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This miniscule guitar is actually playable and uses the iPhone as an amp and speaker

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Next time some jerk mimes playing the world’s smallest violin at something you said, just whip out the miniscule Fretpen guitar, bellow something defiantly rock-themed at them, and relish in their stunned silence as you headbang triumphantly while shredding your way through Van Halen’s Eruption!

Yes, I see how it may seem as if I’ve let my rock fantasy get a little out of hand. But I strenuously maintain it’s completely appropriate when introduced to the FretPen, a tiny-yet-playable guitar that connects to an accompanying app on the iPhone via low-energy Bluetooth, then rocks out with customizable effects.

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The Behringer Guitar Link Is A No-Frills Way To Connect Your Guitar To Your Mac [Review]

The Behringer Guitar Link Is A No-Frills Way To Connect Your Guitar To Your Mac [Review]

Behringer’s teensy Guitar Link

There are a lot of guitar interfaces out there for the Mac, but at about $32, the Behringer Guitar Link UCG102 (just rolls off the tongue, no?) is one of the cheapest you’ll find. Even more surprising? This little duder sounds good.

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Play To The Beat Of A Different Drummer With The AC1 RythymVOX Mini Guitar Amp [Review]

AC1 RhythymVOX ready to gobble down some double A's

"Feed me Seymour!" The AC1 RhythymVOX ready to gobble down some double As.

The AC1 RythymVOX ($60) is more than a little guitar amp you can jam on. Built into its circuits are the drum beats of many popular musical genres, all at the ready to accompany you while you practice or play.

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Make Music With A Wave Of Your Hand [Review]

Make Music With A Wave Of Your Hand [Review]

There's more to this app than meets the eye

I’ve tried a lot of “anyone can make music” apps in the past, and they’ve not always lived up to the hype. That’s why, at first, I didn’t hold out a lot of hope for three-dollar music app Sound Wand – but I should have been more optimistic. Like a real instrument, you need to spend some time learning how it works.

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The Apogee Jam Transforms Your iPad Into Your Guitar’s Best Friend [Review]

The Apogee Jam Transforms Your iPad Into Your Guitar’s Best Friend [Review]

The Apogee Jam. Get Ready To Shred.

Described simply, the Apogee Jam ($99) is a just little gadget that lets you plug your guitar into your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. But in this pairing of instrument and iDevice, the Jam unlocks a wonderful world of musical possibility that is nothing short of magical.

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