Friday, August 31, 2007

Pacemaker: Handheld DJ Instrument

The folks over at Digital Lifestyles have had the privledged opportunity of demo'ing what I think to be a very unique and very cool looking piece of DJ equipment. What I am talking about is none other than the Tonium Pacemaker, a palm sized DJ tool with a great interface and fantastic LCD screen.

There are not a lot of details on the device as of yet, but what I do know is that the device features a 120GB harddrive, a touch sensitive cross fader, a jog wheel and several LCD's and buttons. At first you might be wondering how this all works. Well fear not, Digital Lifestyles has had the opportunity of filming the little device in action and if the final versions look and work half as well as this prototype I can see this becoming a very cool tool. Price however appears to be rather steep at an estimated 529 Euros, or roughly $1000.


The version we played with was the only unit in the world at the time and made of a prototyping material, but still conveyed a quality feel about it. It’s clearly a device that has been deeply thought about during its creation.

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