The most Japanese of all musical instruments has now turned even more Japanese. Cube-Works has released an official Kirby edition of the quirky Otamatone synthesizer.
What is an Otamatone?
In case you’re wondering what an Otamatone is, this is a musical note shaped synthesizer toy. There’s a black strip on the note’s body that you can press for producing a sound. Gliding your finger across the strip will have the sound glide between high and low notes. Squeezing the Otamatone’s mouth while pressing on the strip will create a fun wah-wah effect.
The Kirby Otamatone was once considered an april fool’s gag, but demand apparently got so high for a real one Cube-Works just went out and created it.
Kirby Otamatone Features
- Takes 3X AAA Batteries
- Toggle loudness of sound
- Toggle between low, mid and high octave ranges
- ~27 cm in length
Pricing and Availability
The Kirby Otamatone is a great musical toy for ages 6 and up. If the sound annoys you after hearing it for 12 hours straight while your kid is playing with it, rest assured that you can control its volume level.
You can buy it from Amazon via the link below.
- Product Size (W x H x D): 2.7 x 10.6 x 2.8 inches (69 x
- Country of Origin: China
- Recommended for Age:15 years and above
- Battery Type: AA
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