We all know about the simple office pastime of bouncing tennis balls off the wall. Much to the chagrin of our coworkers, you can now use the Oddball to make unique drum beats and loops by doing just that. This fun little device is currently funding on Kickstarter and is down-sized drum machine thats been encased in a bouncy ball that you can throw, drop and bounce to activate. The Oddball acts as the percussion trigger and the internal sensors can translate the noises via Bluetooth to the Oddball mobile app. Intensity is control by the force of the bounces and for the more advanced audio mixers the drum machine can act as a MIDI controller used in apps like Pro Tools, Ableton, Logic Pro and Garageband. The ball charges over USB and ships with the companies own app that is preloaded with multiple effects and audio tools.
Oddball Drum Machine
RoWrite Smart Writing Pad
If you're anything like us, nothing beats the feel of pen and paper for note taking and quick doodling. At the same time, nothing beats the convenience of having these notes and doodles available on your devices and in the cloud for easy access, search and retrieval. RoWrite aims to merge the pen and the paper with the the magic of digital. Its dubbed a 'smart writing pad' that lets you write on real paper and then easily transfer your writings, in real time, to your Android or Apple devices. Includes an elegant, functional folio to protect your RoWrite device and pen.
GoPro HERO (2018)
GoPro has just released their latest models and there is a ton that we love. First off, the price point. At $199, this is an attractive offer for people who were balking at $300+ for older models and saying 'my phones camera is fine.' The Hero shoots HD video at 1440p and 1080p at 60 frames per second, can take stills up to 10-megapixels and has added an electronic video stabilization system to keep quality maximized even during the most extreme circumstances. This model includes a 2-inch touch display, voice controls, waterproofing to 10 meters and backwards compatibility with all mounting hardware and accessories. If you're looking to upgrade your existing GoPro or need something new to film your adventures, the Hero ticks all the boxes.