I can just imagine musicians worldwide drooling over this little baby. While this product is still not out yet and the software still hasn't been approved by Apple, the idea that you could use your iPad as the "brain" for your music creation attached to a dock that happens to be a 49 keys full size velocity sensitive, drum-pad accessorized, USB/MIDI sporting keyboard with more bells and whistles than you can shake a stick at is going to fire up the imagination of a lot of people. AKAI's product webpage still states "Pending certification from Apple" and no price is shown yet so it is difficult to predict how successful this product will end up being however I am willing to bet that while this product is probably the first of its kind, it certainly won't be the last. Music is one field where we have seen the iOS environment take off dramatically and I have a feeling that we will continue to be amazed at the ingenuity of both hardware and software developers as things progress.

AuthorJehuda Saar