Archive for the ‘Paper Jamz’

You know the holiday season is fast approaching when Black Friday is tomorrow!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday? What are they? I hear you say. Well, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are marketing terms used to signify the Friday before Thanksgiving and the Monday after. Both terms were created to help persuade people to shop online. They made their debut into the marketing world in November 2005 and Cyber Monday is now one of the biggest online shopping days of the year!

As soon as Halloween is over, companies start gearing up for the final push leading to the most important online shopping weekend of the year. Preparing promotions, discounts and offers to help draw people in.

WowWee is ahead of the game this year and have decided to give you holiday promotions early! Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be the official holiday discount days, but we are giving you the opportunity to purchase a variety of our products at a discounted price before (and after) the top two shopping days of the year!

We have a little something for everyone the family… Paper Jamz guitars for those who want to grow up to be rock stars or for those adults who are children at heart, the blast from the past Robosapien and Roboraptor for those hardcore WowWee fans, as well as a deal on our two most popular AppGear games; buy Elite CommandAR and get Akodomon FREE!

Check out our store to see what else we have to offer! www.store.wowwee.com

We wish we could take credit for that amazing title, but all respect goes out to New York’s live electronic musician AfroDJMac.

He – along with his Justin Bieber Keyboard Guitar – has put together a pretty cool sampling of JBieb’s tunes through some skillful audio manipulation.

You can read more about his project here, along with some of his other work.

Watch below for his instructional video of the project. If you want to listen to the final version, skip ahead to ~10:15.

Classify this one under ‘Electro Bieber Fever’! ;)

If you picked up a Paper Jamz Pro Guitar recently — or are running out the door this instant to get one — and you want to know what songs come preloaded, you’ve come to the right place.

While the beauty of the Pro Series is that you can sync your own music to the instruments, the preloaded songs are definitely worth a listen!

What’s even better is that all preloaded songs are available via download from the Paper Jamz Pro App.

Blue Guitar
1. The Best is Yet to Come – Watershed
2. When Down Comes Tumbling Down – Alison Pipitone Band

Black Guitar
1. Low Wound -Bikelock
2. I’m Bored (Let’s Fight) – The Neighborhood Bullys

Fire Guitar
1. Check it Out – The Needle Droppers
2. Kung Fu Yu – B*Boss

Go forth and ROCK!

There are 13 different guitar voices on Paper Jamz Pro Guitars and they are all available to sync to your guitar through the Paper Jamz Pro App.

In this video, Brandon, Chris and Kevin show you each guitar voice — from Garage, to Nervous Synth, to Robot Revolution!

WowWee is an innovative and energetic place to work, with new ideas and products zipping by our product developers almost daily!

There is a noticeable air of enthusiasm in the office, that comes directly from one of its founders – Richard Yanofsky.

We snagged him for a quick interview for his views on toys and the history that brought WowWee to where it is today.

Q: What is your favorite WowWee product?

RY: I would have to say Robosapien. [It was our first big hit and I remain loyal to it today.]

Q: Which item or items from recent product lines do you feel are the coolest?

RY: [I think all our toys this year are amazing, but I especially] love Lite Sprites. I think there is a lot of play, empowerment and it’s very immersive for a little girl.

Q: When WowWee was started in 1988, did you envision/imagine the company veering in this direction?

RY: Yes I always felt that we were out-of-the-box thinkers and although we always gravitated to the gadget/cool/toy space we were consistently focused on being original.

Q: Where do you feel the future of WowWee is heading?

RY: [I feel like we're going] towards establishing more of a direct relationship with the consumer, which inevitably will have an impact on the type of product we develop. I additionally see us delving into areas that take advantage of technology in practical applications.

Q: Do you consider WowWee to be ‘just a toy company’?

RY: I think that WowWee has historically developed product with a “toyetic” approach, however, the toy industry as we once knew is completely different. The extreme pressure that technology, more specifically the electronic gaming experience supplied by both the platforms of console and mobile have forever changed the way consumers interact with product. This compression finds most toy manufacturers looking to develop product for a younger age group at cheaper prices. Consequently, I don’t feel that the resources that this company has are best served catering exclusively to the toy industry.

Q: Where does WowWee get its innovative toy ideas?

RY: Over the years we have created a vast network of resellers, inventors, buyers, engineers, joint ventures, vendors, licensors/licensees, etc…in several countries throughout the world. To me this is one of the company’s biggest assets, something that we are always looking to take advantage of. I also think that the pulse of the company is centered around innovation and we are always looking to take different approaches from disparate industries in an effort to cobble together product. We are more than ever, sensitive to making products that deliver a clear, concise payoff to a user.

When kids are given Paper Jamz Drums and Guitars for Christmas, the only logical thing to expect is a full-blown house party with rockstars.

We found these two amazing videos that perfectly captured that fun spirit.

This particular rock show was filmed around the Christmas tree — with some pretty well-dressed kids at that.

This video features the emergence of Theo and Noah onto the rock scene. Well done boys!

If you’ve been rocking out with your Paper Jamz Pro instrument, but have received ‘Driver Installation’ issues, then we have some how-to’s that will get you up and running in no time.

This issue has been identified on PC’s running several operating systems, so we have a variety of documents that will help you manually install the missing drivers required for the app.

Please select your operating system below and download the PDF. If you continue to have problems with your Paper Jamz driver, feel free to reach out to us on Facebook or through our customer support team.

Manual Driver Installation (Windows XP) – PDF

Manual Driver Installation (Windows Vista) – PDF

Manual Driver Installation (Windows 7) – PDF

We’ve seen your questions regarding the Paper Jamz Pro Application and we’re here to help!

If your app is not working correctly, please verify that your system meets the requirements outlined here:

For Windows:

Operating System: Windows XP SP3 or newer
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) Intel processor
1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
256 megs of hard drive space

For Mac:

Operating System: OSX 10.5.8 or newer
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) Intel processor
1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
256 megs of hard drive space

If you meet the above requirements, there might be something wrong with your version of the app. Ensure you have the latest version by opening the app and checking the version in the ‘About’ section.

If this does not solve your problem, we suggest deleting the app from your computer and re-downloading it from Paperjamzpro.com – as your version simply might have been corrupted since download.

For additional help, please visit our WowWee Support section.

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After filling up on scrumptious holiday meals, a great way to transform that energy into something totally awesome is to grab a few friends or family members and crank out an impromptu jam session.

That’s exactly what Sydney, Brandon and Chris did for their rendition of ‘Forget You’ by Cee Lo Green.

Each person downloaded the same song on to their Paper Jamz Pro instrument and started the song at the same time in order to be in sync.

Check it out and enjoy!