Designed to be part toy, part musical instrument and part tech device, the Oddball is an impressive pocket drum machine that crams a host of functions into a palm-sized sphere. Essentially, the Oddball functions as a drum machine but also has the distinct capability of being bounced to make different sounds. Almost any surface can be used and the force behind each bounce will produce a different sound. Sensors inside the pocket drum machine translate noise, via Bluetooth, to a dedicated app and are almost immediately translated onto a smartphone.
The makers of the Oddball are so confident in the durability of their design that they suggest bouncing, throwing, tapping, whacking and even using the pocket drum machine as a ball in a game of tennis. Through the app, users can play with beats, looping them to make original compositions and adding them to existing tracks for remixes.