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Mogees has surpassed its £50,000 Kickstarter funding goal with 13 days to go. Why should you care? Listen up. No seriously, click on the video below, and listen up. Written words don't quite do this concept justice.

That's right, Mogees takes any inanimate object and turns it into a musical instrument. The tiny accessory does this by translating vibrations into music notes that pump through your phone's speakers. The Mogees itself is a small sensor that plugs into your Android device, and it comes with a companion app that takes care of the magical bits without any talent on your part.

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Okay, some talent is required. Technology can produce a note, but it takes skill to turn it into music. That said, you could do the same thing without paying for a Mogees at all. Banging on a trash can, a desk, or bowl of fruit can produce pretty compelling beats if you know what you're doing.

But most of us don't. So £40 (roughly $65) will get you a Mogees of your very own. Then maybe you too can be one of the cool kids.

Mogees - Play the World

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Claw

    "Hi kickstarter. I have no job... and for all my life i've been dreaming of some shitty thing that nobody would pay for. But you will won't ya? ... cuz it's on kickstarter and it's cool. So please fund my overpriced piece of shit for no reason. kthxbye."

    • papernick

      "Hi android police. I have nothing better to do, so everything I'm gonna do is criticize people who are actually doing something cool and calling their inventions 'pieces of shit' while I'm commenting on a tech blog. Kthxbye."

      • Claw

        "Hi other users. I also am very frustrated because i can't do shit (mostly because i'm an idiot), so i reply to other people hoping someone notices me." gtfo

        • frafri

          There is a market for everything man, There is a market for pet psychologists nigga. There is a market for twisted, shitfetish video's. For nipplerings, for riverdancing, for chocolate cupboard roaches.. But you can't find one for your ideas?

          the message and the money..

          and you aint got either.
          remember that.

    • Rajkumar

      u r a mad ass to call such an invention shit !!!! u r a shit

      • Claw

        Ok then. You buy your 70$ "invention" that makes sounds and is so groundbreakingly innovative.

  • Sorian

    I remember something like this but for a car lock application. You tapped a code on the glass and it would unlock your car.

    • Brad

      sounds secure

  • Apshyx

    Finally my dream of a Peta Approved Dead Cat Mallet Xylophone can be realized!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/77537273@N03/ Herman

    Do we really need a separate piece of hardware for this?
    Can't a combination of a phone's accelerometer and gyroscope do the same through tiny vibrations?

    I wish I knew how to make Android apps. The idea does sound interesting to me though.

    • http://www.facebook.com/morrissex Javier Cárdenas

      Yeah, it makes sense... But not quite. You see, they stuck the microphone on vertical surfaces so...

      Who volunteers on trying this out with their pricey phone?

  • ChainsawCharlie

    Looks and sounds like Wii Music. Now that was something else! /s

  • GodSponge

    Seems like a pretty cool device to me. I'll probably never have one because of the price, but I'd buy one if it was cheap.