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Music Phones That Actually Make Music

Pushing the boundaries of the “music phone” concept, a collaboration between au Design Project and Yamaha have produced a series of...

Sean Leow
Sean Leow on August 25, 2008.

Pushing the boundaries of the “music phone” concept, a collaboration between au Design Project and Yamaha have produced a series of innovative phones that act as musical instruments.

In total, the project has resulted in 5 unique prototypes:

Band in My Pocket (above) incorporates multiple instruments including a trumpet and harmonica, which are controlled by fingers and singing or humming.

Trio in Your Hand is designed for easy game play and features an interface for DJ scratching.

Box to Play is a foldable device that includes many musical interfaces including a scratch pad and synthesizer.

Sticks in the Air act as a phone when locked together, but when separated, they become virtual drumsticks with sensors to determine the beat.

Key to Touch is just what it looks like– a digital fingerboard for piano playing that is foldable.

Strings for Fingers is a slide phone that allows you to play stringed instruments.

Check out videos of the mobiles in action on Ping Mag‘s Youtube channel. And if you’re in Harajuku, the pieces will be on desplaying at the KDDI Designing Studio until the end of August.

[via CScout Japan]

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