« Liven up your furniture | Main | Tux toys for the entire family »

08. 09. 2006

Virtual laser piano

laser_piano.jpg

Do you ever pretend to play piano along to a song on the radio by making imaginary chord shapes on your desk? Yes, don't deny it! I've seen you, pretending to be Jamie Foxx pretending to be Ray Charles. Anyway, this is for you. The eggheads at Digital Information Development have created a virtual musical keyboard for your desktop, so you can actually turn any flat surface into a piano. The keyboard uses two laser modules - one to draw the keyboard onto the desk, and the other to detect your keypresses. It has the ability to detect chords, and has a few different voices too; organ, pipe organ and harpsichord. Excellent for practising on a break at work. I can see the books already - "Learn at lunchtime with Stevie Wonder's guide to laser harpsichord".

The keyboard will be released in Japan by the end of the year, and will cost 15,000 yen ($130).

Via Pink Tentacle

Posted by Stuart    Category: devices
Tags:
Email this | Comments (0)
Add to: Yahoo Add to: Google Add to: Digg Add to: Del.icio.us Add to: Reddit Add to: StumbleUpon Add to: Technorati


Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)


Back to Top

 





 
swf_ad2.gif


Best of Popgadget
10.21.2010

We're back!! And where we've been...

Hello! It's been a while, and I'm so happy to say, we are going to be back and better than ever. We will be changing just a little bit- bringing you more frequently updated content, in a somewhat abbreviated...
Read More
Popgadget Recent Comments
Popgadget Steals & Deals
Mom Wants Gadgets for Mother's Day
Trade-in Your Old Electronics
Popgadget Giveaway from American Express! My Life on Points
6-Foot HDMI cable at $3.19 includes shipping
Sony offers some exciting deals for Mother's Day
Unlocked iPhone! Only $599. Or $699.
Got four friends? Take a Peek at this great offer
Green Tech: Eco-fashions priced to move
31 ways to save money on technology from PCWorld
Popgadget Random Images

Where is this image from?
See more random images
On This Day
Take a little stroll down memory lane. See what Popgadget was writing about on this day in 2012 2009 2008 2007 2006 2004