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Skoogmusic Skoog 2.0 Tactile Musical Interface for iOS and Mac

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Skoog 2.0

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[Skoog instrument sits on a table with an iPad]

[Sound of children playing in background]

[Sound of guitar strumming]

[Boy in yellow t-shirt walks in and sits down to play the Skoog]

[Boy in yellow t-shirt interacts with iPad screen.]

[The word "Bluetooth" appears on screen.]

[A single guitar strum is heard]

[The word "Bluetooth" disappears.]

[Close up of boy in yellow t-shirt's hands playing Skoog.]

[The word "musicplay" appears on screen.]

[Boy in yellow plays the Skoog and the camera pans up to show his face.]

[Guitar sounds are heard when Skoog is played]

[The word "musicplay" disappears.]

[Boy in yellow t-shirt interacting with the iPad screen adjusts the Skoog sensitivity]

[A single guitar strum is heard]

[Boy in yellow t-shirt plays a sequence of notes on Skoog while girl in orange t-shirt watches]

[Girl in orange t-shirt copies sequence of notes]

[Sound of a guitar is heard when Skoog is played]

[The words "universal design" appear onscreen]

[Boy in yellow t-shirt plays a sequence of notes on Skoog while girl in orange t-shirt watches]

[Girl in orange t-shirt copies sequence of notes]

[Sound of a guitar is heard when Skoog is played]

[The words "universal design" disappear]

[Boy in yellow t-shirt interacting with the iPad screen changes the instrument in garage band. iPad screen displays new instrument]

[A single guitar strum is heard]

[close up of Skoog being mounted on a suction mount]

[Sound of latch closing on mount]

[Boy in blue t-shirt, in wheelchair plays Skoog with hand.]

[The word "accessible" appear onscreen]

[Sound of organ plays when Skoog is played]

[The word "accessible" disappears]

[Boy in blue t-shirt plays a different side of Skoog.]

[The word "enabling" appears onscreen]

[Sound of organ is heard when Skoog is played]

[The word "enabling" disappears]

[Boy in yellow t-shirt interacting with the iPad screen choosing a track from iTunes library.]

[Track begins to play. strumming guitar riff is heard.]

[Boy in blue t-shirt in wheelchair smiling]

[Guitar track continues to play]

[Girl in blue t-shirt sits down to play Skoog]

[Guitar track continues to play]

[Close up of Girl in blue t-shirt's hands playing Skoog]

[Sound of synth is heard when Skoog is heard

[Guitar track continues to play]

[Girl in blue t-shirt continues to play Skoog, girl in orange t-shirt watches]

[The words "automatic key detection" appear onscreen]

[Sound of synth is heard when Skoog is played.]

[The words "automatic key detection" disappear.]

[Guitar track continues to play]

[Boy in yellow t-shirt can be seen watching girl in blue t-shirt playing Skoog.]

[Sound of synth is heard when Skoog is played.]

[Camera pans down to show girl in blue t-shirt's hands.]

[Guitar track continues to play]

[From left to right, girl in yellow t-shirt, girl in orange t-shirt, boy in yellow t-shirt and boy in blue t-shirt in wheel chair all appear on screen. Each has an arm outstretched playing the top of the Skoog.]

[Sound of synth is heard when Skoog is played.]

[Guitar track continues to play]

[Screen fades to white]

Introducing the wireless Skoog. Music for everyone.

[The Words "Skoog. Music for everyone" appear on Screen.]

[Guitar track continues fades out]

[Screen fades to white]

  • Overview

    The Skoog device is an accessible, tactile cube that allows children with disabilities to explore creative opportunities available on iPad with GarageBand for iOS. Now anyone unable to play traditional instruments can join an orchestra or band and take part in a range of music-making activities. Skoog’s adjustable sensitivity and easy integration with GarageBand make it perfect for inclusive music activity.

    Used together, Skoog and iPad expand the potential of music therapy for young children with cerebral palsy, autism, Down’s Syndrome and other developmental delays by offering hands-on opportunities to create and control sound expressively. Skoog’s sensory-friendly tactile nature helps greatly in developing new skills and promoting physical interaction with technology. For instance, Skoog’s immediate sensory input can motivate young people with autism to explore iPad functions.

    Skoog and GarageBand on iPad let students compose and perform their own music without the need for keyboard, guitar or other traditional instrumental skills. They can poke, squeeze and press Skoog and it provides physical stimulation and acoustic feedback that plays instruments on iPad. The automatic key-detection in the Skoog app also lets anyone “jam” along with favourite songs in their iTunes media library using the instrument sounds in GarageBand and other MIDI apps. Students can also use Swift to write their own code for configuring or controlling Skoog.

    Skoog is lightweight and portable, making it easy to set up and use. It connects to your iPad via Bluetooth LE or to your Mac via USB and comes with its own free app (available from the App Store). Or you can use it as a controller for other MIDI-compatible music apps.

    Highlights

    Skoog connects wirelessly to iPad using the free Skoog app

    Adjustable sensitivity

    Integration with iTunes

    Key detection

    Lets you play GarageBand instruments using the dynamic touch interface

    Plays the sounds of different instruments, using any CoreMIDI compatible apps

    Tactile, intuitive and robust

    Underside works with a suction mount for securing it in easily accessible positions

    Built-in guided access mode to hide on-screen menus and enable users to focus on playing

    Suitable for MLD, SLD and PMD, children with global delay, genetic conditions, sensory impairments or Autism

    Did You Notice?

    Adjustable sensitivity accommodates a wide range of physical abilities.

    Apple Recommends For

    Learning, playing or creating music using an accessible interface on your iPad or Mac.

    What’s in the Box

    Skoog 2.0 tactile music interface

    Micro USB cable

    Quick start guide

    Tech Specs

    Connections: USB, Wireless

    Power Source: Battery power

    Batteries: Rechargeable lithium-ion

    Battery life: More than 10 hours of continuous play.

    Charge Time: Approximately 3 hours.

    Height: 15 cm/5.91 in.

    Length: 13 cm/5.12 in.

    Width: 13 cm/5.12 in.

    Weight: 585 g

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    UPC or EAN No.: 712323921831

    Warranty

    Note: Apple’s one-year limited warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if they are packaged or sold with Apple products. Non–Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer’s warranty provided by the product manufacturer. Please see the product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer’s warranty are in addition to any rights you have under Australian consumer law.

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  • 4.0 Average
    4 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic Product.

      The Skoog is fantastic, it has so many uses and is great fun for the whole family! Great with GarageBand and Logic X!

      • Written by James C from Edinburgh

      5 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fantastic Product.

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      More Than Meets the Eye - This Think Has It All!

      I had first borrowed a Skoog to see if my students would like it. No, they didn't like it, they LOVED it! Some of my students are tactile defensive and there is I had first borrowed a Skoog to see if my students would like it. No, they didn't like it, they LOVED it! Some of my students are tactile defensive and there is something about Skoog they enjoyed. It's soft and not cold like some metal equipment. This company has done a lot of thinking about how a simple five switch device can be used. Basically you can make up your own tune or play along with your favorite tunes. If the sounds available aren't enough, Skoog has companion apps that can provide more sounds or you can even very simply add your own sounds with the app Skoog Skratch. Not convinced yet? It has an app in Apple's Swift Playground where one can lean about coding that changes Skoog's musical elements. Skoog is great for teaching music because it works via Bluetooth, no wires and keeps a charge through the day. It can be used as a solo instrument or in ensemble. For my special needs students, because it doesn't have complicated buttons or switches to confuse or distract them, it is easier for them to stay on task. I even Velcro a picture of the instrument a side plays, a note color, or even the word or number I've programmed into it. Imagine you reading one of those cool children's books that has a refrain part that one usually sings. With Skratch you can record it with the touch of one finger and then automatically your child can actively participate in reading time. Who knows, it may even help them to read icons or words. It certainly will help them follow directions and learn to take turns so they will be more successful in other endeavors. I've only share a tiny bit of the Skoog repertory. Go search Skoog on line and check out the details on the website. Skoog is limited only by your creative use of it. Skoog is tough and survives drops and whacks. Skoog is Fun!

      • Written by Deborah N from West Palm Beach

      4 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?More Than Meets the Eye - This Think Has It All!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Fun and funky

      Love this product. Easy to use and had my kids playing music in minutes.

      • Written by Jane S from Edinburgh

      4 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fun and funky

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      More Than Meets the Eye - This Think Has It All!

      I had first borrowed a Skoog to see if my students would like it. No, they didn't like it, they LOVED it! Some of my students are tactile defensive and there is I had first borrowed a Skoog to see if my students would like it. No, they didn't like it, they LOVED it! Some of my students are tactile defensive and there is something about Skoog they enjoyed. It's soft and not cold like some metal equipment. This company has done a lot of thinking about how a simple five switch device can be used. Basically you can make up your own tune or play along with your favorite tunes. If the sounds available aren't enough, Skoog has companion apps that can provide more sounds or you can even very simply add your own sounds with the app Skoog Skratch. Not convinced yet? It has an app in Apple's Swift Playground where one can lean about coding that changes Skoog's musical elements. Skoog is great for teaching music because it works via Bluetooth, no wires and keeps a charge through the day. It can be used as a solo instrument or in ensemble. For my special needs students, because it doesn't have complicated buttons or switches to confuse or distract them, it is easier for them to stay on task. I even Velcro a picture of the instrument a side plays, a note color, or even the word or number I've programmed into it. Imagine you reading one of those cool children's books that has a refrain part that one usually sings. With Skratch you can record it with the touch of one finger and then automatically your child can actively participate in reading time. Who knows, it may even help them to read icons or words. It certainly will help them follow directions and learn to take turns so they will be more successful in other endeavors. I've only share a tiny bit of the Skoog repertory. Go search Skoog on line and check out the details on the website. Skoog is limited only by your creative use of it. Skoog is tough and survives drops and whacks. Skoog is Fun!

      • Written by Deborah N from West Palm Beach

      4 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?More Than Meets the Eye - This Think Has It All!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Fun and funky

      Love this product. Easy to use and had my kids playing music in minutes.

      • Written by Jane S from Edinburgh

      4 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fun and funky

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      The Skoog makes music and coding accessible to all!

      As a music educator, I have found the Skoog to be an invaluable musical instrument for many of my students, including those with the most severe learning or phy As a music educator, I have found the Skoog to be an invaluable musical instrument for many of my students, including those with the most severe learning or physical challenges. The goal for all of my students is for them to participate successfully in classroom ensembles and yearly performances. Without an instrument like the Skoog, that would be impossible. However, beyond my goals for my students, is the clear and palpable joy many of them express when discovering that they can make music simply by pressing or squeezing this very visually and tactilly appealing device! It works very simply and seemlessly with the Skoog iPad app, as well as many other music apps, giving the user an unlimited pallet of sounds with which to contribute to any ensemble. Along with the ability to learn coding and further control and expand the capabilities of the Skoog via Swift Playgrounds, this device is a great plus for any age student of any ability.

      • Written by Adam G from Bayside

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?The Skoog makes music and coding accessible to all!

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