At first glance, this is Numark’s DJ 2 Go. And you’d be correct for thinking that, but for some strategic branding reason, the iDJ 2 Go Plus version falls into the consumer ION brand realm. This has been out before as the regular iDJ 2 Go, but now has a Lightning connector, which I think is a first for any DJ controller.
The official words:
iDJ 2 Go Plus
DJ System for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
- Lightning connector for latest-generation iOS devices
- Works seamlessly with Algoriddim’s djay app
- Two turntables, audio effects, and a crossfader
- Also works with ION’s iDJ 2 Go app, a free download from the App Store
iDJ 2 Go Plus is the easiest way to become a DJ with your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. The system harnesses the processing power of your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch and enables you to DJ anywhere using the music from your iTunes library.
iDJ 2 Go Plus works with Algoriddim’s award-winning djay app (sold separately). With unprecedented ease-of-use and innovative multi-touch mixing features, djay for takes DJing on your iOS device to the next level.
You’ll be able to mix, scratch and perform like a pro using iDJ 2 Go’s two scratch wheels, crossfader, and generous array of bright backlit buttons. Connect your iOS device in seconds using the built-in Lightning connector, and everything you need to mix is right in front of you.
Experience your music like never before with iDJ 2 Go Plus from ION.
I really like the DJ 2 Go variant of this. It’s a ridiculously cheap yet capable throw in your bag controller, and I welcome the iOS variant with open arms. We said the same in our review as well. If you have an iPhone or iPad, and fancy some mindless fun on the sofa, at your desk or on the bus, IDJ 2 Go Plus fits the bill perfectly.
For those currently throwing their toys a long way from their pram, this is CES coverage stuff. Like it or not, DJing is at a consumer as well as pro level now. More grown up coverage of the rest of the DJ world is coming soon. NAMM is just around the corner after all.