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We’ve seen our fair share of pocket-sized drum machines and synthesizers over the years that were designed and built to make music on the go something fun and feasible. The new Bitty from Curious Sound Objects delivers in ways most of the other options don’t. For starters, it’s simple–four trigger buttons for sounds, two function buttons, and two knobs. Don’t let the Bitty name and the small form-factor fool you, this thing packs a pretty big punch thanks to the aluminum speaker that’s typically used as a car door panel speaker. It’s easy-to-learn, loud and pocket-sized which checks all the boxes for a portable drum machine and synthesizer, but the real pièce de résistance is the software. Bitty isn’t just a musical instrument, it’s a platform. Bitty comes with all of the software and samples the company has made–think sound packs like Theremin Bitty, Techno Bitty, Basement Bitty, Trap Bitty, Lofi Bitty Bitty, Beach Bitty, etc.–so you can customize the type of sounds you’re making without having to buy a whole new device.

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We’ve long been obsessed with Things Organized Neatly, the Tumblr, Instagram account, and book that displays collections of items arranged in pleasing ways. It’s the reason we’re hard at work on this puzzle. When finished, the puzzle depicts a collection of retro video games and gaming systems aligned ever so perfectly. Each is made in the USA by the New York Puzzle Company and features original photography from artist Jim Golden. At 1000 pieces, it will put you to work for some time, but when you complete it you can use some puzzle glue and frame it on your wall. Out of chaos comes order, right?