The GVIDO dual screen digital music score reader is finally available for residents of Canada the United States. It retails for $1600 in both countries and can be ordered online on a new website the company has unveiled today. The Bluetooth foot pedal is an optional Bluetooth accessory and it costs $300 and the official leather cover to protect your device costs an additional $300. This is the only product that is aimed at musicians currently on the market.
The GVIDO features two 13.3-inch E Ink Carta screens that are grafted together by a proprietary hinge that allows the device to open and close like a real book. Each screen features a resolution of 1200 x 1600 and there is a WACOM layer, which means you can take notes or edit sheet music with an accompanied stylus.
There is 8GB of internal memory to store all of your files and it has an SD card, which means you can expand it, further up to 32 GB. You can connect up to the internet via WIFI and download sheet music from the new GVIDO music store. It also has Bluetooth for the accessories the company sells.
GVIDO has done something truly fascinating, they have two infrared keys in which you can just hover your finger over it and it will turn the pages of your PDF sheet music. If you are apart of a duo and share the device, there is a smaller infrared key on the left hand side.
I dig this device for people who need a Bluetooth enabled digital sheet music reader, it has a built in bookstore to download content and you can also sideload your own. This is useful if people have their own collections or subscribe to Scribd, who has an extensive sheet music portfolio.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.