iOS apps for musicians aren’t a new thing, but depending on the instruments they use actually incorporating these apps into their work can be a hassle. That’s where the iRing comes in. These simple-looking rings work in conjunction with the iOS camera’s image recognition technology to allow users to control various music apps – including AmpliTube, SampleTank, and GrooveMaker 2 – using nothing but hand gestures. In other words, if you’ve got your hands full of guitar you won’t have to put it down in order to start fiddling with an iOS app. Developers interested in incorporating iRing features into their products can also swing by the official website to request an SDK and free licensing program.

The iRing will be available worldwide sometime within the first quarter of 2014 for $24.99 – in white, silver, and green – at numerous music and electronics retailers.

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- Ring controller, in tandem with either of two included apps featuring advanced motion-tracking technology, allows remote control of iOS app and app parameters using hand gestures
– Great for musicians and non-musicians alike
– Includes two identical, two-pattern reversible rings, allowing for numerous control combinations and the control up to 6 effect parameters simultaneously with two hands
– Rings are unique looking, light, comfortable and provide a universal fit
– Included iRing Music Maker app allows novices to make music using hand gestures
– Included iRing FX/Controller app lets musicians and DJs create custom MIDI control setups, plus add and control audio effects when used together with other music apps via Inter-App Audio or Audiobus