Ik Multimedia has shipped iRig PowerBridge, a charging system that allows musicians to continuously play with their favorite digital iRig accessories while keeping their iOS devices charged. It's the complement to IK's digital interfaces and music accessories like iRig HD, iRig PRO, iRig Mic Studio, iRig Mic HD, iRig Keys PRO and more.
iRig PowerBridge is one of the first solutions to the unique problem musicians face when using their music apps on their iPhones and iPads for extended periods of time by allowing them to use their IK Multimedia mobile interfaces and MIDI controllers while supplying a continuous stream of conditioned charging power to their device. Players simply plug their IK Multimedia digital accessory into the iRig PowerBridge via the included Mini-DIN cable, then plug the iRig PowerBridge into their device via the Lightning or 30-pin connector. Once plugged into a power source, iRig PowerBridge provides a continuous supply of conditioned power for charging and non-stop operation plus a pristine digital audio signal path and MIDI control data.
iRig PowerBridge delivers extremely pure power. It combines a power supply with an ultra-low noise power conditioner that connects to a power outlet on one end and a Lightning or 30-pin iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on the other. Between both ends is a female Mini-DIN connector that can be used to connect any IK Multimedia digital iRig accessory with a Mini-DIN or Micro-USB port. Through this connection, iRig PowerBridge allows continuous charging while also passing along audio and MIDI information between the digital iRig accessory and the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Price: $/€69.99 (excluding taxes) - iRig PowerBridge comes in two versions — one for Lightning and one for 30-pin — and it's available now from music and electronics retailers worldwide, and from the IK online store. To use iRig PowerBridge, users will need to upgrade their chosen iRig device's firmware.