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Fad Gadgets: Earin M-2 earbuds, Gecho synth and Stylophone Gen X-1

Rhodri Marsden on three of the latest must-have gizmos currently putting the prog in progress…


Tiny synths with a stripped-back aesthetic are all the rage these days, and the Gecho scores highly on the geek-o-meter by resembling a circuit board which you prod with your fingers. It’s unusual in that it uses built-in mics to pick up ambient sounds and transform them into soundscapes, which you then shape accordingly. Despite a profoundly irritating Kickstarter video pitch, it’s effortlessly reached its funding target – an indication of the quality of the idea.

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