The ION Guitar Apprentice is basically an iPad case that turns your device into a miniature guitar. The wireless controller and free app offers an easy way for iPad owners to learn how to play the instrument. The built-in speaker with volume control allows you to play anywhere, or you can plug directly into the iPad headphone input for privacy.
Guitar Apprentice is compatible with GarageBand and a dozen other popular iPad apps. It features a full-scale guitar body with strap pegs, fitted iPad holder with 30-pin dock connector, lighted fretboard and free guitar-teaching app. The app includes built-in effects like distortion, reverb and flanger delay.
The ION Guitar Apprentice will be available for $100 in July.