Unboxing the Tenori-On

Donald Bell takes the Yamaha Tenori-On electronic music instrument out of the box for the first time.


I don't easily give in to the gadget striptease of unboxing videos , but it felt a little like Christmas morning when Yamaha's futuristic Tenori-On music instrument landed on my desk today. Besides, with only 60 Tenori-On instruments on sale in the U.S. (only 17 left at the time of this writing), I figure this video might allow deprived electronic musicians to work through their anguish.

Expect a full review of the Tenori-On to make its way on CNET next week. By the looks of my video, I'll need some time to figure this thing out.

For more footage of the Tenori-On in action, take a look at my interview with Yamaha's Yu Nishibori , filmed at Robotspeak back in December.

About the author

Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.

 

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