Pre-orders for Roli’s crowdfunded Lumi keyboard are open now. The tiny, light-up keyboard pairs with a companion app and is intended to assist you learn to play music, whether you need to dive directly into your preferred pop songs (Beyonce) or focus on the classics (Beethoven).
At first glance, Lumi appears like other small MIDI keyboards. However the keys all light via internal LEDs. Those sync to a Lumi app, on Android and iOS. The free app includes 40 songs, a lot more than 60 lessons and 72 exercises. For $9.per month 99, the premium version of the app offers a lot more than 400 songs, a lot more than 130 lessons and 380 exercises.
Since we demoed Lumi first, Roli has made several improvements. The hardware is heavier and much more durable now. The main element action sensitivity and performance is improved, and Roli improved the app’s navigation and efficiency. It can help that Roli includes a strong background, which include the Seaboard Roli and Rise Blocks.
You will get the light-up Lumi keyboard – plus a free case, free shipping and a $50 voucher for Lumi Premium – for $299. But you’ll quickly need to act relatively. Stock is bound, so orders shall ship on a first-come, first-serve basis. November the initial shipments will venture out in early.