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Fad Gadgets: The gizmos currently putting the prog in progress

Musicon, Synth9 and Populele are some of the coolest gadgets you can get your hands on this month


I loved my Fisher Price activity centre when I was a kid, with its bells and parps and tortoises. Kids get similarly worked up about the Musicon, and with good reason. It’s a wooden instrument that’s a bit like a programmable player piano: 720 buttons, mounted on a rotating drum, trigger noises from xylophones and percussion instruments mounted on the top. I’m about 42 years older than the target market, but if I had £2,250 at my disposal I’d snap one up immediately.

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