GuitarJack 2 audio interface arrives for iPad, iPhone 4

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Unlike its predecessor GuitarJack 2 is compatible with the iPhone 4 Click the image for close up views

Unlike its predecessor, GuitarJack 2 is compatible with the iPhone 4. Click the image for close-up views.

GuitarJack 2

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GuitarJack 2 front

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GuitarJack 2 left side

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GuitarJack 2 right side

When Sonoma Wire Works launched its GuitarJack iOS audio interface last year, it looked impressive, but the wind was rather taken out of its sails when it was discovered that it wasn't compatible with the iPad or iPhone 4.

However, we now (finally) have GuitarJack 2, which rectifies this compatibility problem but is otherwise the same as its predecessor. Click here for GuitarJack 2 product photos.

The fact that GuitarJack connects via the dock connector stands in its favour, as this enables higher quality, stereo recording. That said, the new product faces much stiffer competition than its predecessor did, notably from Line 6's just-announced Mobile In.

The GuitarJack 2 is expected to ship in 4-6 weeks but can be pre-ordered now from the Sonoma Wire Works website for $149. The original model, which is compatible with older iOS devices, can now be purchased for $49.

GuitarJack 2 features

  • 1/4 inch (6.5 mm) instrument input - nickel-plated solid brass Switchcraft (10,000 MTBF) jack
  • 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) stereo mic/line input - (no phantom power is provided)
  • 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) stereo headphone/line output with increased drive for headphones
  • Dock connector designed for use without removing most cases
  • Device powered for ultimate portability - requires no batteries or power adapter
  • GuitarJack Model 2 includes a 24-bit AD/DA Converter, however only 16-bit audio playback and recording is currently possible until a firmware update becomes available. More about 24-bit
  • Sleek and rugged aluminium shell