THE DRUMKIT THAT FITS IN YOUR POCKET www.freedrum.rocks | Goal: US$150,000 | Raised: US$429,135 from 2,876 backers | RRP: $89
If you’re a drummer who gets fidgety when you’re not in the studio or your parents’ garage, Freedrum is the gadget for you. This is essentially a virtual drumkit that, when paired with your smartphone, can provide you the rehearsal space when you’re on the move, at home on your sofa or in a park with the dog. Simply slip one of the sensors onto a drumstick, pair with your phone, plug yourself in with some headphones, then drum away. The sticks don’t actually need to hit a surface to trigger a sound, it’s the movement that makes the magic work. Packages also include units to strap onto your feet to create the full drum kit experience. Freedum is compatible with Garageband and apps that support Bluetooth Midi.