Skoogmusic Skoog 2.0 Tactile Musical Interface for iOS and Mac
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Skoog Unleash Your Inner Rockstar
The Skoog unleashing inner rockstars
A girl sits down to play her Skoog
A guitarist appears to her side like a genie appearing from the Skoog. She rocks alongside the guitarist whose movements replicate her playing. An animated moustache grows on the girl’s face.
An animated heavy rock band appears next to her, head banging as they play. A guitar playing bat appears, amps rise out of the floor and the Ace of Spades is drumming along in the back of the stage. They continue to play as the girl lifts the Skoog above her head, still playing as smoke rises around them and fills the screen./
A child with Down syndrome and his mom play Hip-Hop music
They’re scratching a hip-hop version of our track on his Skoog. The table animates as turntables and speakers appear, an animated MC appears who beat-boxes along as Salt and Peppa enter the stage. The music reaches a crescendo as our boy throws a record towards the screen.
A teenage boy playing a carnival tune on his Skoog
With every press a funky chicken appears, whose beak hoots along with the sound. We zoom out, instantly an animated carnival scene bursts into life around him and he’s riding on a Carnival float. The funky chicken gets in on the action by putting on carnival peacock feather outfit. A coconut plays steel drums as giant birds, flowers and tubas parade alongside him.
The screen splits into three sections and and all the children play together
A voice over says Play the music you love, straight out the box. Skoog - the musical instrument for everyone - unleash your inner rockstar!
A title on screen says SKOOG. UNLEASH YOUR INNER ROCKSTAR
Skoog is a tactile musical instrument that’s unique in its level of accessibility. Tap it, twist it or squeeze: this new music accessory for iPad opens up a world of musicplay to everyone. No matter what your skills, abilities or musical talents, Skoog is easy to use — keeping children engaged, while giving them the confidence to express themselves.
For many people with disabilities, one of the greatest barriers to making music is the dexterity required to play a more traditional musical instrument. Skoog removes that barrier. Now anyone unable to play traditional instruments can join a band and take part in a range of music-making activities. You can jam with your favourite tracks instantly. Skoog connects wirelessly to iPad or via USB to your Mac using the free Skoog app. Easily connect to GarageBand, your iTunes library or music streaming service, and play along with the music. Just choose a song and get playing.
There is so much you can do, explore and play with Skoog and its supporting apps. Create your own music using the sampling app Skratch or learn how to code, drive and control robots using Skoog in Apple Swift Playgrounds. For users with speech or language barriers, you can even turn your Skoog into a Switch Control and Communication aid with Skoog Access.
Skoog’s universal design enables fun, accessible, expressive music-making for children, parents, teachers and families — including those with disabilities — within just a few minutes of it being taken out of the box. It’s not just sensitive to how hard the Skoog is being touched, but where and how it is being touched, transforming the things you do into meaningful and expressive sounds. Adjustable sensitivity means that you can play Skoog intuitively with any part of your body: hands, elbows, knees or head. Skoog’s sensory-friendly tactile nature helps greatly in developing new skills and promoting physical interaction with technology.
Skoog connects wirelessly to iPad using the free Skoog app
Creative, accessible and fun
Fun, tactile, accessible, intuitive and robust
Lightweight and portable
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, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, children with global delay, genetic conditions, sensory impairments or autism
What’s in the Box
Skoog 2.0 tactile music interface
Micro USB cable
Quick start guide
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
Mfr. Part Number: SKM-SKG2-001
UPC or EAN No.: 712323921831
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Skoog is a free app that works with your Skoog 2.0 device. The app easily connects wirelessly via Bluetooth® Low Energy to your Skoog. You can select from a range of different instruments and explore scales, as well as adjust the sensitivity settings to your preferred set-up. Jam with your favourite tracks instantly. The app integrates with your Apple Music library or Spotify premium account and a utomatically tunes your Skoog so you can play with the music you love.
Skoog 2.0 is an accessible musical instrument that allows everyone to experience the fun of making music. From the moment you lay eyes on Skoog you’ll want to play it. Whether you tap it, press it or squeeze it, the Skoog senses your touch and cleverly interprets your every move to make beautiful sound. Adjustable sensitivity means that you can play Skoog with any part of your body: hands, elbows, knees or head.
This unique musical instrument can change the way you and your family can enjoy, create, and learn music - no matter what your skills, abilities, and musical talents. The universal design encourages expressive music making for children, parents, teachers, and musicians.
Skoog 2.0 is available to buy online from Apple and in selected Apple retail stores. Explore Skoog for yourself by requesting a free Apple Field Trip in your local Apple store.
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