ROLI Introduces 'LUMI' - The Illuminated Portable and Expandable Keyboard

The illuminated keyboard and app that lets you play great songs and learn music as you go

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The Music Telegraph
Text 2019-06-25



LUMI takes music from black and white to technicolor. You can see it the moment you turn on LUMI Keys. The world’s first modular, fully illuminated keyboard is different from any other you’ve seen.


Play anywhere. LUMI Keys glows, even outdoors. ROLI Brightkey™ technology makes it the brightest keyboard ever made. State-of-the-art ray trace analysis and a Fresnel Lens-inspired design creates 10,800 millicandela of light in each key distributed from end to end.  






LUMI’s keys don’t just look amazing. They feel amazing too. They have a custom size of DS 5.5® which is optimized for the average human hand, plus 92% of the plunge distance of a grand piano key. This makes LUMI’s keys more comfortable to play than any other compact, portable keyboard. 



Snap two or more LUMI Keys together to instantly expand your keyboard. ROLI's patented magnetic connectors and an edge-to-edge design come together to make LUMI Keys the world’s first fully expandable keyboard.  



Compact and lightweight, LUMI Keys can travel anywhere. At just 600g it weighs less than an iPad Pro. It’s smaller than almost all laptops, so it fits easily in bags and backpacks. When you’re taking LUMI on the go, you can protect the keyboard in style with a custom-made Snapcase



The LUMI app, its song library and LUMI Keys were designed to create a single, unified experience. The colors in the app and the lights on the keyboard integrate and interact perfectly, from the moment you pair them wirelessly via Bluetooth.




LUMI Keys is powered by the LUMI app. It’s where you pick songs and decide how you want to play them. No matter what you choose, you’ll have fun!

PICK A GREAT SONG: Browse a library of great songs that span genres from pop to classical.* Once you’ve found a song you love, you choose what part of the song to play, whether it’s the melody, chords or the bassline. Every month there are more songs to choose from.

CHOOSE YOUR VIEW: Progress from simple to advanced views for reading music. Start with colorful shapes that stream down the screen, telling you exactly when to strike a note on LUMI Keys. Move all the way to reading sheet music. 


MOVE AT YOUR OWN PACE: No matter what view you choose, you can get started at a speed that’s comfortable for you. Watch how the song is played before you start. Start slowly, pause, and speed the song up to its normal tempo when you’re ready. 

TAKE BITE-SIZED MUSIC LESSONS: Learn through playing, then take a more structured approach. Fun, fast lessons in the LUMI app cover scales, chords, playing techniques, and other music fundamentals.


Price and Availability

Production of the LUMI is being funded via a Kickstarter project. The keyboard is available to project backers for £131.00 (about US $164). 


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