The daughter and I popped into the Beaverton Guitar Center store the other day just so I could go poke around in the synthesizer showroom. I spent twenty minutes or so playing around with one of these Korg Kaossilators... what a blast. Even a quasi-musician like me can make music with one of these babies. And only 129 bucks... that's a lot of high-tech, gadget-y fun for relatively few dollars. It's amazing what you can do with modern semiconductor technology, eh.
I have a birthday coming up soon... maybe somebody in the family is looking for gift ideas for dear old Dad...?