MidiFighter Melds Music and Button Mashing

With absolutely no practical use for it whatsoever, I'm lusting hard after this 16-button, arcade-style MIDI controller available in a solderless kit you can assemble in just 5 minutes.

For sale November 30th in a limited run of 200 units, the kits run around $125 (plus the cost of buttons, as I understand). As for the final built product, it features 16 programmable buttons and LEDs that allow you to cue your MIDI samples with all the finesse of button mashing Shredder to death.

The only possible point of improvement would be a coin slot mandating occasional quarter-purchased continues. Or, you know, the addition of even more buttons (which is technically feasible with some modification to the kit). [djtechtools via MAKE]