Judging by the amount of infuriating tip-tapping that goes on in most offices, virtually everyone tries to replicate the percussive pandemonium touted by the likes of Tommy Lee and Keith Moon at some point during the day.
Trouble is you probably do it on your desk, your lap and your boss's bald head. (Or is that just us?). The point is we all fancy ourselves as the next Dave Grohl, even if we've got the rhythmic ability of Sweep off the Sooty Show.
But now, thanks to Finger Drums, you can bash seven bells out of a drumkit whenever you fancy without hiring a Transit van and a pair of roadies. That's because this ingenious little desktop set up is designed to be played with your fingers.
It needs more Hi-Hat!
Measuring only 17cm across (what, did you think we'd hired a giant for the photo?) touch-sensitive Finger Drums allow you to tap out drum solos and record and playback your very own beats. Simply tip-tap the drums and cymbals with your fingers and the kit responds with various realistic sounds. You can even pretend you're an expert skinbasher by playing air-drums to the preloaded demo.
Maximum Volume: 11
Okay, so the actual sounds (amplified via a speaker in the bass drum) aren't quite up there with the bombastic sonics synonymous with John Bonham et al, but they're better than your poor old Formica desk. Indeed you may even be inspired to smash this battery-operated gizmo to bits and kick it into the baying crowd (okay, the IT department) before smashing up the office, getting off with the cleaning lady and chucking a few TVs out the window. If you want.
Consisting of a snare drum, bass drum with working pedal, two tom toms and a cymbal, this highly Ringo-esque kit really is an ideal desktop companion/stress reliever/addictive timewaster. In fact, it's almost as versatile as Phil Collins. Ka-boom-chi!
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