Mobile re-designed. Mobile Phones that make music.

The au Design Project x Yamaha has released a series of phones that double as musical instruments (or instruments that double as phones?). Designed by a foreign and Japanese team of young innovators , these handsets are original, creative, and (the best part) actually able to make music!

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The pieces below are called Box to Play and Key to Touch. While the latter may be self explanatory, Box to Play integrates a synthesizer, scratch pad, and other fun musical toys, and folds up quite nicely.

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Sticks in the Air are just what you’d think…drumsticks with sensors for the beat, but they also snap together when you want to have a proper phone. Trio in Your Hand, however, flips open to create a scratch pad and sampler for mobile DJs.

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For those who like something a little more tactile, Strings for Fingers and Band in My Pocket bring the orchestra into the mix.

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Band in My Pocket is unique in that it comes with multiple accessories to create different instruments from the harmonica to the trumpet. Sounds are “hummed” into the handset (much like with Yamaha’s EZ TP Trumpet) with the rest controlled by the fingers.

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See the phones in action below or visit PingMag’s YouTube channel .

From CScout Japan.

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