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iPhone Holder for Guitarists

Castiv Media has announced the Guitar Sidekick, a guitar mounted holding system designed for the Iphone. The system enables the musician to easily use any of the music/guitar apps available on iTunes, such as: video lessons, lyrics teleprompter, audio recorder, metronome, tabs display, and instrument tuner. Compatible with any guitar, it does not affect playing or tuning.

The Guitar Sidekick is positioned between the nut and the machine heads (tuners) of the guitar by clipping it around the strings. It does not affect the sound, playing, or tuning of the guitar, and works equally well with classical, acoustic, electric or bass guitars. The grip can freely rotate and position the iPhone in either portrait or landscape mode. The adjustable grip can accommodate the iPhone, iPod touch, iPod nano, BlackBerry Storm, BlackBerry, Android, PSP, Zune, iTab, and more.

Feature Highlights:
* Easy to install and use
* Works on acoustic, classical and electric guitars
* Does not effect the acoustics of your guitar
* You can still tune your guitar with the Sidekick on
* Can rotate to accommodate either portrait or landscape view

There are currently more than 500 guitar apps for the iPhone/iPod touch which provide a wide variety of teaching, recording, accompanying, timing, and lyric reading functions. Particularly popular are guitar tabs (tablatures), which are fingering diagrams for songs, sometimes including lyrics. Castiv Media offers their own MP4 Tabs Lite application, permitting uploading of scrolling tabs from a Windows computer to the iPhone or other mobile device.

Pricing and Availability:
Guitar Sidekick for the iPhone, iPod touch, and other devices is available for $29.99 (USD). MP4 Tabs Lite is a free application.

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