Teenage Engineering, the Swedish masterminds behind the iconic Pocket Operators, have upped the ante with the EP-133 KO II, a synth and sampler that’s a leap into pro-level territory. Nestled in a sleek enclosure reminiscent of their premium TX-6 mixer and TP-7 field recorder, the KO II boasts a hybrid display, pressure-sensitive keys, top-hat knobs, and a fader—all packed into a compact 240 x 176 x 16 mm frame. Despite its iPad-sized footprint, this powerhouse features 999 sample slots, 64 MB onboard memory, and a palette of percussion, bass, and synth sounds.
With a revamped sequencer, six effects, and the ability to handle nine projects with up to 99 patterns each, the KO II is a groove maestro’s dream. Complete with a built-in speaker, sampling microphone, and versatile connectivity options, it’s a pocket-friendly powerhouse for music creation. Grab yours for $299, and don’t miss the chance to accessorize with boxing shorts, a hoodie, or a carry bag—because making beats just got a whole lot cooler.