When technology and music collide, great things happen. Take, for example, FlashHarp, an Etsy creation that merges a harmonica with a USB flash drive.
Internationally-known for its harmonicas, Hohner doesn't like to discriminate. Especially against little people. Measuring just 3.5cm long, the world's smallest harmonica plays the whole octave in C-Major and costs an equally small $23. [LatestBuy]
It's intended as a fun way to deliver instructional videos to those wanting to play the harmonica, but I don't think I'd spend $55 on those if they didn't come on a playable harmonica-shaped USB flash drive to begin with.
Anyone who lived through the '80s and had any semblance of cool had their own special technique for blowing in Nintendo Entertainment System cartridges to coax the gray boxes back to glorious 8-bit life. Now one precocious modder has taken this blowing to the next level by gutting an old game and replacing its…
Who knew that mouth-breathing thingamajig Darth Vader wears on his face was capable of such down-home, bluesy music? The versatile device is also capable of voice changing, turning Darth's sinister baritone into a rip-roaring hee-haa voice. Darth, we hardly knew ye. [Jibjab]
Blues harmonica players, or harpists as we like to be called, play the blues for a number of reasons, but one of them is that our diatonic instruments are so limited. When the band changes keys, we have to go rummaging around for another harmonica. Not any more with the Hohner Six-Sided Harmonica made by the company…