What It IsBecome a rock star with Paper Jamz! The popularity of video games such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band have started a craze among kids (and adults) for all things rock. The newest product in this genre is Paper Jamz. Paper Jamz is an innovative and affordable play instrument line that provides an instant rock star experience and open-ended play. The products in the line feature Active Graphics Technology, which makes it possible for kids to rock out by simply touching the circuit-embedded paper surface on the Paper Jamz Guitar and Drums.
There are three modes of play. Perfect Play lets kids jam on the guitar or drums to three included hit songs. In Rhythm Mode, kids have control over the rhythm of each song. In Freestyle Mode, kids can play real chords and real drums, creating their own songs. We found that though there is somewhat of a learning curve, kids actually can play these, but the experience is more about the "wow" of the technology/design than musical proficiency.
The instruments have built-in speakers with volume control and a line-out for kids to use their own earphones or speaker accessories (not included). An amp is also available in the Paper Jamz line. It's remarkable how well these work, how satisfying they are to play, and the quality of sound they produce. Many kids will have fun playing with them. Would-be, serious musicians will soon move on to more "real" instruments.