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- Posted on Oct 9th 2008 10:00AM by James Sullivan
The theremin is the strange, sliding-pitch instrument heard in old science fiction classics like 'The Day the Earth Stood Still.' Notoriously difficult to play -- sound is transmitted by waving your hands around, but not touching, the instrument's antennae -- the theremin's eerie warble has inspired similar effects on the Beach Boys' 'Good Vibrations' and the Portishead album 'Dummy,' to name two examples.
By engaging an existing built-in feature of the iPhone (you know, the old accelerometer), Cosmovox allows the user to approximate the sound of a theremin simply by waving his iPhone around. Guaranteed to make new friends in a movie theater.
Hey, it's a lot more fun than the last cell phone accessory to hit the market.
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