Don't know Jack..?
Jack is the ultimate wireless guitar tool – the first guitar device to stream using Wi-Fi
Simply plug Jack into any guitar, amp or pedal and instantly go wireless.
Stream uncompressed professional grade real time audio between instruments, amps and devices.
Then with no additional hardware, wirelessly connect to your favorite Wi-Fi devices like tablets, PCs and phones.
All for about US$280, no more cables, no more recording interfaces, no more batteries.
Connection couldn’t be easier.
No Router, No Cables, No Internet Package, No Fuss.
Our customised Wi-Fi system gives the best in class bandwidth, with no compression, and a secure long range radio that can connect to the widest range of devices.
The system is patent pending and 24-bit resolution to capture every detail.
Plug... Push... Play
The PC interface is up and running now, iOS, Android and MacOS are mid-development and will be supported by this campaign. Check out the PC version :-
Studio quality audio
It's what we are all about - responsive, clean, natural.
Jack has staggeringly low latency for real-time playing - about 13 times faster than standard Bluetooth and almost 3 times quicker than "low latency" Bluetooth
Our unique ultra-wide bandwidth approach means you lose the cables and keep the fidelity and being uncompressed you can keep all the natural tones.
Jack in the Media
Since launching Kickstarter, Jack has had a really positive response in the industry press; including :-
Jack has an integrated high capacity battery and charges from a standard micro USB.
Hear Jack in action
John from the legendary Scottish rock band Mogwai
Stephen and Jack
The Story So Far
We have been developing Jack for 4 years, and it's nearly ready for launch.
Why 4 years..? Because this is a total re-engineering of Wi-Fi to suit real time audio, and we are audio geeks so we want to do it right. Wi-Fi is an awesome, powerful radio but the data system is designed for emails and images, not responsive high bandwidth audio. We have had to go in and re-build it from the ground up and have still managed to keep it compatible with existing devices meaning no changes to your PC or mobile device.
Jack design process
4 years in 48 seconds...
In that time the device and concept has evolved and got better and better
Why We Need Your Help
After years of development and testing, we have arrived at the final, production-ready prototype. The funding we raise through this Kickstarter campaign will go towards:
- Costs associated with the first production run, plastic moldings, tooling
- Completing the development and testing of Jack
- Completing the iOS, MacOS and Android versions
- Confirmed orders allow bulk component acquisition making the first build cost effective
- Expanding integration possibilities to other software and hardware ultimately aiming to support VST plug-ins
- Fulfilling all the backers rewards on the project
About the team
Jack has been developed by Ingenious Audio a specialist UK team dedicated to audio. Based in Scotland we have over a decade of experience in designing audio devices and are passionate about the guitar
Risks and challenges
Jack is in pre-production test, and looks great, but we are always testing and tuning.
The next stage is completing the testing, rolling in any software updates, and moving to small volume production.
Small volume production is expensive and complex, we have proven and trusted suppliers for our components, but we need to invest in a lot of production requirements like making industrial tools to stamp out plastic moldings, test rigs and logistics which is all pretty new to a bunch of audio engineers.
Jack is designed to connect to Wi-Fi devices and there's billions of them ! Our PC system is up and running, Android and iOS are in development and should be ready for shipping - but there's a lot of different platforms to test and in one instance we will require final approval by the phone manufacturer. Devices like PCs also come in a myriad of different specifications so we will likely have some beta feedback on combinations of software and hardware we need to test, but the core software is low-footprint so we are confident of supporting it on the vast majority of current devices.
Like any electronics device we are also subject to part lead times and shipping times - we don't expect any issues but if one of the microchips is on short order and takes a few days more to arrive this will impact delivery dates.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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