A few months ago, I got taped for a new show on HGTV called “I Want That! Tech Toys“. I was invited to demo a portable keyboard called the Yamano Hand-Roll Piano (a bit of a misnomer, since it’s not a piano, it’s a keyboard).
At any rate, what makes it an interesting product is that it’s truly portable: it rolls up into a tight little package, it’s powered by batteries, and you can carry it anywhere. The keys are made of rubber with touch sensors underneath, so if you spill something on it, you don’t have to worry. It’s also got a MIDI-out port, in case you’re interested in that sort of a thing.
The only thing that’s missing is the tactile feel of a real keyboard, which, I have to say, is a fairly important thing for the more serious piano or keyboard players. But this keyboard will work for beginners. The episode in which I appear just aired on HGTV. Raoul uploaded the particular segment of the show where I am featured to YouTube, and you can view it below.
Raoul also got taped for that same show, demo-ing a product called Nabaztag – a smart WiFi bunny – and a video of the segment where he appears is posted on his site.