Although it's not shipping until January 2008, Chimera Synthesis is taking orders for its BC16 mono synth. It's the first product from the UK-based company, and will be followed next year by its PH303 (any Chicago House fans out there will be feeling hot under the collar right now) and the SM16, a 16-step analog sequencer. Powered by two 9v batteries, the BC16 can be used either free-standing or linked to an external sequencer or MIDI-CV converter, and costs $229. [Chimera Synthesis via Music Thing]