Are you a musician or do just like to make music? Specdrums could be for you. This set of wearable rings connects to your smartphone and allows you to make music anywhere.
Specdrums recognize various colors and sounds, and work with anything you can touch, according to the company. Users can tap their own clothing, desk at work, counter, or pretty much anything else to make a sound. Just download the app and start making some sweet music. Specdrums are compatible with iOS and Android devices and can reportedly also work with several other music apps like GarageBand.
Up to 10 rings can be connected at one time and users can select the kind of instrument the ring will sound like when tapped. Choose from keyboards, synths, drum kits, sound effects or something unique that you record on your own. You can even match certain colors to certain sounds.
“Growing up as a drummer, I would tap on everything whenever I was away from the drum set,” Steven Dourmashkin, founder of Specdrums said in a release. “I was determined to create the most portable drumming machine, capable of turning my taps into real percussion sounds. But what we’ve created is more than just a drumming tool – it’s a new instrument that makes musical creation in general more accessible, welcoming, and fun.”
According to the company’s page on Kickstarter, they’ve designed Specdrums to be “the most accessible, portable musical device for people of all ages and musical backgrounds.”
The site went on to say this product is fun for:
- Drummers who tap all the time
- Musicians seeking a MIDI device that fits in their pocket
- Children who love to play with smart, connected toys
- Teachers interested in new technology for STEAM education
- Developers looking for an open-source Bluetooth LE sensor suite
- Anyone who fidgets and taps at their desk
Specdrums were created by a student startup that originated at Cornell University and is now at CU Boulder. The company is currently raising money on Kickstarter, but Specdrums are available for an early bird price of $39 each or $74 per pair.