[caption id="attachment_45072" align="alignright" width="234" caption="* Photo: Goby Labs Guitar-hook Thingy and the Stand-top Thingy for iPad *"][/caption]Buena Park, CA – April 2013… Goby Labs, dedicated to bold innovation in the areas of musical instrument accessory products, is pleased to announce the introduction of the Goby Labs Thingy Series, which consists of the Goby Labs Guitar-hook Thingy and the Stand-top Thingy for iPad. These new accessories represent innovative, portable, and simple solutions to common everyday challenges musicians routinely encounter while gigging.
The Goby Labs Guitar-hook Thingy is an unbelievably useful accessory for the performing guitarist that can comfortably reside in most electric guitar cases during transport. It enables one to attach a guitar hook to most tripod microphone stands. Featuring a patent-pending pole grip that forms a closed loop around most mic stands, the new Guitar-hook Thingy relies on the strength and leverage of the microphone stand to which it is attached. With the ability to support the weight of most electric guitars, it pairs perfectly with a Goby Labs Microphone Stand—thanks to the stand's unparalleled construction and strength. With the Goby Labs Guitar-hook Thingy, guitarists can hang their guitar to take a drink before the next song or use it to quickly and easily change guitars in the heat of performance.
Be it lyrics, chord changes, or merely a set list, the Goby Labs Stand-top Thingy for iPad represents another fresh product idea. Derived from our popular GBX-300 Tablet Frame for iPad, the new Stand-top Thingy features a compact stand adaptor instead of the Goby Labs pole grip for portability and simplicity. Designed to fit both US- and European-style microphone stands, it provides the ability to attach the iPad directly to any microphone stand—turning that stand into an electronic tablet-driven music stand. The new Goby Labs Stand-top Thingy for iPad utilizes a thumb-release ball joint that enables precise placement of the iPad screen and is compatible with 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation iPad tablets.
As the madmen behind the new Goby Labs Guitar-hook Thingy and the Stand-top Thingy for iPad prefer to remain in seclusion, Hosa Technology’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Jonathan Pusey, elected to comment on the new Goby Labs offerings. “Sometimes simplicity is the best solution,” says Pusey. “Goby Labs Thingy Series epitomizes this train of thought. The Guitar-hook Thingy gives space-challenged guitarists a robust solution for keeping their axes readily available, while the Stand-top Thingy for iPad turns any mic stand into an electronic sheet music solution. Both items, though simple, are valuable, portable solutions for gigging musicians. I’m confident they’ll be very well received.”
The Goby Labs Thingy Series are slated available now. MSRP for each product is as follows:
• GBX-301 Stand-top Thingy for iPad: $23.95
• GBX-302 Guitar-hook Thingy: $23.95
About Goby Labs
Working from a dormant volcano off the coast of Venice Beach, California, Goby Labs is a developer and manufacturer of the world’s most innovative and comprehensive line of music accessory products. These products—formed with the goal of delivering superior instrument care and performance accessories at prices even starving musicians can afford—reflect fresh thinking in their function, design, and branding to deliver on the promise of exceptional quality and value. Simplicity, innovation, and liberal use of world-class componentry are hallmarks of the Goby Labs design ethos. Goby Labs products are distributed worldwide by Buena Park, CA-based Hosa Technology.