The USB Drum Pad Mouse Mat

Posted on Sep 15 2008 - 6:52am by Richard Sharp

The Ultimate Mouse Mat?You can buy a buck load of different USB based drum sticks, drum pads, and general noise making implements but if you want to really show off your percussionary genius rather than just use them to annoy everybody in the office (although there is, of course, nothing to say you can’t do both) then the USB drum pad mouse mat is the perfect solution.

The mouse mat plugs into the USB port on your PC and you can then play any of the 8 included percussion sound effects by tapping on the respective drum pad on your mouse mat. Bizarrely, that’s not all it does either – pre-set demonstrations show off the sound effect of the bass, snare, two rack toms, a floor tom, hi-hat, crash, and ride cymbals while the mp3 input enables you to play over the top of any track you have on your mp3 player.

The headphone jack may not completely muffle your drumming prowess from the rest of the office’s inhabitants but it should go some way to making your solos slightly more inaudible except to those that have the misfortune of being sat just a little bit too close.

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