IK Multimedia has announced that the iLine Mobile Music Cable Kit is now shipping. They say that the kit is a collection of 6 high-quality cables, also available separately, designed to give users of smartphones, tablets, MP3 players and laptops the tools they need to handle any mobile-audio cabling situation. IK describes it as the 'Swiss Army Knife' of the cable world. Here's all the details from them...
All the cables in the kit are made in Italy, using the highest quality materials. They feature 24K gold-plated contacts and high-purity oxygen-free copper conductors to ensure the best connection with no loss of signal quality. In addition, they're equipped with high-density shielding to guard against electro-magnetic interference.
The connectors are colour-coded, making it easy to identify cable types at a glance. The low-profile connector design is "case friendly," meaning the jacks connect fully and without obstruction, even when the mobile device is housed in a thick case.
The cables in the kit offer a mix of standard, and hard-to-find configurations, and provide solutions to virtually any mobile cabling scenario, from splitting headphone feeds to extending TRRS connections to plugging into a mono guitar amplifier, DJ rig, home stereo, and more.
The iLine cables are perfect for use with IK accessories such as iRig, the most popular guitar and bass input adapter of all time; iRig HD, the new high-definition digital interface, and iRig MIX, the ultra-portable DJ mixer that's small enough to hold in one hand.
IK has also released a free interactive companion app, called iLine Cable Kit, which is available for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch and for Android. The easy-to-use app recommends the right cable for a particular situation with a wide selection of devices being connected.
The kit includes the following items:
Mono Output Adapter: can be used to connect a mobile device into a mono input such as on a guitar amplifier - it's great for use with IK's AmpliTube apps on stage.
Input Output Extension: makes it easy to extend the stereo output from a mobile device.
Stereo Aux Cable: this extra-long cable allows for long-distance cable runs, such as when connecting a mobile device to speakers or a car stereo.
Headphone Splitter: splits a stereo source, such as the headphone output on a mobile device, to feed two sets of headphones or speakers. It provides plenty of length to assure proper separation between the listeners.
RCA Output Adapter: great for connecting a mobile device to DJ gear and home stereos with RCA inputs.
Mono Output Splitter: this cable makes it possible to send the output of a mobile device into a mixing board.
Travel Case: helps keep all of the cables together and organised.
Pricing and Availability:
The iLine Mobile Music Cable Kit is available on the IK Online Store and at dealers worldwide, and is priced at €47.99 which represents a saving of close to 50% off the cost of buying the cables individually. Individual cable prices range from €11.99 to €19.99. A convenient travel case is also included to keep your cables in order, all in one place. All prices are excluding VAT/taxes.
The iLine Cable Kit app is free, and is available for iOS on the App Store, and for Android on the Google Play Store.