Gvido Dual-Screen Sheet Music Reader Debuts in Cannes

Gvido Dual-Screen Sheet Music Reader Debuts in Cannes e-Reading Hardware Gvido is a sheet music reader based on a pair of 13.3" Mobius E-ink displays. it was announced on Friday, and according to the press release it was being shown off at a music industry conference in Cannes (said conference ended on Monday - today).

Weighing in at 650 grams, the Gvido measures 48 cm by 31 cm when unfolded. It has a Wacom touchscreen, Wifi, Bluetooth, and supports PDFs. You can use the Wacom stylus to annotate the PDF, and even save the notes and bookmarks for future use.

Gvido is the work of Terrada Music Score Co, but AV Watch also notes that it was designed in partnership with Fujio Noguchi, the former head of Sony's ereader division.

This is not a Sony product, but it is going to be manufactured in a Sony plant in Nagano and is running software licensed from Sony.

It's hard to say what that means in terms of software features, however.

Over the past few years several startups have teased us with dual-screen document viewers. So far neither Printless Plans nor NotesNote have brought their devices to market, but now it looks like one might.

But when will the Gvido hit the market?

Terrada isn't saying. They have, however, released this nifty demo video showing the Gvido in action:

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12 Comments

  1. MONICA FUCCI9 June, 2016

    how much Gvido??
    Thanks!!

    Reply
  2. Carlyle9 June, 2016

    Is it backlit? This would be great for church musicians during candlelit services.

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    1. Nate Hoffelder9 June, 2016

      It’s not mentioned, but probably not.

      Reply
    2. Mika13 June, 2016

      E-ink display is not backlit. It is like gray paper. Have a look at kindle readers to get the idea.

      Fantastic part is that when a page is displayed, it consumes no battery.

      If the software is half decent, I think our BigBand would by 20 pieces 🙂

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      1. Nacho R13 June, 2016

        E-ink can be backlit optionally (plenty ebook readers have the option nowadays). And it could be a marvellous addition to specs, when you are in a badly illuminated concert room (so many times I’ve suffered that…). But it’s not in specs, so probably not. I think I’ll wait to a backlit model (even if I’ll use it just when really needed) for that will be perfect salvation for many situations. Any way… it’s something I’ve being wating for. Good to know it’s coming.
        Just two important points: e-ink uses to be a little slow in reacting, that’s very dangerous… I hope it’s properly solved.
        And another suggestion (perhaps it’s yet considered): the possibility to tur pages not like in a book, 2-a-time, but just 1-a-time (like a left one page displacement) which would be REALLY useful in many scores…

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        1. Nate Hoffelder13 June, 2016

          One, the light is actually on the front of the screen, not behind. So it’s not backlit.

          But more importantly, there aren’t any devices with frontlit 13.3″ E-ink screens. I don’t think E-ink can make such a screen which passes muster.

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  6. Neil Stannard21 December, 2016

    I’d be glad to know when it is available.

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    1. Nate Hoffelder22 December, 2016

      I doubt it will ever be available; it costs too much and the market is too small.

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  7. Adam Tritt10 October, 2017

    Hello!
    I’m writing to ask about your double-screen sheet music tablet. When will it be for sale and what is the expected price range?
    I’m really hoping this can be affordable to even us starving musicians and simple enough for those of us who are techno-challenged. I mainly want to put songs from various books in it, and then not have to turn page after page.
    Thank you ahead of time for your answering me so diligently. It looks like you’ve got a beautiful hybrid of science and art.

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