AirTurn, a Colorado-based known for making wireless controls for music instruments, recently sent us a test device of their AirTurn DUO to take a look at. The DUO, AirTurn‘s latest 2-pedal foot controller, can be used for hands-free page turns, triggers effects and other applications. This latest edition of the Duo sports updated electronics for faster connectivity as well as an easier interface for performers and presenters.
Additionally, the device features a BT-106 transceiver which replaces the BT-105 product series with many new capabilities. It has an updated design that places all controls and LEDs on top of the unit for better visibility. Furthermore, the transceiver has a six button membrane switch that can be removed and used as a multimode handheld remote control. From what we’re told, the DUO works with over 100 applications for iPad, iPhone, Android tablets and Bluetooth-equipped Macs and PCs.
AirTurn also added additional modes so performers can have up to six options that can be programmed for ProTools, iTunes, camera controls or trigger effects, such as audio, video or lights. Cables were shortened to make a smaller foot print and with the new micro USB charging port, most android phone/tablet chargers will charge the DUO battery.
In my testing, I found the AirTurn DUO to be a pretty nifty device for automating some aspects of my computer. Being able to use it as a mouse button/clicker and controlling iTunes with a simple press of my fun is more convenient than expected. For those who play MMOs like World of Warcraft or such, you could possibly use the AirTurn DUO to automate actions that require no mouse movement. While that may be considered botting, we suggest checking the rules or forums for the game.
Currently, the Airturn DUO is available for $99 with a 1-year warranty and 30-day money-back guarantee.