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JamStik wireless fretboard turns you into a guitar hero

Or at least a competent guitar player, thanks to interactive lessons and games. This MIDI-friendly fretboard works with iPads and other iDevices.

By January 8, 2014


Crave giveaway: Zivix Jamstik+ portable smart guitar

If you want to be a guitar hero, this portable wireless fretboard with companion interactive apps could be a good start. Here's your chance to get one free. No tuning needed.

By September 25, 2015


Instrument 1: A violin, keyboard, guitar and cello in one digital instrument

A crazy gadget that looks like a toy fretboard peripheral for a video game is actually a highly versatile instrument that can be played in many ways.

By March 8, 2015


Three-deal Thursday: A Jamstik, a monitor and a software freebie

Quite the eclectic collection today, but chances are excellent you'll find at least one item you like.

By March 12, 2015


A new kind of string theory: The physics of playing guitar

A University of Oxford physicist has derived equations that describe how guitar techniques influence the pitch of a note.

By July 23, 2014


Bizarre contraption cushions guitar newbs' tender fingertips

The Finger Friendly Guitar Company Keyboard turns a regular guitar neck into a series of pushable buttons to shield fingers from the bite of metal strings.

By June 23, 2014


TronicalTune: A robot tuner for almost any guitar (hands-on)

Crave writer Amanda Kooser puts the TronicalTune automatic guitar tuner through its paces, from installation to rocking out.

By January 24, 2014


Three things I saw at CES 2014 I'd actually buy

You know the Cheapskate doesn't like to spend money on anything. For these products, I'll open my wallet.

By January 9, 2014


The supercomputer that can write classical music

A computer program is able to write classical compositions in the blink of an eye.

By January 6, 2013


Voyage-Air Guitar: Know when to fold it (review)

How does the Voyage-Air folding guitar for troubadours on the go stand up to the rough rigors of review? Crave's John Scott Lewinski gives it a strum (and a serious hinge test).

By June 29, 2012