Nobody carries an iPod around with them nowadays. The iPod in the title is symbolic for the ability to have thousands and thousands of songs stored in your pocket… so when I tell you to ditch the iPod for a synth, I actually mean, leave the thousands of tracks on a hard drive for a synthesizer you can play millions of songs on. The Stylophone is a tiny, pocketable electronic synth you can play anywhere you go. Originally invented in 1967 by Brian Jarvis and manufactured by Dubreq, the Stylophone portable synth has been featured on numerous records, including hits such as “Space Oddity” by David Bowie, “Pocket Calculator” by Kraftwerk, and “Icky Thump” by The White Stripes.
Today’s Stylophone is a reissue continued by Jarvis’s son Ben Jarvis. It features the same old lovable design, with a metallic set of keys and a metal-tipped stylus that allows you to play the most incredibly retro synth leads. It comes with three sounds to choose from and even has its own vibrato switch for extra effect! A great toy for musically-curious and gift for music connoisseurs of the 70-80s, the Stylophone puts one of the world’s smallest and most lovable synths/electric-organs in your pocket!
Designer: Brian Jarvis & Dubreq Ltd