You get to press real strings to real frets and use real picking techniques to play since the device uses light to scan your fingers then sends that info to the device in real time. You can easily learn to play without getting frustrated or having to spend loads of cash on instruments. It also is compatible with a lot of iOS CoreMIDI apps that are already available in the iTunes App Store, such as Moog’s Animoog, Apple’s GarageBand and more. There’s also a JamTutor app that comes with the JamStik to provide users with the basics of guitar and works as a virtual teacher. And there’s also the JamMix hybrid guitar/DJ app that lets you make music, regardless of your skills. It’s currently a campaign at indiegogo and can be yours if you pledge $219 or more.