Think Geek has introduced the Bliptronic 5000, an inexpensive matrix synthesizer that's sort of like a baby Yamaha Tenori On.
Like the Tenori On, the Bliptronic features a matrix of buttons that are used to control when sounds are played. Instead of the 256-button grid of the Tenori On, though, the Bliptronic has a 64-button grid.
Here's what Think Geek has to say about the Bliptronic 5000:
At once a minimalist musical plaything and a hardcore old-skool synthesizer, the Bliptronic defies categorization as it belts out 8-Bit style style tunes from its grid of glowing buttons. You'll notice sound similar to a retro Casiotone with an interface not unlike a simplified Yamaha TENORI-ON... if that makes any sense. Either way, once you start touching the keys of the Bliptronic you'll be hooked by it's simple pattern-based approach to music.
Pricing and Availability
The Bliptronic 5000 is available now for $49.99.
Gaz Williams has one and he brought it round