Made Us Look: Pants That Double as Drum Set (WTF?!)
We’re all about multi-functionality. We’ve scoured through the strange. We’ve swooned over multipurpose furniture, convertible clothing, and multi-tasking cookware. We’ve even turned one maxi dress into 10 totally different outfits. But never, seriously never, have we ever come across a gadget that literally creates a party in your pants. Meet DrumPants.
Exactly what they sound like, DrumPants are pants… that double as a drum set. Well, let us rephrase that. DrumPants are a gadget that will let you turn any pair of pants into a drum set. That’s right. You simply tap different parts of your legs to create different sounds. Not only that, but you can program your DrumPants to control your phone! What?! Yes.
Here’s how the whole thing works: DrumPants are a wearable sensor kit that attach to any type of clothes. You can program each sensor to play over 100 different sounds, like drums, percussion, piano, synths, and more. Designed with the mobile lifestyle in mind, they’re the first drum kit you can play anywhere. Rock out on headphones while commuting, or hook your DrumPants up to external speakers and just get after it in the comfort of your own home.
The DrumPants app works with midi, and is designed to work with all sorts of music-making systems.
Now, here’s where things get really crazy. DrumPants are not just built for drumming. The built-in Bluetooth allows you to communicate with your phone, meaning you can program actions on your phone that are triggered by the pants. Phone’s ringing? Slap that knee to ignore, or tap your shin to answer. Mobile music and wearable tech will never be the same!
The sensor kit works with any type of outfit, so you can attach sensors into a jacket, a dress, or a really awesome ’90s pair of overalls.
You could give an entire presentation simply by tapping your wrist to change each slide. Kind of weird, but also kind of amazing. If you haven’t yet, watch the video above to see how the whole thing really works. It’s hilarious, silly, and pretty darn innovative.