Third time lucky? The team behind Pacemaker clearly thinks so. What was originally ambitious hardware, had to reinvent itself as an app after a complex business arrangement meant things didn't work out. Sadly, the app's devs chose a platform that limited its scope, when it launched as a BlackBerry-only offering. Today, Pacemaker is back, and perhaps where it most logically belongs -- as an iPad app. The totally reinvented interface is much cleaner than before, and operates on a freemium model (unlock extra features like effects at a small cost). Most notable though, is the partnership with Spotify, giving you instant access to the streaming service's entire library. You'll need a premium account, but there's a free trial included in the app. This is something that was attempted before, albeit in breach of Spotify's terms and conditions. Perhaps the most pleasing part of the story though -- at least for owners of the original hardware -- is that Pacemaker the device hasn't been forgotten. Today, it receives a new firmware update that brings new features and improvements to the now-cult gadget. So whether you're hardware or software, it's time to dig out those headphones.
Update: The digital DJ gurus over at DJ Tech Tools have given the app a more in-depth look, we've embedded the video overview after the break.
- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 9.7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours
- Dimensions 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.96 lb
- Announced 2014-10-16