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Goby Labs Announces Tablet Frame Thingy Deluxe

Goby Labs Announces Tablet Frame Thingy Deluxe

Now supports iPad® and iPad mini® tablets on stage or music workstation

Buena Park, CA – October 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 Tablet Frame Thingy Deluxe. The ideal solution for providing support for one’s tablet—be it on stage, in the studio, or anywhere else—the new Tablet Frame Thingy Deluxe includes new clip kits that enables the tablet frame to hold second generation or newer iPads or the iPad mini and includes a base that makes it ideal for stage or desktop use.

Apple’s iPad has found its way into the lives of people everywhere and has become a fixture among musicians in recording studios, rehearsal rooms, live stages, and in music education. With its ability to address such a wide range of applications spanning everything from being a convenient means to capture ideas, keep lyrics close at hand, and much more, the iPad is now a common sight among musicians.

Whereas the original Tablet Frame Thingy was designed to support the first generation iPad on a standard microphone stand, the new Tablet Frame Thingy Deluxe goes one step further by including a base that is designed to support the tablet on a desk, road case, or any other surface that might serve as a table. As with the original Tablet Frame Thingy, the new Tablet Frame Thingy Deluxe incorporates Goby Labs’ unique patent-pending closed-loop pole grip that ensures tight, secure placement for one’s valuable tablet. And when it’s time to place the tablet on a desk or similar surface, simply bolt the open end of the steel tube to the included desktop base and adjust the orientation using the thumb-release ball joint mechanism for precise placement.

Owners of second generation or newer iPads and the iPad mini will certainly appreciate the fact that the new Goby Labs Tablet Frame Thingy Deluxe includes clip kits that enables the tablet frame to support these newer generation tablets. Combined with the included base, iPad owners now have a versatile, rugged solution to support their treasured tablet in a myriad of environments.

As the mad scientists at Goby Labs are sequestered in their underground laboratory, Hosa Technology’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Jonathan Pusey, was strong armed into providing his thoughts about the new Goby Labs Tablet Frame Thingy Deluxe. “We always insist that our engineers listen to the input of our customers and, in doing so, I believe we’ve created an exceptionally useful second generation tablet support system,” said Pusey. “With the addition of the new base attachment, iPad users can now have one stand that easily traverses the gap between use at home and on stage. And with the new clip kits for iPad mini in addition to the current iPad clip kit, this system presents a strong, sure-footed stand solution that is supported by steel components throughout—further ensuring rock solid stability.”

The Goby Labs Tablet Frame Thingy Deluxe (Part Number: GBX-310) is available now and carries a MSRP of $54.95.

Goby Labs Announces Thingy Series Accessories

Guitar-hook and Stand-top for iPad are ideal solutions for gigging musicians

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:

Model Description MSRP
GBX-301 Stand-top Thingy for iPad $23.95
GBX-302 Guitar-hook Thingy $23.95

Goby Labs Debuts GBU-300 Univeral Guitar Stand

Designed by guitarists for guitarists—to hold their treasured axe

Buena Park, CA – March 2013… Goby Labs, dedicated to bold innovation in the areas of musical instrument accessory products, is pleased to announce the introduction of the GBU-300 Universal Guitar Stand. The new GBU-300 Universal Guitar Stand is the result of painstaking research with real guitarists—we checked their fingers for calluses—to determine the features they must see in a stand before allowing it the honor of holding their most important musical treasure. Featuring adjustable leg and body supports and over-molded rubber contact surfaces among its most notable characteristics, this new Universal Guitar Stand exhibits robust metal construction and is designed to travel well.

The new Goby Labs GBU-300 Universal Guitar Stand features over-molded rubber surfaces designed to prevent abrasion to one’s guitar and protect the neck. This thoughtful attribute is specifically engineered to protect the guitar’s finish and marks a dramatic improvement over neoprene foam, which is commonly used for those points that make contact with the instrument.

The GBU-300 Universal Guitar Stand provides full-cradle guitar retention. This innovative guitar stand incorporates a lock-open/spring-closed mechanism that provides the choice of quick access needed during performances and full security during storage plus an easy-to-use, dynamic head catch, which slides vertically to accommodate guitars of various lengths. The stand’s adjustable height accommodates most guitars and, with its thoughtfully designed body support, alleviates neck pull. Equally important, the stand’s seemingly simple, yet sophisticated design is extremely robust and assures superior field serviceability. With quality metal construction, the stand collapses easily for both storage and travel.

Like most evil geniuses, the creative minds of Goby Labs prefer to remain in mystery and seclusion. Instead, they turn to Hosa Technology’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Jonathan Pusey, for all public statements. Pusey commented on the new Goby Labs GBU-300 Universal Guitar Stand, “Goby Labs’ new Universal Guitar Stand is among the finest inventions yet from those engineering madmen, from whom we prefer to shield the public. With a wealth of innovative features—from its over-molded rubber head-catch with push-button, spring-closed mechanism, which keeps a guitar safely upright without putting stress on its neck, to its body supports that cradle an instrument as safely and securely as a new pair of leather pants cradle one’s buttocks—the new GBU-300 represents cutting-edge design that differentiates it from the many cookie-cutter style stands found elsewhere on the market. I’m absolutely confident guitarists everywhere will find much to like about this new guitar stand.”

The Goby Labs GBU-300 Universal Guitar Stand is available now. The product’s MSRP is $65.95.

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.

www.gobylabs.com

Hosa Technology and Goby Labs Stands and Accessories Now Shipping

Tablet frame, mic, keyboard, and guitar stand are versatile and durable

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:

Model Description MSRP
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

Hosa Technology and Goby Labs Announce New Accessories Group: Stands

Tablet frame, mic, keyboard, and guitar stands are versatile and durable

Buena Park, CA – February 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 introduction of a new product line by Goby Labs: stands for musicians. Incorporating ‘ruggedized’ metal construction designed for years of use, Goby Labs’ new product line includes two microphone stands, a keyboard stand, two guitar stands, 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 and Universal Guitar Stands
The Goby Labs GBA-300 A-Frame and GBU-300 Universal Guitar Stands offer the modern guitarist two 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 Goby Labs GBU-300 Universal Guitar Stand incorporates a lock-open/spring-closed mechanism for performance and storage respectively, over-molded rubber touch surfaces that prevent abrasion and protect the instrument’s finish (compared to neoprene foam found on competing models), and full-cradle guitar retention. The head catch slides vertically to accommodate guitar necks of various lengths and full guitar-body support alleviates pull on the guitar neck. Both models fit dreadnaught acoustic through most electric guitars and feature over-molded, metal-core, rubber feet for exceptional stability.

The GBX-300 Tablet Frame for iPad
Featuring universal iPad compatibility (both 1st and 2nd 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 expected to be available Q2 of 2012. MSRP is as follows:

Model Description MSRP
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
GBU-300 Universal Guitar Stand $63.95
GBX-300 Tablet Frame $42.95

Hosa Technology Debuts Goby Labs Screen Cleaner

Safe, alcohol- and ammonia-free solution ideal for wide range of displays

Buena Park, CA – March 2011 … Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician and distributor of Goby Labs instrument care products, is pleased to announce the introduction of Goby Labs Screen Cleaner. This safe, alcohol- and ammonia-free solution cleans without dripping or streaking and is ideal for cleaning LCD, plasma, and touch screen displays. It is a must-have cleaning solution for all computer-based recording studios.

Goby Labs Screen Cleaner is formulated to lift dust, fingerprints, and other contaminants from computer monitors, television screens, and other displays as well as other sensitive plastic surfaces. The anti-static formula repels dust after cleaning. With its fresh lemon scent and the included microfiber terry cloth specifically designed to safely clean any screen, Goby Labs Screen Cleaner is the ideal studio maintenance companion for musicians, videographers, students, and virtually anyone who works with a computer.

Jonathan Pusey, Hosa Technology’s Director of Sales and Marketing, commented on the new Goby Labs cleaning solution. “Most recording studios-home and pro alike-are computer based,” Pusey said. “Computers have screens and these screens need cleaning. If one is using a handheld device with a touch screen, the issue only compounds itself. Those of us at Hosa Technology believe musicians should be able to buy screen cleaner along with cables, strings, and other musical supplies at their local music store rather than be forced to go into a consumer electronics store for a single $10.00 item. This is not only a matter of convenience, it’s a matter of hygiene-and Goby Labs Screen Cleaner is one of those everyday essentials that, we believe, should be far more accessible.”

Goby Labs Screen Cleaner ships in a 2-ounce container with a microfiber terry cloth and carries a MSRP of $10.00. The product will be available Q1, 2011.

Hosa Technology Introduces Goby Labs Microfiber Polish Cloth

The world’s finest polish should be applied with the finest cloth

Buena Park, CA – February 2011 … Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician and distributor of Goby Labs instrument care products, is pleased to announce the introduction of Goby Labs Microfiber Polish Cloth. Manufactured from the highest, optical-quality microfiber, this ultra-fine cloth delivers an unmatched shine on all guitar finishes, including nitrocellulose lacquer, and is the ideal complement for use with Goby Labs Guitar Polish.

As a result of its high, optical-quality microfiber, the new Goby Labs Microfiber Polish Cloth is the best possible choice for cleaning the delicate surfaces on musical instruments such as guitars and basses. Safe for use on all coated and uncoated finishes, including nitrocellulose lacquer and satin finishes, this exceptional microfiber cloth is unmatched in its cleaning and polishing ability-leaving surfaces clean and streak free. Measuring a square foot in size (12 inches x 12 inches), the stitch-free Goby Labs Microfiber Polish Cloth will never scratch or abrade the instrument’s surface.

Jonathan Pusey, Hosa Technology’s Director of Sales and Marketing, commented on the new Goby Labs Microfiber Polish Cloth. “The Goby Labs Microfiber Polish Cloth combines the highest-quality microfiber with a visually appealing design, creating a cool vintage vibe that will appeal to musicians,” he said. “This is a good sized, stitch-free cloth that is specifically designed for use with Goby Labs Guitar Polish. Together, these premium products make the best possible choice for cleaning the sensitive finishes found on today’s guitars, basses, and other string instruments. This new cleaning cloth is safe on all coated and uncoated finishes and is machine washable-providing extended life and value. I’m certain musicians everywhere will find this new microfiber polish cloth to be the ideal means of cleaning their treasured instruments.”

The Goby Labs Microfiber Polish Cloth carries a MSRP of $8.00. The product will be available Q1, 2011.

Hosa Technology Debuts Goby Labs Instrument Care Products

Eco-friendly solutions provide maximum benefits for one’s musical treasures

Buena Park, CA – May 2010… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician and distributor of the new Goby Labs instrument care products, proudly announces the first four products in the company’s instrument care line. Featuring a water-based guitar polish, a fingerboard conditioner, an anti-bacterial microphone sanitizer, and an anti-bacterial case freshener, the new Goby Labs products are the perfect solutions for maintaining one’s prized musical instruments and accessories in the best possible condition.

Goby Labs Water-Based Guitar Polish is the only mass-market, water-based guitar polish currently available-making it an environmentally friendly instrument care solution while also providing distinct benefits. Unlike oil-based polish, Goby Labs Water-Based Guitar Polish leaves no fingerprints on the just-cleaned instrument surface. Using a combination of de-ionized water and polymers, the product’s non-streaking, oil-free formula lifts oil and fingerprints, leaving the surface spotless. Made with biodegradable materials, Goby Labs Water-Based Guitar Polish is safe for use on nitrocellulose lacquers.

Ideal for all fretted instruments with porous-wood fingerboards, Goby Labs Orange-Powered Fingerboard Conditioner cleans and conditions all unfinished wood surfaces. Formulated from mineral-based white oil and citrus-based d-Limonene-both biodegradable materials -Goby Labs Orange-Powered Fingerboard Conditioner provides long-lasting moisture to revitalize old, dry fingerboards. Easy to use, the product ships with a no-spill, twist-cap applicator.

Finally, there’s a product to keep one’s microphones clean and sanitary. Goby Labs Anti-Bacterial Microphone Sanitizer eliminates odors and kills 99.99% of the germs that routinely collect on microphones. Manufactured with biodegradable materials, including de-ionized water, alcohol, and Benzalkonium chloride-and treated with a pleasant scent-Goby Labs Anti-Bacterial Microphone Sanitizer is a fast-drying formula that is ideal for sanitizing hands, skin, and equipment.

For those busy musicians who wish they had a convenient means of keeping their instrument case in better shape, Goby Labs Anti-Bacterial Case Freshener is just the ticket! Formulated with biodegradable materials, including de-ionized water, a proprietary 5% sugar-based enzyme, DMDM hydantoin (an antimicrobial formaldehyde releaser preservative), and scent, Goby Labs Anti-Bacterial Case Freshener is fast drying, safe for use on most gear, eliminates odors, and kills 99.99% of the germs with which it comes in contact.

Jonathan Pusey, Hosa Technology’s National Marketing Manager, commented on addition of Goby Labs products to the vast offerings of Hosa Technology. “Our new Goby Labs products represent a giant step forward in the area of instrument care products,” explained Pusey. “Not only are these products environmentally friendly and, hence, safe to use, they clean and disinfect the tools that musicians use day in and day out. They provide a convenient means of helping one stay healthy by minimizing contact with the myriad of germs and other contaminant that are frequently encountered in public places where musicians perform. Using biodegradable formulations, these products keep one’s gear clean, spotless, and sanitary. I’m absolutely convinced these products will be greatly appreciated by those who try them.”

The Goby Labs products are available now. MSRP pricing is as follows:

Description MSRP
Goby Labs Water-Based Guitar Polish $10
Goby Labs Orange-Powered Fingerboard Conditioner $10
Goby Labs Anti-Bacterial Microphone Sanitizer $10
Goby Labs Anti-Bacterial Case Freshener $10