RapcoHorizon has introduced the i-BLOX, a smart phone interface that connects an instrument to an iPhone amplifier as well as mobile recording applications.

RapcoHorizon i-BLOX

The 6′ interface cable connects the i-BLOX to a musician’s smart phone through the headphone/microphone input jack. The interface itself includes an exclusive momentary bump switch to start and stop the iPhone music player application, a separate jack for headphones, a strap clip which can attach to the musician’s belt or instrument strap, and a pre-terminated 2′ lead with a hand soldered right angle connector.

“The i-BLOX provides musicians with the convenience of on-the-spot recording or practice amplifiers,” says Lucas McCulley, marketing specialist at The RapcoHorizon Company. “With the majority of the weight of the interface residing on the strap, musicians can enjoy mobility with the reassurance that their iPhone will not fall and break.”

The i-BLOX was introduced at the Winter NAMM 2011 (Booth 4568, Hall C). Pricing and availability have not been announced.