
There is certainly no shortage of Bluetooth speakers on the market. They come in all different shapes, sizes, colours and levels of quality and most of them are designed around working with portable devices; but there really hasn’t been one that was designed primarily with the musician in mind, until now.
Taking a page from their BlackBerry app, Waterloo, Ontario based mobile development firm Way2Smile Inc., recently unveiled their award-winning Card2Contact app, now for Android. More than just a port, the app has been rebuilt from the ground up with five additional new features currently not found on the BlackBerry version.