FAD GAD­GETS

Rho­dri Mars­den on three of the lat­est must-have giz­mos cur­rently putting the prog in progress…

Prog - - Intro -

BODYROCKS

If some­one with a glazed look on their face ever asks you if you can “feel the mu­sic”, they’re not speak­ing lit­er­ally. BodyRocks, how­ever, makes that a real pos­si­bil­ity. “Let the mu­sic you’re hear­ing vi­brate all over your body,” they urge us. How? By us­ing ad­he­sive tape to at­tach small wire­less de­vices to our chest, limbs and good­ness knows where else, and then as­sign­ing var­i­ous fre­quen­cies in the mu­sic to each de­vice us­ing an app.

You’d like the bass drum to make your bi­cep twitch? No prob­lem. Cym­bals to mas­sage your stom­ach? Done. How have we ever man­aged with­out them?

www.body­rock­saudio.com

DNA AL­BUM

Given that ev­ery cell in the hu­man body holds ge­netic code that’s six bil­lion let­ters long, it’s clear that na­ture is very good at squeez­ing in­for­ma­tion into a very small space. As a re­sult, DNA is now be­ing used as a stor­age medium; you could fit ev­ery movie ever made into a space the size of a sugar cube, all the in­for­ma­tion on the in­ter­net into a shoe­box, and, more specif­i­cally, a mil­lion copies of the Mas­sive At­tack al­bum Mez­za­nine in a spray paint can. Yes, it’s pos­si­ble to en­code an al­bum in DNA, and spray it on a wall.

www.mas­siveat­tack.co.uk

DYNA MIC

Guitarists who wear a har­mon­ica on a holder around their neck, re­joice!

The dis­tinc­tive sound of a hand-cupped blues har­mon­ica, as demon­strated so beau­ti­fully by the Sonny Boy Wil­liamsons of this world, has never been achiev­able by guitarists. The Dyna-Mic, a com­bined har­mon­ica holder, mi­cro­phone and “gas­ket” (which sim­u­lates the cupped hands) is now avail­able, thanks to a suc­cess­ful Kick­starter cam­paign, and it prom­ises to ban­ish feed­back-laden, weedy har­mon­ica sounds to the dust­bin of his­tory.

www.dyna-mic.com

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