The original clapper launched in 1986. It was a disaster. Because of shoddy engineering, it started blowing up TVs, and Joseph Pedott ended up having the whole thing re-designed. The rest is history. And a jingle!
This may look like any other snare drum, and it is—with one important difference. When you bop this one, the sound makes it light up the sky.
In addition to their mean-looking 180Hz LCD, JVC has introduced another display technology in progress at this year's CEATEC. Specifically, it's a TV that responds to claps and gestures, or "handclap & gesture recognition TV" as it's officially labeled. Here's a little channel surfing scenario to demonstrate: