This Bendable Phone Is Actually A Musical Instrument
Bend this device any way you like to modulate sound and pitch
Turns out you don’t need a traditional musical instrument to make mind-bending melodies. Enter the WhammyPhone—the world’s first bendable phone where users can make music simply by warping its shape.
Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab researchers developed the WhammyPhone to create sound effects in the most unique way possible. The device features a 1920×1080 Full HD Flexible Organic Light Emitting Diode (FOLED), enabling it to produce piano, guitar and violin sounds. It also features digital keys connected to a sound synthesis software, allowing users to simply press keys and bend the phone to control the musical output. While its functionalities and aesthetics are vastly different from most musical instruments, the way users interact with the device bears an uncanny resemblance. Musical novices and aficionados alike can bend the phone to their heart’s content until they achieve their ideal sound.