[caption id="attachment_17802" align="alignright" width="300" caption="**** Photo: Hosa Technology’s Goby Labs Stands ****"][/caption]Buena Park, CA – August 2012… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician and distributor of Goby Labs instrument care and accessory products, is pleased to announce the Goby Labs stands and accessories for musicians are now shipping. Incorporating ‘ruggedized’ metal construction designed for years of use, Goby Labs’ new product line includes two microphone stands, a keyboard stand, a guitar stand, and a Tablet Frame for iPad®—all designed to aid musicians with everyday performing and rehearsal tasks.
World-class design and superior build quality are hallmarks of the new Goby Labs stands. Designed in the U.S. after extensive interviews with musicians from a wide range of performance and studio environments, these stands feature robust metal construction and components designed and manufactured exclusively for Goby Labs stands.
Microphone and Short Microphone Stands with Boom
Featuring die-cast components, including thick-walled, zinc alloy handles and metal-on-metal threaded components, the GBM-300 Mic Stand with Boom and the GBD-300 Short Mic Stand with Boom re-define durability. The center-mass boom design features a mid-point, all-metal, locking grip for enhanced boom balance and an easy-to-turn pivot lock with integrated cord retention. The metal base incorporates a ‘stomp tube’ that enables it to be stood upon without bending the legs or breaking the stand. These stands also feature an ultra-heavy, center-locking, vertical handle for added stability and the appearance of clean lines on stage.
X-Frame Keyboard Stand
The Goby Labs GBK-300 X-Frame Keyboard Stand features high-strength geometry, including Z-shaped down tubes that form a truss shape to withstand greater vertical pressure. For added stability, the truss form ends directly under the keyboard edge—where the performer applies most of his or her weight. The GBK-300’s tube construction is 40% stronger than conventional boxed-steel designs. Stamped bearing surfaces are spot welded to the frame and the stand is assembled with bolts and nuts rather than rivets or clamps for durability and field serviceability. The stand utilizes an easy-pull, fully locking adjustment system, has self-leveling feet for uneven floors, and cord retention for most commonly used cables.
A-Frame Guitar Stand
The Goby Labs GBA-300 A-Frame Guitar Stand offers the modern guitarist a durable, rock-solid means of securely holding one’s valuable instruments. The GBA-300 A-Frame stand utilizes a fully locking open- and closed-position leg engagement. With a stance that is 60 mm longer than that of most competing products—thus reducing the chance of tipping—this stand features a large diameter, 8 mm, mandrel bent steel rod frame. The stand fits dreadnaught acoustic through most electric guitars and features over-molded, metal-core, rubber feet for exceptional stability.
The GBX-300 Tablet Frame for iPad
Featuring universal iPad compatibility (1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation), the GBX-300 Tablet Frame for iPad featuring ‘frame-change’ technology holds any iPad on all four sides for extra security. With its patent-pending pole lock that facilitates support on mic stands, music stands, and other tubular surfaces, the system features a counter-locking arm that engages as the clamp is tightened on a pole—forming a closed loop around the pole for added strength. This innovative design applies more force to the pole as opposed to open-sided designs. The GBX-300 Tablet Frame is a great tool for electronic sheet music, lyric support, and performance notes. Low-cost frame-change kits will be made available for new tablets so the Tablet Frame hardware will never become obsolete.
Jonathan Pusey, Hosa Technology’s Director of Sales and Marketing, commented on the new Goby Labs stands, “The moment you see these stands, it becomes clear that not only are these the most rugged, durable stands widely available, their cutting-edge design inspires confidence that one’s instrument, microphone, or iPad will be held securely. With full-metal construction and components that are manufactured specifically for these products, Goby Labs stands represent the state-of-the-art when it comes to products of this nature. I’m confident many musicians, vocalists, and others will be very impressed.”
The Goby Labs stands are in stock and available now. MSRP is as follows:
• GBM-300 Mic Stand with Boom: $97.95
• GBD-300 Short Mic Stand with Boom: $79.95
• GBK-300 X-Frame Keyboard Stand: $89.95
• GBA-300 A-Frame Stand: $45.95
• GBX-300 Tablet Frame: $42.95
About Hosa Technology
Headquartered in Buena Park, CA, Hosa Technology, Inc. is the leading supplier of analog and digital connectivity solutions to the musical instrument and professional audio industries. Since the company's inception in 1984, Hosa Technology's consumer-driven inventory has expanded to include a full line of audio, video, and computer products. Enthusiasts and professionals alike rely upon Hosa Technology to deliver world-class performance and value both on the stage and in the studio. For more information about Hosa Technology, please visit www.hosatech.com.