Jack: Wireless guitar cable
Jack WiFi – Guitar, Untethered
An electric guitar is the backbone of any respectable rock band, but up until recently, guitar players were restricted in their on-stage movement. You can try to properly rock out while being tethered to an amp, but make one wrong move, and you’ll quickly find yourself disconnected from the sound system. Wireless transmitters make an energetic performance a bit easier, but there’s always a concern about interference. Now, however, there’s a wireless guitar device that works over wifi. It’s called Jack, and it offers all the benefits of wire-free amplification and so much more.
Amplifying, Recording, Sharing
Developed in Scotland by Ingenious Audio, Jack is a hassle-free plug and play device that transmits its signal using wifi. There are no routers necessary and no cables involved. You can play through an amp with using a second Jack, and you can transmit your guitar’s sound to any wifi-enabled device: PCs, tablets, and phones.
With the second Jack, you’re all set to play loudly without cables in your way. With a wifi device, you can create high quality recordings with your guitar, then easily share them. Jack works so well that guitarists who spent years making labour-intensive recordings with clunky four-track recorders will marvel at how far home recording has come.
Still Looking For Support
Jack’s Kickstarter campaign ended successfully on February 3, 2015. It was pretty clear that with the high functionality of this device, as well as with the enormous number of guitar players who would find their amplification and recording needs simplified by using it, that Jack’s campaign would be successful in the end.
Jack is currently in the manufacturing stage. The first units should probably ship in Q1 of this year. And, once Jack is available to the public, it’s expected to retail for £100 for a single Jack and £180 for the full kit of two (one for the guitar, one for the amp).