The future is now, and these gloves that let you play music with your hands are gonna prove it to you. Perfect for anyone whose interests of minimalism and music collide (or who just want to show off an amazingly high tech gadget at your next get-together) these gloves actually allow you to play guitar, piano or drums just using your fingertips. In fact, you can compose music just by moving your hands. (Imagine a band of just people doing that!)
The Remidi T8 is comprised of one glove and one detachable, motion-sensitive bracelet. The bracelet controls effects like reverb, echo, and tempo while sensors in the glove detect pressure. What this means is that all you have to do is tap your hands and palms against your legs, arms, a wall, a table, another person (consent required!) and you're in the business of music making.
"You can program an 'A' chord from a heavy metal guitar on your thumb and a sample line from Daft Punk’s 'Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger; on your pinky," according to the description on the product's Kickstarter page. "Touch these two together and they’ll play simultaneously, or play them separately for isolated tracks."
All you have to do is download the T8's companion app on your phone or tablet, and from there, program the glove with the notes, sounds or samples of your choosing. The app includes recording software as well, so you can create and document as you go along.
The goal was to raise about $50,000 for the project, but they've far exceeded that already, with $124,000 and counting moving toward the invention. If you yourself want to back the project, you have until the end of the week to make a pledge of $229 (and subsequently reserve a glove of your own!) Check out their Kickstarter page here.
Check out these people trying it out for the first time, and prepare to be Jetsons-level amazed: