Boss launches the wireless Katana-Air amp

Here’s a portable 30-watt amp that comes with a bevy of built-in emulations and effects.

UPDATE (7/16): Boss has announced that the Katana-Air is now available across the US for $399.99.

Featuring Boss’ very own wireless guitar technology, the Boss Katana-Air is a wireless and portable combo that’s ideal for busking, practice and intimate gigs.

The 30-watt amp’s key selling point is that cables are no longer required. An internal battery that lasts up to 12 hours removes the need for power cables, and receivers that automatically charge while docked in the amp render guitar leads unnecessary. The receivers pick up wireless signals from a transmitter attached to your guitar, and can last up to 12 hours per charge. You can also use eight AA batteries to provide 20 watts of output for seven hours.

The Katana-Air is similar to its predecessors in terms of controls and effects. Five amp characters are available—Brown, Lead, Crunch, Clean and Acoustic—and more than 50 Boss effects can be stored in six onboard memories and organized via Boss’s Tone Studio app. Music can also be streamed to the gadget via Bluetooth, on top of the standard aux in and headphone out ports.

Listen to the Katana-Air here:

For more information, check out boss.info.

More images below:

Boss Katana-Air control panel
The control panel
Boss Katana-Air guitar transmitter
The wireless transmitter

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