Today I spotted an interesting new pre-production product that could be fun for the budding pianist who can never seem to stop playing. The Serafim Keybo is a new product marketed on Kickstarter that performs a few interesting functions. It functions as a multi-lingual virtual keyboard for your tablet or smartphone, a portable charger, or – most notably for our purposes – a virtual digital piano.
They were seeking $50,000 to get the project off and running, but 2,066 backers on Kickstarter pledged $231,989 to send it over the top. You can still pre-order if this is something you’re interested in, and according to their campaign the units will be delivered in June 2017.
The Keybo unit gives a very limited 24-key virtual digital piano, but two units can apparently be linked to double that to a still limited, but more expansive, 48-key virtual digital piano. The built-in music app lets you play piano, of course, but can also produce guitar, bass, and drums.
I’m not sure it’s a professional grade tool, but it could provide a fun and very portable tool for those looking to create music on the go.
Here’s a quick video of the product:
Non-affiliate link to their pre-order page: Serafim Keybo Pre-order
This certainly isn’t a world changer for professional musicians or even hobbyists. But piano lovers who also happen to be technology geeks who might get a kick out of playing something on the go this could be a fun product. Don’t expect perfection. Don’t expect the best responsiveness. The sound may leave something to be desired. But my guess is you can expect it to be fun. And if you could find the other applications of the product useful – the virtual typing keyboard and charger – then what’s not to love?
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