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Marching to the beat of your own drum machine shirt


On my way to work this morning, I kept thinking about how awesome it would be if my shirt had a built-in drum machine so that I could put together complex beats on the go.

Ok, that's a lie. I was thinking about how cold New York City is right now.

But if I had been thinking about musical clothing, then all my dreams would've come true a couple of blocks later — when an email announcing ThinkGeek's electronic drum machine shirt flittered onto my iPhone screen.

Yes, the online retailer's latest offering is a fully-playable DJ-quality drum machine — which happens to be embedded in the front of a shirt. It's priced at $30, comes with a mini amp which can be clipped to a belt, has an analog audio output jack, and eats four AA batteries at a time.

If you're so inclined, you can use any of the shirt's nine drum kits, build rhythms, layer beats, create loops, record tracks, and so on. Or you could even invite someone else to tap out tunes on your chest. (Careful though! This might be viewed as a really bizarre type of sexual harassment.)

The shirt will be available for purchase in about a week or so, but in the meantime you can check out the video below to see what a pro like musician MC Lars can do with it:

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