If your passion for your music extends to being your profession aswell and you are a serious musician, or a conductor or some such musical type, then this one’s just for you.
Hammacher Schlemmer has unveiled an Electronic Music Stand that is essentially an eBook reader on a stand, but it goes beyond that.
Measuring 13 1/3″ H x 10″ W x 2″ D. (4 1/2 lbs.), the Electronic Music Stand displays your music sheets on a 12 inch backlit LCD and allows you to turn pages by either touching the screen, or pressing a pedal. Since there’s no paper, it means no noise during the performance. You can also scan sheet music to a computer and transfer it to the tablet, purchase and download over 85,000 scores from an online store, or transfer scores in PDF and JPG formats or from music software and store any of these on the included 128MB USB module (presumably upgradeable to more). Supports Windows 98/Mac OS 9.1 and up.
In addition, Electronic Music Stand also stores setlists, bowing and fingering charts, has an integrated metronome, pitch pipe, audio player for MP3, wireless capabilities, and comes with a file browser. Includes 128 MB RAM, two USB ports, video and audio ports, an audio player for MIDI, carrying case, and rechargeable battery that provides three hours of use (also plugs into AC).
The Electronic Music Stand by Hammacher Schlemmer is priced at a whooping $1,400.