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Other than playful E.T.'s, who needs a recordable, morphable mini-xylophone? Aspiring space rock auteurs, audiophile friends who have almost everything, and teens who’ve just discovered analog—that’s who. This handmade instrument welds a tuneful percussion favorite to electronic innards for an interactive space sound generator. Holding the red record button, play a tune with the included aluminum mallet, and then press the black playback button to let the far-out fun begin. The old-school looping, pitch-bending, and delay controls turn the original tune into atmospheric effects worthy of any extraterrestrial ensemble. Housed in a handcrafted Baltic birch and poplar package, the gadget may inspire you to score documentaries on exoplanet exploration.
Two AAA batteries included. Handmade by Richard Upchurch in Dallas, Texas.