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Kaossilator 2 Portable Phrase Synthesizer
Kaossilator 2 delivers synth and drum sounds spanning a wide range of genres, plus expanded loop recording. Use the internal mic to record guitar, vocal, or other audio sources--and layer them infinitely.
The Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) display helps you choose a sound. This unique interface allows melodies and phrases to be played by simply tapping or sliding a finger across the Kaoss touchpad. Horizontal motions control the pitch; vertical motions control aspects of the tone such as filter cutoff, feedback, or modulation depth.
When using a drum kit program, multiple sounds can be played simultaneously, and you can even play the touchpad as if it were a drum pad. Add to that a microSD card for data saving, plus a built-in speaker and battery power.
Learn more at www.korg.com
Wavedrum Mini Percussion Synthesizer
With drum and percussion sounds from around the world, synth sounds, and unique original sounds, the Wavedrum Dynamic Percussion Synthesizer has been embraced by percussionists, drummers, and music lovers.
The Wavedrum Mini carries on this sound concept in a compact and portable format--complete with a built-in speaker and battery power for play-anywhere convenience.
In addition to its dynamic pad surface, the Wavedrum Mini includes a newly-developed sensor clip which can be attached to a table, cup, or any object, allowing it to be played as a percussion instrument.
Using the sensor clip and the pad allows two sounds to be played at once, doubling the Wavedrum Mini's performance potential. Choose from 100 sounds, add in one of the 10 effects, play along to one of the 100 internal rhythm patterns, or record with unlimited overdubs using the built-in Looper. The possibilities are endless.
Learn more at www.korg.com
Mio Alpha Strapless Heart Rate Monitor
Figuring out your heart rate while running has always meant either wearing a chest strap or slowing way down and putting your fingers over a sensor on your watch. The Mio Alpha watch aims to change that.
The Mio Alpha is a watch that claims to measure your pulse as you run at speeds up to 12MPH, with precise accuracy, without the use of a chest strap. Just throw on the watch, set it to exercise mode, and go. On the back of the watch two green lights shine into your wrist, and an optical sensor can detect the subtle changes in the color of you skin that happen each time your heart beats. It's the same way medical oximeters work in hospitals.
Learn more at www.alphaheartrate.com
SHEEX performance bedding is inspired by professional-quality performance athletic fabrics to give enhanced comfort for better sleep. SHEEX designers say they offer enhanced breathability and temperature regulation to promote and maintain the optimum conditions for deep, restorative sleep.
Flexible microfibers and extra-strong elastic make sure there is a secure fit on even pillowtop and extra-deep mattresses. SHEEX also dry faster than cotton and offer advanced fade, wrinkle and shrink resistance. Fabric content: 87% polyester, 13% spandex.
Learn more at www.sheex.com
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