If you’re a musician and often play keyboard, you may have gone through a hard time while travelling. Whether you had to choose a tiny keyboard with a limited button to fit in your backpack or you took the pain to lug around a huge keyboard. Finding a keyboard that carries enough keys to gratify your creative flow and fits in your bag at the same time was a hell of a challenge. However, a group of music enthusiasts in Atlanta, Georgia want to solve this problem by developing a modular keyboard that will help you to create music anywhere you go.
Named Kombos, this is the world’s first modular keyboard that doesn’t come with any sacrifices. This ultimate keyboard comes as modules that you can add or remove as you see fit. In its simplest form, Kombos features two pieces, where the right module is home to 13 keys and push locks into a left module that holds the controls and 12 keys. If you think these 25 keys aren’t enough for your composition, you can then slot in another 12-key module, sliding them in between the base, up to a maximum of 61 keys. So, whether you’re in a taxi, plane or bus you can easily customize the size of your keyboard as per your need.
The base modules maintain the output and extra controls, ensuring that you don’t miss any feature for the sake of modularity. With the cooked-in Bluetooth 4.0, Kombos connects directly to your wireless speaker or headphones. It also ensures 8 hours of continuous play from its Li-ion battery pack. Also, this modular keyboard supports iOS, Android, Windows PCs, as well any program that supports MIDI.
The company started a Kickstarter campaign with the target of $25,000. You can pre-order a basic 25 keys setup for as little as $139, 37 keys in three modules for $199, 49 keys in four modules for $249 and 61 keys in five modules for $299. The possible shipment date is March 2017.