The world’s first dual-screen music score device, the Gvido, has gone on sale in selected b8ta retail stores in California, Seattle and Texas.
The gadget was designed from scratch by Japanese startup Gvido Music as a dedicated electronic paper dual-screen music score device for musicians of any level. It can store thousands of music scores and is only 0.25 inches thick when folded.
Gvido uses PDF files as its source medium which makes it instantly compatible with the most widely available music-score format.
A stylus can be used to write comments and music annotations on the music score which can be shared through a cloud-based service with other Gvido device users, making it an ideal choice for conductors and music librarians.
A Gvido spokesperson said the launch in b8ta retail locations allowed musicians to “get an up-close and personal experience with this breakthrough new technology”.
“We feel this is a critical marketing component to building awareness of the power of Gvido, and we look forward to expanding our presence in more b8ta locations and other select retailers.”
In America, the device is priced at US$1600, with optional accessories – a foot switch and a genuine leather case – priced at $300 each.
It can also be purchased online at the b8ta website and directly from the manufacturer.