IK Multimedia has announced the launch of a successor to its iRig interface for connecting a guitar to an iOS device. The iRig HD builds on the previous release through the introduction of a built-in preamp and 24 bit analog to digital conversion. The iRig HD also ditches the 3.5mm input used in the previous release and instead includes 3 swappable cables, 30-pin, Lightning, and USB, for connecting to different devices. Along with support for IK Multimedia's line of AmpliTube apps, the iRig HD can also be used with many popular digital audio workstation apps such as GarageBand and Logic. iRig HD will beginning shipping this spring, however prices have yet to be announced.
iOS device management products coming this spring
Two new products designed for managing multiple iOS devices with Lightning connectors has been released by Bretford. The PowerSync Roller 10 allows companies to charge, sync, and transport 10 4th gen iPads, while the PowerSync Roller 20 offers storage and charging for 20 iPad minis, iPhone 5s, or 5th gen iPod touch devices. Both products will debut at the Bett technology conference in London, England at the end of the month and are expected to be available this spring.