The Tenori-On remains one of the most eye-catching, hypnotising ways to make music, and Yamaha has a cheaper model coming in January. Unlike the original, it can’t use batteries, has plastic casing and the LED lights only show on one side.
But it will also cost $US800 or less by the time it hits stores (the RRP is $US1000). The original (Tenori-On W) was $US1200 when it arrived last year, but the official US distributor has since dropped it down to $US1000. You even get a free 2GB SD card.
The original Tenori-On W is also getting an OS update in January. No word yet on what that might include.