Belt it out on a karaoke phone

Asus builds a karaoke machine into the handset

Asus should write a book on marketing. From gaming gear to Lamborghini laptops , it seems to consistently hit the sweet spots of hot trends. This time, it may have topped itself with its Karaoke phone.

The Z801 includes fairly standard fare such as a 2-megapixel camera and an MP3 player, but Mobilewhack says it stands apart with one unique feature: "Speak the lyrics to a song as it plays, and the Z801will not only record them, it'll interpret what you say and display the words back to you as you play your tune, letting you sing along." If you do manage to get your hands on one of these, don't expect it to make you an international sensation overnight: It's being marketed first in Asia, so the translations might be a bit shaky--especially if you're into rap.

 

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