Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!
Original Air Date: Apr 30, 2013
Reinventing The Steering Wheel
Are you an air guitarist or drummer? Do you imagine you’re behind the skins at a stoplight?
It’s time for another Data Doctors Tech Tip.
Bored with driving? Then you need to check out "Reinventing the Wheel" a steering wheel cover that lets you entertain yourself by playing a drum set along with whatever you're listening to on your car stereo.
The $150 device fits around an ordinary steering wheel, turning it into an electronic drum set that can play eight different drum sounds.
The sound from the "Reinventing the Wheel" is output via FM radio to your car stereo, where it can be mixed with the music you're listening to.
There's also a "solo drumming" mode where you can take a big drum solo on your own without the musical accompaniment.
If you have a newer car, you can plug your iPhone into the car's audio system, and then the "Reinventing the Wheel" communicates with the iOS device via Bluetooth.
That Bluetooth connection lets you wirelessly add drums to any track you have on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
The company also offers drum karaoke tracks, consisting of songs with the drum parts removed, and you can upload your own drum karaoke tracks.
So next time you roll up on an air drummer at a red light, roll down your window and tell them about "Reinventing the Wheel".
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