iZ is a…uh…‘interactive animatronic speaker’. Plug in your MP3 or CD music player and get an external speaker with a difference. How different? Oh…think flashing multicoloured nose light, bouncing eyes and a belly button controlled electro-music creator. You need bizarre, right? £29.95.
But press iZ’s belly and the fun really starts. That’s because this activates one of seven toe-tapping electronic beats. Turning iZ’s right ear triggers one of seven additional rhythms whilst his left ear plays seven melodies. A special “flicker” switch dangling above iZ’s head allows you to add “scratch-style” sound effects.