THINK you're a talented texter? Did you wonder if those dextrous thumbs could be put to some other use? Well look no further. The thumb harp or kalimba originated in Africa and has become popular the world over for its xylophone-like sound and usability. When you watch it being played it closely resembles a sight you will quickly recognise - the thumb texter!
Husband and wife team, Paul and Sue Bergstrom, from North Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains have begun making these from cedar wood which you can now purchase via the Grommet website.
The question is: is the similarity coincidental or is this, in fact, an ultra-savvy business ploy to take advantage of the smart-phone generation? Could it help text addicts in the same way E-cigarettes help smokers kick their habit? Erm...we think probably not.