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Despite these shaky economic times, people still have the time -- and money -- for modded Arduino kits, iPhone lens and air guitar mods. Kickstarter users have now pledged over $100 million to projects, with the number of backers leaping from around 250,000 in September last year to over one milli

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Every guitar player in history, no matter how cool he or she might be, has had one fatal flaw -- that goofy stringed instrument. Finally, one brave company is liberating rockstars from their leash-like attachment to the thing. Flair's Air Pick is an oversized guitar pick that features built-in ja

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In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with \"Insert Coin\" as the subject line. We're not sure proper air guitarists would ever consider adding a bonafide pick to their cheris

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Let's face it, the daddy of all motion-controlled gaming is the humble art of air guitar. There's no question about it, creationists and evolutionists all agree, the genesis of our modern craze for motion sensitivity was your uncle rocking out to Jimmy Page's face-melting solo in Stairway to Heaven

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Remember The Fingerist, the guitar headstock-themed speaker and case for your iPhone or iPod touch? You know, the one with the shoulder strap for public (and private) performances with all of your favorite music making apps? Well, it seems that it's finally available in the states. Indeed, there ha

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Japan tends to be on the weird side of any coin, and The Fingerist does nothing to undermine that reputation. This accessory for the iPhone and iPod touch was conceived at a \"mutton BBQ restaurant\" when one dude said to another that he needed an amp for his guitar app. Lo and behold, after an appar

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Brace yourself -- the moment you've been waiting all year for has finally arrived. Yes, rock star wannabes, the Guitar Hero Air Guitar Rocker is finally in major retailers. The Jada Toys' device, which was showcased at CES, consists of a miniature guitar amplifier, a sensor-laden belt buckle, an as

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We've seen a few useful improvements to air guitar over the years, but Air Guitar Rocker actually managed to snag a license from Activision. Granted, it does take your nerd level to unbelievable heights, but then again, it is slated to cost just $29.95 when it lands in March. Be sure to click on th

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If you just haven't heard or had enough of Guitar Hero lately, prepare your fingers for the paradigm shift from console to mobile. Hands-on Mobile's version of Guitar Hero which is loosely based on Guitar Hero III will feature Axel Steel and Judy Nails, 4 guitars, and 15 songs -- with three new son

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If wildly gesticulating to your Pantera records didn't seem \"realistic\" enough, toymaker Takara Tomy should be able to help. Like the bastard child of Guitar Hero and those keychains you bought as a kid that make explosion noises, this handheld device works by allowing you to press chord buttons on

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In the annual rankings of \"inventions most likely to end civilization,\" there's going to be a new one in the standings this year, squeezing in right between nuclear weapons and reality television: the Wearable Instrument Shirt. Developed by the mad scientists over at the CSIRO's Textile and Fibre Te

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