ION All-Star Dance: Wireless iPad Dance Mat
Apple haven’t been to CES for a long, long time yet still manage to dominate the show – much like Goddot in Stoppard’s classic play. The success of the iOS ecosystem has created many, many weird and wonderful peripherals that help you work, rest and play with you iOS device (and if you were wondering there is a Mars Bar app on the iPhone but I have no idea what it does).
ION what to bring DDR levels of Nerdy Joy to your iPad with All Star Dance, a lighted and wireless dance mat for the iPad. You might rememeber ION from the All-Star Guitar a fun, giant guitar controller.
All-Star Dance connects wirelessly via Bluetooth technology and promises hours of dancing fun. There were no specifics on battery life but I’ve never seen a dancing mat-led party go on for longer than 3 hours so they’re definitely good for at least one outing. ION have promised many great dance games as well as a library of over 500 ION Arcade compatible games although I couldn’t find any on the App story when I had a cursory glance.
The All-Star Dance experience is not unlike having a padded touchscreen under your feet. Dancers follow the lighted pads to learn the next steps and watch the iPad’s screen for fun tips and easy-to-follow instructions. There’s an included stand to hold the iPad at the perfect viewing height and the entire system folds up in seconds if you have the sudden urge to take this show on the road.
“This is the world’s first controller for mobile dance apps. People will never be bored in a waiting room again! But seriously, we’re really excited to give our customers yet another way to have fun and interact with their music.”
Wendy Fortin, ION Product Manager.
Pricing and avaliablity TBC but for more information, visit Ion Audio.