Please Don’t Touch the Musical Instrument

By  |  Friday, December 10, 2010 at 9:57 am

Last Gadget Standing Nominee: Beamz C4

Price: $199.95

I gotta tell you that I call this thing the Digital Theremin. Musicologists may recall that the Theremin was one of the early electronic instruments that played music as you passed your hands past radio antennae. Well now the Beamz lets you pass your hands through lasers. As you pass the points you make glorious sound.  Coupled with synthesized background beats, you sound good even if you’ve never played a note before. Beamz connects to a PC via USB and includes Beamz Player, an application that lets you play fifty Beamz songs, including works by Grammy-winning artists and independent musicians.

So how cool is it to pas your hands through laser beams and “play” light?

 
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  1. Stilgar Says:

    If only Led Zeppelin were around to write some cool new songs using this :)

  2. DataSlinger Says:

    OK…this is cool!!!!
    Where can I get one?
    This thing is going to take music and games to the next level!!!!
    Can't wait to see a Beamz Guitar Hero!!!

  3. Steve Hall Says:

    Beamz Guitar Hero? That would be awesome!!!

  4. flowtops Says:

    Got to "Play The Light" on a Beamz at a local Brookstone store. The experience is really musical like being a conductor! The pre recorded song's react to various hand & finger movements used to break the beams/"iinstrument tracks"…very cool….

  5. Rick Says:

    Hey, there's a coupon everyone can use to get a 25% discount: MOLLO25
    This is too cool to pass up!
    Cheers and Happy Holidays

  6. Cathy Says:

    My family loves the Beamz Player. It is always good for hours of entertainment at all of our parties. I love how my 4-year old and 13-year old can bond over it. Our family of seven has a few non-musicians. The Beamz Player has bridged that gap, so the entire family can make music together!