After acquiring Specdrums back in June 2018, Sphero has this week unveiled its first product from the company in the form of the Sphero Specdrums musical rings which are capable of transforming colours into music using a companion application. Check out the video below to learn more about the new musical rings which are being showcased at this year’s CES 2019 technology show in Las Vegas.
Specdrums take the form of a ring equipped with a light sensor capable of detecting colours together with an accelerometer. Specdrums are now available to purchase from January 7th, 2019 and will start shipping out to consumers in approximately a weeks time on January 15th, 2019. Prices start from $65 for one ring or $100 for two. Check out the demonstration video below to learn more about what you can expect from the unique Bluetooth enabled music rings.
“Tap colors. Make Music. Specdrums are musical rings that make the world your instrument by turning colors into sounds. Connect to the Specdrums app and tap on anything – your clothes, drawings, or the included playing pad – to create and mix any sounds, beats, and loops that all play through your mobile device. Jam on your own or with friends, anytime and anywhere.”
Each musical ring is shipped with a Play Pad that looks like a keyboard, but it has colours instead of keys. Thanks to its Bluetooth connectivity the Play Pad companion application and pad can connect to music software that accepts Bluetooth MIDI, including Ableton Live and GarageBand, although this is not necessary as the companion application can be used on its own.