iPad users will soon be able to turn pages hands free. AirTurn, Inc. is releasing the BT-105, its hands free page turner for the iPad and other Bluetooth-equipped Mac and PC computers on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. The BT-105 is perfect for musicians who need to keep both hands on their instrument while using apps for reading sheet music and guitar tabs. The BT-105 is super compact and can connect to one or two foot switches. A simple tap on the right foot switch will turn pages forwards, and a tap on the left foot switch will turn pages backwards.
AirTurn, Inc. is introducing the ATFS-2, a new silent foot switch designed to be the quietest consumer foot switch on the market today, as a companion to its BT-105 Bluetooth hands free page turner for the iPad and Bluetooth-equipped Mac and PC computers. The ATFS-2 features a proprietary "mechanism free" design, where there are no moving parts aside from the molded hinge. The switch is actuated with a rare earth neodymium magnet and a rhodium reed switch, both of which are embedded within the body of the foot switch. Manufactured in Colorado, the ATFS-2 is injection molded with a unique blend of high strength plastics, which makes the foot switch virtually indestructible.
Virtual Sheet Music.com (http://virtualsheetmusic.com), one of the most popular online resources for classical and traditional sheet music in digital form, has partnered with AirTurn (http://airturn.com) to add hands free page turning capabilities to their new iPad app. With the Virtual Sheet Music iPad app, you can easily access their extensive online catalog by composer, title, or keyword, such as music for weddings. Songs can be easily purchased and instantly downloaded directly
Legendary rock keyboardist Jordan Rudess, best known for his role in the progressive metal band Dream Theater, is endorsing the BT-105 Bluetooth hands free page turner for the iPad by AirTurn, Inc. The Juilliard-trained Rudess is renowned for his use of cutting edge technologies to craft and perform his music, having recorded 59 albums to date, and was recently voted by MusicRadar as "the best keyboardist of all time".