Earlier this year TBWA\Neboko in the Netherlands devised the McTrax. The placemat, developed in conjunction with This Page Amsterdam, works via conductive ink, a small battery and a thin circuit board with 26 digital touchpoints. To play the controller you put you phone on it, download a specific app and begin to make music via in-house produced audio loops, synths and musical effects. Via your phone’s mic you can record your voice or sounds which can be added as well.

Watch a video of this in action:


Not to be outdone, Pizza Hut has recently dropped a playable pizza box! The pizza boxes are available in the UK as special orders. The battery-powered pizza box sync to users’ phones or computers via bluetooth, and work with any MIDI-compatible DJ software. Features of this trippy pizza box include two decks, pitch and volume controls, a crossfader and for those too lazy to beatmatch a synch button!

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