Playing an instrument is one of those things that – despite its girl-magnet factor – can be just too damn daunting for the average dude who has Call of Duty games to be played and Doritos to be ingested. But the AlphaSphere could be the instrument to buck that trend. With 48 pressure-sensitive pads just begging to be pressed, this thing is as fun to play as it is to look at. Load the Sphere with your own sounds or connect it to your computer with the intuitive software. You can trigger, loop, and manipulate audio files, and if the responsive LED lighting doesn’t get you some tail, well, you didn’t want her anyway.