Music may live in your heart, but it also lives right on top of it when you wear the ThinkGeek Electronic Drum Machine Shirt. Pair it with the drum kit jeans, and you'll become a walking rhythm section.
The wearable, fully playable $29.99 shirt crams a whole lot of drum machine into a very portable format. There are nine different drum kits, including "bass invaderz" and "zapf dingbeats." The rhythm is, indeed, going to get you.
The machine is triggered by a set of pads right on top of your chest. You can record loops up to three minutes long and then layer them for a fuller sound.
It comes with a mini-amp that clips to your clothes and hooks up to the drum machine's audio output jack. And, yes, the amp goes to 11.
Because smelling good is just as important as sounding good, the electronics can be removed for washing the shirt.
This shirt could be great for aspiring rappers, bored teenagers, or those people who drum incessantly on their steering wheels at stop lights.
It could also be a great icebreaker at parties. "Would you like to trigger my torso tom-toms?"
Being a woman, I have to wonder a little about using a shirt like this. The placement of the drum pads might be a little uncomfortable. Maybe they'll come out with a gal version where the drum machine sits a little lower.
Check out this video of a geeky DJ laying down some phat beats on his shirt. I'm not sure what he's rapping about, but it probably has something to do with "Star Wars."