Monday, February 3, 2014

Anyone tried this Air Drum Kit yet?

Aerodrums is a new product shown at NAMM 2014 that takes the term "Air Drums" to a whole new level.

"Aerodrums is an air-drumming instrument. It runs on your computer and understands your drumming intent by watching you drum through a high speed camera. Aerodrums fits in a backpack with your laptop, feels and sounds as good as a real drum kit, can be silent to others around you, and is affordable."

The kit costs $160, it's PC only at the moment (Mac version in a few months) and requires a Playstation 3 Eye Camera (approx. $18 on Amazon). 

Aerodrums Kit contents:

  • Two drum sticks
  • Two foam triangles with elastic loops: the “foot markers”
  • Two elastic bands with Velcro® patches: the “shin markers”
  • A donut shaped lamp with a lens and a USB plug: the “lamp”
  • A pair of paper sunglasses
  • A plastic piece shaped to hold the drum sticks parallel: the “holder”
  • The installation DVD, with a product key printed on the sleeve
  • A safety warning leaflet
  • A card containing your Aered activation code
  • A manual

Check out these 2 videos of the Aerodrums.

The 1st video is the official product teaser:

The 2nd video is from NAMM 2014:

What do you think? How many of you would purchase the Aerodrums?