As Red Ferret reports, owners of new Volkswagen Golfs, Beetles, Rabbits and Jettas will get a complimentary guitar with their purchase. Why? Here's an explanation from First Act GarageMaster, which makes the guitars: "Owners of new VW models can transform their cars into mobile amps, with a newfound freedom to rock in the driveway, play at outdoor parties, or shred in the beach parking lot. New rockers will … Read more
If there's one thing we've learned here at Crave, it's that there's an infinite number of ways for middle-aged men to embarrass themselves. Yesterday, for example, we learned of a way to make air guitar come to life (shudder).
But if you want a more conventional way to make a fool of yourself, this USB electric guitar from ThinkGeek might be more appropriate. The iAXE is a full-sized instrument that plugs into your computer and comes with software that simulates effect pedals and amps.
Mercifully, the $100 guitar is also designed to work with headphones--thereby limiting … Read more
Cue the Deep Purple. Air guitar, that time-honored musical tradition generally best left for performances in garages and basements, has just gotten a big boost from technology.
Scientists at Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation have created a T-shirt that adds a real-life sound track when wearers strum their imaginary instrument.
Textile motion sensors embedded in the shirt sleeves detect motion when one arm bends and the other fake-strums. They then send the information to a computer that interprets the data and plays it as a series of guitar riffs.
Fortunately, the contraption is wireless, so there are … Read more
You'd think a company like Boss could afford to get some better marketing help. Although the music icon has come out with what seems to be an interesting gadget, it's been christened with the unfortunate name of the "Micro BR Digital Recorder." Sounds like something you might find in a doctor's office or a lathing shop.
But if you're into guitars--and you can get past the name--this "ultimate palmtop guitar companion" might be worth checking out. The MP3 recorder and player, which is described as being slightly larger than an iPod, has … Read more