Steering wheel music pad lets you drum and drive
Do you drum your steering wheel in traffic jams and at all the red lights? What if it could make drum sounds instead of dull thumps?
The ridiculously named Re-Inventing The Wheel (RITW) is an electronic drum pad that covers your steering wheel and links wirelessly with your car speakers and your iPhone.
The gizmo, which is the focus of a Kickstarter campaign, emits drum sounds through the car stereo via an FM transmitter or line-in jack as you rock along to your favorite tunes on your iPhone.
RITW has eight sensors that can be set to trigger a snare, tom, cowbell, or any drum sound you like, or effects like dog barks or even Chewbacca’s howl. You also can hear your drumming — solo or with background music — through earphones or mini speakers.
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